National Security Technologies, LLC (NSTec) Awarded Nevada Test Site Management and Operating Contract

Press Release
Mar 28, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. - - The Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced today the selection of National Security Technologies, LLC (NSTec) to manage and operate the Nevada Test Site (NTS) for the NNSA Nevada Site Office. The contract, valued at approximately $500 million annually, is for five years. There are potentially five additional performance-based award-term years available under this contract.

NSTec is made up of Northrop Grumman, AECOM, CH2M Hill, and Nuclear Fuel Services.

Under this contract, NSTec will be responsible for managing and operating the NTS and satellite facilities in North Las Vegas, Nevada; Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada; Andrews Air Force Base, Washington, D.C.; Los Alamos, New Mexico; Livermore, California; and Santa Barbara, California.

The work includes remote field experiments and operations; physical and environmental science; design and fabrication of electronic, mechanical, and structural systems; remote and robotic sensing; management of multi-laboratory facilities; engineering, construction, and mining operations; chemical, explosives, and hazardous materials systems and technologies; and waste management for various categories of waste.

The NTS is located approximately 65-miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada. The 1,375 square mile site supports NNSA's national security missions, first responder training, and environmental restoration and waste management activities.

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.

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