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Office of Secure Transportation teams receive kudos

OST Vulnerability Analysis Team, left to right, Chad Ouellette and Jeff Beck of OST; and Derek Farr and Charles Hedrick of Sandia National Laboratories. Not pictured: Scott Rogers and Carlos Montanez of OST.

Employees from NNSA’s intrepid Office of Secure Transportation (OST) were recently presented with Defense Programs Awards of Excellence for significant achievements in quality, productivity, cost savings, safety, or creativity of work performed in support of maintaining the nuclear weapons stockpile.

The OST Vulnerability Analysis Team won an award for its successful completion of the Department of Energy Graded Security Protection Policy. This multi-year project creates a new, innovative type of command center. The annex can be used to enhance over-the-road convoy missions as opposed to just fixed-site missions.

Joint Base Charleston and NNSA Operations Team, left to right, Ken Brown, Cameron Johnson and Matt Dugan. Team members not pictured: Rob Suminsby, Brian Scarborough, David Castellano and Bill Gonzales

The Joint Base Charleston and NNSA Operations Team was honored with a Defense Programs award for exceptionally planning and executing two campaigns to remove special nuclear material.

The team also includes members from the U.S. Air Force, Savannah River National Laboratory, the Y-12 National Security Complex, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division.

The successful receipt of shipments of highly enriched uranium and separated plutonium fuels from the Fast Critical Assembly in Japan was the closeout of an American and Japanese pledge at the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, Netherlands.