National Nuclear Security Administration

Lisa Gordon-Hagerty Confirmed as Energy Department Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and Administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration

February 16, 2018

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WASHINGTON – Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty was confirmed today by the U.S. Senate as the Department of Energy’s Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and Administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

Once she is sworn in to the position, Gordon-Hagerty will be responsible for the management and operation of NNSA, in support of Secretary Perry and President Trump’s nuclear security agenda.

“We are excited to welcome Lisa to the DOE team following her confirmation,” said Secretary of Energy Rick Perry. “Her knowledge in the national security space, including her history with the Department in running the emergency preparedness operation, will be an asset to the National Nuclear Security Administration. I look forward to working with her as she takes the helm in NNSA and thank the Senate for their attention to her nomination.”

Gordon-Hagerty brings more than 30 years of national security experience to the position, particularly regarding nuclear security. Immediately prior to joining the Trump Administration, she was president of Tier Tech International, Inc., as well as president and CEO of LEG, Inc.

Her previous government service includes stints 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.

Gordon-Hagerty is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a Master of Arts in health physics and a Bachelor of Science.