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Fiscal 2018 Spending Bill Allocates $34.5B for DOE

The Energy Department will receive $34.5 billion in fiscal 2018 funds as part of a $1.3 trillion spending bill signed by President Donald Trump. DOE said Friday the omnibus allocates a total of $17.98 billion for science research, energy efficiency and renewable energy, environmental management, nuclear and fossil energy and  Advanced …

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Charles Verdon Appointed NNSA Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs

President Donald Trump has appointed Charles Verdon, a principal associate director at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, as deputy administrator for defense programs at the Energy Department‘s National Nuclear Security Administration. At LLNL, Verdon leads the federal research facility’s weapons and complex integration directorate that focuses on nuclear weapons programs, the White House …

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Lisa Gordon-Hagerty Takes Oath as DOE Nuclear Security Undersecretary & NNSA Administrator

Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, former president of security consulting firm Tier Tech International, has taken her oath as the Department of Energy‘s undersecretary for nuclear security and administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration. DOE said Thursday Gordon-Hagerty brings more than three decades of national security experience to her new position. She began her career at …

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NNSA, Air Force Conduct B61-12 Bomb Qualification Flight Tests

The U.S. Air Force and the National Nuclear Security Administration have completed a pair of qualification flight tests for the B61-12 gravity bombs. NNSA said Monday an F-15E aircraft carried and dropped the non-nuclear bomb assemblies during the tests held Aug. 8 at Tonopah Test Range in Nevada. The test flights were conducted as part …

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GAO: NNSA Should Consistently Monitor and Document R&D Projects

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the National Nuclear Security Administration create a strategy to consistently track and document outcomes of research-and-development projects aimed at thwarting the proliferation of nuclear weapons. GAO said in a report published Friday NNSA’s Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation should record data that compares final project results with baseline performance targets. …

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Trump Asks Frank Klotz to Remain as NNSA Chief

Frank Klotz, a retired Air Force lieutenant general and head of the National Nuclear Security Administration, has been asked by President Donald Trump to remain as NNSA chief until the administration names a successor to the post, Albuquerque Journal reported Monday. Mark Oswald writes the decision comes after Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-New …

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GAO Asks NNSA to Establish Program Mgmt, Training Standards

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the National Nuclear Security Administration develop new standards for program management functions and a training program for program managers. GAO said Monday it found a lack of policies for responsibility assignment, authority delegation and required competence for program managers, as well as a lack of training …

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