Senate Confirms Creedon for NNSA No. 2 Position

Senior Pentagon policy official Madelyn Creedon was confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday to assume the No. 2 position at the Energy Department's National Nuclear Security Administration.
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July 23, 2014, 10:27 a.m.

The U.S. Sen­ate on Wed­nes­day con­firmed Madelyn Creedon to be­come the No. 2 of­fi­cial at the Na­tion­al Nuc­le­ar Se­cur­ity Ad­min­is­tra­tion.

As NNSA prin­cip­al deputy ad­min­is­trat­or, Creedon will work dir­ectly un­der En­ergy Un­der­sec­ret­ary for Nuc­le­ar Se­cur­ity Frank Klotz, ac­cord­ing to an agency press re­lease. She will as­sist in the man­age­ment of the U.S. atom­ic weapons com­plex and work on En­ergy policy ini­ti­at­ives in sup­port of the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion’s nuc­le­ar non­pro­lif­er­a­tion goals.

The Na­tion­al Nuc­le­ar Se­cur­ity Ad­min­is­tra­tion is a semi-autonom­ous branch of the En­ergy De­part­ment.

“Madelyn Creedon’s con­firm­a­tion comes at a crit­ic­al point for the Na­tion­al Nuc­le­ar Se­cur­ity Ad­min­is­tra­tion,” En­ergy Sec­ret­ary Ern­est Mon­iz said in a state­ment. “She is well pre­pared for her new role at the de­part­ment … and I thank the Sen­ate for their at­ten­tion to Madelyn’s nom­in­a­tion and, look for­ward to work­ing with her.”

Creedon was nom­in­ated in Novem­ber.

She most re­cently served as as­sist­ant sec­ret­ary of De­fense for glob­al stra­tegic af­fairs. Creedon is also a former Sen­ate Armed Ser­vices Com­mit­tee staffer and a former NNSA deputy ad­min­is­trat­or for de­fense pro­grams.

Creedon is re­join­ing the agency at a par­tic­u­larly busy time. NNSA of­fi­cials are sim­ul­tan­eously work­ing to mod­ern­ize dec­ades-old fis­sile ma­ter­i­al pro­duc­tion fa­cil­it­ies, settle on a plan for dis­pos­ing of sur­plus So­viet-era plutoni­um, and over­haul aging nuc­le­ar war­heads dur­ing a peri­od of heightened con­gres­sion­al scru­tiny and tightened fed­er­al spend­ing.

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