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January 8, 2020
NNSA releases Supplement Analysis to Complex Transformation Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement
NNSA released a final Supplement Analysis to the 2008 Complex Transformation Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement.
January 8, 2020
Los Alamos National Laboratory employees Lawrence Trujillo,left, and Eric Yee have played with several of New Mexico legends.
NNSA hidden talents: Eric Yee and Lawrence Trujillo make music in New Mexico
Two key members of Los Alamos National Laboratory's plutonium mission contribute to New Mexico music.
January 6, 2020
Uranium Processing Facility substation complete
NNSA's Uranium Processing Facility Project made progress with the recent completion of a new electrical substation at Y-12 National Security Complex.
September 24, 2019
NNSA partners with U.S. Air Force and NATO Allies to reach key milestone for B61-12 Life Extension Program
NNSA and the U.S. Air Force, in support of NATO, successfully completed three non-nuclear system development flight tests of the B61-12 gravity bomb
August 23, 2019
Dr. Charles Verdon delivering the keynote address at the Third Annual Cost Estimating Community of Practice Symposium at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in August.
NNSA cost estimating professionals seek continuous improvement
Nearly 200 cost-estimating professionals from NNSA and elsewhere gathered for presentations and training at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
August 21, 2019
NNSA hosts Nuclear Weapons Council at Savannah River Site, Los Alamos National Laboratory
NNSA hosted members of the Nuclear Weapons Council at Savannah River Site Los Alamos National Laboratory.
August 20, 2019
NNSA Administrator tours Laboratory for Laser Energetics up close
NNSA's Administrator visited the Laboratory for Laser Energetics at the University of Rochester.
August 9, 2019
Dr. Charles Verdon, NNSA’s Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs, presents Dr. Kathi Alexander with the NNSA gold seal for her exceptional service for more than 30 years.
NNSA employee salute: Thank you for your service
NNSA thanks longtime workers and retiring individuals for their service.
August 8, 2019
One metric ton of plutonium removed safely and securely from South Carolina
NNSA has fulfilled a court order to remove one metric ton of defense plutonium from South Carolina.
July 31, 2019
NNSA’s stockpile stewardship and nuclear nonproliferation annual reports delivered to Congress
NNSA has released the FY20 Stockpile Stewardship and Management Plan and the Prevent, Counter, and Respond—NNSA’s Plan to Reduce Global Threats.
July 12, 2019
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia.
Staff scientists go beyond the lab – transferring technology and boosting the economy
Technology transfer experts come together at U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to discuss strategic partnerships.
July 2, 2019
A scene from the January 2019 NNSA job fair in Arlington, Virginia.
NNSA job fair returning to the D.C. area
A look at the July 11 hiring event being held in Arlington, Virginia.
June 13, 2019
Dr. Mark Anderson presenting at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Verification and Validation Symposium
In the face of uncertainties, NNSA seeks verification and validation
Several NNSA computing experts attended or spoke at this year's American Society of Mechanical Engineers Verification and Validation Symposium.
June 7, 2019
NNSA to issue Notice of Intent to prepare Environmental Impact Statement for proposed pit production mission in South Carolina
The EIS will meet obligations under the National Environmental Policy Act.
June 5, 2019
Cameron Douglas, an NNSA Graduate Fellow supporting Defense Programs.
Graduate Fellow Feature: Cameron Douglas
The NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program is a unique opportunity for recent graduates to join the Nuclear Security Enterprise.
June 3, 2019
Sachiko McAlhany with NNSA Administrator Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty.
Thank you for your service: An NNSA salute
Four NNSA employees and a friend to NNSA retired recently.
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.