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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.
August 29, 2018
Secretary Perry presents the honor awards
Secretary Perry Hosts DOE Secretary’s Honor Awards Ceremony
Secretary Perry recognizes the outstanding achievements of individuals and teams who have gone above and beyond in fulfilling DOE’s mission.
August 23, 2018
NNSA, TVA Announce Interagency Agreement for Down-Blending Highly Enriched Uranium
NNSA and Tennessee Valley Authority to enter interagency agreement to down-blend highly enriched uranium in support of national security mission.
July 27, 2018
OST graduates largest group of federal agents in eight years
NNSA's Office of Secure Transportation welcomed 24 federal agents at a graduation ceremony upon completion of Nuclear Materials Courier training.
July 20, 2018
NNSA begins second phase of Source Physics Experiment in Nevada
NNSA completed the first underground, chemical explosion in the second phase of the Source Physics Experiment to detect underground nuclear explosions
July 13, 2018
Naval Reactors awards Naval Nuclear Laboratory contracts to Fluor Marine Propulsion, LLC
Naval Reactors announced the selection of Fluor Marine Propulsion, LLC as the new contractor for the Naval Nuclear Laboratory.
July 5, 2018
NNSA awards $10 million cooperative agreement to Texas A&M University
NNSA has designated a new Center of Excellence to be led by Texas A&M University in the area of Low Energy Nuclear Science.
July 2, 2018
NNSA breaks ground on Albuquerque Complex Project
NNSA broke ground today on a state-of-the-art facility for its workforce in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
June 29, 2018
NNSA, Air Force complete successful end-to-end B61-12 Life Extension Program flight tests at Tonopah Test Range
NNSA and the U.S. Air Force completed two non-nuclear system qualification flight tests of the B61-12 gravity bomb on June 9 at Tonopah Test Range.
June 26, 2018
US–UK Mutual Defense Agreement Marks 60 Years
Agreement provides for the exchange of defense information relevant to nuclear weapons, naval nuclear propulsion, and nuclear threat reduction.
June 20, 2018
NNSA conducts rocket-based research in Hawaii with ‘HOT SHOT’
NNSA and Sandia National Laboratories launched a rocket in May that carried experiments to support the stockpile and increase scientific understanding
June 18, 2018
Radiological Assistance Program marks 60 years at the forefront of nuclear response effort
NNSA marks 60 years of the Radiological Assistance Program (RAP) this month.
June 8, 2018
NNSA awards Los Alamos National Laboratory Management & Operating Contract
National Nuclear Security Administration awards Triad National Security, LLC the M&O contract for Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
May 8, 2018
NNSA senior leader nominated for prestigious public service award
A leader in nuclear nonproliferation at NNSA has been named one of 27 finalists for the 2018 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals.
May 4, 2018
NNSA to conduct aerial radiation assessment survey over the University of Florida
NNSA will conduct low-altitude helicopter flights over the University of Florida campus and Gainesville area between May 7 and 9.
April 24, 2018
Albuquerque Complex Project authorized to begin construction
NNSA authorized the start of construction of the Albuquerque Complex Project on April 20.
April 19, 2018
NNSA awards $7 million cooperative agreement to University of Texas at Austin
NNSA has designated a new Center of Excellence at the University of Texas at Austin as part of the Stewardship Science Academic Alliances Program.