Bruce Held served as Associate Deputy Secretary of Energy as well as Acting Undersecretary of Energy for Nuclear Security during 2013-2014 with oversight responsibility for America’s nuclear weapons complex, including Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories.
During 2010-2012, he was the Director of DOE’s Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence. In that capacity, he led all intelligence and counterintelligence activities at DOE and the DOE-owned national laboratories, including over thirty intelligence and counterintelligence offices nationwide, and served as a member of the Executive Committee of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
Prior to the Energy Department, Bruce served three decades as a CIA clandestine operations officer, including tours as a CIA Chief of Station in Asia, Latin America, and Africa as well as Special Assistant to CIA Director George Tenet. He received the CIA Intelligence Commendation Medal for “tenacity and extraordinary accomplishments during a period of hostilities.”
Bruce is the author of “A Spy’s Guide to the Kennedy Assassination” as well as “A Spy’s Guide to Santa Fe and Albuquerque .”