National Nuclear Security Administration

U.S. Department of Energy - Secretary’s Achievement Award

April 14, 2015

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The U.S. Department of Energy recently honored a group of outstanding individuals for their efforts pertaining to the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Security Improvements Project (SIP) with the Secretary’s Achievement Award.  The entire SIP project team is commended for utilizing a highly disciplined, cost-effective, and integrated approach to install a new Argus security system throughout all of Y-12’s high security areas.

“NNSA and the SIP Team demonstrated the power of teamwork in delivering this project under budget and ahead of schedule,” said NNSA Associate Administrator for Acquisition and Project Management Bob Raines. “The SIP is yet another example that final metrics of cost and schedule can be achieved when clear expectations are set, the federal and contractor site and headquarters teams are aligned, and all parties accept accountability for their role in project delivery.”

Located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the Y‑12 National Security Complex supports the mission of NNSA by ensuring safe and secure uranium storage, processing and manufacturing operations.  Y-12 is operated by Consolidated Nuclear Security LLC, or CNS which includes Bechtel National Inc., Lockheed Martin, ATK Launch Services, and SOC, with Booz Allen Hamilton as a teaming subcontractor.

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