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GAO: NNSA Should Develop Long-Term Nuclear Weapons Surveillance Strategy

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Energy Department’s National Nuclear Security Administration to develop a long-term strategy for the assessment and monitoring of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile. GAO said Wednesday it found that NNSA did not fully implement the agency’s Enhanced Surveillance Program under its 2007 Surveillance Transformation Project, which aimed …

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NNSA, DOE, Argonne, WSU to Unveil Nuclear Stockpile Security Research Facility

The National Nuclear Security Administration, Energy Department, Argonne National Laboratory and Washington State University will launch a research facility that will help NNSA secure the U.S. nuclear stockpile. WSU said Thursday the Dynamic Compression Sector installation is located at Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source facility — a Chicago-based DOE facility. DCS is designed to help researchers observe the behavior of …

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FAS: DOE Seeks 4% Funding Boost for Fiscal 2017 Nuclear Weapons Activities

A Congressional Research Service report says the Energy Department‘s fiscal 2017 budget request includes $12.9 billion to fund operations of DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration, according to the Federation of American Scientists. Steven Aftergood writes in a blog article published Monday the CRS report obtained by FAS shows that approximately $9.2 billion of the proposed …

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Frank Klotz: NNSA to Focus on Investments for Nuclear Mission

Frank Klotz, director of the National Nuclear Security Administration, has said that the agency aims to further its work on the management of the U.S. nuclear arsenal and nuclear deterrence efforts. Jim Garamone of DoD News reported Oct. 30 that he highlighted how conflicts in the Balkans and Middle East, as well as terrorism, …

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Report: US Gov’t Eyes Nuclear Arm Retention to Handle Asteroids

Government agencies such as the National Nuclear Security Administration and NASA are taking measures to protect the Earth from potential collision with asteroids and other large space objects, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. John Emshwiller writes that NNSA has asked to retain some nuclear-warhead components for their potential use as asteroid interceptors, while NASA …

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Robert Brese to Step Down as DOE CIO

Robert Brese will leave his post at the Energy Department as chief information officer on Sept. 5, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Jason Miller writes that Brese plans to work in the private sector after more than three decades of combined federal and military service. Brese was the agency’s deputy CIO prior …

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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 CIO Bob Osborn Stepping Down

Bob Osborn is retiring from his post as chief information officer at the National Nuclear Security Administration, according to Information Week. Fedscoop reports his departure from NNSA is effective Friday. According to Federal News Radio, Osborn was responsible for leading information technology transformation initiatives at the agency, including creating a …

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NNSA Launches Online Mentoring Program

The National Nuclear Security Administration has launched an online mentoring program that connects senior staff with less-experienced employees to promote learning and the transfer of institutional knowledge across the nuclear security enterprise. The program uses an interactive website and database to connect mentors and mentees in NNSA facilities across the …

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