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 weapons, propulsion, security, counter-terrorism, and emergency response, 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 with a large geographically dispersed workforce.
Prior to these positions, he served in a variety of executive roles responsible for program planning, budget formulation, operation and oversight for the execution of several 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 wide range of assignments to include Navy Department Duty Captain in the Navy Command Center in the Pentagon. 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 to include: the Consortium for the Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors - CASL (a DOE Energy Innovation Hub), Savannah River Nuclear Solutions LLC, the Portsmouth Decontamination and Decommissioning Project, and NuScale Power.
He holds a master’s degree in National Security Studies from the Naval War College, a master’s degree in Business Finance from Johns Hopkins University, and a bachelor’s degree in Physical Science from the U.S. Naval Academy.