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Year in Review
Listing of Defense Programs blogs and press releases
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July 5, 2018
NNSA awards $10 million cooperative agreement to Texas A&M University
NNSA has designated a new Center of Excellence to be led by Texas A&M University in the area of Low Energy Nuclear Science.
June 29, 2018
NNSA, Air Force complete successful end-to-end B61-12 Life Extension Program flight tests at Tonopah Test Range
NNSA and the U.S. Air Force completed two non-nuclear system qualification flight tests of the B61-12 gravity bomb on June 9 at Tonopah Test Range.
June 22, 2018
Supercomputers helping real-life superheroes in VA-DOE team-up
An interagency partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs and NNSA will use supercomputing to securely analyze digital medical records.
June 20, 2018
NNSA conducts rocket-based research in Hawaii with ‘HOT SHOT’
NNSA and Sandia National Laboratories launched a rocket in May that carried experiments to support the stockpile and increase scientific understanding
June 13, 2018
Secure transport master mechanic wins lifetime achievement award
NNSA Aircraft inspector Alfred Castillo has been honored with the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award
May 24, 2018
U.S. Strategic Command leader looks to the future
Gen. John E. Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, spoke to employees at NNSA and across the Nuclear Security Enterprise.
May 23, 2018
NNSA Defense Programs leads the pack in giving back
Five runners NNSA's Defense Programs’ decision support team, ran in a three-mile charity race in Washington, D.C.
May 22, 2018
OST attorney reflects on childhood journey as refugee
Anh Nguyen of NNSA's Office of Secure Transportation (OST) has ties today and in the past to Arkansas' Fort Chaffee, home of OST's training command.
May 15, 2018
Undergraduate students get to talk nuclear stockpile with the experts
A group of students recently traveled to NNSA headquarters to talk to experts about science-based stockpile stewardship and nuclear policy
May 10, 2018
Joint Statement from Ellen M. Lord and Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty on Recapitalization of Plutonium Pit Production
NNSA statement on Plutonium Pit Production
May 9, 2018
Graduate Fellow Feature: Edward Norris
Edward Norris is part of the NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program, a unique opportunity for recent graduates to join the Nuclear Security Enterprise.
April 24, 2018
100 percent confidence level: NNSA cost estimating team deserves a round of applause
NNSA's Office of Cost Policy and Analysis recently won an award for their modeling and analysis task to create a new budget process.
April 20, 2018
New hires get an inside look at secure transport
A group of new employees in the NNSA First Year Program got to see a display of vehicles and equipment used by NNSA’s Office of Secure Transportation.
April 19, 2018
NNSA awards $7 million cooperative agreement to University of Texas at Austin
NNSA has designated a new Center of Excellence at the University of Texas at Austin as part of the Stewardship Science Academic Alliances Program.
April 18, 2018
Office of Secure Transportation gets a new training facility
NNSA’s Office of Secure Transportation headquarters recently celebrated the completion of a $3.9 million building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
April 17, 2018
V-E-T-S: that’s the way you spell success
The Department of Energy's VET Success Program is specially-tailored to enhance their potential even more.
April 5, 2018
Here’s what happened when a middle schooler emailed NNSA about becoming a Nuclear Material Courier
A 13-year-old girl wrote NNSA asking if she could someday become a Nuclear Material Courier. The answer is yes!
March 29, 2018
NNSA program manager exemplifies interagency integration
In her role on the B61-12 Life Extension Program, U.S. Air Force Maj. Briana Lee is a linchpin between NNSA and the Department of Defense.
March 28, 2018
Graduate Fellow Feature: Jennifer Beveridge
Jennifer Beveridge is a fellow in the NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program, which allows recent graduates to join the Nuclear Security Enterprise.
March 27, 2018
NNSA invests in the future through academic alliances
A record number of participants attended this year’s Stewardship Science Academic Programs Symposium.
March 23, 2018
Uranium Processing Facility authorized to start construction on main buildings
The Uranium Processing Facility project has been authorized to start construction on three main buildings.
March 20, 2018
OST volunteers return home to help Puerto Rico
Two of NNSA's Office of Secure Transportation team members returned to their home -- Puerto Rico -- to volunteer for FEMA.
March 9, 2018
NNSA Administrator makes first visit to Savannah River Site
NNSA Administrator Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty visited the Savannah River Site today.
March 8, 2018
Uranium Processing Facility achieves key milestone with completion of subproject
The Uranium Processing Facility project is making timely progress with the recent completion of the Site Infrastructure and Services subproject.
March 7, 2018
Office of Secure Transportation teams receive kudos
Employees from NNSA's Office of Secure Transportation were recently presented with Defense Programs Awards of Excellence.