Deputy Director, Office of Resources Management

Barbara R. Pruitt is the Deputy Director, Office of Resources Management within the Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).  Ms. Pruitt assists the office director in managing the budget, procurement, human resources, communication, information technology, and administrative functions for EA.

Barbara R. Pruitt, Deputy Director, Office of Resources, Communications and Congressional Affairs

Over the past 30 years, Ms. Pruitt has held a number of senior positions within DOE.  From 2008 to 2014, she served as EA’s Communications Liaison and Public Affairs Manager, where she developed and implemented communication strategies for public outreach to include Congressional notifications and briefings.  From 2006 to 2008, she served as the Director, Office of Security Policy, where she was responsible for the development and promulgation of the Energy Department’s security policies.  She led a major enhancement in directives development by incorporating customer involvement into the process, thereby significantly enhancing security policy.  From 2002 to 2006, she served as the Deputy Director, Office of Headquarters Security Operations, where she implemented the security program at DOE’s Headquarters facilities in Maryland and Washington, D.C., and directed all aspects of the Program Planning and Management, Security Incident, Physical Security, Armed Protective Force, Classified Matter Protection and Control, Technical Surveillance Countermeasures and Security Emergency Response activities at those facilities.

As the Director of the Office of Security Evaluations from 1994 to 2002, Ms. Pruitt was responsible for all phases of independent oversight of safeguards and security programs at DOE and National Nuclear Security Administration facilities and led numerous safeguards and security inspection activities at both nuclear and non-nuclear facilities.  During this time, she also revitalized the Department’s Accident Investigation Program.  She developed policy, developed and conducted training, performed onsite accident investigations, disseminated lessons learned, and monitored and conducted aggressive follow-up of corrective actions.  From 1991 to 1994, Ms. Pruitt served as a Certified Computer Security Inspector conducting inspections of classified and unclassified computer systems across the DOE complex.

Prior to joining the Department in 1991, Ms. Pruitt served as a Senior Systems Consultant for TechDyn Systems where she was responsible for large information systems development for DOE, and as a Scientist conducting corporate research and development projects for the Gillette Research Institute.  Ms. Pruitt received her B.S. in Chemistry and an M.S. in Computer Science from Hood College.