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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
November 30, 2020
Electrorefining technology uses electro chemical processes to produce needle-like uranium crystals.
Y-12 achieves technology milestone in purifying uranium
The site's materials scientists and engineers recently produced the first production-quality uranium metal “button” using an electrorefining system.
October 30, 2020
The UPF Project places the last piece of structural steel on the Salvage and Accountability Building (SAB) during an Oct. 26 “topping out” ceremony.
Topping out ceremony marks major milestone for the Uranium Processing Facility project
The Uranium Processing Facility team at Y-12 National Security Complex celebrated the topping out of its Salvage and Accountability Building.
October 15, 2020
Y-12 chemical operators check a reactor vessel. The homogenization process takes place in the vessel, and several key parameters are checked and recorded hourly.
NNSA is learning how to “bake a cake” for Y-12’s Lithium Processing Facility
The science behind baking a cake is at work at NNSA’s Y-12 National Security Complex.
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 9, 2020
Joe Harris of Consolidated Nuclear Security transformed the way the contractor for the Pantex Plant and Y-12 National Security Complex approached remote work.
Building the IT infrastructure to keep Y-12 and Pantex operational
The CIO of the contractor running two key NNSA sites had no idea pandemic would place incredible requirements on company employees and infrastructure.
August 31, 2020
NNSA Administrator Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty peers at operations of the Y-12 Test and Demonstration Facility.
NNSA Administrator visits Y-12 National Security Complex as part of Nuclear Security Enterprise tour
Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty visits Oak Ridge as part of goal to go to all NNSA sites during the pandemic to thank the workforce for their efforts.
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 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.
July 9, 2020
High Flux Isotope Reactor defueling operations at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Tapping Y-12 expertise to power ORNL research reactor
Y-12 is lending its computing power and technical expertise to improve fuel production for Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s High Flux Isotope Reactor.
June 23, 2020
NNSA releases Performance Evaluation Summary for Consolidated Nuclear Security
M&O that runs the Pantex Plant and Y-12 National Security Complex receives its FY 2019 performance evaluation.
June 1, 2020
Calciner Project authorized to begin installation at Y-12
NNSA has authorized the start of installation construction of the Calciner Project at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
April 20, 2020
A recipient of the personal protective equipment models one of Scott Hawks' creations. Hawks prints the frame to hold the plastic shield.
NNSA 3D-printing enthusiast uses his hobby to help people on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic
Scott Hawks, a 3D-printing enthusiast, leapt at the opportunity to do good with his hobby by creating PPE frames.
March 4, 2020
Diana Sanders analyzes the integrity of welds in a stainless steel tube. Metallography is one of many Y-12 National Security Complex's analytical capabilities used for ensuring nuclear-arsenal quality.
Y-12 lab upgrade ensures enduring capability for examining weapon components
Y-12 National Security Complex recently invested more than $1 million in upgrades to its Materials Testing Laboratory.
February 26, 2020
NPO, CNS executive teams lead by example during wellness challenge
NNSA Production Office and Y-12 contractor executive teams lead by example during wellness challenge
NNSA's NPO and CNS held a healthy competition recently.
January 30, 2020
Lithium Processing Facility at Y-12 reaches key milestone
NNSA OKs the conceptual design and cost range for a new lithium processing building at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
January 29, 2020
A Y-12 National Security Complex team recently received an NNSA Defense Programs Award for its work in deactivating 16 uranium processing systems in Building 9206.
Y-12 employees recognized for Building 9206 project
A team of Y-12 employees was recently recognized for the outstanding work in deactivating 16 uranium processing systems in Building 9206.
January 15, 2020
NNSA Administrator attends Nuclear Security Enterprise Day at University of Michigan
NNSA Administrator Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty attended the Nuclear Security Enterprise Day at the University of Michigan and spoke to interested students.
January 6, 2020
Uranium Processing Facility substation complete
NNSA's Uranium Processing Facility Project made progress with the recent completion of a new electrical substation at Y-12 National Security Complex.
November 27, 2019
Travis Wilson, a nuclear criticality safety engineer at Y-12 National Security Complex, received the Best Technical Paper for an Early Career Nuclear Criticality Safety Professional at the International Conference on Nuclear Criticality Safety in Paris.
Y-12 safety engineer wins award for best technical paper at international conference
Y-12 engineer awarded for Best Technical Paper for Early Career Nuclear Criticality Safety Professional at conference in Paris.
October 7, 2019
NNSA Administrator and Rep. Kaptur attend Nuclear Security Enterprise Day at The University of Toledo
NNSA Administrator Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty joined Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur at The University of Toledo Oct. 7 for Nuclear Security Enterprise Day.
August 5, 2019
Recruiters from NNSA and its labs, plants, and sites will be at Nuclear Security Enterprise Days on college campuses nationwide.
Nuclear Security Enterprise Days are coming to colleges around the country
NNSA will host several more recruiting events at colleges and universities across the country this fall.
July 16, 2019
NNSA recruitment initiative picking up steam with events nationwide
NNSA and its contracting partners have launched a nationwide recruitment initiative.
July 9, 2019
From left, NNSA Administrator Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty, Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette, Marc Gibson of NASA, Angela Chambers of NNSA, Lee Mason of NASA, Margaret Weichert of OMB. Not pictured: William Pulse of NNSA.
Joint NNSA/NASA team honored with Gears of Government Award
Its project, called KRUSTY, could someday long-term stays on the surfaces of other worlds.