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NNSA Presents Legal Excellence Award to Timothy Fischer from SRFO

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has announced that Timothy Fischer, Field Counsel for the Savanah River Field Office (SRFO), has received the fifth annual NNSA Office of the General Counsel Legal Excellence Award. The award was presented to Fischer during a ceremony at the annual NNSA Counsel Meeting at the Nevada National Security Site this week.

The award recognizes the highest standards of legal acumen and scholarship, integrity, ethics, and achievement that support the accomplishment of the NNSA mission.

Fischer was recognized for his extensive involvement in sensitive, high profile issues as both the legal advisor and business manager of SRFO. He was also instrumental in effectuating settlement in several legal disputes, resulting in significant savings to the NNSA.

Fischer is a key member of the SRFO leadership team whose work has impacted not only the field office, but all NNSA activities at the Savannah River Site.

“All of Mr. Fischer’s efforts have demonstrated legal thoroughness, scholarship, ethical sensitivities and integrity,” said NNSA General Counsel Bruce M. Diamond. “He has been characterized as the ‘go to guy,’ ensuring that decisions are completely informed and focusing on the critical elements of an issue. The accomplishment of Tim’s assigned duties serves as a model for the NNSA Office of the General Counsel. I am so proud to recognize the contributions this talented professional has made to the mission of NNSA.”

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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 U.S. and abroad.