WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm issued the following statement today on President Biden’s intent to nominate Dr. Marvin Adams for Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) at the U.S. Department of Energy: 

“I am grateful to President Biden for nominating Marvin Adams to serve as Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Marvin is a unique success story, having started his career at a DOE Lab and now regarded as the nation’s foremost academic expert on safeguarding our nuclear stockpile. If confirmed, Marvin will work to keep our nation—and our world—safe from nuclear threats. I am deeply grateful for Marvin’s willingness to serve, and look forward to his speedy confirmation.” 

About Marvin Adams

Dr. Marvin L. Adams is the HTRI Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Director of National Laboratories Mission Support at the Texas A&M University System, where he has been on the faculty since 1992. He was a physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) from 1986 to 1992 and has remained extensively engaged with the U.S. national security laboratories since that time. He currently serves on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST); the Stockpile Assessment Team of the Strategic Advisory Group for U.S. Strategic Command; the National Academies Committee on International Security and Arms Control; and the Predictive Science Panel for LLNL and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). For LANL, he also chairs the Mission Committee and serves on the Science, Technology, and Engineering Committee. He has led and contributed to numerous studies for the U.S. government on matters related to national security. Dr. Adams is a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in nuclear engineering from the University of Michigan and his B.S. degree in nuclear engineering from Mississippi State University.

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