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  • For Systems Administrator (SysAdmin) Day, meet some of the men & women keeping NNSA going. Thanks for all you do!   Michelle Swinkels, Senior Systems and Network Technologist at NNSA’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory  What excites you about your work for NNSA? I’...
  •   Today, in accordance with a 1971 Presidential proclamation, the United States commemorates the first human setting foot on the moon. As a science agency, NNSA’s technology and development have given rise to extraterrestrial innovation and enabled other-worldly achievements. From...
  • Last week, NNSA Administrator Lt. Gen. Frank Klotz (Ret.) visited the Y-12 National Security Complex to check on the status of ongoing projects like the Uranium Processing Facility as well as the site's continuing uranium operations. He also met with the Region 2 volunteers of the Radiogical...
  • WASHINGTON (June 6, 2016) – A shipment of plutonium and highly enriched uranium (HEU) from Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA)’s Fast Critical Assembly (FCA) reactor arrived safely at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Savannah River Site near Aiken, S.C., and Y-12 National Security...
  • OAK RIDGE, Tennessee – Twenty-nine Y‑12 inventors were recognized for their technology and innovative accomplishments during the recent 12th annual Technology Transfer Awards Ceremony. The site has a long history of producing technologies initially used at Y-12 and later transferred to the...
  • Y-12’s Analytical Chemistry Operations provides comprehensive analytical services in support of the site’s core missions, environmental compliance and overall worker health and safety. ACO scientists, for example, analyze impurity levels to ensure the materials destined for nuclear...
  • Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC, which runs the Y-12 National Security Complex and the Pantex Plant, plays an active role in strengthening the quality of FIRST (For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology) robotics competitions for individual high school–aged teams in...
  • The challenge is this: Preserve two key processing facilities at Y-12 National Security Complex. These two facilities will house all nuclear material processing activities not incorporated into the Uranium Processing Facility design. To better understand what it takes to keep an older, large...
  • Ambassador Henry S. Ensher, the top U.S. diplomat at the United States Mission to International Organizations in Vienna, Austria, recently visited two facilities to understand NNSA’s mission better: the Y-12 National Security Complex and the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS). At Y-12, he...
  • OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Some 30 volunteers from Y-12 National Security Complex kicked off the 2016 CNS community service focus by volunteering to restore the Elkmont Campground Amphitheater in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in April. This effort marks the 20th year that the Y-12 Help to the...

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