Newsletters

NNSA publishes a monthly newsletter featuring current events and activities across the nuclear security enterprise. Online archives are available back to 2003.
Experimental physicist Bernie Kozioziemski of NNSA's LLNL.

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In this issue:

  •  Pay Banding Demo to be Piloted for NNSA Personnel
  •  NIF Achieves Major Milestones
  •  Los Alamos Power Grid Upgrade Near Completion
  •  Kansas City Plant Receives Defense Programs Award
  •  Design Selected For Reliable Replacement Warhead
  •  New Y-12 Tack Cloth Cleans Contaminated Surfaces
  •  U.S. And Panama To Combat Nuclear Smuggling
  •  LANL Staff Named AAAS Fellows; Nine Honored as APS Fellows
  •  Two Los Alamos Scientists Win E.O. Lawrence Award
  •  NNSA Selects Federal Safety Professionals of the Year
The Y-12 National Security Complex

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In this issue:

  •  NNSA to Upgrade Last Russian Nuclear Warhead Site
  •  Special Nuclear Material Reduction Underway at Lawrence Livermore
  •  Sandia Studies Anti-terror Technologies
  •  Future Y-12 National Security Complex Takes Shape With Modernization Projects
  •  Weapons Complex Employees Donate More Than $11M to Fund Drives Throughout The Nation
  •  Livermore Scientists Receive Gordon Bell Prizes
  •  NNSA Tops List of Fastest Computers in the World
  •  44 Years of Public Service for SSO Staffer
THE JASPER TEAM standing next to the two-stage gas gun.

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In this issue:

  •  Nuclear Weapons Officials Agree to Pursue RRW Strategy
  •  Almost 600 Pounds of HEU Returned to Russia
  •  Remembering John Arthur
  •  The Nevada Test Site: A Unique Resource To Meet Customer Needs
  •  Tritium Production Resumes At Savannah River After 18 Years
  •  Radiation Equipment Up and Running in Slovenia
  •  DARHT Axis 2 Has Two Successful Test Firings
  •  Nevada Site Manager Named
  •  Livermore's James R. Wilson Wins 2006 Hans Bethe Award
  •  National Weather Service Says Pantex Plant is Storm Ready
  •  Discover Magazine Recognizes Sandia Physicist Mark Boslough
Pantex security police officers can now train in virtual environments.

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In this issue:

  •  NNSA Secures all Russian Navy Nuclear Sites
  •  NNSA to Prepare Complex 2030 EIS
  •  Y-12 Infrastructure Reduction Program Reaches Milestone
  •  Bush Honors Senior Execs
  •  Kansas City Plant - From Conceptualization To Product Realization
  •  Pantex Training Facility is One-of-a-Kind
  •  Volunteers Help Russian Students
  •  Craig Tucker Named New ADA for Office of Secure Transportation
  •  Nevada Intelligence Center Receives Award for Training Program
  •  NNSA Converts Research Reactors At Two Universities
  •  NNSA Announces $15 Million in Grants to Minority Institutions
View of a TK-515 container being loaded into a truck.

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In this issue:

  •  U.S. and Russian Sign Liability Protocol
  •  Y-12 Completes Major Relocation of Highly Enriched Uranium
  •  Livermore Scientist Elected VP of Physical Society
  •  LANL Satellite To Launch In December
  •  Sandia Takes A Strategic Look At Its Future
  •  Los Alamos National Lab D Building Remembered
  •  NNSA Program Helps Train International Nuclear Security Managers
  •  NNSA's Kansas City Plant Puts the "Spotlight on Science" for Students
  •  NNSA People, Facilities Receive Variety Of Awards
NNSA Response at Ground Zero

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In this issue:

  •  NNSA: Working to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism
  •  Tobey Confirmed as NN Deputy
  •  Sherry is New Y-12 Manager
  •  DARHT Conducts Successful W76 Hydrotest
  •  NNSA Teams Prepare For Emergencies
  •  Y-12's Tony White Inducted into Hall of Fame
  •  Savannah River Hosts Russians for Worker Transition Workshop
  •  Nevada Salutes Its Heroes
  •  NNSA, Sandia Managers Named To Top 100 Hispanics List
  •  NNSA Small Business Awards
B61 bombs are the oldest weapons in the nuclear stockpile and an integral part

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In this issue:

  •  Entire Stock of W56 Nuclear Weapons Dismantled
  •  NNSA Achieves Significant Milestone for B61 Bomb
  •  New Office to Oversee NNSA's Transformation
  •  Counting Down To Fusion Ignition
  •  U.S.-Origin HEU Removed from Argentina
  •  Where There's Smoke, There May Be Fire
  •  Russian HEU Consolidated At Secure Site
  •  U.S. Nuclear Weapons-Grade Material Converted Into Electricity
  •  Weapons Railcars Now a Museum Exhibit in Amarillo
  •  NNSA Labs Win 14 R&D 100 Awards for Industrial Innovations
Record-holding BlueGene/L supercomputer, part of the LLNL Advanced Simulation

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In this issue:

  •  Lawrence Livermore Laboratory Supercomputer Sets New World Record
  •  Megaports Program Coming to Jamaica and Egypt
  •  SRS Makes 200th Shipment of LEU
  •  LANL And LLNL Team Up To Put The “J” in JASPER
  •  Pantex Boosts Efficiency, Maintains Safety And Security
  •  Y-12 Building a Better Birdcage
  •  Sandia Begins Demolition of 1960s-Era Lab Building
  •  OST Eastern Command Upgrades Its Facilities
  •  Boyer, Colgate Receive Los Alamos Medal
  •  NNSA's Kansas City Plant Receives Two Prestigious Environmental Awards
Samuel W. Bodman is briefed in the U1a test complex at the Nevada Test Site.

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In this issue:

  •  Secretary Bodman Visits Nevada Test Site, Pantex Plant
  •  National Laboratory Directors Come Together to Highlight GNEP
  •  President Nominates Tobey to Lead NNSA's Nonproliferation Work
  •  NNSA Works with Kazakhstan to Stop Nuclear and Radioactive Material Smuggling
  •  Sandia Dedicates Microfab and Microlab Facilities
  •  Oldest Y-12 Worker Retires
  •  A New Day At Los Alamos
  •  NNSA Teams Up With State Department to Engage Iraqi Scientists
  •  Sultans of SWAT
  •  Global Threat Reduction Initiative: Two Successful Years Of Reducing Nuclear Threats
  •  Eight Pollution Prevention Awards Given to Four NNSA Sites
  •  New E-Questionnaire for Investigations Saves Time and Money
Molten plutonium metal is prepared for casting operations

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In this issue:

  •  Deputy Secretary Discusses Complex 2030
  •  Secret Mission to Remove HEU from Uzbekistan Completed Successfully
  •  NNSA on Path to Secure Russian Nuclear Sites by End of 2008
  •  Packaging Expert Receives NNSA 2005 Federal Safety Professional of the Year Award
  •  Kim Davis Takes the Field
  •  NNSA Outlines Plans For Future Of The Nuclear Weapons Complex
  •  Y-12 Mentors Future Scientists
  •  LLNL Leads Explosives Detection Pilot Program
  •  Kansas City Plant Facilitates Radar Technology
  •  Sandia Pulsed Reactor Resumes Operation
Brooks testifies before a March hearing of the House Armed Services Committee

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In this issue:

  •  Tritium Extraction Facility Reaches Another Milestone
  •  NNSA Works with Australian Agency to Counter Radiological Threats
  •  Secretary Bodman Visits Kansas City Plant
  •  Sandia California Site Celebrates 50 Years
  •  Krakatau Subcritical Experiment Another Success for NTS
  •  NNSA 2007 Budget Request
  •  LANL Scientist is Asian American Engineer of the Year
  •  Y-12 Site Manager Retires
  •  'Defense In Depth' Is NNSA Site Security Policy
  •  NNSA, Small Business Help Reshape Y-12
  •  NNSA Appoints Executive Director for China Office
NNSA Administrator meets with Bay Area news media to unveil a new security asset

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In this issue:

  •  New Nuclear Partnership will Reduce Proliferation Risks
  •  NNSA Administrator Outlines Focus for 2006 and Beyond
  •  Los Alamos Plutonium Test Facility To Be Replaced
  •  NNSA Agrees to Work with Georgia and Azerbaijan to Counter Nuclear and Radioactive Material Smuggling
  •  Contract Competition For Livermore Lab Begins
  •  Brooks Visits Labs And Plants, Talks About The Future
  •  A Soldier's Thanks
  •  D'Agostino to Lead NNSA's Defense Programs
  •  Los Alamos Lab Begins Transition to New Leadership
  •  220 Radioactive Sources Removed from Georgia School
U.S. Reps.watch a robot demonstration at Sandia National Laboratories.

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In this issue:

  •  NNSA Completes First Major Milestone at Seversk Power Plant
  •  Four Nations Sign Megaports Pacts with the United States
  •  Sandia “RAP” Artists, White Sands Techs Milestone At Seversk Power Plant Free Stuck Radiation Source
  •  Dr. Kevin Greenaugh Receives 2006 Professional Achievement Award
  •  New ES&H Advisor Has DOE, EPA Background
  •  Sandian Brings Photovoltaic Light to Indian Reservations
  •  NNSA Counterintelligence Is Everyone’s Concern
  •  Surplus Uranium Project Earns Engineering Award
  •  LLNL and ORNL Provide Training for Russian Nuclear Security Program
A ribbon cutting ceremony at the US-China Integrated Nuclear Material Mngt demo

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In this issue:

  •  Sensitive Nuclear Material Removed from Los Alamos TA-18 Facility
  •  U.S. and China Jointly Host Technology Demo on Nuclear Material, Security and International Safeguards
  •  Ambassador Brooks Presents NNSA Weapons Excellence Awards at LLNL
  •  NNSA Completes Czech Research Reactor Conversion
  •  ASC Program Marks Its Ten-Year Anniversary by Unveiling the World's Fastest Supercomputer Combination
  •  Largest Computational Biology Simulation Mimics Life's Most Essential Nanomachine
  •  Sandia Utilizes Parallel and Cluster Computers
  •  Staffer Added to NNSA Congressional Affairs
  •  Y-12 Volunteers Help Out with Community Projects
  •  NNSA Awards HBCU Grants
  •  Pantex Expands High Explosives Facility
Busloads of Evacuees from Hurricane Katrina enter Fort Chaffee in Arkansas.

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In this issue:

  •  NNSA Recovers Unique Radiological Devices
  •  HEU Recovered from Czech Technical University
  •  Curtis R. Stevens Named NNSA Executive Staff Director
  •  'Every Day Hero' Is Campaign Theme For CFC
  •  NNSA Facilities Mobilize People, Technology For Gulf Coast Hurricane Response
  •  Television Images Compelled Albuquerque Volunteer to go to New Orleans
  •  Los Alamos Joint Dispatch Center is Operational
  •  Kansas City Plant Senior Leaders Take Up Tools for Habitat for Humanity
  •  Disposition Program Reaches Another Milestone
  •  GO FIGURE! Mines Exceptional Talent
J. Paul (right) gets a briefing on the new automated security weapons system

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In this issue:

  •  NNSA Implements New Security Measures Recommended by Mies
  •  First Irradiated Tritium Rods Arrive at SRS
  •  Disintegrating Asteroid Dust Monitored for First Time
  •  SRS Wins Top Award At DOE Security Protection Officer Training Competition
  •  Ron Cherry Wins Safeguards Award
  •  NNSA Response Teams Exercise With U.S. Navy
  •  U.S. and Libya Sign Sister Laboratory Arrangement
  •  9/11 Technologies - NNSA Applies World-Class Scientific Skills
  •  Eastern Command Groundbreaking
Reactive NanoTechnologies' NanoFoil is a nanoengineered heat source

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In this issue:

  •  NNSA Expands Nuclear Security Cooperation with Russia
  •  Atlas Resumes Experimental Work at Nevada Test Site
  •  NNSA Administrator's 2005 Small Business Awards Recognize Excellence and Progress
  •  Livermore Lab Develops Armor for Iraq Gun Trucks
  •  Future Leaders Class Gets Job Assignments
  •  NNSA Labs Each Receive Four R&D 100 Awards
  •  Brooks Salutes Trinity Veterans
  •  Interns Provide Unique Insight to NNSA
  •  U.S. and Philippines to Cooperate on Detecting Illicit Shipments of Nuclear Material
Russian Lab Directors Ceremony

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In this issue:

  •  Intern Roles Help Prepare for Future
  •  U.S., Russian Lab Directors Meet in Siberia
  •  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Community Leader Day
  •  Pantex Installs State-of-the-Art Radio Digital System
  •  Sandia's Z Machine Fires Objects Faster Than The Earth Moves Through Space
  •  On the Road or in an Office, OST Delivers
  •  699 Metric Tons of Mercury Removed From Y-12
  •  Desmond Named Security Chief
  •  KCP, Y-12 Develop Emergency Notification Device
Dr. Igor Bolshinsky of NNSA secures nuclear materials at a Latvian facility.

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In this issue:

  •  Highly Enriched Uranium Repatriated From Latvia
  •  Los Alamos RFP, Y-12 and Pantex Extensions Announced
  •  SNL's Julia Phillips Elected American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow
  •  NNSA Security Upgrades Completed at Kurchatov Institute
  •  Y-12 Park Volunteers Get National Award
  •  NNSA Names David Jonas General Counsel
  •  U.S.-Russian Project Enters Space Technology Hall of Fame
  •  Lawrence Livermore Lab Researcher Wins Humboldt Award
  •  Years of Work and Coordination Result in Successful Shipment of MOX Assemblies to Carolina Power Plant
  •  Serf's Up at Los Alamos National Laboratory
  •  NNSA Security Office Rotates Staff Assignments
Beta, an American kestrel found grounded in an oil drip pan

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In this issue:

  •  Energy Secretary Bodman Commends Key Milestone In Mixed-Oxide Fuel Program
  •  Brooks Discusses Stockpile of the Future at Hearing
  •  D'Agostino, Hafner to Act in DP
  •  NNSA Service Center Personnel Changes
  •  Brooks Discusses Stockpile of the Future at Hearing
  •  Y-12 Workers Save, Set Bird Free
  •  Pantex Achieves Clean Texas, Cleaner World Partner Status
  •  NNSA Authorizes Restart of the Sandia Annular Core Research Reactor after Recent Upgrades
  •  Successful Los Alamos Experiment Supports Weapon Maintenance with Hydrodynamic Experiments
  •  U.S., Canada Cooperate in Closure of Russian Weapons-Grade Plutonium Production Reactor
  •  Y-12 Leads Effort to Reduce Weapons-Usable Nuclear Material Stockpile
  •  Successful Upgrade Provides Enhanced Power at LANL Building
  •  NNSA Official Addresses Department of Defense Conference
Administrator Brooks testifies at a March hearing before the House Armed Service

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In this issue:

  •  NNSA's Newest Supercomputer Breaks Record
  •  Brooks Discusses Nuclear Terror
  •  NNSA Employee Awarded Alumni Honor
  •  Congressional Hearings Require Intense Preparation
  •  Pantex Plant Wins Pollution Prevention Awards
  •  Sandia Group Studies Defenses Against Terrorism
  •  NNSA Authorizes Restart of Important Y-12 Facility
  •  LLNL Demonstrates Terrorist Truck-Stopping Technology
  •  LANL Scientist Named Asian American Engineer of the Year
  •  Everet Beckner Resigns DP Post
  •  Former Intern Moving Up in KC
  •  Y-12's Williams to Lead Inter-Laboratory Board
Lightning flash generated at Florida's Intl Center for Lightning Research

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In this issue:

  •  Nations Gather To Help Nuclear Cities Shut Down Remaining Plutonium Production Reactors
  •  New IT Chief Has Wealth of Experience
  •  Livermore Lab Researchers Study Lightning In Florida
  •  Kansas City Plant Cuts Costs, Improves Quality of Chemical Baths With New Monitoring System
  •  Jerry Paul Appoints Two New Staff Members
  •  India Agrees To Partner With Regional Radiological Security Effort of NNSA, IAEA
  •  Service Center Staffer Wins Employee of the Year Award from Careers and the Disabled Magazine
  •  Sandia Designed System has Ability to Destroy Biological Agents and Chemical Warfare Materials
  •  STRATCOM General Visits OST's Western Command at Sandia
  •  Major Construction Completed at SRS Tritium Extraction Facility
  •  Five Los Alamos Physicists Receive Honors
  •  Los Alamos National Laboratory Completes Phase I of Security and Safeguards Upgrades
A photographic camera and display system would have 16 times greater data displa

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In this issue:

  •  U.S. and U.K. Cooperate on Ridding Russian of Weapons Grade Plutonium
  •  Samuel Bodman Becomes New DOE Secretary
  •  Y-12 Lends Equipment to South Carolina State's Nuclear Engineering Program
  •  Dan Glenn Enjoys Leading Pantex Site Office
  •  2004 A Banner Year for the Jasper Gun
  •  Pantex Exceeds 2004 FIRP Goals
  •  Virtual Reality Lets Engineers Go Inside Designs
  •  Sandia, NYU Co-Host First-Ever "Big Picture Summit"
  •  Highly Enriched Uranium Repatriated from Czech Republic
  •  Conference on Security of Radioactive Sources
  •  Livermore, Sandia Team for Math, Science Program
  •  DOE Extends Acceptance Policy for Spent Nuclear Fuel
  •  Los Alamos Wizardry to Aid New Mars Science Lab
  •  LANL Camera Will Probe Edge of Solar System
Operator J. Sanders tests the control systems at the nearly complete TEF

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In this issue:

  •  New Contract Will Help Shut Down Russian Reactors
  •  James McConnell Named NNSA's New Chief of Defense Nuclear Safety
  •  American, British Scientists Discuss Collaboration at "Stocktake 2004"
  •  Los Alamos Computers Map Hurricane Impacts
  •  Lawrence Livermore Senior Managers Help Build Habitat for Humanity Houses
  •  NNSA Marks 100th Shipment of LEU Ahead of Schedule
  •  Y-12 Recognizes Staff Members with Technology Transfer Awards
  •  NNSA Issues Draft RFP for Los Alamos Contract
  •  Lockheed Martin Gets One-Year Sandia Extension
  •  Livermore's First Science Facility Remembered
  •  Russian Transition Program Brings Visitors to Oak Ridge
  •  LLNL Team Participates in Regional Competition
A Savannah River Site helicopter

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In this issue:

  •  NNSA Supercomputers Among the Fastest in the World
  •  NNSA's Life Extension Program Meets Defense Needs Without Testing or New Weapons
  •  NNSA Ombudsmen Work to Resolve Workplace Concerns
  •  Kansas City Plant is World Leader in Detecting Organic Contaminants and Testing Cleanliness
  •  Savannah River Site Aviation Program Earns Second Award From Aviation Administration
  •  LANL "Holdup" Specialists Hit Kazakhstan Site
  •  Office of Secure Transportation Competes in 2004 Defender Challenge
  •  Sandia Z Machine Refurbished to Advance Fusion Capabilities and Serve Weapons Program
  •  Dr. Steven Aoki Named Acting Deputy Undersecretary for Counterterrorism
  •  Livermore Projects Receive Awards from Public Relations Society of America
  •  NNSA Staffer Volunteers Time for Indian Community Projects
  •  U.S. and Indonesia Governments Sign Arrangement on Nuclear Safeguards