Mark C. Anderson, DOE NNSA

Dr. Mark C. Anderson is the Assistant Deputy Administrator for Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (NA-11) in Defense Programs (NA-10) at the National Nuclear Security Administration in Washington, DC. Dr. Anderson leads the element of Defense Programs responsible for providing the capabilities and knowledgeable staff to design, assess, qualify, and certify the nation’s nuclear stockpile, as well as developing and maturing component and manufacturing technologies for the future stockpile. Relevant capabilities include a variety of world class experimental and computational assets located at the three national laboratories and the Nevada National Security Site. His responsibilities also include coordinating academic programs to provide the technical staff of the future.

Dr. Anderson has had a distinguished career in support of national defense. Prior to his current position, he was Director of the Office of Advanced Simulation and Computing and Institutional Research and Development programs in Defense Programs at the National Nuclear Security Administration. Before entering Federal service, Dr. Anderson spent twenty-three years in private industry in a variety of leadership and technical positions for contractors providing support for the Navy, Air Force, Army, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and Department of Energy. The next seventeen years of his career prior to joining government service were with Los Alamos National Laboratory.