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NNSA publishes a monthly newsletter featuring current events and activities across the nuclear security enterprise. Online archives are available back to 2003.
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  • NNSA, Y-12 Complete Transfer of Highly Enriched Uranium
  • NNSA Ships Additional Special Nuclear Material From LLNL
  • NNSA Announces Return of U.S.-Origin Highly Enriched Uranium Spent Fuel From South Africa
  • DOE, NNSA More Than Doubles Feds Feed Families Goal
  • Los Alamos Achieves World record Pulsed Magnetic Field
Newsletter

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In this issue:

  • U.S., Russia Reaffirm Commitment to Dispose of Surplus Weapons-grade Plutonium
  • NNSA Conference Highlights Work Critical to Stewardship Science
  • NNSA Rolls Out Mobile Radiation Detection System for INTERPOL Members
  • NNSA Monitors Major League Baseball's All-Star Game
  • NNSA Rolls Out Mobile Radiation Detection System for INTERPOL Members
June

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 In this issue:

  • Chu, D’Agostino Travel to Russia
  • Feds Feed Families Campaign
  • LANL, LLNL Make Element, Mineral Impact
  • NNSA's Pantex Plant Hosts Annual Security Protection Officers Team Competition
  • NNSA LDRD Symposium Focuses on Advancing Nuclear Security
  • NNSA Forms Multi-institution Consortium
Press Release

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In this issue:

  • NNSA Releases Strategic Plan, Goals for Next Decade
  • D’Agostino Addresses Small Business Conference
  • Second Z Plutonium Experiment Tests Materials for NNSA
  • NNSA and DOE Teams Play Critical Role in Response to Japan Crisis
  • NNSA Successfully Begins New Campaign of Verification Experiments at NNSS
  • NNSA Receives Defense Logistics Agency Customer of the Year Award
  • Pantex is Prepared With Satellite-enabled Incident Command Vehicle
  • NNSA Streamlines Functional Responsibilities
  • NNSA Places 56 Participants Throughout Enterprise as Part of Military Academic Collaborations Program

 

April Newsletter

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In this issue:

  • NNSA Celebrates Earth Week
  • NNSA Conducts Successful JTA Test
  • Supercomputers Keep the Nuclear Stockpile Safe, Secure, Effective
  • 25 Years Later: PNNL Remembers Chernobyl
  • Long-awaited Weapons Cleaner Saves Money
  • B&W Pantex Receives Dwight D. Eisenhower Award for Excellence
  • NNSA Awards Safety and Security Professional Awards
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In this issue:

  • NNSA Supports Response to the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami
  • NNSA Celebrates Women’s Contributions to Nuclear Security
  • NNSA, Fort Hood Partner to Recover High-Activity Radioactive Source
  • Investing in the Future, Implementing the President’s Nuclear Security Agenda
  • NNSA’s Cielo Supercomputer Approved for Classified Operations
  • NNSA, Rutgers University Hose Counterterrorism Exercise
  • NNSA Expands Nonproliferation Work in Africa
  • NNSA Establishes Security Commodity Team to Standardize Protective Force Equipment
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In this issue:

  • NNSA Helps Keep Super Bowl Safe
  • President’s 2012 Budget Request Invests in Future of NNSA
  • Njema Frazier Named to TheGrio’s 100 History Makers List
  • NNSA Pushes Revision of International Nuclear Security Standards Across the Finish Line
  • NNSA’s Cutting Edge Science and Research on Display at Annual AAAS Meeting
  • Four Scientists From Nuclear Security Enterprise Elected as AAAS Fellows
  • NNSA CIO Joins Collaborative IT Organization
  • U.S., China Partner to Improve Nuclear Security
  • Sandia Rededicates Facility as Pete V. Domenici National Security Innovation Center
  • Y-12 Transfers $8M of Equipment to DoD for Reapplication
  • New Mexico Labs Experience Cold Snap
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In this issue:

  • Brig. Gen. Sandra Finan Named Principal Assistant Deputy Administrator for Military Application
  • NNSA Honored for Project Management Excellence
  • Y-12 Begins B83 Dismantlements 
  • Gen. Harencak Receives NNSA Gold Medal 
  • NNSA Achieves Major Milestone With Recent Removal of HEU From Ukraine 
  • NNSA Announces All HEU Removed from Serbia 
  • Kansas City Plant Develops Mobile Training Kit to Combat WMD Smuggling
  • NNSA Hosts Third Annual International Meeting on Next Generation Nuclear Safeguards 
  • Technology Transfer Awards for Livermore, Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories 
  • Sandia Saves Taxpayer Money
Baldrige Award 2010

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In this issue:

•    NNSA Secures Highly Enriched Uranium and Plutonium in Kazakhstan
•    VP Biden Presents Baldrige Quality Award to Kansas City Plant Contractor
•    Ken Baker Honored for Public Service
•    Abigail Cuthbertson Receives 201 Linton Brooks Medal for Public Service
•    Employees Throughout the Nuclear Security Enterprise Give Back This Holiday Season
•    Nonproliferation R&D Leads to Award-winning Cancer Screening Device
•    Successful Sandia Labs Z Machine Experiment
•    NNSA, LLNL Decommission ASC Purple
•    Small Businesses Play Vital Role in NNSA's Mission
•    First SGT Delivery Marks Successful Transition

Guard in front of fuel casks on train

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In this issue:

  • NNSA Senior Leadership Team in Place
  • NNSA Completes Largest Fuel Return Campaign
  • 32 Years of Reactor Conversion
  • NNSA Committed to Energy Efficiency, Savings
  • NNSA Nonproliferation Program Develops Cutting-edge Dental Implant Technology
  • Pantex Authorized to Begin Work on B53
  • Big Month for National Ignition Facility
  • DOE Collects 120,000 Pounds of Food for "Feds Feed Families" Campaign
  • NNSA's Kansas City Plant Meets Major Milestone Critical for Nuclear Safety
  • NNSA, DoD, UK Sign Nuclear Threat Reduction Agreement

 

Administrator D'Agostino visits the IAEA GC booth

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In this issue:

  • Secretary Chu Leads U.S. Delegation to IAEA General Conference
  • Bacchus Subcritical Experiment Conducted at NNSS
  • Y-12 Removes Nuclear Materials, Reducing Site's Nuclear Footprint
  • Y-12 Transformation Continues With Potable Water Project, New Towers
  • NNSA Breaks Ground on New Facility in Kansas City
  • Sandia Cutting Tool Disables Improvised Explosive Devices
  • NNSA Reaches Nonproliferation Milestone
  • New Pantex System Saves Time, Money
  • NNSA Military Academic Collaborations Website
  • Investment in Protective Force Infrastructure Continues at LANL
Administrator D'Agostino speaks at the NNSS renaming ceremony

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In this issue:

  • Pantex Completes W62 Dismantlement Program
  • New Name for NNSA’s Nevada Test Site
  • Neile Miller Confirmed as NNSA Deputy Administrator
  • Reform Improves NNSA Security Program
  • NNSA Prevents Terrorism Through Training
  • NNSA's Defense Programs Forms New Science Council to Explore Cross-cutting Issues
  • NNSA Conducts 85th Silent Thunder Counterterrorism Exercise
  • Kenneth Powers Named as Associate Administrator for Infrastructure and Environment
  • DARHT Upgrades at Los Alamos Laboratory
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In this issue:

  • NNSA Works to Reduce Radiological Threats in NYC
  • Don Cook Confirmed as NNSA Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs
  • Q&A with NNSA Deputy Administrator Don Cook
  • NNSA's Nuclear Security Sites Garner 16 R&D 100 Awards
  • NNSA's Cygnus Dual Beam X-Ray Celebrates 1000th Shot
  • NNSA/NSO's Aviation Program Receives Federal Award
  • Kansas City, Los Alamos Site Offices Announce New Managers
  • NNSA's KCP Reaches Five Million Hours Without Lost-time Injury
  • NNSA Launches New Online Safeguards Tool
Administrator D'Agostino at a Russian Ministry of Defense site

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In this issue:

  • Administrator Visits Nonpro Sites, Promotes President’s Nuclear Security Agenda Abroad
  • NNSA Provides Support at World Cup
  • NNSA Plays Key Role in New START Treaty Negotiations
  • Recruiting The Next Generation of NNSA
  • NNSA Commissions New Tool at Chornobyl
  • LDRD Showcases WMD Research Work
  • NNSA Recyles Excess Y-12 Titanium
  • Pantex, Sandia and Y-12 Hold FIRP Events
  • Jeff Davis Uses Experience in New Air Force Position
Secretary Chu speaks at NNSA's 10-year anniversary

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In this issue:

  • U.S. Articulates Commitment to Disarmament at NPT RevCon
  • NNSA Celebrates Tenth Anniversary
  • Sandia Director Dr. Tom Hunter Steps Down
  • First Participant in America's Veterans to Tennessee Engineers Program Receives Degree
  • New NNSA Website Highlights Multimedia Content, Enterprise-wide Stories
  • NNSA Hones Nuclear Forensic Capabilities
  • NNSA Supports National Level Exercises
  • Pantex Plant Armed Forces Day Observance
  • Enterprise Reengineering and Management Transformation Moves Forward

Press Release

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In this issue:

  •  New START Treaty and Security Summit Key to President’s Agenda
  •  Nuclear Posture Review Highlights NNSA Mission
  •  NNSA Announces Special Tools and Processes for B53 Dismantlement Program
  •  NNSA Removes Last HEU from Chile Despite Record Earthquake
  •  Boots on the Ground, Movement Underfoot
  •  MTI Satellite Celebrates 10 Years in Orbit, Continues to Serve
  •  Kansas City Plant Mentors Next Generation On Environmental Stewardship
  •  NNSA Re-engineering and Management Transformation Underway
Secretary Chu at heumf dedication.

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In this issue:

  •  Secretary Chu Dedicates NNSA’s HEUMF
  •  D’Agostino Outlines NNSA's Budget Request
  •  NNSA Inactive Actinides Program Enables Complex Transformation
  •  NNSA's National Security Computing Center
  •  New Application for NNSA Weapons Code
  •  NNSA Launches New Military Academic Collaborations
  •  John Lehr Retires After 40 Years of Environmental Expertise
VP Joe Biden

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In this issue:

  •  Vice President Promotes Administration's Nuclear Security Agenda
  •  NNSA Officials Participate in Second Annual Deterrence Summit
  •  NNSA Lends Hand to Survivors of 2010 Earthquake in Haiti
  •  NNSA Participates in AAAS Annual Meeting
  •  NNSA Commemorates Black History Month
  •  Mentoring Program Connects NNSA Employees Across the Nuclear Security Enterprise
Shipping container with last US-origin HEU is loaded for shipment from Turkey ba

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In this issue:

  •  NNSA Highlights Accomplishments
  •  NNSA Surpasses Combined Federal Campaign Goal
  •  New CT Scanners Can Image Nuclear Weapon Components
  •  KCP Management Earns Baldrige Award
  •  Small Businesses Play A Key Role in NNSA’s Mission
  •  NNSA, LANL Successfully Fire First Dual-Axis Hydrodynamic Shot
  •  General Harencak Tours Pantex Facility
  •  Sandia Laboratories Photovoltaic Cells Could Revolutionize Solar Collection Uses
  •  NNSA, DoD Partnership Develops Technologies to Meet Warfighting Needs
First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of Energy Steven Chu at Science Bowl

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In this issue:

  •  NNSA, Lawrence Livermore National Lab Take Part in National Geographic Dirty Bomb Special
  •  Linton Brooks Medal Awarded to Y-12 CIO
  •  Somalia Relief Efforts Inspire NNSA Official to Inspire Others
  •  Climate Modeling at NNSA National Labs
  •  NNSA Highlights New Development in High Energy Density Physics Research
  •  UNLV, NTS Team Up on UAV Flight Test Project
  •  Sandia Announces Completion of Mixed Waste Landfill Cover Construction
Rosatom Director General Sergei Kiriyenko is given a demonstration.

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In this issue:

  •  First Meeting of U.S. - Russian Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Security Working Group
  •  President Presents Top Science, Technology Award
  •  Nuclear Explosion Monitoring Technologies
  •  Sandia robots to Bolster Troop Capabilities
  •  Kansas City Plant Mainframe Shutdown Signals Technology Transition
  •  NNSA Blue Gene Partnership Receives Top Presidential Technology Award
  •  Secret Keeper: After 57 Years, Oak Ridge Technical Expert Retires
  •  Sandia's Z Machine Helps Safeguard Stockpile

 

Cover photo of LDRD research from September 2009 newsletter

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In this issue:

  •  NEW FEATURE: Administrator's Corner
  •  Administrator Thomas D'Agostino Participates in White House Briefing
  •  NNSA Highlights Efforts to Secure Rad Materials
  •  NNSA Emergency Operations Teams Enhance Radiological Security for G-20 Summit
  •  LDRD Symposium Brings Together Nuclear Security Enterprise Researchers
  •  Y-12's Innovative Infrared Debonding Accelerates Weapon Dismantlement
  •  LANL Explosive Training Helps Prepare Soldiers
  •  KCP Puts Old Equipment to New Use
  •  Final Transuranic Waste Shipment Leaves NTS
A truck driving through PNNL's HAMMER facility radiation detection portal.

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In this issue:

  •  NNSA Awards More Than $20M in Research Grants
  •  NNSA Employee Donates Kidney, Helps Save Eight Lives
  •  To The Moon: Y-12 Technology Part of Apollo 11 Anniversary
  •  NNSA Works With Air Force to Conduct Successful W80 JTA Test
  •  Second Line of Defense International Training - as Real as it Gets
  •  LANL Nonproliferation Work Leads to Advances in Hurricane Monitoring
  •  LLNL and OST Place in U.S. SWAT Competition
  •  NNSA Attracts Crowd at Public Service Career Fair
  •  Livermore Staffer Cleared Afghan Roadway IEDs
Media Day at Empire 09 exercise; a tv reporter tapes a segment

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In this issue:

  •  Last HEU Removed From Romania Days Before Presidents Meet in Russia
  •  D’Agostino Testifies on Global Threat Reduction
  •  Kansas City Plant Helps Keep B-2 in the Air
  •  Sandia National Laboratories Robot Rodeo Competition
  •  EMPIRE 09 Emergency Response Exercise
  •  NNSA Science Improves Seismology Tools to Detect and Locate Low-Yield Nuclear Explosions
  •  Award Winners: Presidential Early Career Award and Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Engineering
  •  Reach Out and Tweet Someone
  •  Nuclear Security 101: Students Participate in NNSA Programs
NIF DEDICATION: NNSA Administrator D'Agostino addressed the role of the NIF.

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In this issue:

  •  NNSA Briefs Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism in Netherlands
  •  NNSA Announces Contract to Downblend 12 Metric Tons of Surplus HEU
  •  Stan Watkins Named DOE Facility Rep of the Year
  •  Dedication of the National Ignition Facility
  •  Sandia Receives DoD “Trusted” Design Accreditation
  •  NNSA's Second Line of Defense Program Expands International Work
  •  New Nevada Test Site Fire Stations
  •  Y-12 Tours Once Again a Highlight of the Secret City Festival