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NNSA Hidden Talents: Keshan Velasquez

Being part of the Nuclear Security Enterprise takes skill, smarts, and determination. From research scientists developing innovative new technologies to administrative professionals organizing day-to-day operations, it’s no surprise that our workforce is filled with impressive people. What some members of the NNSA family accomplish in their spare time, however, is truly unexpected. Keshan Velasquez is [...]

NNSA Hidden Talents: Keshan Velasquez2019-04-19T14:11:54-06:00

‘There is no margin to be complacent’: Conference brings Nuclear insider threats into focus

Belgium’s Minister for Security and Home Affairs Pieter De Crem and NNSA Administrator Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty delivered keynote addresses urging participants to lead the way in enhancing their insider mitigation programs. Minister De Crem noted the seriousness of the topic, saying, “The insider threat is real and pervasive. This threat cannot, and will not go [...]

‘There is no margin to be complacent’: Conference brings Nuclear insider threats into focus2019-04-16T14:11:02-06:00

Graduate Fellow Feature: Candace D. Harris

What drew you to the NGFP program? I knew two former fellows from my time at Florida A&M with a similar technical background as myself. I was so fascinated by the breadth of knowledge and responsibilities fellows have in the Nuclear Security Enterprise that I just had to apply. As a doctoral candidate in physics, [...]

Graduate Fellow Feature: Candace D. Harris2019-04-10T14:11:29-06:00

NNSA employee in China serves Nation from half a world away

The Nuclear Security Enterprise spans not only the United States but the globe. NNSA and the Department of Energy (DOE) have foreign affairs specialists stationed at numerous partner countries to support diplomacy, policy-making, and national security. Michael Yo is among this cadre of civil servant specialists. He has been stationed at the U.S. Embassy in [...]

NNSA employee in China serves Nation from half a world away2019-04-05T14:10:04-06:00

NNSA celebrates visionary women

The panel discussion included NNSA’s Michele Smith, Deputy Director for the Office of Nuclear Verification. She was joined by Mecole Spencer of the FBI, Deputy U.S. Marshal Tomeko Bryant, and Dr. Tara M. Ruttley from NASA. “It’s about perseverance. Knowing you have the ability to do something, even if you get knocked down,” Smith said. [...]

NNSA celebrates visionary women2019-03-29T14:10:41-06:00

NNSA sponsoring a deep dive into U.S. nuclear forensics capabilities

“The capabilities built within the national laboratory system can handle the broad range of nuclear forensics science – from treaty verification, through nuclear material analysis, to the unattributed detonation of a nuclear device,” said Jay A. Tilden, Associate Administrator and Deputy Under Secretary for Counterterrorism and Counterproliferation. “Our ability to identify the origin of nuclear [...]

NNSA sponsoring a deep dive into U.S. nuclear forensics capabilities2019-03-28T14:11:20-06:00

Graduate Fellow Feature: Zoe Chicketti

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: Zoe Chicketti2019-03-28T14:11:23-06:00

NNSA gathers workforce to discuss the future of plutonium pit mission

You are here Home » NNSA gathers workforce to discuss the future of plutonium pit mission Kelly Cummins explains the future of the plutonium pit production mission to the NNSA workforce. NNSA Administrator Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty briefly joined the panel discussion on the future of the plutonium pit production mission. Plutonium pits are a key [...]

NNSA gathers workforce to discuss the future of plutonium pit mission2019-03-22T14:08:57-06:00

NNSA expert counsels grad students on counterterrorism

The simulation capstone project is designed to enable legislators to make informed policy decisions about nuclear security. It is expected that eight to 12 senior Congressional staffers will participate. Linton Brooks, a former NNSA Administrator, and Cory Hinderstein, previously in NNSA’s Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, will lead it. “The simulation is divided into phases. [...]

NNSA expert counsels grad students on counterterrorism2019-03-21T14:09:52-06:00

NNSA, IAEA, and Argentina partner to reduce the risk of radiological terrorism through alternative technologies

The workshop participants included representatives of regulatory bodies and private industry from 15 countries and the International Atomic Energy Agency. This diverse selection of speakers discussed the alternative electron beam and X-ray technologies. Arved Deecke, an attendee who founded Benebión, a Mexican food and medical equipment sterilization company, said the workshop drove home the benefits [...]

NNSA, IAEA, and Argentina partner to reduce the risk of radiological terrorism through alternative technologies2019-03-20T14:10:09-06:00