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NNSA receives DOE Project Management Achievement Award

NNSA recently completed construction of the Transuranic Waste Facility (TWF) $2 million under budget and four months ahead of schedule. This project, at Los Alamos National Laboratory, is NNSA’s first ever Hazard Category 2 Nuclear Facility project completed under budget.  The project team received the Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary’s Project Management Achievement Award for [...]

NNSA receives DOE Project Management Achievement Award 2018-04-05T14:10:23+00:00

Lab director guest article: sparking scientific curiosity with STEM

While growing up in northern New Mexico, I was fascinated by the world around me — or more specifically, the world beneath my feet. I was intrigued by the exotic land forms, the mysterious colors, the textures of rocks, and the stories they told about the Earth’s earliest days. It’s hard to predict what will [...]

Lab director guest article: sparking scientific curiosity with STEM 2018-04-04T14:09:53+00:00

Dr. Brent K. Park sworn in as Deputy Administrator for NNSA’s Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation

WASHINGTON - Dr. Brent K. Park was sworn in today as the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration’s (DOE/NNSA) Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation. Dr. Park now heads up NNSA’s nuclear nonproliferation program, leading the agency’s efforts to enhance national and global nuclear security to eliminate proliferation-sensitive materials. The program closely collaborates with [...]

Dr. Brent K. Park sworn in as Deputy Administrator for NNSA’s Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation 2018-04-03T14:10:08+00:00

Sandia’s water quality program earns six gold awards

They say that “water is life” in the desert region of Albuquerque, New Mexico, which is why the exemplary standards met by Sandia National Laboratories deserve commendation. The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority Industrial Pretreatment Program recently presented NNSA and Sandia with “Gold Awards” for all six of its wastewater permits. The awards are [...]

Sandia’s water quality program earns six gold awards 2018-04-02T14:11:43+00:00

NNSA program manager exemplifies interagency integration

The intensive integration between NNSA and the Department of Defense makes their inextricably linked missions possible. In her role as deputy director of the B61-12 Life Extension Program for Major Modernization Programs, U.S. Air Force Maj. Briana Lee is a collaborative linchpin between the two agencies. Her efforts in ensuring the safety, security, and reliability of [...]

NNSA program manager exemplifies interagency integration 2018-03-29T14:10:07+00:00

Graduate Fellow Feature: Jennifer Beveridge

The NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP) is a unique opportunity for recent graduates to join the Nuclear Security Enterprise. These full-time, salaried positions offer a year of specialized, on-the-job training and the chance to tackle real-world challenges in one of NNSA’s program offices. Fellows develop technical and leadership skills to launch their careers with a [...]

Graduate Fellow Feature: Jennifer Beveridge 2018-03-28T14:07:35+00:00

NNSA invests in the future through academic alliances

Supporting cutting-edge research by rising stars in the scientific community is just plain smart, and that wise investment in our nation’s future was recently put on full display. A record number of participants from NNSA and the national laboratories, along with partner federal agencies and academia, attended this year’s Stewardship Science Academic Programs (SSAP) Symposium. The [...]

NNSA invests in the future through academic alliances 2018-03-27T14:09:43+00:00

NNSA delivers enduring space-based nuclear detonation detection capability

Space-based nuclear explosion sensors are a vital U.S. capability to both monitor compliance with treaties such as the Limited Test Ban Treaty and the Threshold Test Ban Treaty, and to support the nuclear warfighting mission. NNSA’s Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Research and Development (DNN R&D) program and its predecessors, along with other government partners, have been [...]

NNSA delivers enduring space-based nuclear detonation detection capability 2018-03-22T14:09:57+00:00

NNSA campaign focuses on radiological security of U.S. cities

Radioactive materials do a great deal of good: they treat cancer, eliminate certain blood transfusion complications, and are invaluable tools for industry both at home and abroad. But if lost or stolen, these materials can pose a risk to people, cities, and economies. A terrorist could use these sources to make a radioactive dispersal device [...]

NNSA campaign focuses on radiological security of U.S. cities 2018-03-14T14:08:05+00:00

New Dynamic Equations-of-State facility opens at Los Alamos National Laboratory

NNSA and Los Alamos National Laboratory staff celebrated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Dynamic Equations-of-State (DEOS) facility last month. DEOS will conduct on-going shock physics experiments that support NNSA’s science and nuclear stockpile work. At the new facility, lab scientists and engineers are preparing to relocate the gas and powder guns that generate [...]

New Dynamic Equations-of-State facility opens at Los Alamos National Laboratory 2018-03-12T14:09:17+00:00