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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
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.
April 17, 2018
2018 VET Success Workshop participants
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
Jocelyn Bice, 13, wrote NNSA about becoming an OST courier.
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
Major Briana Lee at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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
NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program Fellow Jennifer Beveridge
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
Dr. Kathleen Alexander and a University of Notre Dame student discuss research at the 2018 Stewardship Science Academic Programs Symposium poster session.
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
An artist's rendering of what the Uranium Processing Facility (UPF) will look like when complete.
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
NNSA's Carlos Montanez with a volunteer group in Puerto Rico
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
OST Vulnerability Analysis Team, left to right, Chad Ouellette and Jeff Beck of OST; and Derek Farr and Charles Hedrick of Sandia National Laboratories. Not pictured: Scott Rogers and Carlos Montanez of OST.
Office of Secure Transportation teams receive kudos
Employees from NNSA's Office of Secure Transportation were recently presented with Defense Programs Awards of Excellence.