Art Atkins has served in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) since 2000 in cooperative international programs to promote nuclear nonproliferation. Currently, Mr. Atkins holds to position of Assistant Deputy Administrator for Global Material Security within DNN, overseeing programs that increase the security of nuclear and radioactive materials around the globe and enable the detection of illicit trafficking of those materials. Previous to this position, Mr. Atkins served as the Assistant Deputy Administrator for Global Threat Reduction from July 2013 through December 2014 and the Associate Assistant Deputy Administrator for the Office of International Material Protection and Cooperation from 2011 to 2013. Prior to becoming a member of the senior executive service, Mr. Atkins held several management and staff positions overseeing nuclear material security cooperation in Russia and other international partners. Before his federal service, Mr. Atkins conducted arms control and nonproliferation analysis at Science Applications International Corporation and at the Arms Control Association as a Scoville Peace Fellow.
Mr. Atkins holds a Master of Arts degree in National Security Studies from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from Lewis and Clark College.