Under Secretary of Energy for Nuclear Security

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Under Secretary Frank G. Klotz, Lt Gen, USAF (Ret)

The Under Secretary for Nuclear Security, in the United States Department of Energy, is the Administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration. The National Nuclear Security Administration's responsibilities include designing, producing, and maintaining safe, secure and reliable nuclear weapons for the U.S. military, providing safe, militarily effective naval nuclear propulsion plants, and promoting international nuclear safety and nonproliferation. The incumbent Under Secretary, Frank Klotz, was approved by the Senate on April 8, 2014.[1]

The Under Secretary for Nuclear Security is appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. The Under Secretary is required to have extensive background in national security, organizational management, and appropriate technical fields.[2] The Under Secretary is also a member of the Nuclear Weapons Council, and is the chair of the Council when a majority votes that the issue at hand is the primary concern of the Department of Energy.[3] The Under Secretary is paid at level III of the Executive Schedule,[2] meaning he or she receives a basic annual salary of $152,000 as of 2006.[4]

Assisting the Under Secretary for Nuclear Security are the Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs, the Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, the Deputy Administrator for Naval Reactors, the Deputy Under-secretary for Counter-terrorism, the Associate Administrator for Defense Nuclear Security, the Associate Administrator for Emergency Operations, the Associate Administrator for Infrastructure and Environment, and the Associate Administrator for Management and Administration.[5]

Office Holders[edit]

Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence
Portrait Name Tenure President(s) served under
John A. Gordon John A. Gordon 2000 - 2002 Bill Clinton[6]
Linton F. Brooks Linton Brooks 2002 - 2006 George W. Bush[7][8]
Tom D'Agostino Tom D'Agostino 2007 - 2014 George W. Bush[9]
Barack Obama[10]
Frank Klotz Frank Klotz 2014 - present Barack Obama[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lieutenant General Frank G. Klotz, USAF (Ret), Confirmed as Energy Department Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and Administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration". National Nuclear Security Administration. Retrieved April 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b ""US CODE: Title 42,7132. Principal officers"". Retrieved September 24, 2007. 
  3. ^ ""US CODE: Title 10,179. Nuclear Weapons Council"". Retrieved September 24, 2007. 
  4. ^ ""Salary Table 2006-EX"". Retrieved September 22, 2007. 
  5. ^ ""DOECHART-NONAMES-090507.pdf"". Retrieved September 24, 2007. 
  6. ^ "NNSA Established | National Nuclear Security Administration". Nnsa.energy.gov. Retrieved 12 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "Amb. Linton Brooks Sworn in as NNSA Administrator | National Nuclear Security Administration". Nnsa.energy.gov. Retrieved 12 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "NNSA Administrator to Depart | Department of Energy". Cms.doe.gov. 2007-01-04. Retrieved 12 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "Thomas P. D’Agostino | Department of Energy". Cms.doe.gov. Retrieved 12 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "Thomas D'Agostino, NNSA Head, Stepping Down". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 12 April 2014.