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May 22, 2019
Ambassador Linton Brooks, left, and NNSA Administrator Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, right, present the 2019 Linton Brooks Award to Jessica Lillo.
NNSA honors two early-career employees
NNSA awarded two early-career employees with the 2019 Linton F. Brooks Medal for Dedication to Public Service this month.
May 16, 2019
NNSA authorizes full-scale operations at the High Explosives Pressing Facility at Pantex Plant in Texas
NNSA has authorized full-scale operations at the Pantex Plant’s High Explosives Pressing Facility following extensive readiness reviews.
May 15, 2019
NNSA technologies to be featured at Smithsonian “Military Invention Day”
NNSA is participating in a one-day showcase event at the National Museum of American History May 18 in Washington, D.C.
May 10, 2019
Dr. Karen Ventura, an NGFP Fellow
Teachers of now-NNSA fellows inspire passion, gratitude, and perseverance
Inspiration -- especially from teachers -- stays with us all.
April 22, 2019
Graduate students Rebecca Lewis and Zachary Matheson
NNSA’s missions keep young scientists coming back for more
Stewardship Science Academic Alliances Program grad students land spots in NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program.
April 19, 2019
Hidden Talents: Velasquez
NNSA Hidden Talents: Keshan Velasquez
What some members of the NNSA family accomplish in their spare time is truly unexpected. Keshan Velasquez, an IT manager in Albuquerque, gets ripped.
April 17, 2019
Study on plutonium pit mission delivered to Congress
A study of NNSA's recommended alternative to revitalize the United States’ plutonium pit production capabilities was delivered to Congress.
April 10, 2019
NNSA Graduate Fellow Candace Harris
Graduate Fellow Feature: Candace D. Harris
Harris is part of the NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program, a unique opportunity for recent graduates to join the Nuclear Security Enterprise.
April 4, 2019
Refurbished warhead for Air Force LRSO reaches key milestone
The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) achieved a significant milestone for the W80-4 Life Extension Program.
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 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.