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Year in Review
Listing of Defense Programs blogs and press releases
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August 13, 2018
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 10, 2018
Joint Statement from Ellen M. Lord and Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty on Recapitalization of Plutonium Pit Production
NNSA statement on Plutonium Pit Production
May 9, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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 28, 2018
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
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
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.