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October 16, 2020
Sandia National Laboratories principal investigator Michael Omana inserts a solution into a small chamber used to increase humidity on material samples.
Sandia uses nuclear knowledge to protect medical professionals
Using knowledge gleaned from nuclear weapons work Sandia National Laboratories has developed a new way to make and test high-quality N-95 face masks
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.
October 14, 2020
After a Roof Asset Management Program project was completed at the Y-12 National Security Complex.
Challenging the status quo part two: Innovation and the future of NNSA’s infrastructure modernization
NNSA is rising to meet the challenges of its aging infrastructure.
October 8, 2020
NNSA Administrator Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty attends the groundbreaking of the Emergency Operations Center at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The LLNL EOC is part of the EMC^2  pilot.
Challenging the status quo part one: Innovation and the future of NNSA’s infrastructure modernization
NNSA is exploring ways to streamline processes, accelerate delivery, and increase buying power as it modernizes its facilities.
October 7, 2020
The first TRU waste shipment in years leaves Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
NNSA, DOE, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory achieve major milestone in support of the national defense mission
The first transuranic waste shipment in a decade left Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Sept. 17 on its way to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.
October 6, 2020
Dr. William Bookless, left, NNSA Principal Deputy Administrator, and Ambassador Linton Brooks present Jennifer Harder from the Office of Defense Programs with the 2020 Linton F. Brooks Medal for Dedication to Public Service.
NNSA honors Defense Programs early career-employee with Linton Brooks Award
NNSA has awarded Jennifer Harder the 2020 Linton F. Brooks Medal for Dedication to Public Service.
October 2, 2020
NNSA's Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation is developing next-generation artificial intelligence methods to detect early indicators of foreign nuclear proliferation -- helping to push detection “left of boom.”
AI research and representation: One team’s mission to pursue both
Artificial Intelligence event highlights its power in nuclear nonproliferation, which is magnified when its teachers come from diverse backgrounds.
September 25, 2020
The KCNSC Supply Chain Management Center team.
KCNSC’s Supply Chain Management Center spurs $1 billion in cost savings
This year, the Kansas City National Security Campus' SCMS reached $1 billion in savings for NNSA and DOE's Office of Environmental Management.
September 24, 2020
NNSA Nevada Field Office employee Tristan Dunn loads food in his truck after a door step pick-up.
NNSA’s Nevada Field Office collects 2,700 pounds of food for Feds Feed Families campaign
The Feds Feed Families program has impassioned employees in Nevada.
September 16, 2020
RSTT computes seismic travel times from its earth models in milliseconds, capturing the major effects of 3-D structure in the crust and upper mantle.
NNSA team improves model to pinpoint nuclear testing locations
Three-lab group upgrades software for understanding the structure of Earth’s crust and mantle, increasing accuracy.
September 11, 2020
A rendering of how the proposed Banister Site complex will look when completed.
The Bannister Federal Complex transformation in Kansas City: A partnering success
The demolition and remediation of the site is going well. The land is being prepared for a very different future.
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 27, 2020
Pantex crew members prepare an injection well at the Pantex Plant.
A sweet solution to pollution remediation at Pantex
The Pantex Plant is doing its part as stewards of the land by trying to keep legacy contamination from reaching a nearby aquifer -- by using molasses.
August 6, 2020
Dr. William Bookless, NNSA Principal Deputy Administrator, talked about NNSA’s mission, achievements and priorities at the Fourth Annual Cost Estimating Community of Practice Symposium, which was held virtually.
NNSA Principal Deputy Administrator talks about importance of building partnerships during cost estimation symposium
Dr. William Bookless, NNSA Principal Deputy Administrator, spoke at the Fourth Annual Cost Estimating Community of Practice Symposium.
July 28, 2020
NASA's Perseverance rover
The story of Perseverance: How the Mars 2020 rover got its name
Son of NNSA employee won a nationwide NASA contest to name the extraterrestrial vehicle.
July 27, 2020
Representatives from African countries discussed the need for assistance in nuclear medicine and radiology at a 2019 regional event hosted by Nigeria and funded in part by NNSA.
NNSA awards $1.5 million in grants to enhance nuclear medicine and radiology knowledge in Africa
NNSA has awarded grants totaling $1.5 million to two non-profits to support capacity building for medical professionals in sub-Saharan Africa.
July 24, 2020
NNSA Administrator Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty was the keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, which was entirely virtual this year.
NNSA Administrator celebrates cooperation at meeting dedicated to nuclear materials management
Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty delivered the keynote speech for a virtual gathering of minds dedicated to the cause of nonproliferation last week.
July 17, 2020
Brig. Gen. Stacy Jo Huser, Principal Assistant Deputy Administrator for Military Application in NNSA's Office of Defense Programs.
Brig. Gen. Stacy Jo Huser joins the Office of Defense Programs as new leader for military application
She will assist NNSA’s Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs in leading the team that directs the Stockpile Stewardship Program.
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.
July 2, 2020
Sandia National Laboratories' quality engineer Dulce Barrera, left, and team lead Kylen Johns worked with managers and other team members to face the challenges caused by COVID-19 while working on the Mobile Guardian Transporter Prototype 1 test vehicle.
Building the next generation of secure nuclear transport during a pandemic
Sandia team works to get an important project done in spite of the obstacle of COVID-19.
July 1, 2020
NNSA Administrator Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty spoke virtually to the Center for Strategic and International Studies' Project on Nuclear Issues Summer Conference last month, and encouraged attendees to join the Nuclear Security Enterprise.
NNSA Administrator recruits a workforce for the future
Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty speaks to summer conference on nuclear weapons infrastructure, strategy, and policy.
June 29, 2020
NNSA Fire Protection Engineers
June is National Safety Month
NNSA's Safety Roadmap provides a timeline and framework for collaboration throughout the Nuclear Security Enterprise.
June 24, 2020
Scott Wade of Nevada National Security Site is also a published author who focuses his writing on supernatural action thrillers and young adult supernatural romances.
The thrilling double life of an NNSS senior advisor/writer
Scott Wade of the Nevada National Security Site supervises of environmental management activities by day and writes fiction by night.
June 5, 2020
Marie Griego of NNSA's Los Alamos Field Office, takes on daily security challenges.
Los Alamos Field Office security specialist snags top DOE and NNSA awards
After starting as an administrative assistant, she worked her way up to Information Technology Program Manager through hard work and eagerness.
June 4, 2020
The Coordinate Measuring Machine at the Pantex Plant has a 2-ton granite working surface and a bridge beam assembly floating on a thin cushion of air. It uses a high-performance scanning probe and can precisely measure items in 2D and 3D.
Precision in production: New Pantex metrology equipment will meet NNSA’s exacting standards
Metrology -- the science of weights and measures -- helps maintaining the safety, security, and reliability of the Nation’s nuclear arsenal.