NPO Press Releases

Y-12 Press Release
Jul 1, 2014

The National Nuclear Security Administration Production Office and Consolidated Nuclear Security have completed one of the largest and most complex contract transitions in the history of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Y-12 Press Release
Jun 26, 2014

Karl Waltzer, Acting Deputy Manager of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Production Office, has received the NNSA Gold Medal Award in recognition of his distinguished achievements in support of national security programs.

Y-12 Press Release
May 1, 2014

Officials from the National Nuclear Security Administration Production Office (NPO) and Texas Tech University (TTU) signed an agreement today that could pave the way for the Pantex Plant to become a leading force in the drive to increase use of renewable wind energy.

Y-12 Press Release
Apr 7, 2014

The National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Security Improvements Project (SIP) was recently completed ahead of schedule and approximately $20 million under its original budget of $72 million.

Y-12 Press Release
Feb 10, 2014

This week marks the fifth anniversary of the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Alarm Response Training (ART) program for local law enforcement and other critical first responders around the country. In the five years of providing this course, NNSA has trained more than 3,000 on-site radiation safety and security personnel, local law enforcement officers...

Y-12 Press Release
Jan 3, 2014

Work on the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) High Explosives Pressing Facility at its Pantex Plant, located near Amarillo, Texas, this month passed the 85 percent construction completion mark and is on schedule and under budget.

Y-12 Press Release
Mar 28, 2013

The National Nuclear Security Administration today announced plans to extend the boundary fence at the Y-12 National Security Complex along Scarboro Road.  The new fence is expected to be in place by April 4.

Y-12 Press Release
Jan 15, 2013

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has awarded a contract to Siemens Government Technologies, Inc., (Siemens) to construct and operate the federal government’s largest wind farm. The Pantex wind farm, a first in the NNSA enterprise, will consist of five 2.3 megawatt turbines located on 1,500 acres of government-owned property east of the Pantex Plant.

NPO Press Release
Jan 8, 2013

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today announced that Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) has been selected to be the management and operating contractor for the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn., and the Pantex Plant near Amarillo, Texas. The contract also includes construction project management of the Uranium Processing Facility (UPF) at the Y-12...

NPO Press Release
Oct 17, 2012

The Y-12 National Security Complex has taken additional steps to reduce its energy costs by installing almost 100,000 square feet of new heat reflective “cool” roofs at the Oak Ridge, Tennessee facility.

Y-12 Press Release
Sep 24, 2012

AMARILLO, Texas – The Pantex Ordnance Plant began operations 70 years ago, turning out conventional bombs that helped end World War II and secure the world for peace. Pantex closed after the war ended and was reopened in 1951 as a nuclear weapons facility. Over the next several decades, missions from other facilities were consolidated at Pantex, which is now the nation’s primary facility for...

Y-12 Press Release
Jul 20, 2012

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Daniel Hoag has been named deputy manager for the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Production Office (NPO) that was established in June to provide federal oversight of nuclear production missions at the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas, and the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

NNSA NPO
Jun 29, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today announced the public release of a report that details the current plutonium inventory of the U.S. Titled The United States Plutonium Balance, 1944-2009, the document serves as an update to Plutonium: the First 50 Years, which was first released by the Department of Energy (DOE) in 1996. The...

WINS Workshop
Jun 27, 2012

OAK RIDGE, TENN. – This week, more than 20 countries are represented at the first-ever workshop conducted in the United States at the Y-12 National Security Complex for the World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS). The workshop is jointly sponsored by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Department of Defense (DoD).

NNSA NPO
Jun 18, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Production Office (NPO) is now in operation, providing federal oversight of nuclear production missions at the Pantex Site in Amarillo, Texas, and the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

NNSA
Apr 16, 2012

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. -- In just five months, the Jack Case Center at the National Nuclear Security Administration's Y-12 National Security Complex has not only achieved compliance with a national building standard for energy sustainability, but has also accomplished a 21.4 percent reduction in energy consumption.

Y-12 Press Release
Mar 23, 2012

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. -- Employees of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Y-12 Site Office have been recognized for their contributions to the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC).

Y-12 Press Release
Feb 17, 2012

Terri Slack, Site Counsel for the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Y-12 Site Office (YSO), has been named “NNSA Attorney of the Year.”

Gift
Feb 15, 2012

Team Led by Y-12 Site Office Employee Visits Russian girl Aided by U.S. Monitors

Y-12 Press Release
Mar 23, 2011

Y-12 steam plant project receives national recognition for project management excellence. Y-12’s Steam Plant Life Extension Project (SPLE) has received the Secretary of Energy’s Project Management Improvement Award.

Y-12 Press Release
Mar 23, 2011

Daniel hoag named y-12 site office deputy manager.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. -- Daniel K. Hoag has been named Deputy Manager for the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Y-12 Site Office (YSO).