In March 2023, the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration’s Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs approved the W80-4 Life Extension Program (LEP) to transition into Phase 6.4, Production Engineering. The W80-4 LEP achieved Phase 6.4 entry following successful execution of the Preliminary Design Review and Acceptance Group Review and the System Baseline Design Review, and passing through the System Pre-Production Engineering Gate.
NNSA is going from 0 to 60 towards full electrification of the government fleet by 2035. The first step towards this ambitious goal is ensuring all light duty vehicle acquisitions are 100% zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) by 2027. Of the 401 light duty vehicles NNSA replaced this year, NNSA sites chose the ZEV option for 232 of those replacements.
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2021 National Nuclear Security Administration’s security awards. The results were recently announced by NNSA's Associate Administrator and Chief of Defense Nuclear Security Jeff Johnson, and three of the four awards went to either Consolidated Nuclear Security or NNSA Production Office employees. A ceremony was recently held for those receiving the honors.
Second multi-year HEU repatriation campaign fulfills countries' previous commitment and demonstrates their dedication to nuclear nonproliferation
WASHINGTON – Fulfilling a commitment made at the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit, the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) announced the removal of all highly enriched uranium (HEU) from the Kyoto University Critical Assembly (KUCA).
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) will host a virtual job fair for the Nuclear Security Enterprise (NSE) Wednesday, June 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (ET). The NSE is looking for the next generation of nuclear security professionals and working to hire over 3,500 new employees in 2022 to join its workforce of over 50,000 strong.
WASHINGTON – The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration announced today that it is canceling its November 2020 contract solicitation for management and operation of the Pantex Plant and Y-12 National Security Complex and terminating the contract award announced in November 2021 for the two sites. NNSA intends to hold two new competitions for separate contracts to manage each site.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – A ceremony was held today at the Y-12 National Security Complex to unveil a National Park Service (NPS) sign at Building 9731 which is part of the NPS Manhattan Project National Historical Park (Manhattan Project NHP).
The National Nuclear Security Administration is responding to the White House’s Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad with the expansion of a successful Energy Savings Performance Contract at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Since 2009, the ESPC with Johnson Controls has upgraded utility, distribution, and other vital systems at Y-12 to significantly improve energy performance and savings.
WASHINGTON - The National Nuclear Security Administration this week held the groundbreaking of the multiyear Security Infrastructure Revitalization Program at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Tennessee. The project will replace a portion of the existing perimeter intrusion detection and assessment system, known as PIDAS, and upgrade other security features.
WASHINGTON – The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration’s Uranium Processing Facility Project has reached a significant milestone with all buildings being fully enclosed, or “in the dry.”