(Direct Report to the Deputy Director for Security)


The Office of Special Operations has primary responsibility for the protection of the Secretary of Energy and other executive personnel as designated by the Secretary through the use of tactics, techniques and procedures designed to prevent physical assault, harm or embarrassment.


  • Manage the development and execution of protective operations in support of the Secretary of Energy and other DOE Officials, when designated by the Secretary.  
  • Support Continuity of Government as they relate to the Secretary.
  • Initiate inquiries and investigate potential violations of enforceable safeguards and security requirements, as well as certain security concerns, as directed. 
  • Provide support to the Metropolitan Washington, DC, Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) and other joint operations when feasible. 
  • Maintain active liaison in assigned areas of responsibility with other Federal law enforcement agencies, to include the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Secret Service, Diplomatic Security Service, U.S. Marshals, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Capitol Police, and the Department of Homeland Security, along with state and local police departments and agencies.
  • Maintain a robust protective intelligence program to assist with protective operations planning and to mitigate identified potential risks associate with security of the Secretary and other executive personnel under the protection umbrella.
  • Develop and maintain a threat assessment, vulnerability assessment, security risk assessment, and statement of protection for the Secretary and Deputy Secretary.
  • Ensure that agents are appropriately resourced and trained in accordance with approved standard operating procedures.