Tag Archives: National Nuclear Security Administration

NNSA Makes New Communications Network for Emergency Responders

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The Department of Energy's (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has adopted a new network designed to facilitate communications for emergency response personnel. DOE said Wednesday that it stood up the Emergency Communications Network to help responders communicate in an encrypted network and coordinate with partners.

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NNSA’s Supply-Chain Center Marks $1B Taxpayer Savings Milestone; Lisa Gordon-Hagerty Quoted

Lisa Gordon-Hagerty

The Department of Energy (DOE) has recognized the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) supply chain management center in Kansas City for saving $1 billion in taxpayer dollars since its establishment in 2006. DOE said that the Kansas City National Security Campus (KCNSC) SCMC serves as NNSA’s official acquisition program responsible for over $5 billion in annual spending.

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NNSA Intends to Assess Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for Continued Operations

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The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DoE) has given its approval of an effort to evaluate Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's potential for continued operations. The LLNL Site-wide Environmental Impact Statement for Continued Operation will assess the environmental impacts of options on whether to maintain the laboratory's operations without significant changes.

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DOE Concludes Exascale Cooling Project at Los Alamos National Lab

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The Department of Energy (DoE) has completed the development of cooling equipment designed for exascale-class supercomputers. The Exascale Class Computer Cooling Equipment Project reached the Critical Decision-4 milestone in May and was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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DOE-USAF Partnership Tests Compatibility, Weapon Systems of Extended B61 Bomber

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The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), under the Department of Energy (DoE), partnered with the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to test the weapon systems of a B61-12 modified for extended service life. Two flight tests for the B61-12 Life Extension Program took place in March 2020 at the Nevada-based Tonopah Test Range, the Department of Energy said Monday.

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Dan Broulliette on DOE’s Budget Request for National Nuclear Security Administration

Energy Secretary Dan Broulliette said the Department of Energy’s request for a 20 percent increase in budget seeks to support the infrastructure around the National Nuclear Security Administration’s complex, particularly the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Defense News reported Sunday.

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