Newsletters

NNSA publishes a monthly newsletter featuring current events and activities across the nuclear security enterprise. Online archives are available back to 2003.
LETTER THAT LAUNCHED A LAB: In May 1949, from President H. Truman.

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In this issue:

  •  NNSA Removes HEU from Kazakhstan, Australia
  •  Y-12 Completes Work to Remove Nuclear Materials
  •  Gina Bonanno Inducted Into Women’s Hall of Fame
  •  Sandia National Laboratories: 60Years as National Security Asset
  •  National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center is 30
  •  Clean Steam Coming to NNSA’s Y-12
  •  NTS Roof Project Completed Early and Under Budget
  •  Three NNSA Sites Get DOE Environmental Award
  •  Linda Wilbanks Receives University Award
NEW MEXICO LABS VISIT: Energy Secretary Chu (center) listens to a briefing.

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In this issue:

  •  NNSA Completes Construction of Largest Laser
  •  NNSA Non-proliferation Work Supports Goals of U.S.-Russian Joint Statement
  •  NNSA, U. of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Police Raise the Bar for Radiological Security
  •  Kansas City Plant Serves 60 Years as National Security Asset
  •  NNSA Radiation Detection System Used to Resolve Argentine Theft Case
  •  Krol Addresses Meeting of Arctic Nation Representatives
  •  Brigadier General Harencak Now DP Assistant Deputy
  •  Recent NNSA Awards
  •  Stimulus Act Funds Will Enhance NNSA Cleanup
NIF OPTICS CHECKER: A National Ignition Facility technician examines instrument.

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In this issue:

  •  National Ignition Facility Breaks the Megajoule Barrier
  •  Refurbished W76 Warhead Enters U.S. Nuclear Weapons Stockpile
  •  NNSA Consolidates Additional Surplus Special Nuclear Material From Livermore
  •  NNSA Contributes to the Front Line Fight Against WMD Trafficking
  •  NNSA Nuclear Science Expertise Vital to U.S. Counterterrorism Efforts
  •  NNSA and DoD: Partners In Counterterrorism
  •  Nevada Test Site Gets New Communication Center
  •  Los Alamos Researchers Create 'Map of Science'
  •  NNSA Awards Safety Professionals of the Year
PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS TO DOE EMPLOYEES: President Obama is introduced.

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In this issue:

  •  NNSA Awards IBM Contract to Build Next Generation Supercomputer
  •  14,000 Nuclear Weapons-Worth of Russian Highly Enriched Uranium Eliminated
  •  NNSA Recovers 20,000 U.S. Radioactive Sources
  •  NNSA: Working To Prevent Nuclear Terrorism
  •  Department of Energy's Moscow and Beijing Offices Change Leadership
  •  Nevada Test Site Team Successfully Completes Radiation-Detection Testing
  •  Kansas City Plant Employees Receive American Red Cross Award
LLNL's two-stage gas gun, a 30-meter-long, two-stage device.

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In this issue:

  •  NNSA Announces Decisions to Transform National Security Enterprise
  •  NNSA Completes Refurbishment of B61 Bomb
  •  NNSA and DTRA Partner on Nuclear Security Challenges
  •  NNSA Applauds European Union Contribution to IAEA Fuel Bank
  •  NNSA Fact Sheet: The State of the Stockpile
  •  Pantex Achieves Environmental Milestone
  •  NNSA, FBI Conduct Counter-Terrorism Exercise
  •  Kansas City Plant Test Equipment Aids Warfighter
  •  Y-12 Participates in Educational Employment Program for Retiring Veterans
Material protection upgrades at a Russian nuclear facility increase security.

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In this issue:

  •  Radioactive Sources Recovered From Louisiana And North Carolina
  •  New Oak Ridge Facility Expands Security Training Capabilities
  •  Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Visits The National Ignition Facility
  •  NNSA Completes Bratislava Nuclear Security Initiatives
  •  NNSA Security Professional Of The Year Award
  •  Pantex Implements Mentor-Protege Program And FIRP
  •  MOX Reaches Out To Local Community In South Carolina
  •  U.S. Starts Radiation Detection In Dominican Republic
  •  Sandia Labs, SES Win Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Innovator Award
Students in New Mexico's Espanola Valley elementary schools receive new shoes.

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In this issue:

  •  NNSA Secures One Of The World's Largest Nuclear Storage Facilities
  •  Preventing Nuclear Terrorism
  •  Highly Enriched Uranium Successfully Removed From Hungary
  •  NNSA Makes A Difference In Local Communities
  •  World Institute For Nuclear Safety
  •  Kansas City Plant Receives Safety Accolades
  •  Sandia National Laboratories Receives Shingo Prize
  •  NNSA Receives An Honorable Mention In Government Computing News
  •  NNSA Receives Diversity Award
image: a 4.5 kg ball of alpha-phase plutonium surrounded by 3 inches of nickel

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In this issue:

  •  NNSA Approves Analysis Of Plan To Transform Nuclear Weapons Complex
  •  Nuclear Weapons Dismantlements Up 20 Percent
  •  First Linton F. Brooks Service Award Given
  •  Changing NTS Mission Keeping Pace With 21st Century
  •  NNSA Program Wins GSA Achievement Award
  •  Progress Continues On NNSA MOX Facility
  •  John Brice Celebrates 50th Anniversary
  •  NNSA Hosts Nuclear Security Summit At Y-12 National Security Complex
MOCK NEWS, REAL STRESS: Senior Energy Official Deborah Monette (left)

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In this issue:

  •  Builders Place Final Beam In First Phase Of CMRR Project At Los Alamos
  •  NNSA Holds Next Generation Safeguards Workshop
  •  Sandia's Work Demonstrated Anthrax Letters Contained Non-weaponized Form
  •  U.S. Donates $50 Million For The IAEA International Fuel Bank
  •  Diablo Bravo Exercise Showcases NNSA's Sophisticated Emergency Response Assets
  •  Howerton Selected As A "Rising Star" In The U.S. Government Information Technology Community
  •  Williams To Head Livermore Site Office
  •  Major Construction Milestone Completed At Y-12
  •  KCP Completes W87 Reentry Vehicle Work On Time And Under Budget
PANTEX WILDLIFE: Bobcats have moved onto NNSA's Pantex site.

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In this issue:

  •  NNSA Sites Remove 12 Metric Tons Of Weapons Material
  •  NNSA MOX Facililty Remains On Schedule
  •  Three Million Square Feet Of Aging Nuclear Weapons Buildings Torn Down
  •  NNSA's Pantex Plant Creating A Welcoming Habitat For Native Wildlife
  •  JASPER Facility Back In Business
  •  U1A Facility Transition Completed
  •  NNSA's Pantex Plant Joins Texas A&M University To Advance Nuclear Engineering Safety Education
  •  Nuclear Weapons Pioneer Speaks At DOE
  •  NNSA-Funded Research Projects Win 9 R&D Awards For 2008
HOUSE TESTIMONY: Administrator  D'Agostino (center) makes a point about Complex

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In this issue:

  •  NNSA Announces End Of Plutonium Production In Seversk, Russia
  •  NNSA Labs Will Play Prominent Role In U.S. National Security
  •  Y-12 Completes Major Life Extension Program Milestone
  •  NNSA's New Roadrunner Is Fastest Computer In the World
  •  MOX Project Uses Computed Radiography
  •  Livermore Lab's National Ignition Facility Saves Big
  •  Nonproliferation Treaty Marks Fourth Decade
  •  Security Competition Winners
  •  NNSA Team Walks For A Cure
REDUCING NUCLEAR THREATS: NNSA Oversees the Removal of HEU From Latvia

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In this issue:

  •  NNSA Conducts Counterterrorism Briefing For IAEA
  •  NNSA Awards $1.7 Million In Nonproliferation R&D Grants To Small Businesses
  •  Nevada Puts Green Features In An Old Building
  •  NNSA's Global Threat Reduction Initiative - Reducing Nuclear Threats
  •  Bomb Squads Saddle Up For Robot Rodeo
  •  NNSA's Pantex Plant Receives P2 Awards
  •  Albuquerque Duo Wins Supercomputing Challenge
  •  Livermore Lab Helps Bring Science Into The Classroom
  •  PNNL to Verify Nuclear Explosion Detection Network
  •  Y-12 Emergency Manager Gets Award
EXPLOSIVE RESEARCH: Bradley Wong prepares for a test at NNSA's LLNL.

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In this issue:

  •  Russian Weapons-Grade Plutonium Reactor Shutdown Ahead Of Schedule
  •  NNSA Unveils New Cyber-Security Network
  •  Survey Presents Top Supporters Of HBCU Programs
  •  Good Samaritan Office Of Secure Transportation Agents Provide Assistance
  •  Livermore's High Explosives Facility Has Many Applications
  •  U.S.-Russian Transportation Security Cooperation Milestone
  •  Sandia MESA Project Gets Green Certification
  •  Recapitalization Program Funds Water And Electrical System Improvements At Y-12, Pantex
Uranium container inventories help provide transparency in HEU processing.

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In this issue:

  •  Complex Transformation Public Hearings Complete
  •  NNSA Implements Pay-Banding Pilot
  •  Sandia Teams With Russians On Operations Readiness
  •  HEU Purchase Agreement With Russia Reaches 15-Year Milestone
  •  NNSA Staff Receive Honor Awards
  •  Office Of Defense Programs Reorganizes
  •  Senate Hears About NNSA Proliferation Detection
  •  Consolidation Of Special Nuclear Material Continues
Three well dressed federal couriers pose in front of an Atomic Energy truck.

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In this issue:

  •  NNSA '09 Budget Hearings Begin
  •  D'Agostino And Tobey Discuss Achievements In Geneva And Vienna
  •  Secretary Bodman And Rosatom Director Kiriyenko Discuss U.S.-Russia Nuclear Security Progress
  •  Road Warriors: NNSA's Office Of Secure Transportation
  •  Oak Ridge Team Member Honored With Bronze Star
  •  NNSA Weighs In On New Definition For Kilogram
  •  Los Alamos Laboratory To Begin DARHT 2 Operations
  •  NNSA Provides Aerial Radiation Detection Training To Chicago Police
  •  Productivity Improvements Lead To Dramatic Cost Savings At NNSA's Y-12 Complex
The Facility for Antenna & Radar Cross Section Measurement

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In this issue:

  •  Consolidation of Nuclear Weapons Material Continues
  •  Plutonium Elimination Project Reaches Major Milestone
  •  New Tool Helps Y-12 Troubleshoot Manufacturing Problems
  •  Video Game Will Help Train Soldiers
  •  NNSA's Science and Technology Base - The Cornerstone of Nuclear Deterrence and Long-Term Security
  •  NNSA Partners With Nations to Secure Seaports
  •  Y-12 Uranium Storage Project Celebrates Milestones
  •  United States and China Cooperate on Nuclear Emergency Response
  •  Facility Management at Nevada Test Site to Change
Smolen Swearing-In Ceremony

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In this issue:

  •  Robert L. Smolen Sworn In as Head of NNSA's Defense Programs
  •  Transformation Proposal 'Urgent' D'Agostino Says
  •  Sandia Engineer Receives Coveted technical Excellence Award from American Indian Group
  •  NNSA's Service Center - Can You Hear Us Now?
  •  NNSA Exercises With Russian Responders
  •  Access Delay System Installed at NNSA's Y-12 Facility
  •  NNSA's BlueGene/L Sets Performance Mark
  •  U.S. and Russia Sign Plan for Russian Plutonium Disposition
  •  LLNL Researchers Win Gordon Bell Prize for Computing Advances
  •  State Department Funds New Training Facility
  •  Pantex Earns Clean Texas Award
Bodman Tours Pantex Plant

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In this issue:

  •  Nuclear Weapons Dismantlements Up 146 Percent
  •  NNSA Completes Security Upgrades At 25 Russian Nuclear Warhead Sites
  •  NNSA Acts In Emergency Response Exercise
  •  NNSA's Defense Programs Is Getting The Job Done
  •  Successful 'Shots' Signal Re-opening Sandia's Giant Z Accelerator
  •  Eight NNSA Employees Receive the Presidential Rank Award
  •  LLNL Safeguards Nuclear Materials Using Antineutrinos
  •  New Super Vault Type Room Open For Business
  •  NNSA Moving Forward On Foreign Travel Improvements
Mary Baird poses with a Dillon Aero Gatling Gun.

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In this issue:

  •  Nine Metric Tons Of Plutonium To Be Removed From U.S. Defense Stocks
  •  NNSA Seeks Input On Contracting Strategies For Weapons Complex
  •  New Indoor Firing Range Expands Security Training Capabilities
  •  Safety Highlights NNSA's Russian Reactor Replacement Efforts
  •  NNSA Employees Honored For Public Service
  •  All U.S.-Origin Highly Enriched Uranium Fuel Removed from the Republic of Korea
  •  Vietnam and U.S. Work Together to Promote Nonproliferation Efforts
  •  NNSA Facilities Receive 14 R&D 100 Awards
DOE Secretary Samuel Bodman swears in Thomas P. D'Agostino as Under Secretary.

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In this issue:

  •  NNSA Increases Security In A Post-9/11 World
  •  Thomas P. D'Agostino Sworn In As NNSA Administrator
  •  LAN Researcher Awarded Bronze Star For Service In Iraq
  •  Reliable Replacement Warhead Supports Future National Security Needs
  •  Y-12 Training Facility To Demonstrate Hands-on Nuclear And Radiological Training Capabilities
  •  NNSA Collaborates with Minority-Serving Institutions
  •  NNSA Scientists Receive Trailblazers Awards
  •  NNSA Opens Center to Promote Security Awareness<
Pantex's Robotics Winners in LEGO League Competition

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In this issue:

  •  Iraq Vets Join The Ranks of Livermore Employees
  •  Nevada Test Site Reestablishes Nuclear Material Safety Testing Capability
  •  Pantexan Coaches Youngsters to Top 10 World Finish in Robotics at LEGO League Competition
  •  MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility Construction Begins at Savannah River
  •  New Program Will Help Evaluate Nuclear Threat
  •  Sandia Labs Assists 293 Small Businesses in 2006
  •  NNSA Awards Contract for Reliable Fuel Supply Program
  •  Sandia Labs, Site Office, Get Highest Safeguards and Security Rating
  •  Los Alamos Site Office Revitalization Manager Named
A technician prepares the solutions for analysis of chemical composition.

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In this issue:

  •  NNSA Completes Successful Nonproliferation Partnership
  •  U.S. Nuclear Strategy Delivered To Congress
  •  YTIP Improving Y-12's Response Time, Efficiency
  •  Diamond-Stamped: Los Alamos Completes First War-Reserve Pit
  •  Sandia's Weapons Evaluation Test Lab at Pantex Gets Green Building Certification
  •  DARHT Conducts Fully Contained Hydrotest
  •  NNSA Supercomputer Tops List of 500 Fastest Machines for Record Sixth Straight Time
  •  Small Thermos Experiments at Nevada Test Site Yield Excellent Data on Stockpile
A handful of radioactive sealed sources recovered by NNSA's GTRI program.

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In this issue:

  •  Nuclear Weapons Dismantlements Increase by 50 Percent
  •  Russian Border Crossings Will be Secured
  •  Y-12 Continues Consolidation Efforts
  •  NNSA Recovers More Than 15,000 Radioactive Sources in U.S.
  •  NNSA Improves Technology for Radiation Detection
  •  PNNL, U. of Washington Help NNSA Achieve China Export Control
  •  Sandia Develops Power-free Device For Weapon Gas Sampling At Pantex Plant
  •  Nevada Site Office Aviation Program Garners Multiple Awards
  •  First Year of LANS Management at LANL was 'Challenging and Successful'
Ostendorff Takes Oath

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In this issue:

  •  Independent RRW Study Supports NNSA Strategy
  •  Ostendorff Sworn In as NNSA's Principal Deputy Administrator
  •  Bechtel, UC, BWXT, WGI Bid Wins Livermore Contract
  •  NNSA Announces Small Business Contracts for Global Threat Reduction Initiative
  •  Pacific Northwest National Lab: A Heritage of Nonproliferation Support
  •  OST Places Second in 2007 World SWAT Challenge
  •  Los Alamos National Lab W76 Team Receives Defense Programs Award
  •  Rapid Fire Pulse Brings Sandia Z Method Closer to Goal of High-Yield Fusion Reactor
  •  NNSA Supercomputing Plays Stellar Role in Simulation
  •  In Memoriam: Michael Rutkowski
The reentry vehicle for the W56 LDU is shown in the photo.

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In this issue:

  •  Teamwork Pays Dividends for Y-12 Dismantlement
  •  NNSA Launches Unique Diagnostic Facility
  •  NNSA Announces Key Nuclear Non-proliferation Projects With Vietnam
  •  Kansas City Plant Implements New Oversight Plan
  •  FY 2008 Budget Request: Reducing Global Danger, Planning The Future Weapons Complex
  •  Infrastructure Funding Reaping Results At LANL, Pantex
  •  NNSA Satellite Launched on Atlas-5 Rocket
  •  Sandia Site Office Commemorates a Former Colleague
  •  Los Alamos Joins VolunteerMatch Network