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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.
June 3, 2020
The 2019-2020 NNSA MLDP graduating class
NNSA recognizes 14 new graduates of its Mid-Level Leadership Development Program
A virtual ceremony marked the graduation of NNSA’s fourth class to complete the MLDP on June 1.
May 28, 2020
Igor Tregub, an engineer and program manager with NNSA’s Livermore Field Office
NNSA COVID-19 champion fights for his community
NNSA engineer and program manager from the Livermore Field Office has helped his community fight against social isolation.
May 27, 2020
Workshop on Signatures of Man-Made Isotope Production (WOSMIP) went online rather than not carry on their vital work of discussing the issues surrounding detecting nuclear explosions.
What do you do when a pandemic disrupts a vital conference on nuclear explosion detection? You take it online, of course!
When COVID-19 cancelled its international conference, the Workshop on Signatures of Man-Made Isotope Production went virtual.
May 26, 2020
Beth Walker, an engineer at the NNSA’s Kansas City Field Office, and her son Nathan, who has a rare genetic disease that gives him little or no immune defenses.
NNSA family has been practicing stay-at-home challenges for years
NNSA's Beth Walker founded Every Day a Hero to help families with children who develop neutropenia.
May 21, 2020
Computer screen full of code
Guiding the next generation of ‘white hat’ cyber hackers
NNSS safety oversight representative donates a precious commodity—his time—to help youth learn cyber ethics.
May 14, 2020
W88 emblem
Pantex reaches milestone with W88 Alt 370
Pantex has announced the successful assembly of the W88 Alt 370 First Production Capability Unit.
May 11, 2020
Les Winfield, general engineer and Federal Aviation Manager with NNSA’s Nevada Field Office
NNSA Army veteran clears runway for aircraft acquisition
Les Winfield of the Nevada Field Office supervised the purchase of three fixed-wing aircraft to support the nuclear incident response mission.
May 8, 2020
National Ignition Facility
Experiments resume at the National Ignition Facility
NIF has resumed experiments after Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory reduced operations in March due to COVID-19.
May 1, 2020
Cassandra Jones, an information security specialist at NNSA's Savannah River Field Office, sews masks to share with others during the coronavirus pandemic.
So what? At NNSA, some sew masks
With face masks in short supply to protect people against the coronavirus pandemic, a hero at the Savannah River Site has stepped up to the challenge.
April 29, 2020
NNSA's Randy Weidman and some of the apparel he needs to maintain his beehives.
NNSA Hidden Talents: Randy Weidman
Work isn't the only thing that's buzzing around this engineer's head.
April 24, 2020
Adam DaeGorn, a Federal Project Manager with NNSA’s Nevada Field Office, helps lead the Boy Scouts in Troop 130.
NNSA Nevada Field Office Project Manager helps Boy Scouts earn Nuclear Science Merit Badge
In addition to camping and hiking, scout master and former Eagle Scout helps them better understand radiation.
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.
April 16, 2020
Fifty-five Sandia National Laboratories employees volunteered at Roadrunner Food Bank in Albuquerque, New Mexico in early April.
Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories raise more than $160,000 for two New Mexico food banks
Employees from two New Mexico labs help feed people during the COVID-19 pandemic.