NRC Commissioner Svinicki takes office

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Kristine L. Svinicki was sworn in March 28 as a Commissioner of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) by Chairman Dale E. Klein at the NRC headquarters in Rockville, Md.

As a commissioner, Svinicki will serve for a term that will end June 30, 2012.

Since 2005, Svinicki served as a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee for the Committee’s former chairman, Sen. John Warner, R-Va., as well as Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

As a professional staff member of the committee, she worked on defense science and technology programs, and atomic energy defense activities of the U.S. Department of Energy, including nuclear weapons, nuclear security and environmental management programs with a collective budget of more than $25 billion.