Scott L. Whiteford is the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management Deputy Director. He will support the LM Director’s executive leadership to fulfill the Department’s post-closure responsibilities at former defense-related nuclear sites while ensuring human health and the environment remain protected. LM is responsible for managing activities at legacy sites nationwide where DOE’s mission has ended, and active environmental cleanup has been completed. LM activities include environmental engineering, long-term surveillance and maintenance, records management, benefits continuity, property management, land-use planning, and community assistance and engagement. The number of legacy sites for which LM is responsible have steadily grown since the Office was created in 2003, and now include more than 100, with more than 20 additional sites anticipated by 2030.
Prior to joining LM, Whiteford was Director for the Office of Asset Management, where he was responsible for policy, guidance, and management oversight of the Department’s real property, personal property, and sustainability portfolios. The Department’s diverse portfolios consist of 21,000 real property assets estimated at $135 billion, personal property estimated at $18 billion, more than 2.3 million land acres, and more than 15,000 vehicles dispersed over 50 sites throughout the country. Whiteford also served as the Department’s Head of Contracting Activity for Real Estate, designated as the Senior Real Property Officer and representative on the Green Building Advisory Council.
Before his Department of Energy career, Whiteford was Director of Real Estate for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers where he led a team of 850 realty specialists located in 40 locations throughout the world, and was responsible for acquisition, management, and disposal of real estate interests for the U.S. Department of Army and the U.S. Department of Defense. Before joining USACE, Whiteford held many leadership positions with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command including Chief Appraiser, Deputy Director of Real Estate, and Acting Director of Real Estate.
Whiteford has a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Iowa, has completed graduate studies at Colorado State University, and is a Facilities Engineering Level 3 Certified Acquisition Professional under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act.