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NNSA physicist at the forefront of plasma research

The Director of the newly-formed Office of Experimental Science, Dr. Njema Frazier, recently attended the 45th International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS) in Denver, and spoke about the scientific landscape in high energy density (HED) physics and the advanced work being done in NNSA’s Defense Programs. HED physics research performed by NNSA has emerged as [...]

NNSA physicist at the forefront of plasma research 2018-08-13T14:10:27+00:00

NNSA and partners from Alabama, Florida, and Georgia practice what they would do in case of radiological emergency

Experts from NNSA’s Office of Nuclear Incident Response gathered with emergency preparedness personnel from Alabama, Florida, and Georgia recently for a refresher workshop to help improve readiness during a hypothetical nuclear power plant accident. As part of the U.S. radiological emergency response mission, NNSA supports Ingestion Pathway Exercises (IPX). These exercises help federal, state, local, [...]

NNSA and partners from Alabama, Florida, and Georgia practice what they would do in case of radiological emergency 2018-08-07T14:12:10+00:00

United States and United Kingdom celebrate 60th anniversary of Mutual Defense Agreement

William Goldstein, Director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory shared what he feels makes the MDA so successful: “The key ingredient is the common purpose, together with diversity of perception, and the openness to a variety of opinions and approaches. That’s the way that we’re able to take the most advantage of this agreement.” Stephen Younger, [...]

United States and United Kingdom celebrate 60th anniversary of Mutual Defense Agreement 2018-08-06T14:10:49+00:00

NNSA employee salute: thank you for your service

In a poignant ceremony, which included an official bell ringing and piping ashore, Capt. Owen M. Travis retired from the U.S. Navy and stepped down as Military Assistant to the DOE Under Secretary for Nuclear Security. In this role, he served the previous NNSA Administrator Lt. Gen. Frank G. Klotz (Ret.) and has guided current [...]

NNSA employee salute: thank you for your service 2018-08-01T14:10:19+00:00

Mid-level Leadership Development Program hits the ground running

The latest Mid-level Leadership Development Program (MLDP) participants recently began their journey to reach their top potential and get the most out of their NNSA career with a kickoff event in Las Vegas. The year-long program grooms future leaders – developing core competencies such as emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, team building, and project management. During [...]

Mid-level Leadership Development Program hits the ground running 2018-07-30T14:10:27+00:00

New fellowship brings Ph.D. students into National Laboratories for career-launching opportunity

Four doctoral candidates from prestigious universities have officially come aboard as the first-ever Laboratory Residency Graduate Fellowship (LRGF) class. The new LRGF program places highly-motivated students in Department of Energy/ NNSA National Laboratories for long-term study in fields of science relevant to the stewardship of our nation’s nuclear stockpile such as nuclear astrophysics, magneto-hydrodynamics, and [...]

New fellowship brings Ph.D. students into National Laboratories for career-launching opportunity 2018-07-24T14:10:15+00:00

Y-12 extends nuclear expertise by housing certified reference materials used around the world

Y-12 National Security Complex has taken on a new responsibility in NNSA: as a storage and distribution center for the NBL Program Office. The NBL Program Office is named after the former the New Brunswick Laboratory, ensures the reliability of the nation’s certified reference materials to provide measurement support to programs in nonproliferation, safeguards, and [...]

Y-12 extends nuclear expertise by housing certified reference materials used around the world 2018-07-23T14:11:29+00:00

NNSA ensures weapons development knowledge is passed to next generation

Phillip Forsberg, a WIP intern in NNSA’s Office of Cost Policy and Analysis for Defense Programs, strongly encourages those interested to apply. “This program is a tremendous opportunity. You will go on tours and see things that you will likely never be able to see again. WIP provides both a broad technical base – physics, [...]

NNSA ensures weapons development knowledge is passed to next generation 2018-07-20T14:09:42+00:00

NNSA funds innovation in radiological security transport containers

All shipments of radioactive materials, whether from private industry or government sites, must be packaged and transported according to strict federal regulations. These regulations protect the public, transportation workers, and the environment from potential exposure to radiation. The packaging required is determined by the type of material to be shipped and its level of radioactivity. [...]

NNSA funds innovation in radiological security transport containers 2018-07-18T14:11:09+00:00

National Lab IT specialists connect and network at annual summit

Information technology depends upon interconnected systems sharing capabilities and transmitting information – the same is true of the National Laboratories. The National Laboratories Information Technology (NLIT) Summit has taken place annually since 2000, when it first began as the Tri-Lab Summit. The event facilitates the exchange of best practices and ideas between IT professionals within [...]

National Lab IT specialists connect and network at annual summit 2018-07-16T14:09:58+00:00