Under Secretary of Energy for Nuclear Security

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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 current under secretary is Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, who was confirmed by the United States Senate on Feb. 16, 2018.[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.

Office Holders[edit]

Under Secretary of Energy for Nuclear Security
Portrait Name Tenure President(s) served under
John A. Gordon John A. Gordon 2000 - 2002 Bill Clinton
George W. Bush[4]
Linton F. Brooks Linton Brooks 2002 - 2006 George W. Bush[5][6]
Tom D'Agostino Tom D'Agostino 2007 - 2014 George W. Bush[7]
Barack Obama[8]
Frank Klotz Frank Klotz 2014–2018 Barack Obama
Donald Trump [9][10]
Lisa Gordon-Hagerty Lisa Gordon-Hagerty 2018- Donald Trump[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lisa Gordon-Hagerty Confirmed as Energy Department Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and Administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration". Nnsa.energy.gov. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  2. ^ "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. ^ "NNSA Established | National Nuclear Security Administration". Nnsa.energy.gov. Retrieved 12 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Amb. Linton Brooks Sworn in as NNSA Administrator | National Nuclear Security Administration". Nnsa.energy.gov. Retrieved 12 April 2014.
  6. ^ "NNSA Administrator to Depart | Department of Energy". Cms.doe.gov. 2007-01-04. Retrieved 12 April 2014.
  7. ^ "Thomas P. D'Agostino | Department of Energy". energy.gov. Retrieved 26 Feb 2018.
  8. ^ "Thomas D'Agostino, NNSA Head, Stepping Down". Huffingtonpost.com. 21 December 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2014.
  9. ^ "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. Archived from the original on November 8, 2014. Retrieved April 11, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  10. ^ "DOE Bids Farewell to NNSA's Klotz". U.S. Department of Energy. Retrieved January 30, 2018.