NNSA

It’s not hubris to be proud of new tech at Sandia National Laboratories

The mythical master craftsman Daedalus would be quite impressed with NNSA’s “Icarus” – the new generation of ultrafast multi-frame X-ray cameras installed on Sandia National Laboratories’ Z machine earlier this year. Developed at Sandia’s Microsystems and Engineering Sciences Applications Complex, the Icarus camera provides more pixels, more frames, and higher sensitivity than previous cameras coupled [...]

It’s not hubris to be proud of new tech at Sandia National Laboratories 2018-02-22T13:08:38+00:00

Engineering a bright future across the Nuclear Security Enterprise

In honor of National Engineer Week, NNSA is taking a look at a variety of ways these creative innovators contribute to nuclear security nation-wide. By definition, engineers design and build, but the exact result depends on their specific discipline. Keep reading to learn about just a few of the wide-ranging careers engineers can embark on [...]

Engineering a bright future across the Nuclear Security Enterprise 2018-02-20T13:09:31+00:00

Pantex and Y-12 employees singled out for success in stockpile stewardship

Over 200 employees from the Pantex Plant and the Y-12 National Security Complex received recognition recently for their exceptional contributions in support of NNSA’s weapons programs. “The work that underpins the stockpile is complex and challenging,” said Phil Calbos, Principal Assistant Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs. “These awards recognize the most exceptional of those efforts, [...]

Pantex and Y-12 employees singled out for success in stockpile stewardship 2018-02-16T13:09:08+00:00

FY19 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) 2019 Budget Request. The President’s $15 billion FY 2019 Budget Request for NNSA represents an increase of $2.2 billion – or 16.8 percent – above the FY 2017 enacted level, representing [...]

FY19 Presidential Budget Request for NNSA Released 2018-02-12T13:12:55+00:00

Graduate Fellow Featured: Victoria Wu

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 Featured: Victoria Wu 2018-02-08T13:08:04+00:00

NNSA collaborates with global healthcare company to complete conversion of Mo-99 production to LEU-based process

Majority of global Mo-99 supply now produced without HEU WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) today announced that Curium, a global healthcare company, has completed the conversion of its molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) production process from highly enriched uranium (HEU) to low-enriched uranium (LEU). This conversion to LEU represents a key [...]

NNSA collaborates with global healthcare company to complete conversion of Mo-99 production to LEU-based process 2018-01-17T13:10:56+00:00

Graduate Fellow Feature: Mareena Robinson

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: Mareena Robinson 2018-01-17T13:10:57+00:00

W88 Alteration 370 program successfully moving forward

If you own a vehicle, then you understand the importance of maintenance – especially if your car is from the 80s and an entire nation is depending upon it. The W88 nuclear warhead has been faithfully serving as a key component of our nuclear deterrent since it entered the weapons stockpile in 1988. The W88 [...]

W88 Alteration 370 program successfully moving forward 2018-01-16T13:07:54+00:00

NNSA employee makes a career out of improving careers

Well-being may seem like an intangible idea – something to strive for, but not a metric to be measured. One NNSA program manager, a one-time political management professor and former George Washington University deputy director  who has published multiple books, would disagree. Dr. Beatriz Cuartas currently helps run multiple programs within NNSA’s Office of Management [...]

NNSA employee makes a career out of improving careers 2018-01-12T13:10:15+00:00

NNSA’s Mid-Level Leadership Development Program participants visit Kansas City for training

NNSA has many opportunities for employees to continue their professional development. Among these is the Mid-Level Leadership Development Program (MLDP), a year-long program designed to develop and prepare interested indiviuals with a high potential for future leadership roles in the agency. The in-depth leadership training is designed to provide foundational exposure to leadership skills and [...]

NNSA’s Mid-Level Leadership Development Program participants visit Kansas City for training 2018-01-09T13:07:55+00:00