Newsletters

NNSA publishes a monthly newsletter featuring current events and activities across the nuclear security enterprise. Online archives are available back to 2003.
Energy Secretary Abraham signs the first rack for the BlueGene/L supercomputer

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In this issue:

  •  New LLNL Computer, A Work in Progress, Is World's Fastest
  •  NNSA Employee Wins Service to America Award
  •  Secret Mission By U.S., Russia Recovers HEU
  •  Livermore, Sandia Researchers Win Presidential Early Career Awards for Outstanding Work
  •  HEU Transparency Program Marks Three Major Milestones
  •  Los Alamos Instrument Survives Satellite Crash, Provides Important Scientific Data
  •  Management Team Complete at NNSA Service Center
  •  NNSA Expands Efforts to Combat Illicit Smuggling
  •  Livermore and Los Alamos Scientists Win E.O. Lawrence Awards for Nuclear Science Work
  •  NNSA Assists Security Success at '04 Olympics
  •  Pantex Wins P2 Award for Community Outreach
Jerry Paul visits the Office of Secure Transportation Western Command in NM

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In this issue:

  •  Jerry Paul Confirmed as NNSA Deputy Administrator
  •  Y-12 Awards New HEU Storage Facility Contract
  •  NNSA Helps Train ICBM Convoy Security Personnel
  •  LLNL's Ted Saito Receives Exceptional Public Service Award
  •  Pantex Works With DoD on Environmentally Friendly Solvents
  •  Don't Hedge Your Bets on JASPER Shots
  •  Sandia, Navy Plan New Carriers
  •  Sandia Rocket Sled Track Celebrates 50 Years of Service
  •  NNSA Volunteer Raises Soldier's Spirits With Gift
  •  LANL Advances The Art and Science of Silica Aerogels
NASA's Mercury MESSENGER spacecraft

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In this issue:

  •  NNSA Researchers Capture Twelve Awards for Top Industrial Innovations
  •  Spent Nuclear Fuel Returned to the United States from Germany
  •  Savannah River Tritium Facility Wins Secretary's Project Management Award
  •  Pantex Reaches Plutonium Pit Repackaging Milestone
  •  NNSA Managers Win Award for Outstanding Work
  •  Mercury MESSENGER Carriers Livermore Technology
  •  There's a KCP Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) in Town
  •  U.S., Russian Lab Directors Advocate Global Expansion of New Nuclear Energy Technologies
  •  Sandia Labs Supercomputer to be World's Fastest
  •  Livermore "Got Science?" Extravaganza Huge Success
  •  Los Alamos Helps Map the Evolution of a Virus
  •  Unique Sandia Labs Facility Celebrates Ten Years of Making the World a Safer Place
  •  Livermore Researchers Develop Hybrid Fuel Tank
The Atlas Machine at the Nevada Test Site

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In this issue:

  •  U.S. Removes Iraqi Nuclear and Radiological Materials
  •  NNSA Plants Play Major Role in Stockpile Stewardship
  •  KCP Cyber Security Has Cure for Computer Virus Infections
  •  NTS Atlas Pulse Ready to Beat
  •  NNSA Provides Unique Experience for Summer Interns
  •  LLNL Replaces Substandard Facilities With FIRP Funding
  •  LANL Scientist Fred Begay Selected to New York Academy of Sciences for Lifetime Achievements
  •  Space Simulator Models the Universe on a Budget
  •  Laboratory Diversity Calendar Gets DOE Award
  •  Bechtel Scientist Develops Geiger Counter for Pets
A high southwest view of Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.

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In this issue:

  •  Brooks Submits Stockpile Report to Congress
  •  Nevada's Kathy Carlson Focuses on People
  •  DOE to Conduct Separate Competition for Los Alamos and Livermore National Labs
  •  Andrew Bieniawski Departs DOE Moscow Office
  •  Sandia Knowledge Management Program Launches Tool for Accessing Insights of Retired Weaponeers
  •  NNSA Participates in Government-Wide Security Exercise
  •  NNSA Nonproliferation Experts Helping Foreign Governments Lock Up Dirty Bomb Ingredients
  •  NNSA Engineer Discovers Wealth of Opportunities at DOE NNSA
  •  Pollution Prevented, Money Saved at Y-12
  •  Scientists Develop Novel Fluorescent Thermometer
Radioactive Sealed Sources Being Placed in an Underground Storage Shaft at LANL

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In this issue:

  •  NNSA Surpasses Congressional Target of Recovering Orphaned Radioactive Sources
  •  Administrator Brooks Gives Pollution Prevention Awards at Savannah River
  •  Infrastructure Update: Milestone Reached at SRS Facility
  •  Secretary Abraham Launches Refocused DOE Global Threat Reduction Initiative
  •  KCP Chemical Database Will Provide Better Materials With Greater Safety and Cost Savings
  •  Livermore Lab Engineer Chosen to be Astronaut
  •  NIH Chooses Los Alamos to Model Disease Outbreaks
  •  Desert Lab Models Sea Ice Role in Climate
  •  Three Sandians Named to 2004 List of Most Influential Hispanics in Technology, Business
  •  Security Clearance Processing Time Decreasing
Energy Secretary Abraham outside the new Sandia Joint Computational Eng. Lab.

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In this issue:

  •  Secretary Launches Security Initiatives
  •  Abraham Dedicates New Sandia Facility
  •  New Fusion Program Oversight Manager Proposed
  •  Brooks Names Arkin and Wilmot as New Managers for Savannah River and Los Alamos Site Offices
  •  New Sandian Works with Rural Communities in Mexico and Central America on Sustainable Energy Projects
  •  NNSA to Implement Security Workforce Study Suggestions
  •  Infrastructure Update: New Construction Funding Tool Works at LLNL
  •  Safeguards and Security Standdown at Sandia Results in Recommendations to Reduce Risks
  •  KCP Trailer Production Reaches Safety Milestone
NIF workers install beampath

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In this issue:

  •  NIF Essential to Stockpile Stewardship Program
  •  Russian Language Class Led to Career for NNSA Non-Proliferation Staff Member
  •  Sandia's MiniSAR Offers Great Promise for Reconnaissance and Precision-Guided Weapons
  •  NNSA Names Steve Taylor Manager of Kansas City Site
  •  Laboratory Communicators Capture 40 Awards
  •  Livermore Develops Test Containment Vessel
  •  Los Alamos Weapons Program Restructured
  •  Neutron Science Center at Los Alamos Helps Test Circuits for Failures from Cosmic Rays
  •  Operation Synergy: NNSA Exercises with Federal, State, Local Emergency Response
  •  Survey Names LLNL a Top Workplace for Postdocs
Tri-lab Computing

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In this issue:

  •  Advanced Computing Program Enhances NNSA Laboratory Integration, Cooperation
  •  NNSA Program to Engage Iraqi Scientists
  •  Krol Named NNSA Administrator for Emergency Operations
  •  DSP Satellite Includes Nuclear Detection Payload
  •  Los Alamos National Laboratory Computer Scientist Honored as Asian American Engineer of the Year
  •  Tritium Extraction Facility Heads Toward '05 Finish
  •  Patty Wagner is New Sandia Site Office Manager
  •  KCP and Pantex Form Partnership, Improve Performance
  •  Sandia Begins Major Test Capabilities Upgrade
  •  KCP Navigation System Aids Sophisticated Target Practice
  •  Sandia Receives Pollution Prevention Best in Class Awards
Vilnius Airport in Lithuania

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In this issue:

  •  Lithuanian Airport Gets Rad Detection System
  •  President Nominates Jerald Paul for NNSA Post
  •  Laboratory Employees Recognized by Native American Science and Engineering Society
  •  NNSA Coast Guard Officer Receives Bronze Star for Iraq War Contributions
  •  Security Research Facility Opens at Livermore
  •  Y-12 Tests New Diskless Computer Technology
  •  SRS Aviation Program Earns National Recognition
  •  Cyber Security Programs Consolidated at Nevada
  •  BWXT Y-12 Wins Top Small Business Award
  •  Fly Me to the Moons- of Jupiter
  •  Pioneer Scientist Honored with Laboratory Medal
  •  Sandia Develops Source Tracking System
  •  Pantex Lends Fire Trucks to Amarillo College
HEU Returned from Bulgaria

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In this issue:

  •  U.S. Nonproliferation Efforts Continue as Nuclear Material is Removed from Bulgaria
  •  NNSA Dismantles Last Nuclear Artillery Shell
  •  Kansas City Plant's PIRATE Ready to Set Sail
  •  Y-12 Develops Mobile Medical Shelter System
  •  NNSA Biologist Works with Law Enforcement, Other Agencies on Anti-Terrorism Task Force
  •  Infrastructure Update: Roof Management Contract in Place
  •  Los Alamos Program Recovers Orphaned Radioactive Sources
  •  Nuclear Radiological Threat Reduction Task Force
  •  BWXT Y-12 and Tennessee State University Strengthen Mentoring-Protege Agreement
  •  NNSA Portal Receives Administrator's Gold Medal
Touring the target chamber in the National Ignition Facility at LLNL

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In this issue:

  •  Stockpile Stewardship Effort is Ten Years Old
  •  NNSA Resumes Tritium Production for First Time in 15 Years
  •  NNSA Signs New Model Contract for Sandia Labs
  •  Camille Yuan-Soo Hoo Enjoys Challenges of Livermore Office
  •  Infrastructure Update: Special Materials Facility at Y-12 Under Construction
  •  NNSA Initiates Cooperative Monitoring Center in Jordan
  •  Calendar Will Help Promote Diversity Awareness
  •  NNSA, WAPA Sign Money Saving Electricity Deal
  •  Awan, Monette Recognized for Service to America
  •  NNSA Special Agents Dominate Air Force Security Force Event
  •  Oak Ridge Accelerator Project on Track
NNSA Administrator Linton Brooks at groundbreaking ceremony for Sandia's MESA

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In this issue:

  •  NNSA Labs Win 21 "Nobel Prizes of Technology"
  •  NNSA Adds New Tool to Stockpile Stewardship Program
  •  From Saigon to Sandia - A Refugee Family's Story
  •  Paul Longsworth Sworn in as NNSA Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation
  •  Nuclear Engineer Brumley Manages Y-12 Office
  •  Computer-Carrying Moths Help Research
  •  Kansas City Plant Shares Safety Strategies with Other Companies
  •  NNSA Assists Russian Scientists, American Business
  •  NNSA Advances "Weapons Into Plowshares" with First LEU Shipment to Tennessee
  •  NNSA to Provide Science Advisor for City
Mock nuclear weapons accident in England

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In this issue:

  •  NNSA Announces Security Initiatives
  •  Boardman Leads Sandia Site Office
  •  ARG Team Practices Emergency Response in England
  •  Mini-fireset Helps Protect Against Torpedoes
  •  HEU Program Completes Vital Russian Monitoring System
  •  Six Sigma - The Quest for Perfection
  •  BWXT Y-12 Receives Awards
  •  Los Alamos' Bowles Wins Top Russian Prize
  •  Infrastructure Update: Tritium Facility at Savannah River 50% Complete
  •  Pantex Team Wins Security Competition
LANL 60th Anniversary Celebration

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In this issue:

  •  Pit Production Begins at Los Alamos
  •  Linton Brooks Confirmed as Administrator
  •  NNSA Expands Technology Commercialization Program to Additional Communities
  •  Y-12 Resumes Wet Chemistry Operations
  •  Physical Security System Commissioned in Uzbekistan
  •  Ted Robinson Sets Record at Y-12
  •  Ground Broken for Test Laboratory Facility at Pantex
  •  Update: The NNSA of the Future is on Track
  •  Secretary Abraham Presides Over Well Attended International Radioactive Sources Conference
  •  Hispano Chamber Names Sandia, Lockheed Martin, and TVC Corporate Partner of the Decade
  •  Infrastructure Update: Security Upgrade Project Underway at Livermore
  •  Livermore Studies Blast Effects on Buildings
  •  Sandia Z Machine Produces Fusion Neutrons
  •  Kansas City Plant Associates Win FLC Award
NNSA Administrator Linton Brooks

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In this issue:

  •  Brooks Nominated to Head NNSA
  •  Update from Jim Hirahara, NNSA Service Center Director
  •  NNSA Implements Reorganization
  •  DARHT Second Axis Achieves Final Technical Milestones
  •  NNSA Laboratories Win Awards
  •  New NNSA Supercomputers at Sandia, Livermore Will Service Stewardship
  •  Ukraine Dedicates New Nuclear Plant Simulator
  •  NNSA's MS3 Program May Aid Department of Defense
  •  NNSA Works to PROTECT Public Facilities
  •  NNSA Facilities and Infrastructure Recapitalization Program Update: Nevada Demolitions on Schedule
  •  Livermore, Pantex Achieve Significant Mileposts
  •  Tyler Przybylek Named as Acting Chief Operating Officer