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Editorial: The tea leaves: Feds will look to shut down Savannah River Site MOX project - Aiken Standard

NNSA Google Feed - February 7, 2016 - 10:12pm

Editorial: The tea leaves: Feds will look to shut down Savannah River Site MOX project
Aiken Standard
“Per the direction of Congress, the Department is currently continuing construction of the MOX facility,” an NNSA spokesperson said. “However, several analyses have all concluded that there is an alternative option that would be less than half the cost ...

GAO Issues Report on Nuclear Weapons - Targeted News Service (subscription)

NNSA Google Feed - February 6, 2016 - 2:41pm

GAO Issues Report on Nuclear Weapons
Targeted News Service (subscription)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the National Nuclear Security Administration's management approach for the B61-12 life extension program. The report (GAO-16-218) is titled "Nuclear Weapons: NNSA ...

Source: Savannah River Site MOX funding to be severely cut in support of another plutonium disposition method - Aiken Standard

NNSA Google Feed - February 6, 2016 - 4:03am

Source: Savannah River Site MOX funding to be severely cut in support of another plutonium disposition method
Aiken Standard
President Barack Obama's fiscal year 2017 budget request will severely cut money for the Savannah River Site's MOX project in support of another plutonium disposition method, a source with knowledge of the budget request told the Aiken Standard on ...

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Editorial: Grins and Grimaces - Knoxville News Sentinel

NNSA Google Feed - February 6, 2016 - 1:06am

Editorial: Grins and Grimaces
Knoxville News Sentinel
The investigation, based on talks with some workers, indicated the problem with improper disposal of potentially classified information at unclassified burial sites had been going on for years. The report proposed fines totaling $240,000, but the NNSA ...

UC Berkeley to lead new $25M nuclear science and security consortium - UC Berkeley

NNSA Google Feed - February 5, 2016 - 12:55pm

UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley to lead new $25M nuclear science and security consortium
UC Berkeley
This is the second time NNSA has tapped UC Berkeley to lead a nuclear security consortium. Five years ago, the NNSA awarded $25 million to UC Berkeley to establish the National Science and Security Consortium (NSSC). “In a way, we are continuing the ...

Frank Munger: Y-12's work for 'others' tops $50M - Knoxville News Sentinel

NNSA Google Feed - February 5, 2016 - 4:53am

Knoxville News Sentinel

Frank Munger: Y-12's work for 'others' tops $50M
Knoxville News Sentinel
As noted by federal spokesman Steven Wyatt, "This includes work performed for other federal agencies and non-federal entities, as well as work for other DOE and NNSA facilities." Wyatt said the FY 2015 amount of funding from these sources was about the ...

Workers Threw Out US Nuclear Secrets With Common Rubbish for 20 Years - AlterNet

NNSA Google Feed - February 5, 2016 - 2:56am

AlterNet

Workers Threw Out US Nuclear Secrets With Common Rubbish for 20 Years
AlterNet
More than a year before the enforcement action, NNSA gave Babcock & Wilcox a rating of “good” on its annual performance review in a category including its control of classified information. That earned the company an extra $10.6 million in fiscal year ...

Is the Pentagon's Budget About To Be Nuked? - DefenseNews.com

NNSA Google Feed - February 5, 2016 - 2:13am

DefenseNews.com

Is the Pentagon's Budget About To Be Nuked?
DefenseNews.com
Broadly speaking, the recapitalization effort can be broken down into two categories: those managed by the DoD and those managed by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), a semi-autonomous agency under the Department of Energy.

New push for nuclear test ban treaty - Albuquerque Journal

NNSA Google Feed - February 4, 2016 - 11:51pm

Albuquerque Journal

New push for nuclear test ban treaty
Albuquerque Journal
The NNSA oversees work at the nuclear weapons labs. “The whole underpinning for the CTBT is the stockpile stewardship program,” Creedon said in a Journal interview. The United States conducted 1,032 nuclear tests from 1945 to 1992. Meanwhile, U.S. ...

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US Gambles on Design to Make Nuclear Gravity Bombs Compatible With F-35 Jet - Sputnik International

NNSA Google Feed - February 4, 2016 - 10:07pm

Sputnik International

US Gambles on Design to Make Nuclear Gravity Bombs Compatible With F-35 Jet
Sputnik International
"NNSA [Nuclear National Security Administration] is… working to ensure future compatibility with the F-35 aircraft," the report, issued on Thursday, said. "NNSA and Air Force officials said they will not know for several years whether steps planned to ...

Those low-flying helicopters in SF are measuring radiation levels - SFGate

NNSA Google Feed - February 4, 2016 - 12:25pm

SFGate

Those low-flying helicopters in SF are measuring radiation levels
SFGate
Add another sight and sound to the melee of Super Bowl week. If you've been jolted by a low-flying helicopter lately, it's because the National Nuclear Security Administration testing background radiation levels in the Bay Area. Their work began on Jan.

US nuclear secrets dumped in trash can for years - Press TV

NNSA Google Feed - February 4, 2016 - 7:57am

Press TV

US nuclear secrets dumped in trash can for years
Press TV
The US National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has slammed a contractor for compromising the country's nuclear secrets by dumping loads of classified documents into unprotected trash cans. The security blunder was first discovered in June 2014, ...
No fine for contractor who dumped secret nuclear files in trashRT
Ex-Y-12 contractor cited for mishandling classified documentsKnoxville News Sentinel
BWXT won't contest violationsAtomic City Underground (blog)

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Y-12's 'work for others' steady at about $50M - Atomic City Underground (blog)

NNSA Google Feed - February 3, 2016 - 9:10pm

Atomic City Underground (blog)

Y-12's 'work for others' steady at about $50M
Atomic City Underground (blog)
As noted by federal spokesman Steven Wyatt, “This includes work performed for other federal agencies and non-federal entities as well as work for other DOE and NNSA facilities.” Wyatt said the FY 2015 amount of funding from these sources was about the ...

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No fine for contractor who dumped secret nuclear files in trash - RT

NNSA Google Feed - February 3, 2016 - 7:39pm

RT

No fine for contractor who dumped secret nuclear files in trash
RT
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) probe into the incident discovered improper disposal going back as far as two decades. The NNSA informed the contractor, Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services, of the probe's findings at a conference in ...
Ex-Y-12 contractor cited for mishandling classified documentsKnoxville News Sentinel
BWXT won't contest violationsAtomic City Underground (blog)

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Workers threw out US nuclear secrets with common rubbish for 20 years - Center for Public Integrity

NNSA Google Feed - February 3, 2016 - 3:07am

Workers threw out US nuclear secrets with common rubbish for 20 years
Center for Public Integrity
More than a year before the enforcement action, NNSA gave Babcock & Wilcox a rating of “good” on its annual performance review in a category including its control of classified information. That earned the company an extra $10.6 million in fiscal year ...

Nuke Secrets Dumped in Unprotected Trash by Government Employees - Daily Beast

NNSA Google Feed - February 2, 2016 - 10:08pm

Daily Beast

Nuke Secrets Dumped in Unprotected Trash by Government Employees
Daily Beast
28, 2016, Frank Klotz, head of the NNSA, informed David J. Richardson of Charlotte, North Carolina, the president of Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services, Y-12, LLC, that the company was being cited for three violations, even though B&W was replaced as ...

Amendment hopes to secure "dirty bomb" materials - WMDT

NNSA Google Feed - February 2, 2016 - 9:26pm

WMDT

Amendment hopes to secure "dirty bomb" materials
WMDT
However as of December 2015, the National Nuclear Safety Administration (NNSA) had only secured 800 of the 2,300 site containing these materials. "Recent reports have made it clear that some industrial radiological source are far to vulnerable to theft ...


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