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September 18, 2018
Herman Hollerith and his electronic tabulating machine.
Then and Now: Computing Power
From punchcards to supercomputers and HPC, computing has come a long way.
August 29, 2018
NNSA Administrator Lisa E. Gordon-Hargerty and U.S. Navy Vice Adm. David Kriete
NNSA Administrator recognizes Deputy Commander at U.S. Strategic Command
The NNSA Administrator recognized Navy Vice Adm. David Kriete of U.S. Strategic Command for his work on the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review.
August 17, 2018
Brig. Gen. Ron Allen is the Principal Assistant Deputy Administrator for Military Application in the NNSA Office of Defense Programs.
NNSA’s Office of Defense Programs welcomes new leader for military application
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Ron Allen joins NNSA as Principal Assistant Deputy Administrator for Military Application in the Office of Defense Programs.
August 15, 2018
Col. Theodore Breuker, commander of security forces at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, left, and Robert Suminsby, manager of the OST Office of Mission Operations, listen to an OST federal agent describe equipment used by agents.
Office of Secure Transportation opens its doors
Open house at NNSA's Office of Secure Transportation’s aviation hangar on Kirtland Air Force Base gives security forces a behind-the-scenes look.
August 13, 2018
Dr. Njema Frazier speaks at 45th International Conference on Plasma Science
NNSA physicist at the forefront of plasma research
The Director of the Office of Experimental Science, Dr. Njema Frazier, recently attended the 45th International Conference on Plasma Science in Denver
August 6, 2018
NNSA Administrator Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty and Stephen Lovegrove cut the ribbon on the U.S.-U.K. Mutual Defense Agreement 60th Anniversary commemorative exhibit at DOE headquarters in Washington, D.C.
United States and United Kingdom celebrate 60th anniversary of Mutual Defense Agreement
The United States and United Kingdom celebrated the 60th anniversary of their Mutual Defense Agreement.
August 1, 2018
Capt. Owen Travis and Deputy Administrator for Naval Reactors Adm. James Frank Caldwell Jr.
NNSA employee salute: thank you for your service
NNSA says goodbye to four dedicated team members
July 27, 2018
OST graduates largest group of federal agents in eight years
NNSA's Office of Secure Transportation welcomed 24 federal agents at a graduation ceremony upon completion of Nuclear Materials Courier training.
July 24, 2018
NNSA's Laboratory Residency Graduate Fellowship inaugural class
New fellowship brings Ph.D. students into National Laboratories for career-launching opportunity
Four doctoral candidates from prestigious universities have officially come aboard as the first Laboratory Residency Graduate Fellowship.
July 20, 2018
The 2018 Sandia National Laboratories Weapon Intern Program class.
NNSA ensures weapons development knowledge is passed to next generation
During a visit to NNSA’s headquarters, the 2018 Sandia National Laboratories’ Weapon Intern Program learned from the experts.
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
A veteran receives a check-up.
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
Alfred Castillo, center, with Frank Lofton, AAR chief inspector, left, and David Jones, AAR vice president of operations.
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
NNSA Administrator Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty and Gen. John E. Hyten, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command
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
From left, Claudia Miranda, Nate St. Martin, Ed Byers, Dale Conwell, and Walter Cole of NNSA’s Defense Programs Decision Support team.
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
Anh Nguyen, left, talks to OST Deputy Assistant Deputy Administrator Kerry Clark.
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
Colgate undergraduates group photo
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 9, 2018
NNSA NGFP Fellow Edward Norris
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
From left, Timothy Anderson, ICEAA Director of Integrated Cost and Schedule Analysis; Meghan Kennedy, ICEAA Washington Capital Area Chapter President; NNSA’s Jeffery Beck, Fana Gebeyehu-Houston, Frank Lewis, Dipali Amin, Charles Loelius, and Matt Proveaux
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
An OST convoy commander explains equipment used by Federal Agents during convoy operations for participants in the NNSA 1st Year program session in Albuquerque.
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
From left: Bernadette Parra-Brito, Branch Chief, NNSA's Office of Secure Transportation (OST) Facilities Management Branch; Tim Oswald, Command Director, OST Agent Operations Western Command; and Vince Fisher, OST Assistant Deputy Administrator
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.