Employees from NNSA’s intrepid Office of Secure Transportation (OST) were recently presented with Defense Programs Awards of Excellence for significant achievements in quality, productivity, cost savings, safety, or creativity of work performed in support of maintaining the nuclear weapons stockpile.
The OST Vulnerability Analysis Team won an award for its successful completion of the Department of Energy Graded Security Protection Policy. This multi-year project creates a new, innovative type of command center. The annex can be used to enhance over-the-road convoy missions as opposed to just fixed-site missions.
The Joint Base Charleston and NNSA Operations Team was honored with a Defense Programs award for exceptionally planning and executing two campaigns to remove special nuclear material.
The team also includes members from the U.S. Air Force, Savannah River National Laboratory, the Y-12 National Security Complex, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division.
The successful receipt of shipments of highly enriched uranium and separated plutonium fuels from the Fast Critical Assembly in Japan was the closeout of an American and Japanese pledge at the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, Netherlands.