Senate confirms nuclear security official

The Senate confirmed Madelyn Creedon to be the second highest ranking official at the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

Creedon was previously the Defense Department’s assistant secretary for global strategic affairs since 2011, and has also worked for the Senate Armed Services Committee and 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 as it follows a long career of public service in national security.”

NNSA is part of the Energy Department. It is responsible for maintaining the country’s nuclear weapons safely and securely and keeping international nuclear proliferation to a minimum.

Creedon reports to Lt. Gen. Frank Klotz, NNSA’s administrator, in her new position.