Marv Adams Swearing In

WASHINGTON – Dr. Marvin L. Adams was sworn in today as the Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs of the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.

Confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 7, Adams now leads NNSA’s mission to maintain a nuclear deterrent that is safe, secure, reliable, and effective. He was sworn in by Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm.

“We are excited to have Marv and his creative thinking at NNSA HQ,” said Jill Hruby, DOE Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and NNSA Administrator. “NNSA’s science-based stockpile stewardship activities are an immense responsibility and span a wide range of expertise, from the design and engineering of warhead life extensions to supercomputing for weapons simulations to reinvigorating infrastructure. I’m confident Marv will help us deliver on our mission with the urgency we need.”

I am honored to be part of NNSA Defense Programs once again, and I will do my best to justify the confidence that President Biden, Secretary Granholm, and Administrator Hruby have placed in me,” said Adams. “This is a critical time for NNSA, as the organization strives to deliver on important commitments while rebuilding infrastructure, restoring lost capabilities, and developing the expertise and technologies needed to meet future challenges.”

Adams is a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society and a Regent’s Fellow of the Texas A&M University System. 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.

Prior to his confirmation, Dr. Adams served as the HTRI Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Director of National Laboratories Mission Support at the Texas A&M University System, where he was on the faculty since 1992. He was a physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory from 1986 to 1992, and has remained extensively engaged with the DOE and NNSA national security laboratories since that time. Until his confirmation, he served on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology; 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 Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos National Laboratory. For LANL, he also chaired the Mission Committee and served 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.