Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty was sworn in Thursday by Energy Secretary Rick Perry as the U.S. Department of Energyâ€™s under secretary for nuclear security and administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration.
Gordon-Hagerty is responsible for managing and operating the NNSA in support of the nuclear security agenda of Perry and President Donald Trump, a press release said.Â The Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge is an NNSA site.
â€œLisa Gordon-Hagerty exemplifies the leadership and institutional knowledge required to oversee the National Nuclear Security Administration,â€ Perry said in the press release.Â â€œI am especially proud of the fact that she is the first woman in history to lead the NNSA and look forward to working together to address the administrationâ€™s goal of modernizing our nuclear security enterprise.â€
Gordon-Hagerty has more than 30 years of national security experience, the press release said. [Read more…]