Job Overview


The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) - building careers while securing the future through engineering, science, and national security in an environment where your contributions make a difference.

NNSA is a semi-autonomous agency of the Department of Energy.  We manage highly visible U.S. National Security Programs, enhance U.S. national security through research, development, production, assembly, disassembly, and maintenance of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile, promote international nuclear non-proliferation and safety, reduce global danger from weapons of mass destruction, provide the U.S. Navy with safe and effective nuclear propulsion, and oversee national laboratories and other production facilities to maintain U.S. leadership in science and technology.

The Office of the Associate Administrator for Information Management and Chief Information Officer (OCIO) is the principal organization for information management, information technology (IT), and cyber security for NNSA. OCIO has the responsibility to foster a culture of information sharing and to ensure that IT investments and projects across NNSA are coordinated, have the necessary cyber security protection, and are in alignment with the NNSA Strategic Plan and DOE requirements and objectives. Additionally, OCIO ensures that IT is acquired and information resources are managed in a manner that implements the policies and procedures of legislation, including the Paperwork Reduction Act and the Clinger Cohen Act; the E-Government initiative of the President's Management Agenda (PMA); and the priorities established by the NNSA Administrator and the DOE Secretary of Energy. The OCIO is fully responsible for all aspects of cyber security across NNSA, including but not limited to policy and planning, Federal and Congressional reporting, and daily operations of classified and unclassified networks and systems.

This position is located in Washington, DC.


The Associate Administrator for Information Management & Chief Information Officer reports to the NNSA Associate Principal Deputy Administrator and is the principal executive for information management, information technology, and cyber security for the Nuclear Security Enterprise. The incumbent will provide advice and assistance to the NNSA Administrator and other senior managers to insure that information technology is acquired and information resources are managed in order to implement policies and legislative procedures. Responsible for cyber security across the NNSA enterprise to include Federal and Congressional reporting, and daily operations of classified and unclassified networks and systems.

This position functions as the principal change agent for corporate perspective throughout NNSA information and cyber security activities. The executive will be responsible for championing NNSA initiatives to effectively plan and manage information and cyber security by providing corporate systems that add value to the business lines of NNSA.  The scope of responsibility also includes  classified and unclassified data requirements, local and remote application and network access, and business and programmatic information technology investments. This will include developing, promulgating, and overseeing NNSA's information technology and cyber security policies, standards, and procedures. Directs the implementation and maintenance of the Federal and Federated Enterprise cyber security program which protects NNSA's classified and unclassified information and information technology assets. Manages assessments of headquarters and field offices for policy implementation and compliance.

The incumbent represents NNSA in external coordination on information technology and cyber security activities with management and operating contractors, interagency counterparts, Congress, and corporate entities.  The executive leads the creation of the effective and efficient design and operation of major information technology and cyber security resources management processes. Works closely with the NNSA Chief of Defense Nuclear Security in cyber security strategy and planning. Also, collaborates with the Director, Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Evaluation to enable the gathering, analyzing, and dissemination of financial and performance data required. The incumbent provides oversight to insure that information and records are properly managed, collected, and protected. Creates methodologies, policies, and programs structures in using innovative technologies in conducting information programs to insure development and implementation are consistent throughout the enterprise.