Nuclear Deterrence

Y-12's core mission is to ensure a safe, secure, and reliable U.S. nuclear deterrent, which is essential to national security.

Global Security

We train nuclear industry professionals, emergency responders and security forces from around the world.

Naval Reactors

Working with the Naval Reactors Program, Y‑12 supplies the U.S. Navy feedstock from weapons removed from the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile to fuel nuclear-powered submarines and aircraft carriers.

Technology Development and Transfer

The Office of Technology Commercialization and Partnerships connects CNS with academic, government, and industry partners to ensure innovative technologies and solutions mature and ensures commercial rights to CNS-developed technologies are licensed to the private sector.


Y-12 places the highest priority on maintaining and improving its security posture.