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W76-1 Life Extension Program Reaches Production Phase Halfway Point - Defense Daily Network (subscription)

NNSA Google Feed - October 31, 2014 - 2:51pm

W76-1 Life Extension Program Reaches Production Phase Halfway Point
Defense Daily Network (subscription)
The United States has reached the halfway point in the production phase of its W76-1 nuclear warhead life extension program (LEP) effort, according to the head of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Frank Klotz told reporters Oct. 29 ...

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Cray Gets $128 Million U.K. Supercomputer Contract - eWeek

NNSA Google Feed - October 31, 2014 - 10:22am

Cray Gets $128 Million U.K. Supercomputer Contract
eWeek
Cray also has seen some significant wins. In July, the company was awarded a $174 million contract with the U.S. the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) for a supercomputer that will be used to help manage the country's nuclear stockpile.

DOE urged to stay with local subcontractors - Albuquerque Business First (blog)

NNSA Google Feed - October 31, 2014 - 6:35am

DOE urged to stay with local subcontractors
Albuquerque Business First (blog)
"As [the Department of Energy] takes over management of legacy environmental cleanup work, we ask you to maintain each of NNSA's specific contracting requirements for local community engagement," the lawmakers wrote. "Ensuring that we keep local ...

Agency Director Pledges Renewed Focus - Department of Defense

NNSA Google Feed - October 30, 2014 - 11:47am

Agency Director Pledges Renewed Focus
Department of Defense
The agency also has responsibility for emergency response to a radiological or nuclear incident, so NNSA personnel continually train and prepare teams at home and abroad, and the administration has a special responsibility for naval reactors. Doing all ...

THEIR VIEW: Military refuses to be too late on climate change - Centre Daily Times

NNSA Google Feed - October 29, 2014 - 9:49pm

THEIR VIEW: Military refuses to be too late on climate change
Centre Daily Times
Adm. Frank “Skip” Bowman, U.S. Navy (retired), is the former director of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program and the deputy administrator for Naval Reactors in the NNSA. He is a member of the Center for Climate and Security Advisory Board and the CNA ...

THEIR VIEW: Military refuses to be too late on climate change - Centre Daily Times

NNSA Google Feed - October 29, 2014 - 9:49pm

THEIR VIEW: Military refuses to be too late on climate change
Centre Daily Times
Adm. Frank “Skip” Bowman, U.S. Navy (retired), is the former director of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program and the deputy administrator for Naval Reactors in the NNSA. He is a member of the Center for Climate and Security Advisory Board and the CNA ...

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NNSA achieves 50 percent production for W76-1 units - Oak Ridge Today

NNSA Google Feed - October 29, 2014 - 9:06pm

IHS Jane's 360

NNSA achieves 50 percent production for W76-1 units
Oak Ridge Today
The W76-1 Life Extension Program involves engineers, scientists, and technicians from NNSA's Pantex Plant, the Y-12 National Security Complex, Savannah River Site, National Security Campus, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Sandia National ...
NNSA working upgrade, life extension efforts for B61-12 nuclear gravity bombIHS Jane's 360
Updating Nuclear Weapons Arsenal Requires Renewed Focus, Steady FundingNational Defense Magazine (blog)

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NNSA working upgrade, life extension efforts for B61-12 nuclear gravity bomb - IHS Jane's 360

NNSA Google Feed - October 29, 2014 - 2:15pm

IHS Jane's 360

NNSA working upgrade, life extension efforts for B61-12 nuclear gravity bomb
IHS Jane's 360
The US National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), a semi-autonomous agency within the US Department of Energy (DoE), oversees nuclear modernisation and has forecast the overall programme could cost around USD8.1 billion through 2024.
Updating Nuclear Weapons Arsenal Requires Renewed Focus, Steady FundingNational Defense Magazine (blog)

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Obama Hasn't Fulfilled His Promises On Nuclear Weapons Reduction - Business Insider

NNSA Google Feed - October 29, 2014 - 8:22am

Business Insider

Obama Hasn't Fulfilled His Promises On Nuclear Weapons Reduction
Business Insider
According to a July 2014 analysis of the Obama administration's security spending out of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, the administration chose to cut the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) non-proliferation programs by $399 ...

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Frank Munger: Federal official says Y-12 'is where the magic happens' - Knoxville News Sentinel

NNSA Google Feed - October 29, 2014 - 1:06am

Frank Munger: Federal official says Y-12 'is where the magic happens'
Knoxville News Sentinel
The NNSA conducts a number of programs around the world, such as the Global Threat Reduction Initiative and the Megaports program, which are designed to track and detect the potential smuggling of nuclear and radiological materials. Harrington ...

Opinion: Pentagon weighs in on the threat of climate change - NorthJersey.com

NNSA Google Feed - October 28, 2014 - 2:53pm

Opinion: Pentagon weighs in on the threat of climate change
NorthJersey.com
Adm. Frank “Skip” Bowman, U.S. Navy (retired), is the former director of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program and the deputy administrator for Naval Reactors in the NNSA. He is a member of both the Center for Climate and Security Advisory Board and the ...

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US military refuses to be 'too late' on climate change - Sydney Morning Herald

NNSA Google Feed - October 28, 2014 - 12:39pm

Sydney Morning Herald

US military refuses to be 'too late' on climate change
Sydney Morning Herald
Adm. Frank "Skip" Bowman, US Navy (retired), is the former director of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program and the deputy administrator for Naval Reactors in the NNSA. He is a member of both the Center for Climate and Security Advisory Board and the ...

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Alumni Hall of Fame inducts 9 - Sharonherald

NNSA Google Feed - October 27, 2014 - 7:29am

Alumni Hall of Fame inducts 9
Sharonherald
Upon his retirement in January 2010, he was lauded with numerous acclamations including the prestigious “NNSA Silver Medal” from the National Nuclear Security Administration for distinguished service in the National Security of the United States. He ...

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Zero violations found at MOX facility - Aiken Standard

NNSA Google Feed - October 26, 2014 - 6:39pm

Zero violations found at MOX facility
Aiken Standard
This work supports NNSA's nuclear nonproliferation program to eliminate nuclear weapon-grade plutonium in the U.S. Under a 2000 agreement, the United States and Russia will dispose of 68 metric tons of surplus plutonium, sufficient for approximately ...

Audit: Systems used for reporting, fixing at nuclear weapons plant need some ... - Fierce Homeland Security

NNSA Google Feed - October 26, 2014 - 1:10pm

Audit: Systems used for reporting, fixing at nuclear weapons plant need some ...
Fierce Homeland Security
The plant – which is located near Amarillo, Texas, and is overseen by the National Nuclear Security Administration, or NNSA – was managed by Babcock & Wilcox until this year. NNSA awarded Consolidated Nuclear Security a 10-year, $23 billion ...

Bury the Bomb Before It Buries Us - Foreign Policy Journal

NNSA Google Feed - October 25, 2014 - 3:25pm

Foreign Policy Journal

Bury the Bomb Before It Buries Us
Foreign Policy Journal
This includes the new “campus” of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) in St. Louis that's bigger than the Pentagon and cost nearly $700 million to build. (NNSA is a semi-autonomous agency within the U.S. Department of Energy that is ...

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