NNSA establishes new federal office for Y-12

  • Posted: Tuesday, April 2, 2024, 2:50 pm

Y‑12 Field Office begins operations on April 2

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has established a new field office to oversee operations at the Y‑12 National Security Complex

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The NNSA Y‑12 Field Office (YFO) replaces the NNSA Production Office, which was previously responsible for oversight of operations at Y‑12 and the Pantex Plant, located northeast of Amarillo, Texas. The Pantex Field Office has also been established to oversee Pantex Plant operations. Both new field offices began operations on Tuesday, April 2.

YFO’s mission is to ensure safe, secure and cost-effective operations at Y‑12, which is operated by Consolidated Nuclear Security (CNS) for NNSA. Y‑12 is a key facility in the U.S. Nuclear Security Enterprise and is responsible for ensuring the safety, security, and effectiveness of the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile through the manufacture, refurbishment, surveillance, dismantlement and storage of nuclear weapons components. Y‑12 also supports NNSA nuclear nonproliferation missions and provides uranium feedstock for the U.S. nuclear navy.

CNS will continue to manage and operate both Y‑12 and Pantex until a new contractor is named for the Pantex Plant. The CNS contract to run Pantex currently extends through September 30, 2024. CNS’s contract to run Y‑12 currently extends through September 30, 2025, with two 1‑year option periods.

Teresa Robbins will serve as the Manager of the Y‑12 Field Office. She previously served as the NPO Manager.

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