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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.
January 11, 2018
Opening remarks at the fifth Plenary Meeting of the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification.
NNSA participates in International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification Plenary in Argentina
NNSA recently joined more than 25 countries, both with and without nuclear weapons, for a nuclear disarmament meeting.
January 4, 2018
The attributes of a high explosive test (left) are closely predicted in a computer modeling capability (center) that produces a
NNSA draws on weapons program expertise to enhance nuclear proliferation detection R&D
NNSA developed a method computer modeling that enhances U.S. ability to monitor and analyze foreign non-nuclear explosion
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
NNSA-sponsored program fosters new research staff and innovative safeguards solutions
When a partnership between a national laboratory and a university leads to innovative new technology in the field and talented young profess...
December 20, 2017
NNSA reaches milestone in developing new nuclear fuel for U.S. high-performance research reactors
NNSA is leading the charge to develop and qualify a new fuel that will enable the conversion of high-performance research reactors in the Un...
December 20, 2017
NNSA and MIT reach pivotal step in process to convert research reactor to LEU
NNSA and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) submitted a preliminary safety analysis report to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission...
December 19, 2017
Graduate Fellow Feature: Jerrica Goodson
The NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP) is a unique opportunity for recent graduates to join the Nuclear Security Enterprise. These full...
December 11, 2017
NNSA celebrates nonproliferation conversion milestone
NNSA’s Office of Material Management and Minimization hosted the annual Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactors (RERTR) Inte...
December 7, 2017
NNSA partners with the Philippines to identify and repatriate U.S.-origin radiological material
NNSA’s Office of Radiological Security (ORS), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Philippine Nuclear Research Instit...
November 28, 2017
NNSA strengthens partnerships to reduce reliance on high-activity radioactive sources
Radiological sources are used in our everyday lives to treat cancer, sterilize medical equipment, prepare blood donations, and test pipeline...