Director and Acting Deputy Director of the Office of Legacy Management
Dave Geiser graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and received his commission in the U.S. Navy in 1981. He served in the Navy for eight years as a nuclear-trained officer on the USS Daniel Webster and at the Naval Sea Systems Command. After leaving the Navy, Mr. Geiser received a master of engineering administration degree from The George Washington University and joined Science Applications International Corporation. During his three years with SAIC, he spent two years in Paris, France, evaluating European waste management practices.
Thomas Pauling is the Acting Director of the Office of Business Operations for the Office of Legacy Management (LM). Business Operations is responsible for records and information management of the legacy sites where the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) mission has been completed. In addition, responsibilities include overseeing the pension plans and post-retirement benefits of former contractor workers who were employed at those sites. Mr. Pauling is also responsible for strategic planning, program integration, finance and budget, acquisition, and administrative support for LM.
The LM Office of Site Operations oversees long-term surveillance and maintenance, as well as asset management activities for over 89 legacy sites located in 28 states. The team is responsible for programmatic safety across the entire organization, as well as environmental monitoring and compliance, site maintenance, real and personal property, the Uranium Leasing Program, Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act (UMTRCA) Title X audits, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) evaluations, grants and cooperative agreements, and contractor oversight.