U.S. and Poland host international nonproliferation workshop for law enforcement personnel

The U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) and the U.S. Department of State partnered with the Polish Customs Service to host the first joint field operation workshop for law enforcement personnel June 20-22 at the Rzeszów–Jasionka Airport near Jasionka, Poland. The regional workshop consisted of classroom-based lectures on commodities that are subject to [...]

Improper Shipment from Los Alamos National Laboratory

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has been informed by Los Alamos National Laboratory that proper procedures were not followed in shipping small quantities of special nuclear material to both Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Savannah River National Laboratory last week. The shipments should have been made using commercial ground cargo [...]

NNSA leadership shares tips to build a highly technical, inclusive workforce

NNSA leaders joined academic researchers, federal practitioners, and industry partners to exchange ideas on human resources management at the 2nd annual U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Research Summit June 7 at American University in Washington, D.C. The summit highlighted organizations using innovative strategies to advance human capital policy and invited leaders to present strategies [...]

Statement from NNSA Administrator Frank Klotz

WASHINGTON D.C. –  Safety is paramount at the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). We have uncompromising standards for our plants and laboratories to perform work in a safe and secure manner that protects our employees, our facilities, and the public. An article published Sunday by the Center for Public Integrity (CPI), the first in a planned [...]

Nuclear Security Enterprise team members are pumped to give to others

With preparedness close to their hearts and public service in their veins, giving back comes naturally – and so does the life-saving product they’re donating. On World Blood Donor Day the World Health Organization warns that when disaster strikes, and people need medical assistance, they can’t wait around for the supplies they need to come. [...]

NNSA Defense Programs lets the dogs out in charity race

NNSA team members work to solve some of the most challenging national security problems in the world at their day jobs – but their commitment to public service doesn’t end at close of business. Five members of Defense Programs’ decision support team, which conducts 25-year planning, budgeting, and cost estimating for the U.S. nuclear weapons [...]

NNSA leader receives Flemming Award for exceptional contributions to national security

The director of NNSA’s Nuclear Material Removals program received the 2016 Arthur S. Flemming Award for Leadership and Management in a ceremony at George Washington University May 24. Sarah Dickerson leads one of the nation's pre-eminent national security programs. She managed operations to remove or dispose of more than 6,000 kilograms of weapons-usable nuclear material [...]

NNSA’s Graduate Fellowship Program: Generating the future leaders of nuclear security

The 2016 class of NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP) fellows culminated their year of service May 24 with the fourth annual NGFP Closing Ceremony and Alumni Reception at NNSA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.  The event brought the current class of fellows together with leaders and program alumni from across the Nuclear Security Enterprise, including NNSA, [...]

FY18 Presidential Budget Request for NNSA Released

(WASHINGTON) – The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) released details today of its portion of the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Budget Request. The President’s $13.9 billion FY 2018 Budget Request for NNSA represents an increase of $1.0 billion – or 7.8 percent – above the FY 2017 Omnibus level, representing [...]