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November 25, 2019
NNSA names Michael Weis as new Los Alamos Field Office Manager
NNSA selected Michael Weis as the new manager of its Los Alamos Field Office, effective January 2020.
November 19, 2019
NNSA reaches settlement agreement with MOX Services
NNSA has settled with MOX Services and its parent companies to resolve contract matters pertaining to the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility.
October 9, 2019
NNSA expands STEM program at Minority Serving Institutions
NNSA has expanded its Minority Serving Institution Partnership Program to include four new consortia across 12 schools.
October 8, 2019
NNSA Administrator and Ohio Congresswoman hold business roundtable at The University of Toledo
NNSA Administrator Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur held a business roundtable in Toledo, Ohio.
October 7, 2019
NNSA Administrator and Rep. Kaptur attend Nuclear Security Enterprise Day at The University of Toledo
NNSA Administrator Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty joined Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur at The University of Toledo Oct. 7 for Nuclear Security Enterprise Day.
September 24, 2019
NNSA partners with U.S. Air Force and NATO Allies to reach key milestone for B61-12 Life Extension Program
NNSA and the U.S. Air Force, in support of NATO, successfully completed three non-nuclear system development flight tests of the B61-12 gravity bomb
September 18, 2019
NNSA donates container to IAEA for shipping radioactive sources
NNSA presented the International Atomic Energy Agency with a container for transporting highly radioactive materials.
August 28, 2019
Department of Energy Awards Cooperative Agreement for the Production of Molybdenum-99 to Fourth U.S. Company
DOE's National Nuclear Security Administration announced a cooperative agreement with Northwest Medical Isotopes LLC for production of molybdenum-99.
August 21, 2019
NNSA hosts Nuclear Weapons Council at Savannah River Site, Los Alamos National Laboratory
NNSA hosted members of the Nuclear Weapons Council at Savannah River Site Los Alamos National Laboratory.
August 20, 2019
NNSA Administrator tours Laboratory for Laser Energetics up close
NNSA's Administrator visited the Laboratory for Laser Energetics at the University of Rochester.
August 13, 2019
The Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory today announced the signing of contracts with Cray Inc. to build the NNSA’s first exascale supercomputer, “El Capitan.”
DOE’s NNSA signs $600 million contract to build its first exascale supercomputer
'El Capitan’ at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will perform mission critical research to maintain U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile
August 8, 2019
One metric ton of plutonium removed safely and securely from South Carolina
NNSA has fulfilled a court order to remove one metric ton of defense plutonium from South Carolina.
August 1, 2019
Statement from Secretary Perry on NNSS Visit
DOE leadership team provided Governor Sisolak both unclassified and classified briefings on the critical national security work.
July 31, 2019
NNSA’s stockpile stewardship and nuclear nonproliferation annual reports delivered to Congress
NNSA has released the FY20 Stockpile Stewardship and Management Plan and the Prevent, Counter, and Respond—NNSA’s Plan to Reduce Global Threats.
July 25, 2019
Eleven NNSA employees receive Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
Eleven NNSA employees receives the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in a ceremony at the White House.
July 22, 2019
NNSA awards cooperative agreements for the production of molybdenum-99 to three U.S. companies
NNSA has completed negotiations for three cooperative agreement awards for the production of molybdenum-99 without the use of highly enriched uranium.
July 16, 2019
NNSA recruitment initiative picking up steam with events nationwide
NNSA and its contracting partners have launched a nationwide recruitment initiative.
July 15, 2019
Parabolic trough collectors concentrate the sun's energy on an oil- filled tube running along the focal line of the parabolically shaped trough.
Department of Energy Announces $121 Million for Small Business Research and Development Grants
More than 100 grants will support scientific innovation.
June 17, 2019
From left, Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina, Nicole Nelson-Jean of the NNSA Savannah River Field Office, Aiken County Chairman Gary Bunker, NNSA Administrator Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty, Aiken Mayor Rick Osborn, and Rep. Rick Allen of Georgia.
NNSA to Provide Millions to Develop Future Regional Workforce
NNSA has announced an additional $5 million investment in developing the future workforce to carry out vital missions at the Savannah River Site.
June 7, 2019
NNSA to issue Notice of Intent to prepare Environmental Impact Statement for proposed pit production mission in South Carolina
The EIS will meet obligations under the National Environmental Policy Act.
May 21, 2019
NNSA marks 20th anniversary of the Nuclear Smuggling Detection and Deterrence program
NNSA marked the 20th anniversary of the Nuclear Smuggling Detection and Deterrence program with a ceremony.
May 16, 2019
NNSA authorizes full-scale operations at the High Explosives Pressing Facility at Pantex Plant in Texas
NNSA has authorized full-scale operations at the Pantex Plant’s High Explosives Pressing Facility following extensive readiness reviews.
May 15, 2019
NNSA technologies to be featured at Smithsonian “Military Invention Day”
NNSA is participating in a one-day showcase event at the National Museum of American History May 18 in Washington, D.C.
May 11, 2019
Statement from Secretary Perry on NNSS Visit
Secretary Perry and Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty visit Nevada National Security Site in North Las Vegas.
May 10, 2019
NNSA nonproliferation expert nominated for prestigious public service award
An NNSA nonproliferation expert is one of 26 finalists for the Partnership for Public Service’s 2019 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals.