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NNSA Welcomes Neile Miller as Principal Deputy Administrator

WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Administrator Thomas D’Agostino today welcomed Neile Miller as NNSA’s Principal Deputy Administrator. Confirmed by the Senate earlier this month, Principal Deputy Administrator Miller was sworn in to her new position by the Administrator.

Neile Miller“I am delighted that Neile Miller is joining our NNSA leadership team,” said Administrator D’Agostino. “She brings a tremendous amount of program knowledge, management and financial experience to this position. She will play a critical role as we continue to modernize our nuclear security infrastructure and transform a Cold War-era nuclear weapons complex into a 21st century Nuclear Security Enterprise. Having worked with Neile for many years, I know that her background in national security policy matters will be a tremendous asset in helping to implement President Obama’s nuclear security agenda.”

Miller most recently served as the director of the Office of Budget at the Department of Energy (DOE). In this capacity, Miller was responsible for managing the continuous process of formulating, defending, and executing DOE’s $29 billion annual budget.

I am honored to have the opportunity to serve in the NNSA and to assist in fully implementing President Obama’s unprecedented nuclear security agenda,” said Miller. “I am also very excited about working with the dedicated men and women across the nuclear security enterprise as we recapitalize our physical infrastructure and restore the critical human capital we need to meet the challenges we face today.”

Miller has worked on nuclear security and nuclear energy matters for over twenty years in both the public and private sectors. Prior to being named DOE’s Budget Director, Miller served as a Senior Program Examiner in the National Security Division of the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Miller also served in two associate director positions in DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy - first as Associate Director for Resource Management, and later as Associate Director for International Nuclear Cooperation.

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.

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Established by Congress in 2000, NNSA is a semi-autonomous agency within the U.S. Department of Energy responsible for enhancing national security through the military application of nuclear science in the nation’s national security enterprise. NNSA maintains and enhances the safety, security, reliability, and performance of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile without nuclear testing; reduces the global danger from weapons of mass destruction; provides the U.S. Navy with safe and effective nuclear propulsion; and responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies in the U.S. and abroad.