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DP awards showcase collaboration at KCNSC

Defense Programs award winners at the National Security CampusMore than 200 individuals from several National Security Campus teams received recognition this week for their work supporting NNSA’s 2014 Defense Programs.

Mark Holecek, KCFO Site Manager, presented the awards in a special ceremony on September 14 to the eight teams, including the KCRIMS Requalification; W87 Filled Elastomer Production; Encapsulation Process for Electronic Assemblies; W80 ALT 369 Firing Set Assembly Reprocessing; B61-12 LEP Trainers Product Realization Team; Surveillance Disassembly; High Speed Video; B61 JTA Modernization; and Header Working Group.The ninth award went to engineer Ellen Kirk for her significant impact to the NSC encapsulation process, including a $1 million cost savings in support of the W76-1 and an operator training program.

The awards recognize on an annual basis the contributions of work performed in support of the Stockpile Stewardship Program. The awards are given for significant achievements in quality, productivity, cost savings, safety or creativity in support of the nuclear weapons program.