Moniz confirmed as Energy Secretary
Ernest Moniz, a physicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been confirmed as the new Secretary of Energy by a 97-0 vote in the Senate.
According to published reports, Moniz served on a blue ribbon panel studying nuclear waste issues during President Obama’s first term. And during the Clinton administration, he served as Undersecretary of the Energy Department, where his responsibilities included the department's supercomputer projects. Earlier in the Clinton administration he was associate director for science in the Office of Science and Technology Policy.
The Senate confirmed him on May 16. As Secretary of Energy, he will succeed Steven Chu.
Posted by FCW Staff on May 17, 2013 at 12:10 PM