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March 2, 2021
Retired NNSA Deputy General Counsel Hank Van Dyke
Recently retired NNSA Deputy General Counsel Hank Van Dyke reflects on his public service career
Henry “Hank” Van Dyke, Former Deputy General Counsel for NNSA retired after an exemplary 38 years of public service.
February 19, 2021
KCNSC New Mexico Operations supports the repairs and refurbishments of secure semi-trailers for the NNSA's Office of Secure Transportation.
KCNSC Team in New Mexico marks 10-year milestone producing and refurbishing NNSA’s Office of Secure Transportation semi-trailers
The high-tech vehicles ensure the safe and secure transportation of nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons components, and nuclear materials.
February 19, 2021
Christy Drewry of the NNSA Production Office
Society of Women Engineers recognizes NPO’s Christy Drewry
The national award honors individuals whose contributions have led to the advancement or acceptance of women in engineering.
February 18, 2021
The Tonopah Test Range Test Operations Center houses mission critical systems and personnel that coordinate all activities during testing operations. The Control Room provides a 360-degree view of the test range.
Sandia Field Office Tonopah Test Range team earns DOE Secretary’s Honor Award
Sandia Field Office Tonopah Test Range team earns DOE Secretary’s Honor Award
February 11, 2021
Angela Sheffield, DNN
Meet the female veteran working in STEM to shape artificial intelligence for nuclear weapons detection
Angela Sheffield, Senior Program Manager for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, shares her passion for new nonproliferation technologies.
February 10, 2021
TK Benoit, Nuclear Safety Engineer
Success and Safety in STEM: Meet TK Benoit
Takeira “TK” Benoit is a nuclear safety engineer with NNSA working on design, construction, and operation of nuclear and non-nuclear facilities
February 9, 2021
NNSA trains Memphis-area first responders on nuclear and radiological threats via virtual course
NNSA conducted a virtual “Radiological Fundamentals, Preparedness, and Training” in January for state and local representatives in the Memphis area
February 8, 2021
Gabriel Pugh of the NNSA Production Office
NNSA’s Deputy Manager at the Pantex Plant finds his happy place: Near the work he loves while accomplishing the goals he believes in
Gabriel “Gabe” Pugh joined the NNSA Production Office as the Deputy Manager at the Pantex Plant in Texas in October.
February 5, 2021
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory recognized as one of the best places to work in 2021
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory recognized as one of the best places to work in 2021
LLNL was recently honored with the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognizing it as one of the Best Places to Work in 2021.
February 4, 2021
Jenny Smith of NNSA's Office of Counterterrorism and Counterproliferation.
From overseas to the White House and now NNSA, Jenny Smith knows what it takes to protect the country
A Senior Advisor in NNSA’s Office of Counterterrorism and Counterproliferation talks about her role.
January 28, 2021
NNSA CIO Wayne Jones to retire after more than three decades of public service
NNSA CIO Wayne Jones to retire after more than three decades of public service
NNSA’s Associate Administrator for Information Management says it's been an honor and a privilege to serve.
January 27, 2021
McConnell and Raines
The Infrastructure Interviews: Part 3
The infrastructure challenges of NNSA, the importance of its current and future missions, and the major and minor projects across the Enterprise.
January 21, 2021
McConnell and Raines
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
Nuclear Suppliers Group logo
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.