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NNSA Laboratories Participate in Latin Chamber of Commerce Workshop in Nevada

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced that it will participate in today’s Latin Chamber of Commerce Small and Disadvantage Business Enterprises Workshop in Las Vegas, Nevada. The workshop, in partnership with the Minority Business Enterprise Coalition, is sponsored by U.S. Senator Harry Reid and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

The workshop will focus on contract opportunities and provide participants the chance to meet face-to-face with numerous buyers from federal contracting agencies.

Speakers from NNSA will include: Dennis Roybal, from Los Alamos National Laboratory; Don Devoti, from Sandia National Laboratories; and Jim Swanson from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; and Anita Ross from National Security Technology. In addition, Joe Garcia, DOE Director of the Office of Economic Impact, will discuss ways to work with DOE.

“This workshop is a great opportunity for NNSA to showcase its resources as we seek to build relationships with small businesses,” said Gary Lyttek, NNSA’s Business Source manager. “From ensuring the safety, reliability and effectiveness of the nuclear stockpile to preventing the proliferation of dangerous nuclear material around the world, small businesses are key to NNSA’s continued success.”

Participants in the Las Vegas workshop include: U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, Sandia National Laboratories, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratories, major contractors, community resource centers and small and disadvantaged business enterprises.

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Established by Congress in 2000, NNSA is a semi-autonomous agency within the U.S. Department of Energy responsible for enhancing national security through the military application of nuclear science. NNSA maintains and enhances the safety, security, reliability and performance of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile without nuclear testing; works to reduce global danger from weapons of mass destruction; provides the U.S. Navy with safe and effective nuclear propulsion; and responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies in the United States and abroad.

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