A recent event gave Savannah River Site (SRS) employees whose work supports NNSA Defense Programs the opportunity to increase their knowledge of computer security, counterintelligence, and a range of other security and emergency preparedness topics.
As part of the Savannah River Tritium Enterprise “Focus on Security” Roadshow, exhibitors were on hand to help employees learn who to contact for document reviews, how to spot the signs of espionage, where to get CPR training, and more. Among the day’s activities were a demonstration by SRS security contractor of their canine team’s training and performance, as well as an opportunity for employees to experience wearing the SRS Fire Department’s fire-fighting gear.
Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) visited Sandia National Laboratories last Friday for tours and briefings. This was the Congresswoman’s first visit to Sandia. Congresswoman Lujan Grisham was accompanied by her Deputy Chief of Staff Deborah Armstrong and her Deputy District Director Gilbert Gallegos. While at Sandia, Congresswoman Lujan Grisham participated in a tour of Sandia’s Integrated Technologies and Systems exhibit that includes displays and demonstrations of technologies related to homeland security, homeland defense, and nonproliferation and assessment.
About the photo: From left to right, Jerry McDowell, Deputy Laboratories Director & Executive Vice President for National Security Programs, Sandia National Laboratories; Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham; Paul Hommert, President and Laboratories Director, Sandia National Laboratories; Kim Sawyer, Deputy Laboratories Director & Executive Vice President for Mission Support, Sandia National Laboratories; Geoff Beausoleil, Sandia Field Office Manager and Los Alamos Field Office Acting Manager.
In an effort to create new opportunities and to save money, the Pantex Plastics Shop has began formulating a new method of mixing polyurethane to make molded parts for explosives, coatings, seals, cushions, tool covers and more.
As part of this project, Pantex has teamed up with West Texas A&M University to give students the opportunity to be engaged in this research.
About the photo:
Pantex chemist Stephanie Steelman, right, and West Texas A&M University student Devin Cook work on a new dynamic adiprene mixing machine.
Cary Bronson, from Los Alamos Field Office, and Michael Kaufman from Los Alamos National Laboratory were honored Monday for receiving the 2012 Bradley A. Peterson Federal and Contractor Security Professional of the Year Awards. Bronson received the federal award and Kaufman received the contractor award.
The awards recognize employees whose contributions to security programs within the NNSA enterprise exemplify the excellence and commitment for which NNSA is known.
Bronson was recognized for his proactive approach to contractor oversight in security resulting in significant achievements. Kaufman was recognized for his active engagement and leadership in security which has greatly facilitated operations at LANL.
About the photo:
Steve Asher, center, NNSA Acting Chief and Associate Administrator for the Office of Defense Nuclear Security, presents Cary Bronson, left, and Michael Kaufman with the 2012 Bradley A. Peterson Federal and Contractor Security Professional of the Year Awards.
Andrew Whitaker from Dumas Junior High School in Dumas, Texas, lines up the team's race car during the Electric Car Competition at the 2013 National Science Bowl near Washington, D.C. last Sunday.
The Dumas team, which won the regional competition sponsored by NNSA's Pantex Plant to advance to nationals, won fourth place in the competition.
Photo by Jack Dempsey, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science