The dedication, professionalism, and skills of NNSA’s federal and contractor security staff across the Nuclear Security Enterprise ensure that our national security mission is successfully accomplished every day of the year. Spotlight on Security is a series of profiles of some of the outstanding personnel who help protect NNSA’s assets and people.
Tina Whitt, NNSA National Production Office Information Security Program Manager, Y-12 National Security Complex
How long have you been with NNSA?
I have been with NNSA for 21 years.
What are your job responsibilities?
I am the NPO Y-12 Information Security Program Manager, Incidents of Security Concern Program Manager, and alternate Personnel Security Program Manager, which includes oversight responsibilities for the Human Reliability Program.
What do you consider to be your greatest professional achievement?
Earning my Associate of Applied Science Degree in Contemporary Management from Roane State Community College and my Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management, with a concentration in Human Resource Management from Tusculum College while working a full-time job.
Do you belong to any organizations/clubs outside of work? If so, what do those organizations do, and what is your role?
I am an active member of the adult and small group Bible study classes at Oak Valley Baptist Church; I participate in its mission ministry; and I also support the children’s ministry at Foster Chapel Baptist Church. I also volunteer at the Oak Ridge Boys and Girls Club. As a volunteer, each year, I organizing and working with others provide Christmas Dinner to more than 65 kids and staff.
What is an accomplishment in your life in which you take great pride?
My family. I have two daughters and a grandson: Whitney Martin, Mariah Ard, and Jayden Johnson.
What are your top three accomplishments in your NNSA career?
- In 2019, I conducted a Classified Matter Protection and Control compliance-based assessment, which resulted in changes Headquarters-wide.
- In 2018, I served as the NPO Lead for the NNSA Enterprise Security Culture Campaign Office of Defense Nuclear Security to improve our security performance.
- In 2006, I led organizing and developing a Wellness Program for the Y-12 Site Office, which later transitioned into the NPO Wellness Program. Individual wellness programs have been shown to reduce the incidence of high blood pressure, heart disease, stress, and absenteeism in employees. These programs have also been shown to increase employee retention, recruitment, morale, and productivity within offices providing such benefits.