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March 14, 2019
Contractors place the last piece of structural frame on the Mechanical Electrical Building at the Uranium Processing Facility at Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
Uranium Processing Facility marks construction milestone with “topping off”
Construction crews at UPF celebrated completion of the structural frame on the Mechanical Electrical Building.
March 6, 2019
Experts from NNSA’s Office of Counterterrorism and Counterproliferation, working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, recently trained emergency responders on best practices around radiological dispersal devices, also known as “dirty bombs."
NNSA helps emergency response partners plan for the “First 100 Minutes” of a radiological attack
Experts from NNSA collaborated with the Federal Emergency Management Agency on best practices in dealing with “dirty bombs.”
February 7, 2019
A graphic used at the job fair for the whole of the Nuclear Security Enterprise.
The Nuclear Security Enterprise is hiring!
An estimated 1,700 candidates attended the first-ever NNSA-wide job fair in Arlington, Virginia.
February 5, 2019
NNSA launches enterprise recruitment initiative with its contractor partners at job fair in National Capital Region
Throngs of job seekers braved frigid temperatures in Arlington, Virginia, Jan. 31 for a chance to work in the Nuclear Security Enterprise.
January 29, 2019
Donna Riggs works at Y-12 National Security Complex for the the NNSA Production Office. She stamped the first production unit of the B61-12's canned subassembly to indicate it was certified.
Dedicated NNSA team members deserve a stamp of approval
Two of NNSA’s Life Extension Programs recently reached major milestones. Quality assurance professionals were on hand to mark these historic moments.
January 18, 2019
Employees at Y-12 National Security Complex gather to celebrate completion of the first production unit of the B61-12
Major milestone achieved for B61-12 Life Extension Program
The first production unit of the B61-12 Life Extension Program canned subassembly was certified by Y-12 National Security Complex four months early.
January 15, 2019
NNSA Administrator Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty addresses the workforce at an All Hands meeting
NNSA Administrator highlights 2018 achievements and looks to the future at end-of-year All Hands
NNSA Administrator Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty addressed the federal workforce at an All Hands meeting last month at DOE headquarters in Washington.
January 9, 2019
Secret Cities: The Architecture and Planning of the Manhattan Project, a special exhibition at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.
NNSA leader looks to the next 75 years for our “Secret Cities”
NNSA Administrator Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty visited Washington, D.C.'s National Building Museum for its exhibit about the Manhattan Project's cities.
January 4, 2019
Brian Gullett, center, accepts his team’s Award of Excellence from NNSA Assistant Deputy Administrator for Major Modernization Programs Michael Thompson and NNSA Production Office Deputy Manager Teresa Robbins.
Team members across Nuclear Security Enterprise excel in stockpile stewardship
Each year, NNSA Defense Programs awards are presented to NNSA employees who have shown outstanding support of the Stockpile Stewardship program.
December 26, 2018
An employee at Y-12 National Security Complex walks through Building 9212.
Workshop at Y-12 shares tools for maintaining aging infrastructure
More than 100 experts gathered at Y-12 National Security Complex to discuss methods of dealing with aging nuclear security infrastructure.
December 14, 2018
The Y-12 National Security Complex Protective Force benchmarks tactics and techniques with Marines from the Close Quarters Battle School in Virginia.
Y-12’s protective force trains with the Marines
Members of Y-12 National Security Complex’s protective force have a collaborative training relationship with the U.S. Marines.
December 4, 2018
Josh Cunningham, an NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program fellow at Y-12 National Security Complex.
Graduate Fellow Feature: Josh Cunningham
He is a participant in the NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program, a unique opportunity for recent graduates to join the Nuclear Security Enterprise.
October 19, 2018
Jahleel Hudson speaking about entrepreneurship and NNSA at 2018 HBCU Week Conference.
NNSA engineer speaks at Historically Black Colleges and Universities event to promote Strategic Partnership Programs
Jahleel Hudson in NNSA’s Office of Defense Programs spoke about Strategic Partnership Programs – relationships between NNSA and outside organizations.
October 15, 2018
How NNSA uses microwaves in its missions
Microwaves: Not just for popcorn
The Y-12 National Security Complex has developed a technology that uses microwave sintering, bonding, and assembly techniques for manufacturing metal.
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.
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.
May 31, 2018
Blue-filtered image of Y-12 open house from 1967
Touring Y-12 never goes out of style
As Y-12 National Security Campus celebrates its diamond anniversary, staff are preparing to host the Secret City tours on June 8.
May 30, 2018
A conceptual drawing of four Kilopower reactors on Mars’ surface.
KRUSTY project demonstrates potential power sources for future space exploration
NNSA and NASA joined forces to develop a power source able to support deep space travel and outlast existing fuel sources.
April 26, 2018
PNNL acoustical holography transducer
Throwback Thursday: invention hall of fame
In recognition of Inventor’s Month, we are taking a look back at some timeless technologies developed across the Nuclear Security Enterprise.
March 29, 2018
Dale Christenson, left, accepts his Federal Project Director of the Year award from Mark Menezes, Under Secretary of Energy.
Uranium Processing Facility project leader hailed as Federal Project Director of the Year
Dale Christenson has been named the Department of Energy’s Federal Project Director of the Year for 2017. He works on the Uranium Processing Facility.
March 23, 2018
An artist's rendering of what the Uranium Processing Facility (UPF) will look like when complete.
Uranium Processing Facility authorized to start construction on main buildings
The Uranium Processing Facility project has been authorized to start construction on three main buildings.
March 8, 2018
Uranium Processing Facility achieves key milestone with completion of subproject
The Uranium Processing Facility project is making timely progress with the recent completion of the Site Infrastructure and Services subproject.
March 8, 2018
1959: Betty Carrell became the first female mechanical engineer among 350 peers at Sandia National Laboratories' California site.
Wonderful women of yesteryear
Before there was an NNSA, there was a workforce dedicated to nationwide nuclear security. A look back at some fantastic females of nuclear security.
February 16, 2018
Members of the Electronic Derivative Classifier Reviewing Officer System team
Pantex and Y-12 employees singled out for success in stockpile stewardship
Over 200 employees from the Pantex Plant and Y-12 National Security Complex received recognition recently for their exceptional contributions.
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