WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm issued the following statement today following the U.S. Senate confirmation of Corey Hinderstein by voice vote to serve as Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE): 

"I thank the Senate for confirming Corey Hinderstein to serve as Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation of the National Nuclear Security Administration. Everywhere she’s been—from NNSA to top think tanks and academic institutions—Corey has been widely recognized for her expertise and leadership on nuclear security. In her new role at NNSA, she will help keep our nation—and our world—safe from nuclear threats by strengthening international partnerships and advancing next-generation ideas and technologies. I am deeply grateful that Corey is willing to serve the American people once again by returning to NNSA.”

About Corey Hinderstein 

Corey Hinderstein is vice president of International Fuel Cycle Strategies at the Nuclear Threat Initiative based in Washington, D.C. where she focuses on international nuclear fuel cycle and nonproliferation policy, global nuclear security, and arms control and nonproliferation monitoring and verification. From February 2015 through November 2017, Hinderstein was senior coordinator for nuclear security and nonproliferation policy affairs at the Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation office of the NNSA, DOE. At NNSA, she led DOE’s preparations for the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit and worked on other projects related to nuclear security and illicit trafficking, Iran’s nuclear program and international monitoring and verification. Prior to her service at DOE, Hinderstein had been with NTI since 2006 and earlier was deputy director of the Institute for Science and International Security.  

Hinderstein is a past president and Fellow of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management and serves on the board of directors for the World Institute for Nuclear Security. She also has served in advisory capacities for multiple national laboratories and has published widely on nuclear nonproliferation, verification and monitoring and nuclear security. Hinderstein graduated from Clark University in Worcester, MA where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.