Department of Energy

Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty Sworn in as the Department of Energy’s Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration

February 22, 2018

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty was sworn in today by U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry as the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

Administrator Gordon-Hagerty is responsible for the management and operation of NNSA in support of President Trump’s and Secretary Perry’s nuclear security agenda.

“Lisa Gordon-Hagerty exemplifies the leadership and institutional knowledge required to oversee the National Nuclear Security Administration,” said Secretary Perry. “I 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 Administration’s goal of modernizing our nuclear security enterprise.”

“I would like to express my gratitude to President Trump and Secretary Perry for their trust and confidence in me to lead the National Nuclear Security Administration,” said Administrator Gordon-Hagerty.  “What an honor and privilege it is to serve my country and strengthen our nuclear security.”

Administrator Gordon-Hagerty brings more than 30 years of national security experience to the position.

Prior to joining the Trump Administration, Administrator Gordon-Hagerty was president of Tier Tech International, Inc., a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business providing professional expertise to combating weapons of mass destruction terrorism worldwide.  She was also president and CEO of LEG, Inc., a consulting firm focusing on national security issues.

She has also served previously in several U.S. Government leadership positions at the National Security Council, DOE, and the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce. She began her career as a health physicist at DOE’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Administrator Gordon-Hagerty holds a Master of Public Health degree in Health Physics and a Bachelor of Science, both from the University of Michigan.