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NNSA Release: NNSA Completes First Production Unit of B61-12 Life Extension Program

  • Posted: Thursday, December 2, 2021, 4:00 pm

Warhead modernization activities ensure the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile continues to meet military requirements while enhancing safety and security

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) successfully completed the B61-12 Life Extension Program (LEP) First Production Unit (FPU) on November 23, 2021.

NNSA Release: NNSA Awards Management and Operations Contract for Y-12, Pantex

  • Posted: Monday, November 29, 2021, 4:00 pm

The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) announced today it has selected Nuclear Production One, LLC (NPOne) for the Management and Operating (M&O) contract for the Y-12 National Security Complex and Pantex Plant, located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and Amarillo, Texas, respectively.

NPOne is a limited liability company, which consists of Fluor Federal Services, Inc. and AECOM Energy & Construction (an Amentum company).

NNSA Release: Joint-funded project will train local, state, and national first responders

  • Posted: Friday, October 29, 2021, 12:20 pm

Officials broke ground Oct. 28 on the Oak Ridge Enhanced Technology and Training Center (ORETTC), a novel federal and state funded concept to provide first responder training and technology demonstrations.

Kasia Mendelsohn, Acting Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA), was joined by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and senior managers from the Y-12 National Security Complex and NNSA to kick off construction.

NNSA Release: Lighting the way to modernization and strengthened security: Completion of electrical projects at Y-12 advances NNSA’s critical enriched uranium production mission

  • Posted: Thursday, September 30, 2021, 5:00 pm

The National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Office of Safety, Infrastructure, and Operations took a significant step in advancing the Nation’s Enriched Uranium Strategy with its completion of the Nuclear Facilities Electrical Modernization (NFEM) portfolio. NFEM illustrates the type of foundational recapitalization work that is required for our aging infrastructure to continue meeting the Nuclear Security Enterprise’s vital national security missions.

NNSA Release: Seeing inside the Secret City … without setting a foot on site

  • Posted: Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 8:57 am

The public will soon be able to get a sneak peek inside Y‑12 National Security Complex’s Building 9731 - a historic Manhattan Project-era building - without ever stepping foot on‑site. A virtual tour of select areas of the building is being developed in cooperation with the NNSA Production Office (NPO), the Department of Energy (DOE) Oak Ridge Consolidated Service Center, and the National Park Service.

NNSA Release: NNSA looks to recruit the next generation of nuclear security talent and hire thousands annually

  • Posted: Monday, August 23, 2021, 3:20 pm

Navigating the labor market can be a challenge, but it’s one NNSA's Office of Management & Budget is prepared to meet. With more than a third of the nuclear security enterprise’s workforce eligible for retirement within the next five years, attracting and recruiting top talent is a high priority for NNSA.

NNSA Release: NNSA Sandia Field Office Manager Jeff Harrell retires after over 40 years of federal service

  • Posted: Monday, August 9, 2021, 10:34 am

After four decades of federal service, NNSA Sandia Field Office (SFO) Manager Jeff Harrell retired July 31. During the week prior to his retirement, he celebrated his extensive career at a picnic held in his honor with the SFO employees who have been like an extended family.

NNSA Release: Reuse, recast, reduce: Y-12’s Zero Power Physics Reactor Depleted Uranium Recovery Project yields results

  • Posted: Thursday, July 22, 2021, 5:00 pm

Earlier this year, the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Office of Nuclear Material Integration (ONMI), in cooperation with the Y-12 National Security Complex (Y-12), completed the Zero Power Physics Reactor (ZPPR) Depleted Uranium (DU) Recovery Project. The effort successfully recovered 28 metric tons of high-purity DU blocks previously used in the ZPPR; a research reactor located at the Idaho National Laboratory.

NNSA Release: NNSA receives top Project Management Awards from the Department of Energy

  • Posted: Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 10:19 am

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) is pleased to announce it received three DOE Secretary’s Project Management Achievement Awards July 13, 2021.

Each year, the Department recognizes projects that have demonstrated excellence in project management. Specifically, the Secretary's Achievement Award is presented to project teams that have demonstrated significant results in completing projects under budget and ahead of schedule.

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