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The United States National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is part of the United States Department of Energy. It works to improve national security through the military application of nuclear energy. The NNSA maintains and improves the safety, reliability, and performance of the United States nuclear weapons stockpile through the use of science, technology, and engineering. It is also responsible for many nuclear nonproliferation, counter-terrorism, counter-proliferation, and radiological emergency response efforts for the United States, along with the naval reactors for the United States Navy.

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I work for the National Nuclear Security Administration, which is a semi-autonomous agency of the Department of Energy. I work in the CIO's office with the Information Management department. I am a federal manager over the operations team, where we assure that our customers have network connectivity ...
As a manager at one of New Mexico's largest employers, I have proven to be a consistently high-performing individual, contributing to mission success for critical National Nuclear Security Administration and Department of Energy programs. The work I execute daily impacts Sandia, the local community and ...

The stand-down at the plutonium facility comes as the lab is facing increased scrutiny. The National Nuclear Security Administration is planning to escalate production of plutonium pits and must decide where to launch the decades-long project. Los Alamos, which has produced plutonium pits on a small ...
The contract worth more than $2 billion annually to operate and manage the Los Alamos National Laboratory could be awarded as soon as April or May, according to publicly available documents from the National Nuclear Security Administration. All bids are now finalized for the contract, according to press ...
In 2007, Agee took her first of several engineering roles at Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies in Kansas City, Missouri, where she served for almost 10 years supporting manufacturing efforts for the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration. In 2017, she transitioned to ...
The National Academies report was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science, the National Nuclear Security Administration, the Office of Naval Research, and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. ###. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory addresses the world's most urgent ...

In November 2017, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) released its annual Stockpile Stewardship and Management Plan, the first under the Trump administration. Buried in this 328-page document lies new language that the agency stands ready to conduct a “simple” nuclear test as little ...
The National Nuclear Security Administration, the part of the Energy Department that oversees the nuclear sites and materials, favors switching to the dilute-and-dispose method. In recent testimony before a House of Representatives subcommittee, Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, the new NNSA administrator, said ...
The Trump administration is proposing massive cuts to vital programs responsible for securing nuclear weapons-usable material around the world. The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), the agency primarily responsible for working with other countries to reduce nuclear terrorism risks, wants ...
Stakeholders from the State and Energy Departments and the National Nuclear Security Administration made contributions, but media reports suggest an opaque authorship structure. The American Conservative reported that Keith Payne, president of the National Institute of Public Policy, helped write the ...
The Office of Management and Budget has requested the repurpose of $65 million Energy Department funds for the National Nuclear Security Administration's low-yield warhead initiative, Defense News reported Tuesday. NNSA announced plans to create the W76-2 warhead based on the W76-1 payload ...
In a reprogramming request sent to Congress last week, the Office of Management and Budget requested shifting $65 million to the National Nuclear Security Administration for “engineering development, and any subsequent phases, of a low-yield nuclear weapon.” The creation of a submarine-launched, ...
Thomas said the El Capitan will be the National Nuclear Security Administration's first exascale supercomputer, capable of at least a quintillion calculations per ... The Lab is managed by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the Energy Department's National Nuclear Security Administration.
The US Department of Energy's nuclear security team will conduct helicopter flights over the Boston Marathon route ahead of Monday's big race to test naturally occurring radiation levels. Shelley Laver, a spokeswoman for National Nuclear Security Administration, said the tests are conducted to establish ...
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) will conduct low-altitude helicopter flights over the route. Read more. Purchase Photos or Donate to Framingham Source Via PayPal. Recent Posts. Framingham Police Chief Ferguson To Retire ...
The authorization allows the department's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to begin construction on the Main Process Building (MPB), Salvage & Accountability Building (SAB), and Process Support Facilities (PSF) subprojects. As per NNSA, the three-story 240,000ft2 MPB will be used for ...
Atlanta-area nuclear regulators, researchers, medical providers and first responders to discuss their roles in the event of a “dirty bomb” attack relying on a radiological dispersal device in a recent workshop. The workshop was hosted by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of ...

Peery succeeds Brent Park, who was recently confirmed as deputy administrator for defense nuclear nonproliferation at DOE's National Nuclear Security Administration. Park has led the Global Security Directorate since July 2010. “James will be responsible for ensuring that ORNL is applying its research ...
The Y-12 National Security Complex is a United States Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) facility located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, near the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. NNSA is responsible for maintaining the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile and manages the Y-12 ...
Dale Christenson, National Nuclear Security Administration, Y-12 National Security Complex, Oak Ridge, Tenn., has been presented the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Project Director of the Year Award, according to a recent release shared with The Oak Ridger. Christenson reportedly won the ...
The leader of the National Nuclear Security Administration told a U.S. House Appropriations subcommittee Tuesday she believes the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility at the Savannah River Site is "nowhere close" to 50 percent complete. Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, who was sworn in as both the NNSA ...
On Wednesday, the leader of the National Nuclear Security Administration, Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, said a secondary review of potential pit production locations is wrapping up – "The engineering analysis that is currently underway is in its final stages" – and will be reviewed shortly thereafter. "Draft data ...
The National Nuclear Security Administration in November completed the roughly 400-page study comparing the potential costs, time frame and risks of ... A summary of the National Nuclear Security Administration's study, leaked in December, shows that Los Alamos and the Savannah River Site in South ...
Agencies dealing with nuclear materials face critical management challenges. The Department of Energy's (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) manages the nuclear weapons stockpile and supports nonproliferation efforts. DOE addresses contamination at nuclear weapons production ...
22 as the U.S. Department of Energy's under secretary for nuclear security and the administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration – visited several SRS facilities and introduced herself to employees and local officials. "I promised Sen. Lindsey Graham during my confirmation hearing that I ...
It is the National Nuclear Security Administration's preferred alternative to the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility, another SRS facility poised, upon completion, to process plutonium. The termination of MOX is an ongoing – and controversial – battle. The 2019 budget request is congruous with termination ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty was sworn in today by U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry as the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Administrator Gordon-Hagerty is responsible for ...
The National Nuclear Security Administration manages U.S.-origin enriched uranium for certain needs such as for the production of tritium, which is used in nuclear weapons. After losing its last source of U.S.-origin enriched uranium in 2013, NNSA projected that its supply would run out in 2027. We found ...
The National Nuclear Security Administration, a semiautonomous arm of the Department of Energy, has oversight on nuclear warhead development, production and security. This is the second year the NNSA was slated for a budget increase, although the FY18 request — $13.9 billion, an increase of 7.8 ...
President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the National Nuclear Security Administration believes plutonium pit production to be a pressing priority. The nominee also said she is willing to cooperate with U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., to figure out the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility.
Yet the current demands of the stockpile stewardship program have placed increasing loads on an aging National Nuclear Security Administration infrastructure.” Los Alamos National Laboratory's aging infrastructure recently made the news when a leaked analysis of alternatives study seemed to favor ...
Y-12 National Security Complex is a Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration site in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The site, once called Clinton Engineer Works, was responsible for separating bomb-grade uranium isotopes to construct the nuclear weapon, Little Boy. Y-12's mission since ...
A collaboration of American and British scientists announced on Tuesday that they would build a test antineutrino detector called Watchman in a mine on the northeast coast of England. The project is sponsored by the National Nuclear Security Administration, part of the United States Department of Energy.
... invest .5M in projects aiming to improve the performance of coal MORE, citing documents that appear to show that the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) paid more than $24 million to the partnership of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for costs from a series of whistleblower cases.
President Donald Trump has appointed Charles Verdon, a principal associate director at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, as deputy administrator for defense programs at the Energy Department's National Nuclear Security Administration. At LLNL, Verdon leads the federal research facility's ...
The National Nuclear Security Administration put out a notice seeking women-owned small businesses and economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses capable of securing nuclear sites globally from physical and cyber threats. While the sources sought notice leads with “physical security ...
Charles P. Verdon, principal associate director at Lawrence Livermore National laboratory, was nominated by the White House this week to become deputy administrator of Defense Programs in the National Nuclear Security Administration. Senate confirmation is required. Assuming that occurs, Verdon will ...
Alexander says Park currently manages national security programs for the Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration. He was previously a director of research programs at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Park still requires a confirmation vote by the U.S. Senate. Copyright ...
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry tours ORNL, tests out 3D-printed vehicles at ORNL. ORNL printed the vehicles at the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility, a user facility of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). Brianna Paciorka/News Sentinel ...
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) promised huge taxpayer savings in 2013 by consolidating two critical sites where nuclear weapons are assembled — as much as $3.27 billion over a decade. But four years after the contract was won by Consolidated Nuclear Security (CNS) LLC, ...
A B61-12 model at the Arnold Engineering Development Center in Tennessee. Photograph: National Nuclear Security Administration/Nevada Site Office. The US is to spend billions of dollars upgrading 150 nuclear bombs positioned in Europe, although the weapons may be useless as a deterrent and a ...
Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Thursday as the U.S. Department of Energy's under secretary for nuclear security and administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration. Once she is sworn in to the position, Gordon-Hagerty will be responsible for the management ...
The National Nuclear Security Administration, a semiautonomous arm of the Department of Energy, has oversight on nuclear warhead development, production and security. This is the second year the NNSA was slated for a budget increase, although the FY18 request — $13.9 billion, an increase of 7.8 ...
"This is a win for our national security," said Peter Hanlon, an official with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) office of material management and minimization. Critics of the current system say shipping highly enriched uranium leaves it vulnerable to being stolen by militant groups who could ...
The nomination announcement posted on the White House website said Park now leads and manages national security programs for the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Nuclear Security Administration (a semi-autonomous agency within DOE), and other sponsors. A nuclear physicist, Park was ...
Brent K. Park leads and manages national security programs for the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration and other sponsors. A nuclear physicist, Park was previously director of the Department of Energy's Remote Sensing Laboratory. He previously managed and ...
President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the National Nuclear Security Administration believes plutonium pit production to be a pressing priority. The nominee also said she is willing to cooperate with U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., to figure out the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility.
We do this work in concert with the other National Nuclear Security Administration laboratories, Sandia and Lawrence Livermore, which have their own areas of expertise related to nonproliferation. For instance, using a ground-based global network of sensors designed by Los Alamos and developed by ...
“All uranium needs to be U.S. flagged and produced with U.S. origin-only technology,” said Art Atkins, associate deputy administrator for global material security at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration. While Atkins nodded to the needs of a strong, competitive domestic ...
The Trump administration's official Nuclear Posture Review, rolled out last week, said DoE's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) should immediately begin developing a new low-yield nuclear warhead in the 5-kiloton range to fit atop Trident ballistic missiles carried by Ohio-class submarines.


 

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