By Timothy Cama - 07/23/14 01:09 PM EDT
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.
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.