August 1, 2022

NNSA’s large-scale ‘dirty bomb’ exercise in Austin succeeded by exposing potential gaps and failures

The Cobalt Magnet 22 exercise was organized by NNSA and held in Austin in 2022. The weeklong scenario had terrorists first warn about then detonate a "dirty bomb." Hundreds of responders came together to handle what happened next.

July 29, 2022

NNSA shares best practices, enhances cooperation at international conference on radioactive sources

NNSA’s Office of Radiological Security shared best practices and enhanced cooperation at the International Atomic Energy Agency’s International Conference on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources last month in Vienna.

July 25, 2022

Karyn Durbin wins Flemming Award for leadership and management

NNSA’s Karyn Durbin has been named the winner of an Arthur S. Flemming Award, which honors federal employees with less than 15 years of service.

July 21, 2022

Two NNSA National Labs host Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty representatives from around the world for transparency visit

NNSA hosted 10 foreign disarmament and nonproliferation officials at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories to highlight how the U.S. Government is keeping its word on the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.

July 21, 2022

Leadership Development Program proves highly successful recruiting and retention tool

This summer marks the 35th anniversary of one of the first DOE leadership development programs aimed at recruiting, engaging, developing, and advancing a diverse workforce.

June 30, 2022

Pride Month Highlight: Paul Seymour

Today is the last day of #PrideMonth 2022! Meet Paul Seymour, an Air Force veteran, budget analyst, and fellowship mentor who loves working at #NNSA’s Office of Defense Programs.

June 29, 2022

Pride Month Highlight: Jason Burkhardt

NNSA is closing out #PrideMonth by highlighting the contributions of our LGBTQ+ workforce. Meet Jason Burkhardt, Navy veteran and plutonium pit production expert who is proud to be himself at #NNSA’s Office of Defense Programs.

June 22, 2022

Working together to separate benign from troublesome nuclear signals

Scientists from different disciplines and multiple countries meet to enhance detection

June 17, 2022

DOE Energy Attaché at U.S. Embassy in Israel Honored by Health Physics Society for Career in Emergency Response

Dr. Daniel Blumenthal, the Department of Energy Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Israel, has been awarded the prestigious 2022 Homeland Security and Emergency Response Section Service Award by the Health Physics Society.

June 16, 2022

Naval Reactors’ Columbia Reactor Team receives this year’s General John A. Gordon award for Excellence and Innovation

This year, the General John A. Gordon Medal for Excellence and Innovation in the National Interest went to the Naval Reactors’ Columbia Reactor Team.