Note: This story was updated at 9:15 a.m.
Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Thursday as the U.S. Department of Energyâ€™s under secretary for nuclear security and administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration.
Once she is sworn in to the position, Gordon-Hagerty will be responsible for the management and operation of NNSA, supporting the nuclear security agenda of Energy Secretary Rick Perry and President Donald Trump, a press release said.
The Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge is an NNSA site.
The NNSA is a semi-autonomous agency within DOE, and it is responsible forÂ nuclear nonproliferation, the nation’s naval reactor programs, and managing and securing the nationâ€™s nuclear weapons. It also responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies in the United States and abroad; provides safe and secure transportation of nuclear weapons, components, and special nuclear materials; and has other national security missions. [Read more…]