WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today congratulated its laboratories and production sites for receiving 12 of R&D Magazine’s 2012 R&D 100 Awards.
"Congratulations to this year's R&D 100 award winners," said Energy Secretary Steven Chu. "The research and development at the Department of Energy's laboratories continues to help the nation meet our energy challenges, strengthen our national security and improve our economic competitiveness."
Awarded annually by R&D Magazine to the best technological advances at universities, private corporations, and government labs around the world, the R&D 100 Awards are recognized as the “Oscars of Innovation.” First awarded in 1963 as the I-R 100s, many have become household names, helping shape everyday life for many Americans.
“The men and women working throughout the nuclear security enterprise are at the leading edge of science and technology,” said NNSA Administrator Thomas D’Agostino. “This year’s R&D 100 award winners are receiving well deserved recognition for their work to implement the president’s nuclear security agenda, enhance our national security and overcome some of our greatest challenges. For that I extend them my most sincere congratulations and thanks.”
The following is a list and summaries of the R&D 100 award recipients at NNSA sites and laboratories this year:
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Sandia National Laboratories
Joint Lab/Site Awards
Los Alamos National Laboratory and Y-12 National Security Complex:
National Security Technologies, LLC and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory:
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.