Bob Raines, NNSA Associate Administrator for Acquisition and Project Management (APM), recently presented the Gold Medal of Excellence to Scott Samuelson, Senior Advisor for APM. The medal is the highest honorary award granted by NNSA and was presented to Samuelson in recognition to his dedication and commitment to NNSA.
Samuelson will retire at the end of November with more than 30 years of dedicated federal service. Nearly 25 of those years have been in senior leadership positions within the Department of Energy, serving within DOE’s Offices of Nuclear Energy and the Office of Science and NNSA’s Offices of Defense Programs and Acquisition and Project Management.
Samuelson was honored for his accomplishments in establishing an effective oversight organization for the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to negotiating the close out of the Uranium Atomic Vapor Laser Isotope Separation Program. He was also recognized for helping to deliver the $3.5 billion National Ignition Facility (NIF) for which he was selected as the DOE Federal Project Director of the Year in 2009, the next year the NIF Project was recognized by the prestigious Project Management Institute as the Project of the Year.
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Bob Raines (right) presents the Gold Medal of Excellence to Scott Samuelson.