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National Nuclear Science Week Day 2: NNSA Showcases Nuclear Science Careers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is committed to promoting excellence in nuclear science and attracting the next generation of nuclear security experts to the field. As part of that effort, NNSA is celebrating National Nuclear Science Week with five days of features on the NNSA website that showcase the innovations and opportunities in nuclear science.

On Day Two of Nuclear Science Week, we are highlighting the ways NNSA and the sites across the national security enterprise are working to encourage people to pursue Careers in Nuclear Science (see video below).  In today’s post, NNSA highlights career opportunities throughout the enterprise and provides information about positions at NNSA.

“NNSA is fortunate to have dedicated professionals who are truly leaders in their fields working every day to promote our nuclear security mission,” said NNSA Administrator Thomas P. D’Agostino. “The people who make up the nuclear security enterprise are on the front lines fighting nuclear terrorism and proliferation every single day, keeping us safe at home and abroad.”

NNSA’s total workforce consists of about 3,000 Federal employees and 30,000 contractors who work in locations across the country and around the world. NNSA’s employees come from a broad variety of educational and professional backgrounds to fill many different types of jobs. NNSA's workforce is comprised of diverse and dynamic individuals. NNSA’s staff of top-performing program and technical experts are dedicated to public service and have a strong commitment to the stewardship of the nation’s nuclear security assets.

To see today’s Nuclear Science Week feature, visit

To see Day One's Nuclear Science Week press release, click here.

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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 in the nation’s national security enterprise. NNSA maintains and enhances the safety, security, reliability, and performance of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile without nuclear testing; reduces the 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.