Laura M. Tomlinson

National Nuclear Security Administration names Laura M. Tomlinson Nevada Field Office Deputy Field Office Manager

Laura M. Tomlinson
Laura M. Tomlinson

NFO serves as the federal oversight for the Nevada National Security Site

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has named Laura M. Tomlinson as Deputy Field Office Manager for the Nevada Field Office (NFO). The NFO serves as the federal oversight for the Nevada National Security Site.

Tomlinson, who has served as NFO’s Acting Deputy Field Office Manager since February 2020, brings 13 years of experience as the Assistant Manager/Deputy Assistant Manager for Mission and Infrastructure at NNSA/NFO, and another 13 years of experience in various technical positions throughout the Department of Energy (DOE) in support of the Stockpile Stewardship program at the NNSS.

“Through times of change and unusual challenges, it is the people of NNSA who make this job and this agency extraordinary,” said Acting NNSA Administrator Charles P. Verdon. “Laura brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this crucial leadership role in NNSA.”

“I am very excited to take the role of Deputy Manager,” Tomlinson said. “The NNSS has been my home for more than 30 years; I love the ever-evolving, exciting missions and the dedicated people that make it all happen. I look forward to making a difference in its future and to continue making history for our national security.”

Some highlights from Tomlinson’s career include overseeing the NNSS Infrastructure program designed to operate and improve the facilities and infrastructure of the 1,355-square-mile NNSS; managing the department’s Nuclear Stockpile Stewardship, National Emergency Response, and Homeland Security and Counterterrorism programs; and managing national security interagency work at the NNSS.

Tomlinson earned her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), and her MBA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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. NNSA maintains and enhances the safety, security and effectiveness of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile; works to reduce the global danger from weapons of mass destruction; provides the U.S. Navy with safe and militarily effective nuclear propulsion; and responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies in the United States and abroad.