Dan Krivitsky’s success in facilitating work between federal agencies and his efforts in counter-terrorism initiatives and Intelligence Work For Others earned him Employee of the Year for the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Los Alamos Field Office.
Krivitsky of Los Ranchos, near Albuquerque, is a member of the field office’s Security Operations Team.
He and federal employees from around the state were recognized Thursday at a banquet sponsored by the New Mexico Federal Executive Board. The board is comprised of 94 Federal agencies which represent over 33,000 Federal employees. The federal government is one of the largest employers in the state.
In 2013, Krivitsky was instrumental in forming a counter-threat working group at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), ensuring that disparate security and intelligence stakeholders met routinely to discuss potential threats to the laboratory. He also fostered relationships with numerous State and Federal agencies to improve the flow and expand the network of threat information providers for the Laboratory.
“Dan’s formation of the Counter-threat working group is recognized as a best practice in the NNSA enterprise,” said Mike Duvall, assistant manager for Safeguard and Security at the field office. “His expertise and dedication to security is exceptional and he is deserving of this award.”
In addition to his work in counter-terrorism, Krivitsky is recognized for his contributions to the Intelligence Work For Others (WFO) program. Through the WFO program, the Department of Energy and NNSA provide research and technical assistance to other federal agencies on a reimbursable, full cost recovery basis. WFO agreements are also used as a mechanism through which industry can use expertise and facilities at LANL.
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’s Los Alamos Field Office administers the contract for management and operations of Los Alamos National Laboratory.