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Sandia recognized for Stockpile Stewardship Program excellence

More than 270 Sandia National Laboratories employees and partners on 11 different teams were recently presented with NNSA Defense Programs Awards of Excellence for their contributions to the maintenance of our nation’s nuclear deterrent. “A true strength at Sandia is its diversity of knowledge and its ability to assemble multidisciplinary teams to address the country’s [...]

Sandia recognized for Stockpile Stewardship Program excellence 2017-12-12T13:11:30+00:00

CFC giving heats up with charity chili cook-off

The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is one of the largest workplace giving initiatives in the world. In its 56-year history, it has raised over $8 billion for hundreds of different charity organizations. This week Loida Begly, an engineer with the NNSA Office of Safety, Infrastructure, and Operations, and the Department of Energy’s Monja Vadnais, helped [...]

CFC giving heats up with charity chili cook-off 2017-12-08T13:11:47+00:00

NNSA partners with the Philippines to identify and repatriate U.S.-origin radiological material

NNSA’s Office of Radiological Security (ORS), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) recently completed a two-year process of conditioning and repatriating U.S.-origin radioactive sources from the Philippines.  As part of NNSA’s mission to protect radiological material used for medical, industrial, educational, and other peaceful purposes, ORS and partner [...]

NNSA partners with the Philippines to identify and repatriate U.S.-origin radiological material 2017-12-07T13:09:15+00:00

Graduate Fellow Feature: Andrew Peoples

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: Andrew Peoples 2017-12-06T13:11:22+00:00

NNSA General Counsel announces Legal Excellence Award

Ida Hernandez is the recipient of the eighth annual NNSA Office of the General Counsel Legal Excellence Award for her ongoing legal support of the NNSA Freedom of Information Act Program (FOIA). Hernandez was influential in getting the Department of Justice   to seek injunctive relief to prohibit a local government from releasing sensitive federal information [...]

NNSA General Counsel announces Legal Excellence Award 2017-11-30T13:10:41+00:00

Statement from the NNSA Administrator on the Appointment of a New Director at Los Alamos National Laboratory

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Los Alamos National Security, LLC named Dr. Terry C. Wallace, Jr. as Director of Los Alamos National Laboratory, replacing Dr. Charles F. McMillan, who is retiring December 31. Dr. Wallace has extensive leadership experience managing national security programs as the laboratory's Principal Associate Director for Global Security. A distinguished researcher and innovator, [...]

Statement from the NNSA Administrator on the Appointment of a New Director at Los Alamos National Laboratory 2017-11-29T13:09:50+00:00

NNSA, Air Force complete two additional B61-12 Life Extension Program qualification flight tests at Tonopah Test Range

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) and the U.S Air Force announced today the completion of two qualification flight tests of the B61-12 gravity bomb at the Tonopah Test Range in Nevada. Completed November 7-8, 2017, these tests continue a series of qualification flight tests that will be conducted over [...]

NNSA, Air Force complete two additional B61-12 Life Extension Program qualification flight tests at Tonopah Test Range 2017-11-28T13:07:38+00:00

Graduate Fellow Feature: Kaatrin ‘Kat’ Abbott

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: Kaatrin ‘Kat’ Abbott 2017-11-22T13:08:07+00:00

NNSA conducts nuclear safeguards workshop for North African countries

Experts from NNSA and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) conducted a workshop to promote the adoption of the Additional Protocol and provide training on Complementary Access for 15 nuclear safeguards practitioners from Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia earlier this month in Rabat, Morocco. The course was co-hosted by Morocco’s National Center for Nuclear Energy, Sciences, [...]

NNSA conducts nuclear safeguards workshop for North African countries 2017-11-21T13:09:25+00:00

Time flies: NNSA recognizes Aviation History Month

Aviation History Month is the perfect time to take a fun look back at historic NNSA moments in flight – enjoy these classic “Throwback Thursday” photos from our laboratories and sites. 1957: A prototype US Navy blimp readies for flight at the Nevada Test Site. 1942: Bad weather forced six P-38 fighters and two B-17 [...]

Time flies: NNSA recognizes Aviation History Month 2017-11-17T13:09:45+00:00