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Air Force’s Sandra Finan Named DoD Deputy CIO for C4 Information Infrastructure

Maj. Gen. Sandra Finan — a former U.S. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center commander — has been named deputy chief information officer for command, control, communications and computers and information infrastructure at the Defense Department. DoD reported Finan’s appointment in a Friday release and said she moves to the new role from her current position as special …

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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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NNSA Puts Radiation Data Gathering Tool Through Drill

The National Nuclear Security Administration has tested a cloud-based radiation data gathering network during an exercise conducted by the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors, GCN reported Thursday. Kathleen Hickey writes drill participants used the RadResponder emergency response system to share radiological information in order to test the tool for stress. Participants worked to collect …

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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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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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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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