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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.
May 9, 2019
NNSA Administrator attends groundbreaking for molybdenum-99 production facility in Wisconsin
The head of NNSA attended a groundbreaking ceremony today for a new molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) production facility in Janesville, Wisconsin.
May 6, 2019
NNSA releases strategic documents
NNSA released three strategic documents to guide efforts across the Nuclear Security Enterprise.
May 3, 2019
U.S. and U.K. complete removal of record amount of highly enriched uranium
NNSA and the United Kingdom have completed an effort to move excess highly enriched uranium to the United States for downblending.
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.
January 10, 2019
NNSA releases performance reports for labs, plants, and sites
Assessment of Management & Operating partners’ effectiveness in meeting the performance expectations released.
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.