Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of Nuclear Energy
John Kotek was appointed in July 2015 to the position of Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of Nuclear Energy. The Office is responsible for conducting research on current and future nuclear energy systems, maintaining the government’s nuclear energy research infrastructure, establishing a path forward for the nation’s spent nuclear fuel and high-level nuclear waste management program, and a host of other national priorities.
Mr. Miotla currently serves as Chief Operating Officer and acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Nuclear Energy. Mr. Miotla shares responsibilities with the Assistant Secretary for all research, development, demonstration, and deployment activities of the Office. Prior to his current position, Mr. Miotla was Deputy Director for Nuclear Facility Operations. In that position he was responsible for the Idaho National Laboratory site programs.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Facility Operations
As the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Facility Operations, Ms. Tracey Bishop is responsible for the management of the Office of Nuclear Energy’s infrastructure, safety and security programs, including NE’s field operations at the Idaho National Laboratory and the Nuclear Energy Oak Ridge Site Office.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Science and Technology Innovation
Mr. Johnson serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Science and Technology Innovation in the Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) where he is responsible for NE’s competitive research and infrastructure development programs, NE’s advanced modeling and simulation programs, and the Nuclear Science User Facilities.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fuel Cycle Technologies
Dr. John W. Herczeg currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fuel Cycle Technologies with the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy, whose mission promotes nuclear power as a resource capable of meeting the Nation's energy, environmental and national security needs. He manages a research and development budget of about $185 million and a federal staff workforce of about 50 employees. Prior to his current position, Dr. Herczeg was the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fuel Cycle technologies from 2011 to 2013.
Deputy Assistant Secretary, International Nuclear Energy Policy and Cooperation
Mr. McGinnis is responsible for the Department of Energy's international civilian nuclear energy activities, including international nuclear energy research, development and demonstration cooperation, international framework and partnership development, international nuclear energy policy, and other international civilian nuclear energy-related activities carried out by the Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy. As part of these responsibilities, Mr.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Reactor Technologies
Dr. John E. Kelly was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Reactor Technologies in the Office of Nuclear Energy in October 2010. His office is responsible for the Department of Energy (DOE) civilian nuclear reactor research and development portfolio, which includes DOE’s programs on Small Modular Reactors, Light Water Reactor sustainability, and Generation IV reactors. His office also is responsible for the design, development, and production of radioisotope power systems, principally for NASA missions. In the international arena, Dr.