Thomas D’Agostino serves as group president for Fluor Corporation where he leads the company’s Government Group. In this role, Mr. D’Agostino oversees the sales and delivery of value-added services to government agencies including the U.S. Departments of Defense and Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories and the United Kingdom’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.
Mr. D’Agostino joined Fluor in 2013 as the senior vice president of Strategy and Development for the Government Group. Shortly thereafter, he assumed the role of senior vice president of Business Development where he was responsible for growing Fluor’s presence in the government sector to include strategic planning, policy formation and capability development. Mr. D’Agostino has more than 35 years of executive, leadership, management and operational experience in a wide variety of government-related fields.
Before joining Fluor, Mr. D’Agostino served for more than seven years in a number of politically-appointed positions for Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama as the undersecretary for nuclear security at the Department of Energy, and administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) as well as the deputy administrator for defense programs. In these positions, he was responsible for numerous nuclear programs to include nuclear weapons, nuclear propulsion, nuclear security, nuclear counter-terrorism and nuclear emergency response programs, as well as the environmental cleanup and management programs for the Department of Energy. This responsibility involved an annual budget of close to $18 billion per year with a large geographically-dispersed workforce.
Prior to these positions, he served in a variety of executive positions responsible for program planning, budget formulation, program execution, operations and oversight execution of a variety of nuclear programs at the Department of Energy, as well as nuclear reactor operations and technical program management at the Naval Sea Systems Command for the SEAWOLF submarine propulsion system.
Mr. D’Agostino achieved the rank of captain in the U.S. Naval Reserves, where he served in a variety of assignments to include serving in the Navy Command Center in the Pentagon as the Navy Department Duty Captain. He spent more than eight years on active duty in the Navy as a submarine officer, including assignments onboard the USS SKIPJACK (SSN 585) and with the Board of Inspection and Survey as the main propulsion and nuclear reactor Inspector, where he performed nuclear reactor and propulsion engineering inspections for more than 65 submarines and nuclear-powered ships in the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets.
Mr. D’Agostino serves on a variety of professional and non-profit boards, including the Consortium for the Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors - CASL (a DOE Energy Innovation Hub), Savannah River Nuclear Solutions LLC, United States Energy Association, NuScale Power and Fluor’s Leadership Development Forum.
Mr. D’Agostino holds a M.A. in National Security Studies from the Naval War College, a M.S. in Business Finance from Johns Hopkins University, and a B.S. in Physical Science from the U.S. Naval Academy.