Corey Hinderstein nominated for NNSA nonproliferation post

August 5, 2021, 3:01PMNuclear News


President Biden has nominated Corey Hinderstein, ANS member since 2016, for deputy administrator for defense nuclear nonproliferation for the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.

Hinderstein is vice president of international fuel cycle strategies at the Nuclear Threat Initiative, based in Washington, D.C. Her focus is on international nuclear fuel cycle and nonproliferation policy, global nuclear security, and arms control and nonproliferation monitoring and verification.

Background: From February 2015 through November 2017, Hinderstein was senior coordinator for nuclear security and nonproliferation policy affairs at the Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation office of the NNSA. At NNSA, she led the DOE’s preparations for the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit and worked on other projects related to nuclear security and illicit trafficking, Iran’s nuclear program, and international monitoring and verification.

Granholm comment: “Everywhere she’s been—from NNSA to top think tanks and academic institutions—Corey has been widely recognized for her expertise and leadership on nuclear security. If confirmed, she would lead our nonproliferation work and help keep our nation—and our world—safe from nuclear threats. I am deeply grateful for Corey’s willingness to return to federal service, and look forward to her speedy confirmation,” said energy secretary Jennifer Granholm in an August 4 statement.

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