Travis Howerton’s young career has been filled with accomplishments in a variety of roles, federal and contractor, and he’s got a new job with Consolidated Nuclear Security — the government’s managing contractor at the Y-12 and Pantex nuclear weapons plants.
Howerton is a Bechtel affiliate with CNS, and his title is senior director for enterprise strategy. He said he will be leading the Business System Modernization Project to consolidate the ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems at the two sites and to merge business processes.
“I will also have a broader role setting corporate business strategy in how the sites are operated from a people, process, and technology perspective,” Howerton said in a brief message.
Before assuming this new role a couple of months ago, Howerton was at Oak Ridge National Laboratory as deputy director of the Information Technology Services Division. Prior to coming to ORNL in the spring of 2014, he was at National Nuclear Security Administration headquarters in Washington, D.C., serving as director of the Cyber Sciences Lab and chief technology officer.
He previously worked in the federal offices at Y-12, servinig as chief information officer and security program manager for what was then called the Y-12 Site Office.
Along the way, he has won a bunch of awards, including NNSA’s Linton Brooks Award in 2009 and the Secretary of Energy Management Achievement Award in 2012.
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