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Neile Miller - Acting Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration

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Neile L. Miller is the Acting Administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Her nomination for Principal Deputy Administrator by President Obama was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 5, 2010.

As Acting Administrator and Chief Operating Officer, she focuses on matters of management and policy across the NNSA enterprise to define a coherent vision for achieving the President’s nuclear security agenda.

Ms. Miller started her career at the Congressional Research Service working on nuclear nonproliferation issues. She later joined the White House Office of Management and Budget as the program examiner for the Department of Energy’s radioactive waste management programs and for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. She subsequently returned to OMB to serve as a senior program examiner in the National Security Division of OMB, where she was responsible for overseeing NNSA programs and the Defense Department’s Cooperative Threat Reduction program.

Prior to her appointment, Ms. Miller held several key leadership positions within DOE, including the Department’s Budget Director from 2007 to 2010. Earlier in her career she was the Associate Director for Resource Management in the Office of Nuclear Energy, and the Associate Director of International Nuclear Cooperation in the Office of Nuclear Energy.

In the private sector, Ms. Miller worked for Cogema, Inc. and as a consultant, with clients that included DOE, Sandia National Laboratory, and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany. She also served as policy and communications officer in the Nuclear Energy Agency of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris.

Ms. Miller earned her undergraduate degree in political science from Vassar College and her Masters degree in International Affairs from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.

She lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland with her husband, Dr. Werner Lutze, and their two sons, Max and Daniel.