National Nuclear Security Administration

Classification officers working at Y-12 & Pantex honored with Department of Energy award

May 5, 2017

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NNSA Administrator Lt. Gen. Frank Klotz (Ret.), center, visited Y-12 National Security Complex recently to congratulate two team members for winning the Department of Energy's (DOE) 2017 Classification Award of Excellence. John Barton of Consolidated Nuclear Security (CNS), left, and Scott Hawks, right, of the NNSA Production Office, won for their contributions to the DOE classification community. CNS is management and operations partner for Y-12 and the Pantex Plant. As the Federal and contractor classification officers for Y-12 and the Pantex Plant, Hawks and Barton consolidated the policies and training for the two sites and implemented improvements that resulted in efficiency gains and cost savings.