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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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Lisa Gordon-Hagerty: NNSA’s FY 2020 Funding Request to Help Improve Nuclear, Radiological Security

Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration, wrote in an article published Monday on Defense News that NNSA requested over $2B in fiscal 2020 funds to support its nuclear nonproliferation, counterterrorism and counterproliferation programs.

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NNSA Assigns New Consortia Under STEM Program

The National Nuclear Security Administration has assigned 12 schools into four new consortia as part of efforts to expand the Minority Serving Institution Partnership Program.

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NNSA, USAF Conduct Non-Nuclear Tests of B61-12 Gravity Bomb

The National Nuclear Security Administration has concluded three non-nuclear flight tests of a gravity bomb in cooperation with the U.S. Air Force and allies from NATO. NNSA said Tuesday that it worked with partners to test the B61-12 gravity bomb last month at Tonopah Test Range, Nevada in preparation for the weapon system's final demonstration next year.

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Lisa Gordon-Hagerty: Hiring Efforts, Security Clearance Reforms Key to Addressing NNSA’s Staffing Issues

Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration, said at the agency’s recent job fair outside Washington, D.C. that new hiring efforts may help NNSA address staff shortages, Federal Times reported Wednesday. Gordon-Hagerty noted that NNSA is looking to hire more than 100 people to help the agency fill positions that will soon be vacant within five years after 40 percent of its workforce reach retirement age. 

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NNSA OKs Full-Scale Operations at Pantex Plant’s New Pressing Facility

The National Nuclear Security Administration has allowed Pantex Plant’s High Explosives Pressing Facility to proceed with full-scale operations after a series of readiness assessments. The Texas-based facility would replace the nuclear weapons plant's aging machining and pressing equipment, and consolidate operations to lessen the motion of explosives across the plant, the Department of Energy said Thursday.

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