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April 17, 2019
Study on plutonium pit mission delivered to Congress
A study of NNSA's recommended alternative to revitalize the United States’ plutonium pit production capabilities was delivered to Congress.
April 8, 2019
NNSA celebrates 10th anniversary of Alarm Response Training at Y-12 National Security Complex
An NNSA program that prepares first responders in the event of the theft of radioactive material observed 10 years of operation.
April 4, 2019
Refurbished warhead for Air Force LRSO reaches key milestone
The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) achieved a significant milestone for the W80-4 Life Extension Program.
March 28, 2019
NNSA highlights 40 Years of the National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory asset is the premiere resource for computer predictions of the spread of hazardous airborne materials.
March 21, 2019
NNSA to host recruitment event at Georgia Tech
NNSA and its Management and Operating partners will host their first-ever Nuclear Security Enterprise Day at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
March 11, 2019
FY20 Presidential Budget Request for NNSA Released
NNSA released its portion of the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Budget Request today.
March 11, 2019
NNSA to co-host International Symposium on Insider Threat Mitigation
NNSA and the Belgian Federal Agency on Nuclear Control will co-host the International Symposium on Insider Threat Mitigation March 12-14 in Brussels.
February 25, 2019
NNSA completes first production unit of modified warhead
NNSA successfully completed the First Production Unit of the W76-2 warhead Feb. 22 at the Pantex Plant.
February 20, 2019
A chemist operates a remote manipulator arm in a radiation-shielded cell
Department of Energy to Negotiate Cooperative Agreements on the Production of Molybdenum-99 with Four U.S. Companies
Mo-99 is such a critical tool in healthcare. Doctors count on it every day - Secretary Rick Perry
February 14, 2019
NNSA project to advance stockpile stewardship reaches key milestone
New diagnostic capability will expand possibilities for study of plutonium
February 5, 2019
NNSA launches enterprise recruitment initiative with its contractor partners at job fair in National Capital Region
Throngs of job seekers braved frigid temperatures in Arlington, Virginia, Jan. 31 for a chance to work in the Nuclear Security Enterprise.
January 31, 2019
Energy Department Statement on Plutonium Shipments to Nevada
Plutonium shipments to the Nevada National Security Site were undertaken to comply with an order issued by the U.S. District Court in South Carolina.
January 25, 2019
NNSA to conduct aerial radiation assessment survey over Atlanta prior to Super Bowl LIII
NNSA will conduct low-altitude helicopter flights over downtown Atlanta and areas in and around Buckhead Jan. 28-29 and Feb. 3, Super Bowl Sunday.
January 23, 2019
DOE AND NNSA Celebrate W76-1 Life Extension Program
Two decades of collaboration leads to successfully extending the life of the W76 warhead for the U.S. Navy under budget and ahead of schedule.
January 17, 2019
NNSA grants $50 million to university consortia supporting nonproliferation research and development
NNSA announced grants totaling $50 million to two university consortia as part of a nonproliferation research and development effort.
December 28, 2018
NNSA to conduct aerial radiation assessment survey over Las Vegas Strip
NNSA will conduct low-altitude helicopter flights over the Las Vegas Strip and its surrounding areas Dec. 29 and 31.
December 19, 2018
NNSA Continues Source Physics Experiment Series in Nevada
NNSA today completed the second underground, chemical explosion in the second phase of the Source Physics Experiment.
December 7, 2018
NNSA Removes All Highly Enriched Uranium from Nigeria
Working with NNSA, Nigeria, China, and the International Atomic Energy Agency repatriated more than one kilogram of highly enriched uranium.
November 20, 2018
NNSA and DOE award nearly $14 million in research grants to explore extreme states of matter
The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) and DOE’s Office of Science have awarded 26 research grants.
November 19, 2018
Department of Energy Announces 32 R&D 100 Award Winners
DOE’s national laboratories have received more than 800 R&D 100 awards since the annual competition began in 1962.
November 1, 2018
NNSA’s Annual Reports on Stockpile Stewardship, Nuclear Nonproliferation Delivered to Congress
NNSA releases Stockpile Stewardship and Nuclear Nonproliferation reports.
October 15, 2018
NNSA awards new cooperative agreements to advance nuclear stockpile science
NNSA has designated four new Centers of Excellence at universities across the nation as part of the Stewardship Science Academic Alliances Program.
October 9, 2018
Dr. Charles P. Verdon sworn in as Deputy Administrator for NNSA’s Office of Defense Programs
Dr. Charles P. Verdon was sworn in as the Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs at NNSA.
September 28, 2018
B61-12 Life Extension Program Successfully Completes Final Design Review
NNSA has successfully completed a Final Design Review for the B61-12 Life Extension.