JDG to Commence CIO search for the National Energy Technology Lab
ROCKVILLE, MD, July 25, 2016 — JDG Associates, Executive Search Consultants, has been retained by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) to identify their Supervisor of IT and Chief Information Officer (CIO). NETL produces technological solutions to America’s energy challenges, and for more than 100 years, the laboratory has developed tools and processes to provide clean, reliable, and affordable energy to the American people. NETL’s mission is to discover, integrate, and mature technology solutions to enhance the nation’s energy foundation and protect the environment for future generations, especially as it is related to Fossil Energy (FE). NETL has over 1400 FTEs and contractors who are dispersed in five different states and a budget of almost $900M, while their portfolio includes nearly 1,400 projects and activities with a total award that exceeds $15 billion and private sector cost sharing that reaches nearly $10 billion.
The CIO is the principal advisor to the NETL Executive Director on improving NETL’s business processes, strategic planning and IT support functions. S/he oversees the development, implementation and maintenance of NETL’s cybersecurity strategy and is responsible for the management of all technology operations and IT personnel. The CIO will assess technology readiness levels of all projects in the Lab’s research portfolio and develop a strategic plan that establishes a path forward for successful technology maturation and consistency.