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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.
February 22, 2018
Sandia physicist sets ultrafast multi-frame digital X-ray camera in place at Z machine facility.
It’s not hubris to be proud of new tech at Sandia National Laboratories
“Icarus” is the new generation of ultrafast multi-frame X-ray cameras installed on Sandia National Laboratories’ Z machine.
February 20, 2018
Engineering a bright future across the Nuclear Security Enterprise
Engineering a bright future across the Nuclear Security Enterprise
In honor of National Engineer Week, NNSA is taking a look at a variety of ways these creative innovator sontribute to nuclear security nationwide.
February 16, 2018
Members of the Electronic Derivative Classifier Reviewing Officer System team
Pantex and Y-12 employees singled out for success in stockpile stewardship
Over 200 employees from the Pantex Plant and Y-12 National Security Complex received recognition recently for their exceptional contributions.
January 17, 2018
Mareena Robinson
Graduate Fellow Feature: Mareena Robinson
Mareena Robinson is a fellow in the NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program, a unique opportunity for graduates to join the Nuclear Security Enterprise.
January 16, 2018
Launch of a Trident II D5 Missile Test
W88 Alteration 370 program successfully moving forward
The final design review of the AF&F subsystem of the W88 Alteration (Alt) 370 program was recently completed at Sandia National Laboratories.
December 22, 2017
NNSA Releases ‘2017 Year in Review’ to Highlight Accomplishments Across the Nuclear Security Enterprise
NNSA today published the “2017 Year in Review.” The report highlights major accomplishments from the past year across vital national security missions
December 22, 2017
Thank you for your service: NNSA recognizes its retirees
The challenging missions of NNSA require a highly-skilled workforce that is dedicated to national security. Many team members spend decades of t...
December 12, 2017
Sandia recognized for Stockpile Stewardship Program excellence
More than 270 Sandia National Laboratories employees and partners on 11 different teams were recently presented with NNSA Defense Programs A...
December 8, 2017
CFC giving heats up with charity chili cook-off
The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is one of the largest workplace giving initiatives in the world. In its 56-year history, it has raised over ...
November 27, 2017
NNSA, Air Force complete two additional B61-12 Life Extension Program qualification flight tests at Tonopah Test Range
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) and the U.S Air Force announc...
November 15, 2017
NNSA Delivers Annual Reports to Congress on Progress of Stockpile Stewardship, Nuclear Nonproliferation
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) released the Fiscal Year ...
November 14, 2017
Stockpile stewardship: the numbers are in
Certifying the safety, security and effectiveness of the U.S. nuclear stockpile is a complex and continuous process, demanding countless calcula...
November 7, 2017
NNSA awards $27.5 million in research grants to Cornell and Notre Dame
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) has named Cornell University and t...
November 6, 2017
Defense Programs presents awards of excellence to NNSS employees
Nearly 300 individuals from 17 teams at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) received recognition recently for their technical collabora...
October 30, 2017
Graduate Fellow Feature: Amanda Davis
The NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP) is a unique opportunity for recent graduates to join the Nuclear Security Enterprise. These full...
October 27, 2017
Defense Programs leader speaks at Yale on international collaboration
Yale University’s Center for Language Study recently welcomed Brooke Samples, Director of International Programs for NNSA’s Offi...
October 17, 2017
NNSA Completes First Production Unit of W80-1 Alt 369
NNSA has completed the First Production Unit of the W80-1 Alteration (Alt) 369.
October 17, 2017
OST aviation program receives highest certification from International Aviation Council
The NNSA Office of Secure Transportation’s (OST) aviation program has achieved the highest possible safety standard awarded by the Int...