Hunter Named First U.S./U.K. Plants Liaison at NNSA

It is important the U.S. maintains positive relationships with the U.K. while implementing President Obama’s nuclear security agenda,” said Don Cook, NNSA’s Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs.

NNSA-LogoWASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has announced that Brenda Hunter has been named as the first United States/United Kingdom (U.S./U.K.) plants liaison at NNSA.

In this capacity, Hunter advises the NNSA’s Defense Programs Assistant Deputy Administrator for Stockpile Management and provides technical oversight of multiple international technical exchanges within the nuclear weapons enterprise. In particular, she serves as liaison between the U.K. Atomic Weapons Establishment and the U.S. nuclear weapons production plants. She plans to have a structure in place for the NNSA production plants similar to that of the NNSA’s labs in collaboration with the U.K.

Hunter was first assigned to Washington, D.C., as the NNSA liaison from Y-12 where she coordinated all flow of information regarding Y-12 nuclear operations to NNSA and Department of Defense officials and to the U.S. Congress. She then served as science advisor in NNSA’s Office of Defense Programs, where she assisted in directing the Stockpile Stewardship Program.

Previous positions held include director of internal audit at Y-12, vice president of internal audit and ethics for the Yucca Mountain Project in Las Vegas, Nev.; project manager and auditor in the Office of Inspector General at the Tennessee Valley Authority in Knoxville, Tenn.; and auditor/evaluator of the U.S. General Accounting Office in Huntsville, Ala.

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Source: National Nuclear Security Administration
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