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NNSA recognizes nuclear weapons experts for decades of service

Lorenzo Carter has spent 35-year career as a public servant. He now works for NNSA as a senior program analyst on engineering campaigns for assessing weapons systems and technology.

NNSA’s Acting Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs Philip Calbos recently recognized two nuclear weapons experts for their longtime dedication to serving the nation.

Jay Edgeworth and Lorenzo Carter, program managers in NNSA’s Defense Programs, received pins for their combined 65 years of public service.

One of NNSA’s core missions is maintaining the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile. Dedicated public servants like Edgeworth and Carter, who are experts in nuclear science and policy, ensure the safety, security, and effectiveness of the stockpile without nuclear explosive testing.

Carter’s 35-year career as a public servant began overseas, where he led personal protection, access control, and physical security for nuclear weapons ammunition storage in Germany. Carter also served at European Command, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and the Department of Homeland Security. Carter now works as a senior program analyst on engineering campaigns for assessing weapons systems and technology, lending his expertise that includes nuclear weapons security inspections, surety, acquisition management, materials archiving, and arms control.

Carter holds a bachelor’s degree in criminology and a master’s degree in procurement and material management.

Edgeworth began his 30 years of Federal service with the nuclear Navy on the USS Bainbridge, and his career spanned across the Nuclear Security Enterprise. Edgeworth joined the Department of Energy in 1993 and has been at NNSA since its inception in 2000. He served at three DOE sites and as the assistant staff director at the Nuclear Weapons Council. Within NNSA, he has served as an expert in research and development, advanced simulation and computing, and non-proliferation. Currently leading an office within NNSA’s Defense Programs, Edgeworth’s focus is on additive manufacturing and enhanced surety.

Edgeworth studied electrical engineering and holds three graduate degrees: a master’s in bioengineering, a master’s in reliability engineering, and a masters in national security strategy from the National War College.

Learn about how to join the Nuclear Security Enterprise at NNSA’s website.

Jay Edgeworth has 30 years of Federal service. At NNSA, his focus is on additive manufacturing and enhanced surety.