Department of Energy
Deputy Chief Financial, Officer Acting Chief Financial Officer


Headshot of Randall Hendrickson

Randall Hendrickson is a member of the Senior Executive Service and serves as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer (DCFO) for the Department of Energy.

As the DCFO Mr. Hendrickson is the senior career official in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) and is responsible for leading, managing, and implementing Departmental programs and policies for the CFO. The DCFO provides leadership and management in all aspects of internal operations for the OCFO, including staff functions, policy matters, financial operations and activities, and accounting. Within the Department the DCFO interfaces across
organizations for budget formulation, internal controls, and business systems. Externally the DCFO interacts with Congress, the Office of Management and Budget, and other government agencies for financial matters on behalf of the Department.

The DCFO the administration of corporate planning, programming, budgeting, and financial performance, as well as financial business systems. In doing so the DCFO converts policy and programmatic guidance into specific actions to meet the Department’s financial legal obligations. The DCFO also integrates the Department’s operational needs through the Working Capital Fund.

Prior to joining DOE, Mr. Hendrickson served three and half years as the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Associate Administrator for Management and Budget, where he was the senior career official leading the budget and administrative staffs. His organization provided services for entire NNSA enterprise and assistance to the Administrator in all aspects of Budget and Financial Management and Performance, Business Operations, Human Resources and Leadership Development, International Operations, and Quality Management Performance and Analysis.

Before becoming an SES at NNSA, Mr. Hendrickson served 30 years in the United States Navy At Sea and Ashore, serving as a Surface Warfare Officer. He retired from the Navy in 2013 as a Rear Admiral. A graduate of Iowa State University in December 1983, with a double major in Political Science and Naval Science, he holds a Master’s degree in National Security Affairs, with sub-specialties in Far Eastern/Pacific Studies and Strategic Planning, International Organization and Negotiations from the Naval Postgraduate School.

While in the Navy, Hendrickson’s sea tours included Command of USS LAKE ERIE (CG70) from June 2006 to April 2008 and USS RAMAGE (DDG 61) from March 2002 to November 2003. During his command tours, the crew earned consecutive Battle Effectiveness for best ship in the group and squadron, and Golden Anchor Retention awards. Ashore, Rear Admiral Hendrickson served in executive positions as the Deputy Director of the Missile Defense Agency, as the Program Executive Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense, and as the Commander Navy Air and Missile Defense Command. He is a designated Joint Qualified Officer and a Certified Acquisition Professional.

Mr. Hendrickson’s personal awards and decorations include the NNSA Administrator’s Distinguished Service Gold Medal, Distinguished Service Medal (Navy), Defense Superior Service Medal (two awards), Legion of Merit (two awards), two State Department Awards (including a Superior Honor Award), and various other personal and unit awards.