Tag Archives: NNSA

Dell Awarded CTS-2 Contract to Expand NNSA Computing Capacity

Dell Technologies

Dell Technologies has been awarded a CTS-2 contract for $40 million to deliver 40 petaflops of expanded computing capacity to three National Nuclear Security Administration laboratories. The contract is funded by the NNSA's Advanced Simulation and Computing program in support of the agency's nuclear deterrent missions.

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NNSA Updates Power Equipment at 2 National Security Mission Sites; Sheila Feddis Quoted

National Nuclear

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has completed projects to replace a 60-year-old diesel generator at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina and a standby power system at the Device Assembly Facility in Nevada. “These two projects that provide dependable and resilient power are integral modernization activities for NNSA to deliver its mission,” said Sheila Feddis, director of the NNSA's infrastructure operations and modernization office.

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NNSA’s Jill Hruby: Nuclear Science & Tech Adoption Key to Address Climate Change

Jill Hruby

Jill Hruby, administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration, said she believes that adopting nuclear science and technology advancements will be key to reduce the global consequences of climate change. “I think the world needs nuclear energy as safe, secure, reliable, clean base power capability," said Hruby.

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NNSA, NorthStar Sign Cooperative Agreements for Non-Uranium Isotope Production; Jill Hruby Quoted

Jill Hruby

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has awarded NorthStar Medical Technologies a pair of cooperative agreements worth $37 million combined to help the company build reactor and electron beam accelerator systems for molybdenum-99 production. NorthStar agreed to provide matching funds that will support technologies needed for the domestic supply of Mo-99

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NNSA Seeks to Connect With Nuclear Tech Industry via New Website

U.S. Nuclear Nexus

The National Nuclear Security Administration has launched U.S. Nuclear Nexus, a new web portal that contains guidance for commercial nuclear industry, information about U.S. export control regulations for civilian nuclear technology, and other features that support nuclear nonproliferation efforts. It also provides training, tools and recommendations from NNSA and the Department of Energy's National Laboratory.

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NNSA Administrator Jill Hruby Commences Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s New Office, Conference Annex

Jill Hruby

Jill Hruby, administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), led Tuesday the inauguration of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LNNL) new office building and conference annex intended to facilitate partnerships of agencies, industry and the academe. The interconnected buildings feature modernized office and meeting areas for predictive biology researchers, materials and manufacturing, innovation and partnerships office of LLNL and the High-Performance Computing Innovation Center, NNSA said Wednesday.

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NNSA Finishes First Production Unit of Modernized W88 Nuclear Warhead; Acting Administrator Charles Verdon Quoted

Charles Verdon

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has completed the first production unit of the modernized version of a 1980s era nuclear warhead at the Pantex Plant in Texas. The W88 Alteration 370 is designed to keep the aging W88/Mk5 strategic deterrent ready for launch onboard the U.S. Navy's Ohio-class submarines whenever needed. 

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NNSA Explores Use of Non-Conventional AI for Nuclear Nonproliferation; Angela Sheffield Quoted

Domain-Aware

The Department of Energy's (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is applying domain-aware artificial intelligence to prevent the potential spread of dangerous nuclear weapons. “The U.S. government recognizes the potential of AI to impact security, welfare and even global leadership," said Angela Sheffield, a senior program manager with the NNSA. 

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NNSA to Extend National Security Site Operation, Management Contract With CNS Team

Consolidated National

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has indicated its intent to award a potential six-month contract extension to an industry team led by Bechtel for continued management and operation work at two national security facilities in Tennessee and Texas. Located in Amarillo, Texas, the Pantex Plant hosts final assembly, dismantlement and maintenance work on U.S. nuclear weapons.

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President Biden Nominates Jill Hruby for NNSA Administrator; Jennifer Granholm Quoted

Jill Hruby

President Biden has nominated Jill Hruby, former director of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), as the administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and undersecretary for nuclear security. The White House said Wednesday that Hruby joined SNL as a technical staff member in 1983 and retired from the laboratories in 2017.

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