A map of the Department of Energy National Laboratories

The Deputy Director for Operations is responsible for the effective stewardship and management of ten DOE national laboratories and their contracts. Responsibilities include field office oversight, laboratory policy, safeguards and security, facility and infrastructure management and modernization, and operations oversight, including such critical areas as nuclear safety, worker safety and health, and the environment, and the isotope program. Through these efforts the DOE Office of Science Operations serves the nation by facilitating the core research and development mission of the national laboratories.