Nuclear Materials Safeguards and Security Upgrade Project Phase II at Los Alamos National Laboratory
The Nuclear Materials Safeguards and Security Upgrades Project (NMSSUP) Phase II will support the viability of stockpile management and other current missions carried out in Technical Area (TA)-55 at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), by providing an effective, robust physical security system to address the core essential physical security systems, protection strategies, and security requirements. The LANL nuclear missions, as they currently exist and as they are planned for the future, require a reliable safeguards and security system to assure the protection and control of special nuclear material, classified matter, and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) property. The nuclear materials operation at TA-55 involves the ability to securely store, move, process, and track nuclear materials that are attractive to adversaries both in terms of the quantity of materials and the forms. The NMSSUP Phase II project plays a key role in support of this mission by replacing or improving the aging exterior physical security systems and installing enhanced systems to support a new protection strategy for the TA-55 site. The primary components of the project include a Perimeter Intrusion Detection, Assessment, and Delay System, an East Vehicle and Pedestrian Entry Control Facility, Utility Infrastructure, and West Vehicle Access port.
Security Improvements Project at Y-12 National Security Complex
The Security Improvements Project will install a new security system to manage and integrate personnel security and access control systems at the Y-12 National Security Complex. The NNSA-supported Argus system (an integrated intrusion detection, alarm-monitoring, and access control system) will be installed in the existing Y-12 Central Alarm Station (CAS) and Secondary Alarm Station (SAS). The scope of the project includes installing the Argus Host System in the existing CAS/SAS, implementing Argus access control for the Highly Enriched Uranium Materials Facility, connecting the balance of the plant using gateways, modifying the SAS facility to accommodate the Argus system and operator consoles, and procuring and installing the Training and Update System to take advantage of common maintenance and support provided for Argus implementation.