Gordon-Hagerty continues tour of the Nuclear Security
WASHINGTON – Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty, Administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration and U.S. Department of Energy Under Secretary for Nuclear Security (DOE/NNSA), continued her tour of the Nuclear Security Enterprise, visiting the Kansas City National Security Campus (KCNSC) on Oct. 13.
Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of NNSA’s creation, the Administrator is making her way across the Nation visiting the agency’s eight laboratories, plants, and sites. Having begun the tour in July with visits to the Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina, she has now visited all NNSA facilities, including other sites in California, Nevada, New Mexico, Tennessee, and Texas.
While at KCNSC, Administrator Gordon-Hagerty and NNSA Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs Charles Verdon observed ongoing mission projects and expressed their appreciation, in person and via livestream, to the more than 5,000 employees that make up the site’s workforce.
“Visiting our Kansas City site provided me with an opportunity to thank those who have contributed to NNSA’s vital operations during the pandemic,” Administrator Gordon-Hagerty said. “You are part of the reason why NNSA as a whole has not missed any deliverables or milestones during the COVID-19 crisis. Thanks to you, we have continued to achieve our national security missions while maintaining as safe a working environment as possible under truly unique circumstances.”
During the Administrator’s visit to KCNSC, she hosted a town hall to commemorate achievements like the $1 billion cost savings realized in August 2020 by the site’s Supply Chain Management Center, recognized the intensive work conducted by the site’s COVID-19 Task Force, and toured production facilities where vital national and global security work is conducted. She and Dr. Verdon also met with new site leadership after the retirement of longtime Kansas City Field Office Site Manager Mark Holecek, who departed after 28 years of federal service.
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