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Production of W76-1/Mk4A Arming Fuzing Subsystem completed on time and budget

Life Extension Program milestone achieved WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) has completed production of the U.S. Navy-sponsored Arming Fuzing Subsystem in support of the W76-1/Mk4A Life Extension Program (LEP) on time and on budget. The subsystem is a key component of the W76-1 LEP that will extend the [...]

Production of W76-1/Mk4A Arming Fuzing Subsystem completed on time and budget 2017-10-16T14:07:26+00:00

Science is the nucleus of NNSA

Nuclear Science Week is an international celebration of the atomic world. Just as the nucleus is at the center of the atom, nuclear science is at the heart of NNSA’s national security missions. Monday: Powering the Nuclear Navy The Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program plays an essential role in efficiently powering nautical deployments around the globe. [...]

Science is the nucleus of NNSA 2017-10-16T14:07:28+00:00

KCNSC employees recognized for contributions to stockpile stewardship

More than 340 individuals from 11 teams at the Kansas City National Security Campus received recognition recently for their technical collaboration supporting NNSA’s Defense Programs. Michael Thompson, NNSA’s assistant deputy administrator for Major Modernization Programs, presented the Defense Programs Awards of Excellence, including three Exceptional Achievement winners, in a ceremony in Kansas City. “The work [...]

KCNSC employees recognized for contributions to stockpile stewardship 2017-10-13T14:10:13+00:00

NNSA and partners launch project to reduce use of radioactive source-based devices in New York City

NEW YORK – The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) has partnered with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) to launch the first citywide initiative to reduce the reliance on risk significant devices in medical and research applications. This combined effort [...]

NNSA and partners launch project to reduce use of radioactive source-based devices in New York City 2017-10-12T14:08:53+00:00

Featured Graduate Fellow: Ruby Russell

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. Program participants are able to develop technical and leadership skills to launch [...]

Featured Graduate Fellow: Ruby Russell 2017-10-11T14:09:47+00:00

Defense Programs recognizes employee excellence across the enterprise

Over 2,300 members of the Nuclear Security Enterprise were recently singled out for significant contributions to our nation’s nuclear deterrent. Since 1982, the Office of Defense Programs has presented annual Awards of Excellence to individuals and teams who have distinguished themselves through exemplary performance. Ninety-one separate awards are being handed out for 2016. “It’s important [...]

Defense Programs recognizes employee excellence across the enterprise 2017-10-03T14:11:02+00:00

National laboratories honored for innovative excellence

For more than 50 years, the R&D 100 Awards have served as the most prestigious innovation recognition program around. Research and development pioneers are recognized for their hard work as the top proven technological advances of the year are honored. Continuing a streak of excellence, our national laboratories were singled out as finalists for multiple [...]

National laboratories honored for innovative excellence 2017-09-26T14:08:47+00:00

NNSA Statement on Los Alamos National Laboratory Operations

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – On August 22, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) reported that it did not follow its operating procedures during a movement of materials within its plutonium facility. The amount of material involved was well within parameters known to be safe. At no time was there any risk of an inadvertent criticality. There was [...]

NNSA Statement on Los Alamos National Laboratory Operations 2017-09-28T14:07:55+00:00

NNSA collaborates with South African firm on groundbreaking conversion to low-enriched uranium-based molybdenum-99 production

Agency commends NTP Radioisotopes SOC Ltd with achievement award WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) and South African Nuclear Energy Corporation’s NTP Radioisotopes SOC Ltd (NTP) completed conversion of their critical medical isotope molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) production process from highly enriched uranium (HEU) to low enriched uranium (LEU) in [...]

NNSA collaborates with South African firm on groundbreaking conversion to low-enriched uranium-based molybdenum-99 production 2017-09-22T14:14:38+00:00

NNSA puts down the keys and goes “car free”

On Car Free Day, commuters around the world are encouraged to find alternative ways to get to work. Choosing not to travel alone in a car reduces carbon emissions, traffic congestion, and gasoline demand. Today is the day to team up in a carpool, try public transit like the bus or subway, take an active [...]

NNSA puts down the keys and goes “car free” 2017-09-22T14:14:39+00:00