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New Deputy Secretary for the Department of Energy

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On 18 September 2014, the Senate confirmed Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall as the US Department of Energy’s Deputy Secretary.

“Liz’s confirmation comes at a historic time in our nation’s energy evolution,” said Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz. “She joins us with deep expertise in the Department’s nuclear security mission, including both nuclear weapons and countering proliferation. Her extensive public service and recent responsibilities on the White House National Security team position her to contribute to the Department’s energy and security missions in a major way, both domestically and internationally. I thank the Senate for their attention to Liz’s nomination, and look forward to working closely with her as a key, trusted colleague.”

As Deputy Secretary, Dr. Sherwood-Randall will support Secretary Moniz in the management and operation of the Department of Energy. She will have responsibility for enhancing DOE’s delivery of results for the American people, including: strengthening project oversight and management; ensuring the safety, security and effectiveness of the nation’s nuclear weapons and advancing the Administration’s nonproliferation agenda; supporting the vital contributions of our unique national laboratory network; and promoting the Administration’s “all-of-the-above” energy strategy for a low carbon future and a strong economy.

"I am deeply honored by President Obama’s nomination to this new role and by the trust the Senate has placed in me by confirming me today,” said Dr. Sherwood-Randall. “I am excited to have this opportunity to serve with Secretary Moniz and the multi-talented Energy Department staff, whose mission is vital to a strong economy and to our national security.”

Adapted from press release by Rosalie Starling

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