In a stroke of brilliance, President Barak Obama nominated William Brinkman to head the Department of Energy's Office of Science.
In case you don't know, the Office of Science at DOE is responsible for running the network of the US National Laboratories, funding the physical sciences research, etc. Between it and the NSF, they practically funded the overwhelming majority of physical science research work in the US and abroad (ref: LHC, ITER, Daya Bay, etc.). So one certainly requires a manager who is not only an efficient manager, but also who is familiar with the scientific content of what are being funded and why. Brinkman certainly qualifies on all accounts.