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March 22, 2019
Kelly Cummins explains the future of the plutonium pit production mission to the NNSA workforce.
NNSA gathers workforce to discuss the future of plutonium pit mission
Nuclear Security Enterprise leaders come together to discuss this vital national security mission
March 14, 2019
Contractors place the last piece of structural frame on the Mechanical Electrical Building at the Uranium Processing Facility at Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
Uranium Processing Facility marks construction milestone with “topping off”
Construction crews at UPF celebrated completion of the structural frame on the Mechanical Electrical Building.
February 25, 2019
NNSA completes first production unit of modified warhead
NNSA successfully completed the First Production Unit of the W76-2 warhead Feb. 22 at the Pantex Plant.
February 14, 2019
NNSA project to advance stockpile stewardship reaches key milestone
New diagnostic capability will expand possibilities for study of plutonium
February 8, 2019
NNSA Administrator Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty speaks at the W76-1 Life Extension Program event at the Pantex Plant near Amarillo, Texas.
Completion of major modernization program calls for major celebration at Pantex Plant
The 20-year effort of modernizing the W76-1 warhead involved every one of NNSA’s labs, plants, and sites across the Nuclear Security Enterprise
February 7, 2019
A graphic used at the job fair for the whole of the Nuclear Security Enterprise.
The Nuclear Security Enterprise is hiring!
An estimated 1,700 candidates attended the first-ever NNSA-wide job fair in Arlington, Virginia.
February 5, 2019
NNSA launches enterprise recruitment initiative with its contractor partners at job fair in National Capital Region
Throngs of job seekers braved frigid temperatures in Arlington, Virginia, Jan. 31 for a chance to work in the Nuclear Security Enterprise.
February 4, 2019
NNSA's Hidden Talents: Donald Sandoval of Los Alamos National Laboratory
NNSA Hidden Talents: Donald Sandoval
Donald Sandoval is a mechanical engineer for Los Alamos National Laboratory’s historic nuclear weapon program. He also has a hidden talent.
January 30, 2019
Margaret Williams, a NNSA Graduate Fellow supporting Defense Programs
Graduate Fellow Feature: Margaret Williams
Margaret Williams is part of NNSA's Graduate Fellowship Program, a unique opportunity for recent graduates to join the Nuclear Security Enterprise.
January 23, 2019
Joseph Oder, Phil Calbos, and Charles Taylor
NNSA team members rank among the best
Current and former NNSA team members were awarded Presidential Rank Awards for leadership and commitment to the deterrence mission
January 18, 2019
Employees at Y-12 National Security Complex gather to celebrate completion of the first production unit of the B61-12
Major milestone achieved for B61-12 Life Extension Program
The first production unit of the B61-12 Life Extension Program canned subassembly was certified by Y-12 National Security Complex four months early.
January 17, 2019
OST Federal Agent Chris Sterie receives a diploma from Dr. Charles B. Cushman, Chancellor, College of International Security Affairs.
OST agent graduates from National Defense University security program
An Office of Secure Transportation agent is a new graduate of NDU’s College of International Security Affairs.
January 15, 2019
NNSA Administrator Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty addresses the workforce at an All Hands meeting
NNSA Administrator highlights 2018 achievements and looks to the future at end-of-year All Hands
NNSA Administrator Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty addressed the federal workforce at an All Hands meeting last month at DOE headquarters in Washington.
January 9, 2019
Vincent Fisher, NNSA’s Assistant Deputy Administrator for Secure Transportation, swears in the new class of OST federal agents.
Office of Secure Transportation graduates 19 new federal agents
The OST class is the second-largest since 2010.
January 7, 2019
Hidden Talents of NNSA: John Cormier
NNSA Hidden Talents: John Cormier
John Cormier aids NNSA’s Defense Programs mission as a program manager and engineer on weapon modernization. He also has a hidden talent.
January 4, 2019
Brian Gullett, center, accepts his team’s Award of Excellence from NNSA Assistant Deputy Administrator for Major Modernization Programs Michael Thompson and NNSA Production Office Deputy Manager Teresa Robbins.
Team members across Nuclear Security Enterprise excel in stockpile stewardship
Each year, NNSA Defense Programs awards are presented to NNSA employees who have shown outstanding support of the Stockpile Stewardship program.
December 19, 2018
The NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program is a unique opportunity for recent graduates like Matthew Tweardy to join the Nuclear Security Enterprise.
Graduate Fellow Feature: Matthew Tweardy
The NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program is a great opportunity for recent graduates like Matthew Tweardy to join the Nuclear Security Enterprise.
November 9, 2018
Phil Calbos accepts the Secretary’s Appreciation Award from NNSA Administrator Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty.
An NNSA employee salute: Thank you for your service
When one of our own reaches a major career milestone, we take the opportunity to say, “Thank you for your service.”
November 6, 2018
The new covered firearms training facility at the Office of Secure Transportation’s Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, training command.
Office of Secure Transportation takes aim at infrastructure upgrades with new and improved firearms training facility
A firing range at the Office of Secure Transportation’s training command at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, was upgraded and expanded.
November 1, 2018
NNSA’s Annual Reports on Stockpile Stewardship, Nuclear Nonproliferation Delivered to Congress
NNSA releases Stockpile Stewardship and Nuclear Nonproliferation reports.
October 15, 2018
NNSA awards new cooperative agreements to advance nuclear stockpile science
NNSA has designated four new Centers of Excellence at universities across the nation as part of the Stewardship Science Academic Alliances Program.
October 15, 2018
The spectrum of NNSA work
Wide-ranging research at NNSA spans the spectrum
At NNSA’s National Laboratories and sites, research supporting our vital nuclear security missions spans the entire electromagnetic spectrum.
October 9, 2018
Dr. Charles P. Verdon sworn in as Deputy Administrator for NNSA’s Office of Defense Programs
Dr. Charles P. Verdon was sworn in as the Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs at NNSA.
September 28, 2018
B61-12 Life Extension Program Successfully Completes Final Design Review
NNSA has successfully completed a Final Design Review for the B61-12 Life Extension.
September 21, 2018
NNSA’s Aviation Award recipients
NNSA’s aviation program soars again
the General Services Administration presented NNSA with two awards for its exceptional aviation work.