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January 21, 2021
The Infrastructure Interviews: Part 2
A look at some of the major and minor construction projects underway across the Nuclear Security Enterprise
January 15, 2021
Brent Park, NNSA Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation
NNSA nonproliferation leader reflects on his office’s crucial mission at event celebrating international nuclear security
Dr. Brent Park spoke at the 25th anniversary of Sandia National Laboratories’ Cooperative Monitoring Center.
January 14, 2021
McConnell and Raines
The Infrastructure Interviews: Part 1
An in-depth look at the state of the NSE’s infrastructure through the lens of NNSA senior leaders.
January 12, 2021
Members of the Savannah River Site team who worked on the TRM project.
How to get uranium out of Canada? (Hard work and ingenuity!)
A detailed look at the campaign to transport uranium-rich target residual material from Canada to the Savannah River Site.
January 11, 2021
The Acting Deputy Chief of Mission from the U.S. Embassy in Singapore participates in the Joint Industry Outreach seminar in October 2020.
NNSA and its partners adapt to pandemic and think differently about how to hold an export control meeting – and attendance skyrockets
NNSA, along with its partners in Singapore and Japan, and parts of three U.S. government departments held a successful virtual export control seminar.
December 22, 2020
NNSA received the FLC Midwest Region Interagency Partnership Award in October 2020 for its BUILDER Sustainment Management System for Government/Commercial Facility Management.
Excellence in collaboration: NNSA included in FLC Midwest Regional Partnership Award
NNSA's BUILDER software received the Federal Laboratory Consortium's award alongside the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
December 21, 2020
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NNSA launches new web platform to support the nonproliferation work of the Nuclear Suppliers Group
NNSA aims to help the 48 governments of the Nuclear Suppliers Group with secure intranet and document repository for its nonprolfieration work.
December 17, 2020
NNSA achieved Technical Qualification Program Accreditation in 2020. From left, NNSA's James McConnell; Matthew Moury, DOE Associate Under Secretary for Environment, Health, Safety and Security; and Jeffry Roberson, Senior Technical Adviser.
Passing on the lessons of experience to the next generation of NNSA leaders
In September 2020, after three years of persistence, NNSA was awarded TQP Accreditation by Deputy Secretary of Energy Mark Menezes.
December 11, 2020
The KCNSC appreciation boxes contain a “mission critical” T-shirt, local farm-fresh jam and biscuits, hand sanitizer, a touchless safety tool, and a personal message from the site’s leadership.
KCNSC delivers employee appreciation boxes during pandemic
Throughout November and December, “appreciation boxes” will arrive on KCNSC employees’ doorsteps.
December 9, 2020
Experts in protective gear prepare to sweep the University of Washington's Research and Training Building for cesium contamination.
As cleanup of contaminated Seattle building nears completion, two remediation managers discuss lessons learned
Neither of them knew that the incident at the would dominate their professional lives for 18 months… and counting.
December 3, 2020
NNSA’s top-ranking supercomputing system, Sierra, is the third-fastest supercomputer in the world.
NNSA supercomputers recognized worldwide for speed and performance
All three of NNSA's National Laboratories were honored on the latest Top500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers.
December 2, 2020
Mercury Modernization Building 1 at NNSA’s Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) is the first building complete of the site’s Mercury Modernization program and serves as a pilot infrastructure initiative of standardization and efficiency.
NNSA hosts virtual construction Industry Day in Kansas City
The goal: Develop solutions to construction and contract challenges to boost supplier participation in future DOE and NNSA infrastructure projects.
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.
November 25, 2020
NNSA employees Loren Torres and Cheri Ashe got the full moulage treatment from members of Kirtland Air Force Base's exercise team. The employees were just two of the “victims” in the active shooter exercise.
Simulated ‘Active Shooter’ storms NNSA Albuquerque Complex during annual Global Thunder Exercise
NNSA's Albuquerque Complex, located on Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico, hosted of a simulated “active shooter” exercise.
November 24, 2020
Dr. Park during his keynote remarks.
NNSA nonproliferation chief discusses safeguards and security in advanced nuclear technologies
Dr. Brent Park spoke at an October 29 virtual event on strengthening global safeguards and security in an advanced nuclear age.
November 23, 2020
Susan Head, left, formerly of the Office of Personnel and Facility Clearances and Classification, was named Manager of the Year. Edward L. Ordonez of the Sandia Field Office received the Security Professional of the Year award.
NNSA security staff and programs win DOE security awards
A system created by NNSA and two staff members received DOE's top security awards.
November 20, 2020
Dr. Brent Park, NNSA’s Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, signed the joint statement on behalf of the United States.
United States and Ukraine reaffirm commitment to fight nuclear smuggling
Representatives of NNSA and the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine signed a joint statement reiterating their work to fight nuclear smuggling
November 17, 2020
NNSA's Cheran Shields
NNSA Hidden Talents: Cheran Shields
Cheran Shields' off-the-job talent has helped him go the distance at NNSA.
November 16, 2020
Rey Suarez, left, and Jim Hayes of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory work on the Xenon International prototype.
New nuclear explosion monitoring capability achieves significant milestone
An NNSA-led team of experts is preparing to launch the next generation of equipment to detect underground nuclear explosions.
November 9, 2020
Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty, Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and NNSA Administrator, recently thanked the individuals at Pantex who saved the lives of three strangers during two separate incidents.
Pantexans save the lives of three strangers
in June and July 2020, Pantex employees saved the lives of three strangers during two separate incidents.
November 6, 2020
Sandia National Laboratories researcher Hongyou Fan holds a container enclosing gold supercrystals in front of a small-angle X-ray scattering instrument. Binary Solvent Diffusion for Fabrication of Large Nanoparticle Supercrystals won an R&D Award.
NNSA sites receive 13 R&D 100 Awards
R&D Magazine has named 13 NNSA projects as winners in the annual R&D 100 Awards.
November 5, 2020
DOE Security Professional of the Year – Edward L. Ordonez, NNSA Sandia Field Office.
Sandia Field Office Federal Security Specialist receives ‘Professional of the Year’ award
Edward Ordonez was recently named the Department of Energy’s 2019 Outstanding Security Professional of the Year.
November 4, 2020
Exascale Computing Project
DOE and NNSA celebrate Exascale Day
DOE and NNSA celebrate Exascale Day and Exascale Awareness Week.
October 29, 2020
NNSA offers a number of safety tips during Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
NNSA encourages everyone to stay safe online
NNSA is committed to doing its part to ensure a safer and more secure internet.
October 27, 2020
The RAINS website logo
New NNSA website to help international partners with nuclear safeguards reporting
NNSA recently launched a website intended to assist partners with the requirements surrounding international nuclear safeguards.