James Wolff

As NNSA’s Associate Administrator for Information Management and Chief Information Officer (CIO), a position he has held since July 2021, Mr. Wolff manages and implements all operational, technical, and administrative functions in support of NNSA’s Cybersecurity and Information Management Program. He oversees and ensures the coordination, integration, and continuity of cybersecurity, information technology, and telecommunication operations and services throughout the NNSA Nuclear Security Enterprise in support of national security goals and Department of Energy (DOE)/NNSA strategies. Mr. Wolff began his career as a surface warfare officer in the U.S. Navy. He worked in the Office of the Department of Defense CIO Office as the Information Technology (IT) Acquisition Policy Lead and Director of Data and Knowledge Management. He also served at the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association and Foundation as the Vice President for IT and Strategic Infrastructure and as Deputy CIO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. Mr. Wolff continues to support the Office of the Navy Reserve Chief of Naval Operations as a Navy Reservist. His career has focused on IT operations, IT acquisition management, and leveraging data for decision-making and operations. Prior to joining NNSA, Mr. Wolff served as the Branch Chief in the Office of Management and Budget, Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer, leading its efforts for the Federal Data Strategy, IT Capital Planning and Investment Control, and IT Modernization. Mr. Wolff earned a bachelor’s degree in naval architecture with a minor in Spanish from the U.S. Naval Academy. He earned a master’s degree in industrial and systems engineering from Auburn University and a master’s degree in government information leadership from the National Defense University. Mr. Wolff also studied at the Colegio Unamuno in Madrid.