Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, head of the National Nuclear Safety Administration under the US Department of Energy, has sent a letter of resignation to the White House.
Defense News cites the conflict with US Energy Secretary Dan Bruyette as the reason for the resignation. The conflict lasted for about a year. It was reported that Bruyette wanted to cut the nuclear safety department’s budget request, but the White House did not agree to this. Gordon-Hagerty asked for resignation directly from the White House, acting bypassing Bruyette. Gordon-Hagerty is the first woman to lead the National Nuclear Security Administration.
The day before there was information that the head of the Pentagon, Mark Esper, had prepared a letter of resignation. However, the US military department denied reports about Esper’s decision to leave the post, assuring that the Pentagon chief “does not plan to resign, he was not offered to submit a letter of resignation.”