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January 19, 2021
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NNSA hosting virtual job fair for Nuclear Security Enterprise on January 27
NNSA will host a virtual job fair for the Nuclear Security Enterprise (NSE) this week on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
January 14, 2021
NNSA releases 2020 performance evaluation summaries for contractors that run its labs, plants, and sites
NNSA announced FY 2020 Performance Evaluation Summaries on the effectiveness of its Managing and Operating partners
December 21, 2020
NNSA successfully removes radioactive samples from Lovelace Biomedical Research Institute
The NNSA, in close cooperation with the state of New Mexico, successfully retrieved, packaged, and transported a total of 50 samples to LANL.
December 16, 2020
NNSA issues Notice of Intent to prepare Environmental Impact Statement for Surplus Plutonium Disposition Program
NNSA issued a Notice of Intent in the Federal Register Dec. 16 to prepare an EIS for the Surplus Plutonium Disposition Program.
December 9, 2020
Experts in protective gear prepare to sweep the University of Washington's Research and Training Building for cesium contamination.
As cleanup of contaminated Seattle building nears completion, two remediation managers discuss lessons learned
Neither of them knew that the incident at the would dominate their professional lives for 18 months… and counting.
November 6, 2020
Sandia National Laboratories researcher Hongyou Fan holds a container enclosing gold supercrystals in front of a small-angle X-ray scattering instrument. Binary Solvent Diffusion for Fabrication of Large Nanoparticle Supercrystals won an R&D Award.
NNSA sites receive 13 R&D 100 Awards
R&D Magazine has named 13 NNSA projects as winners in the annual R&D 100 Awards.
November 4, 2020
Exascale Computing Project
DOE and NNSA celebrate Exascale Day
DOE and NNSA celebrate Exascale Day and Exascale Awareness Week.
September 16, 2020
RSTT computes seismic travel times from its earth models in milliseconds, capturing the major effects of 3-D structure in the crust and upper mantle.
NNSA team improves model to pinpoint nuclear testing locations
Three-lab group upgrades software for understanding the structure of Earth’s crust and mantle, increasing accuracy.
September 14, 2020
NNSA hosts Special Presidential Envoy for Arms Control
NNSA Administrator hosted the Special Presidential Envoy for Arms Control, Ambassador Marshall S. Billingslea, on a visit to NNSA sites.
September 1, 2020
NNSA releases Supplement Analysis for plutonium pit production at Los Alamos National Laboratory
NNSA has posted a final Supplement Analysis to the 2008 Site-wide Environmental Impact Statement for Continued Operations of Los Alamos National Lab.
August 17, 2020
The Nuclear Security Enterprise hosts virtual job fair August 26
NNSA will host a Nuclear Security Enterprise virtual job fair Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (EDT)
July 20, 2020
NNSA Administrator visits New Mexico as part of Nuclear Security Enterprise tour
NNSA Administrator Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty continued her tour of NNSA sites last week by visiting Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories.
July 17, 2020
NNSA completes DARHT Weather Enclosure
NNSA has completed construction of the Dual-Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test Accelerator Weather Enclosure at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
July 16, 2020
Commemorating 75 years since the “Trinity” test introduced the atomic age
NNSA recognized the 75th anniversary of the dawn of the atomic age, which began July 16, 1945 with the “Trinity” test.
July 16, 2020
NNSA Administrator Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty, accompanied by NNSA's partners from Los Alamos National Laboratory, cuts the ribbon for the Exascale Class Computer Cooling Equipment Project.
NNSA completes Exascale Class Cooling Equipment Project
NNSA has announced the completion of the Exascale Class Computer Cooling Equipment Project at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
July 16, 2020
NNSA project team recognized with Department of Energy’s Project Management Achievement Award
The Low Level Liquid Waste Project at Los Alamos National Laboratory has been received the Department’s Project Management Achievement Award.
July 13, 2020
NNSA Administrator kicks off tour of the Nuclear Security Enterprise
Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty plans to make her way across the Nation to visit the agency’s eight labs, plants and sites by year’s end.
June 8, 2020
Flight test confirms B61-12 compatible with Air Force’s primary jet fighter
NNSA and the U.S. Air Force successfully completed two flight tests in at the Tonopah Test Range in Nevada for the B61-12 Life Extension Program.
June 5, 2020
Marie Griego of NNSA's Los Alamos Field Office, takes on daily security challenges.
Los Alamos Field Office security specialist snags top DOE and NNSA awards
After starting as an administrative assistant, she worked her way up to Information Technology Program Manager through hard work and eagerness.
April 16, 2020
Fifty-five Sandia National Laboratories employees volunteered at Roadrunner Food Bank in Albuquerque, New Mexico in early April.
Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories raise more than $160,000 for two New Mexico food banks
Employees from two New Mexico labs help feed people during the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 2, 2020
Public invited to comment on Environmental Impact Statement for proposed plutonium pit mission at Savannah River Site
NNSA has released for public comment the Draft Savannah River Site Pit Production Environmental Impact Statement.
March 27, 2020
High-performance computers from the Nuclear Security Enterprise, including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Lassen, have joined the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium.
NNSA contributes world-class supercomputers to COVID-19 fight
NNSA will apply its supercomputing capabilities and technical expertise in support of the fight to stop the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
March 10, 2020
Public invited to comment on expanded plutonium pit production at Los Alamos National Laboratory
NNSA has posted for public comment a draft Supplement Analysis to the 2008 Site-wide Environmental Impact Statement for Continued Operations of LANL.
February 27, 2020
Unica Viramontes provides expertise, support and guidance in all areas of security at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Los Alamos National Laboratory's Unica Viramontes focuses on building solid, effective security teams
Unica Viramontes is the first woman at LANL to be named senior director of the lab's Defense Security Program.
February 6, 2020
NNSA releases performance evaluation summaries for contractors that run its labs, plants, and sites
NNSA completes an assessment of M&O partners’ effectiveness in meeting the performance expectations.