William E. Kilmartin brings over 40 years of federal and contractor work experience to Summit-Tek, Inc. He is the former U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration’s (DOE/NNSA) Director of the Megaports Initiative (2003-2012), a key maritime security multi-agency task that strengthened the overall capability of 34 partner countries to deter, detect, and interdict illicit trafficking in special nuclear and other radioactive materials through the global maritime system. The program established strong, synergistic ties with the DHS’s Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Container Security Initiative (CSI) for radiation detection and maritime security at foreign seaports.
Mr. Kilmartin served as the DOE/NNSA Director of the Office of Material Disposition (2012-2020) responsible for managing the disposition of surplus plutonium (Pu) and highly enriched uranium (HEU), including overseeing the packaging, transportation and storage to support U.S. national security objectives to achieve permanent threat reduction by ensuring the disposition of surplus weapon-grade Pu and HEU in a safe, secure and environmentally sound manner.
Prior to joining DOE, he was an independent consultant supporting non-proliferation work in Russia and domestically at U.S. DOE nuclear sites. He also served as Project Manager with Science Applications International Cooperation (SAIC) at the DOE Savannah River Site in Aiken, SC during the period of 1987-1998.
He retired from DOE/NNSA with over 25 years of federal service in January 2021 and now serves a Senior Consultant to Summit-Tek, Inc. He received his B.S. in Criminal Justice from the State University of New York, Buffalo State College in 1983 and served in the U.S. Army Military Police Corps.