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December 7, 2018
NNSA Removes All Highly Enriched Uranium from Nigeria
Working with NNSA, Nigeria, China, and the International Atomic Energy Agency repatriated more than one kilogram of highly enriched uranium.
November 5, 2018
NNSA and partners discuss the benefits and challenges of securing radiological materials.
NNSA continues outreach to state and local authorities on radiological security with meeting in Boston
The NNSA Office of Radiological Security brought many of its partners together for the East Coast Radiological Security Leaders Meeting
November 1, 2018
NNSA’s Annual Reports on Stockpile Stewardship, Nuclear Nonproliferation Delivered to Congress
NNSA releases Stockpile Stewardship and Nuclear Nonproliferation reports.
October 19, 2018
How NNSA uses gamma rays to complete its missions
Gamma Rays: They're small but mighty
How does NNSA use gamma rays to fulfill its missions?
October 15, 2018
The spectrum of NNSA work
Wide-ranging research at NNSA spans the spectrum
At NNSA’s National Laboratories and sites, research supporting our vital nuclear security missions spans the entire electromagnetic spectrum.
October 5, 2018
NNSA trained more than 250 law enforcement personnel what to do in case of radioactive material theft.
NNSA provides emergency response training at Bay Area’s Urban Shield 2018
NNSA trained 250 San Francisco Bay Bay Area emergency responders how respond to an attempted theft of radioactive sources.
September 25, 2018
Participants learn how to use the Active Well Coincidence Counter, an IAEA inspection tool, to measure uranium at Los Alamos National Laboratory in July.
Training preps countries for nuclear material measurements and bolsters nonproliferation network
NNSA provided basic training to nearly a dozen African and Asian countries on measuring and characterizing nuclear materials at Los Alamos.
September 24, 2018
By analyzing certain characteristics of an online form required for all exports, NNSA has developed "fingerprints" for dual-use goods, which allows authorities to focus on likely items.
NNSA develops ‘fingerprinting’ technique for exports to keep WMD building blocks out of the wrong hands
NNSA works with experts to keep adversaries from illicitly acquiring dual-use goods.
September 19, 2018
Participants of the U.S.-Japan Nuclear Security Working Group met in Tokyo to discuss cooperative efforts on nuclear security.
U.S.-Japan working group focuses on strengthening security of nuclear materials
NNSA participated in the ninth meeting of the United States-Japan Nuclear Security Working Group in Tokyo on Aug. 30.
September 4, 2018
WSU student Jacqueline Reeve assembles an apparatus that bends the metal filament to hold samples for thermal ionization mass spectrometer analysis at PNNL.
Interns make a big difference with some very small creations at PNNL
PNNL turned to teams of Washington State University engineering and materials science students to design and fabricate safeguards equipment.
August 28, 2018
Asia Pacific Island officials signal their approval at a July workshop where they joined safeguards experts from the U.S., Indonesia, Singapore, and the IAEA in Jakarta.
NNSA promotes awareness about nuclear safeguards in Pacific region
NNSA and Indonesia hosted a workshop in Jakarta to increase awareness among Asia Pacific countries about IAEA safeguards agreements.
August 17, 2018
NNSA and Georgetown University Hospital partner to remove radioactive Cs-137 irradiator
NNSA and Medstar Georgetown University Hospital worked to remove a cesium-137 blood irradiator and replace it with an X-ray irradiator.
August 16, 2018
U.S. Ambassador to Argentina Edward C. Prado welcomed participants to the Embassy Residence on the opening night of the National Safeguards Inspections Regional Workshop in Buenos Aires in June 2018.
NNSA and Argentina partner to strengthen nuclear safeguards
NNSA and Argentina co-hosted a National Safeguards Inspections Regional Workshop in Buenos Aires.
July 23, 2018
Workers prepare a shipment in Y-12 National Security Complex’s new NBL Center. The center provides special nuclear certified reference samples internationally.
Y-12 extends nuclear expertise by housing certified reference materials used around the world
Y-12 National Security Complex adds housing the nation’s certified reference samples to its responsibilities.
July 20, 2018
NNSA begins second phase of Source Physics Experiment in Nevada
NNSA completed the first underground, chemical explosion in the second phase of the Source Physics Experiment to detect underground nuclear explosions
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.