National Nuclear Security Administration

NNSA program manager exemplifies interagency integration

March 29, 2018

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Major Briana Lee at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Major Briana Lee at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The intensive integration between NNSA and the Department of Defense makes their inextricably linked missions possible.

In her role as deputy director of the B61-12 Life Extension Program for Major Modernization Programs, U.S. Air Force Maj. Briana Lee is a collaborative linchpin between the two agencies.

Her efforts in ensuring the safety, security, and reliability of the oldest and most versatile weapon in the enduring U.S. stockpile has led to numerous proud moments.

“It was a great achievement when we finally got F-35 and B-21 contracts awarded with Air Force Nuclear Weapon Center and the National Laboratories,” said Lee.

Lee is stationed at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She leads Air Force integration efforts and manages multiple joint projects between NNSA and the Air Force Nuclear Weapon Center (AFNWC) through statement of work documents. Lee has also recently begun working with a joint test group dedicated to taking on the rising challenge of cybersecurity.

“Leadership at the AFNWC personally thanked me for my efforts in building trust and communications between them and NNSA. I am glad that relationship is so strong today,” said Lee.

Lee got both her master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. She has completed additional military education and training through the Air and Space Basic Course and Squadron Officer School and is currently enrolled in Air Command and Staff College.

In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding with her two sons and figure skating.