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Madelyn Creedon Approved for No. 2 NNSA Position

Madelyn Creedon, formerly assistant defense secretary for global strategic affairs, has received Senate confirmation to be the National Nuclear Security Administration deputy administrator, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. The station reports that in her new role, Creedon will coordinate with NNSA Administrator Frank Klotz to help the federal government address …

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NNSA Closes Los Alamos Nuclear Lab Upgrade Project

The National Nuclear Security Administration spent $1 million less than the agency’s original budget of $245 million for an upgrade project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s plutonium facility. Work to upgrade security at the Technical Area-55 nuclear lab began in 2011 and was completed under the NNSA’s Nuclear Materials …

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NNSA Taps Univ. of Michigan-Led Consortium For Nuclear Arms Control R&D Project Grant

A consortium led by the University of Michigan has secured a potential $25 million federal grant to research and develop tools for monitoring international nonproliferation commitments. The National Nuclear Security Administration selected the consortium to explore technologies for helping the U.S. verify if nations are in compliance with nonproliferation obligations …

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US, Japan Forge Nuclear Materials Disposal Deal

Senior U.S. and Japanese officials have reached a bilateral agreement on nuclear materials disposal and nuclear energy research at the Nuclear Security Summit held in The Hague, Netherlands early this week, Nextgov reported Monday. Sebastian Sprenger writes U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Yosuke Isozaki, special adviser to the Japanese …

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Shutdown Could Force NNSA to Close Sandia, Los Alamos National Labs

The National Nuclear Security Administration is preparing to cease operations at New Mexico-based Sandia and Los Alamos national laboratories should the government shutdown continue to Oct. 21, ABQJournal reported Wednesday. James Monteleone writes the NNSA’s plan could ultimately lead to nearly 18,000 furloughs in the New Mexico labs. “If a …

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DOE Names Robert Brese Permanent CIO

The Energy Department has made interim Chief Information Officer Robert Brese the permanent CIO, according to Federal News Radio. The 22-year Navy veteran has served in the interim role since Mike Locatis left DOE in April to become assistant secretary for cyber security and communications at the Department of Homeland …

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NNSA CIO Prioritizing Cloud, Cyber

National Nuclear Security Administration Chief Information Officer Robert Osborn has developed a three-step plan for improving the agency’s information technology infrastructure, Federal News Radio reports. Osborn, in office for a year, said he will focus on using hybrid cloud technology and improving cybersecurity. Osborn’s network transformation plan includes implementing virtual …

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