Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson


Personal Profile

Eric Johnson is the senior energy security advisor to NREL's Energy Security and Resilience Center. Johnson came to NREL from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence where he worked as a legal advisor detailed to the DOE Office of the General Counsel, International and National Security Programs, and as a Counterintelligence Officer in the field. While at DOE he counseled national laboratory and power marketing administration senior executives on international engagement, threats, and vulnerabilities to the U.S. energy sector. Johnson was the principal author of the DOE Procedures for Intelligence Activities approved by the Secretary of Energy and the U.S. Attorney General in 2017.

Prior to DOE, Johnson served for six years at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as an assistant general counsel focused on national security and intelligence law. Johnson advised FBI executives and special agents on investigations and intelligence operations and appeared before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and the President's Intelligence Oversight Board. For four years, Johnson was an intelligence analyst at the FBI where he managed a team of analysts and completed a two-year joint duty assignment within the intelligence community. 

Professional Experience

Admitted to practice law in the states of Colorado and Michigan

Education/Academic Qualification

JD, Michigan State University

Bachelor, Behavioral Science and Law, University of Wisconsin