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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today announced the recipients of the 2014 Bradley A. Peterson Federal and Contractor Security Professional of the Year Awards. Pamela Valdez from the Los Alamos Field Office will receive the federal award and Randy Fraser from...
  • DOE Undersecretary for Nuclear Security and NNSA Administrator Frank Klotz recently presented the Gold Medal of Excellence for Distinguished Service to Michael Lempke, former Acting Chief and Associate Administrator for Defense Nuclear Security. The medal is the highest honorary award granted by...
  • LAS VEGAS – The National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Nevada Field Office recently transferred two Advanced Concept Armored Vehicles (ACAVs) to The Department of Justice’s local FBI office in Nevada. The transfer created $474,000 in savings to the government as the NFO security force no...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Security Improvements Project (SIP) was recently completed ahead of schedule and approximately $20 million under its original budget of $72 million. SIP upgraded security at Y-12 by replacing existing alarm stations and access...
  • NNSA has taken aggressive action to improve the security of its nuclear weapons material (often referred to as special nuclear material, or SNM) and nuclear weapons in its custody.  One major challenge has been, and remains, ensuring that SNM is well protected, while at the same time,...
  • Information security deals with requirements for the protection and control of information and matter required to be classified or controlled by statutes, regulations, or NNSA and Department of Energy (DOE) directives.Classified Matter Protection and Control ensures the protection and control of...
  • Safeguards First Principles InitiativeNNSA undertook a Safeguards First Principles Initiative (SFPI) to develop a principle-based standard for Material Control and Accountability (MC&A) Programs. The objective of SFPI was to prepare a model/standard for developing, implementing, and evaluating...
  • After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, NNSA took steps to protect its critical facilities from vehicle bombs and strengthened its facilities against attacks.  NNSA has begun consolidating its nuclear weapons material which reduces the number of targets to be protected.  It has hardened its...
  • NNSA has some of the best trained and best equipped forces protecting its nuclear weapons and material.  Since the events of September 11, 2001, NNSA has hired additional armed security police officers.  It has also shifted towards a paramilitary, “tactical response force” that utilizes a...

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