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July 18, 2018
An NNSA team recovers a cesium-137 self-shielded irradiator from a hospital in Houston while using a 435-B Type B container.
NNSA funds innovation in radiological security transport containers
NNSA's Office of Radiological Security funded a type of radiation transport canister -- Type B -- and used it for the first time in March.
July 5, 2018
Consortia program directors present NNSA Administrator Ms. Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty with a plaque signed by students for NNSA’s support of university research and education programs in nuclear security and nonproliferation.
NNSA taps into university consortia to advance nuclear science
NNSA funds three university consortia to advance R & D in nuclear security, nonproliferation, and treaty-compliance monitoring.
June 26, 2018
Exercise participants outline their plan and discuss their strategy with tools provided during the NNSA NSDD workshop in Tajikistan.
NNSA hosts nuclear security exercise in Tajikistan
NNSA joined the IAEA and the European Commission Joint Research Centre for a tabletop exercise in Tajikistanon preventing nuclear smuggling.
June 20, 2018
WSU students explain how their equipment design improves the sensitivity of gamma spectroscopy systems in support of atmospheric radionuclide measurement.
Interns at PNNL solve real-world problems in nuclear safeguard research
The Safeguards Internship Program at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory results in real-world solutions to nonproliferation challenges.
June 11, 2018
David Huizenga, NNSA’s Principal Assistant Deputy Administrator, and Dr. Khammar Mrabit, Director General of the Moroccan Agency for Nuclear and Radiological Safety and Security, sign a new memorandum of understanding in Rabat, Morocco.
NNSA formalizes radiological security collaboration with Morocco
NNSA formalizes radiological security collaboration with Morocco
May 10, 2018
Participants test 3D glasses in a demonstration at the Japanese Integrated Support Center for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security.
Expanding the global network of experts with nuclear security support centers
The Nuclear Security Support Center network met in Japan to bring together IAEA members interested in establishing an NNSC of their own.
May 8, 2018
NNSA senior leader nominated for prestigious public service award
A leader in nuclear nonproliferation at NNSA has been named one of 27 finalists for the 2018 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals.
May 8, 2018
Regional Review Meeting participants discuss sustaining radiological security upgrades.
NNSA holds Asian regional radiological security workshop
NNSA joined more than 20 partner nations and international representatives to discuss radiological security implementation at a meeting in Sri Lanka.
April 30, 2018
Panel participants engage students from various universities.
Annual consortium opens doors for new wave of nuclear nonproliferation experts
The Consortium for Nonproliferation Enabling Capabilities (CNEC) met earlier this year at North Carolina State University.
April 12, 2018
Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Fellow Tim Ault
Graduate Fellow Feature: Tim Ault
Tim Ault is part of the NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program, a unique opportunity for recent graduates to join the Nuclear Security Enterprise.
April 11, 2018
RATEN Institute engineers and NNSA experts observe process to safely remove high-activity radioactive sources prior to disposal.
NNSA and Romania mark a decade of radiological security collaboration
NNSA and the Romanian National Commission for Nuclear Activities Control commemorated a decade of radiological security work this week in Romania.
April 3, 2018
Dr. Brent K. Park sworn in as Deputy Administrator for NNSA’s Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation
Dr. Brent K. Park was sworn in as the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation.
March 30, 2018
Representatives from Emory University, the Nuclear Threat Initiative, and NNSA join Georgian, Emory alumnus, and keynote speaker, Sen. Sam Nunn, center, NTI co-chair.
Atlanta joins initiative to strengthen radiological security
NNSA and partners gather in Atlanta to promote radiological security and reduce the risk of radiological terrorism.
March 23, 2018
Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs set-up a demonstration of the equipment used to investigate nuclear smuggling incidents.
NNSA and international partners collaborate to strengthen forensics capabilities in Georgia
NNSA works with international partners to build the technical nuclear forensics capability needed to prevent nuclear smuggling.
March 22, 2018
Members of the GBD III 1-8 Team from Sandia National Laboratories, celebrate the final production delivery of the III 1-8 Blk. P
NNSA delivers enduring space-based nuclear detonation detection capability
Space-based nuclear explosion sensors are a vital U.S. capability to both monitor compliance with treaties.
March 19, 2018
Hosts of the meeting at the University of California discuss Alternative Technologies for Cesium Irradiators, at Genentech Hall Auditorium and Atrium at the University of California, San Francisco.
Strengthening radiological security through alternative technology in California
NNSA and its partners plan to raise awareness of the security benefits of the alternative, non-radioactive source-based irradiators.
March 15, 2018
Kathryn Glynn, Foreign Affairs Specialist in NNSA’s Office of Nonproliferation and Arms Control was a panelist speaker.
“Women of Courage” speak on overcoming obstacles in their careers
Women’s History Month took center stage during a recent panel at NNSA headquarters in Washington, D.C.
March 14, 2018
ORS 2020 Cities Initiaitve
NNSA campaign focuses on radiological security of U.S. cities
The ORS 2020 Cities Initiative focuses on enhancing radiological security in major U.S. cities by 2020.
March 13, 2018
A cancer researcher prepares to irradiate a cell sample using an X-ray irradiator (pictured). This particular irradiator was provided under a partnership with NNSA under the Cesium Irradiator Replacement Project.
NNSA partnerships advance global radiological security
NNSA plays a major role in encouraging transition to alternative technologies that do not rely on radioactive sources.
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 1, 2018
Participants practice identifying radioactive source material using a Radioisotope Identifier.
NNSA partners with INTERPOL to enhance global security
NNSA recently teamed up with INTERPOL to deliver training on investigating suspected acts of terrorism involving radiological and nuclear materials.
February 26, 2018
Greg Dwyer of NNSA's Office of Nuclear Verification
Peace Corps experiences inspired five NNSA staffers to work in nonproliferation
Five staffers from NNSA's Office of Defense Nonproliferation talk about their experiences in the Peace Corps for Peace Corps Week.
February 9, 2018
Victoria Wu, Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation NGFP fellow
Graduate Fellow Featured: Victoria Wu
The NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP) is a unique opportunity for recent graduates to join the Nuclear Security Enterprise.
January 24, 2018
Kazakh participants take part in an exercise using a Mobile Detection System.
NNSA exercises interagency approach to nuclear security in Kazakhstan workshop
In December, NNSA’s Office of Nuclear Smuggling Detection and Deterrence conducted a workshop with several Kazakh government agencies.
January 17, 2018
NNSA collaborates with global healthcare company to complete conversion of Mo-99 production to LEU-based process
NNSA announced that Curium has completed the conversion of its molybdenum-99 production process from highly enriched uranium to low-enriched uranium.