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NNSA requests 4.4% nuclear non-proliferation funding increase - IHS Jane's 360

NNSA Google Feed - March 2, 2015 - 1:25pm

NNSA requests 4.4% nuclear non-proliferation funding increase
IHS Jane's 360
Programmes previously funded under NNSA's weapons account - specifically for counter-terrorism and incident response - were merged with its nuclear non-proliferation account to create one Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (DNN) budget line. USD1.9 ...

Future of MOX facility, out-year funding to emerge in FY 2017 budget - IHS Jane's 360

NNSA Google Feed - March 2, 2015 - 1:25pm

Future of MOX facility, out-year funding to emerge in FY 2017 budget
IHS Jane's 360
... a controversial Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility (MFFF) to de-weaponise plutonium is to be determined once reviews of alternative means for de-weaponisation are completed, the head of the US National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA ...

Y-12 unions taking wait-and-see approach on contract talks - Knoxville News Sentinel

NNSA Google Feed - March 2, 2015 - 2:05am

Knoxville News Sentinel

Y-12 unions taking wait-and-see approach on contract talks
Knoxville News Sentinel
In response to follow-up questions, the NNSA provided some individual plant numbers for this year and next, with Y-12's proposed budget in 2016 showing an increase over the current year (from $1.17 billion to about $1.34 billion). That could be due, in ...

Frank Munger: Battelle mulls work for NNSA - Knoxville News Sentinel

NNSA Google Feed - February 27, 2015 - 4:24am

Knoxville News Sentinel

Frank Munger: Battelle mulls work for NNSA
Knoxville News Sentinel
Contractors managing the nuclear weapons facilities typically earn higher fees than those managing the science research labs, but there has been much talk about the NNSA returning to its Manhattan Project roots, when private companies and government ...

Trinity returns, DCS debuts, senators back IGs and DOD metrics - FCW.com

NNSA Google Feed - February 26, 2015 - 2:52pm

Trinity returns, DCS debuts, senators back IGs and DOD metrics
FCW.com
NNSA manages the Trinity joint effort as part of the Advanced Simulation and Computing Program. The agency said Trinity will be used by Los Alamos, Lawrence Livermore and Sandia and will be optimized to run the largest and most demanding nuclear ...

America Readies Its New 'Smart' Nuke - War is Boring

NNSA Google Feed - February 26, 2015 - 2:28pm

War is Boring

America Readies Its New 'Smart' Nuke
War is Boring
According to the Air Force, developing the guidance kit might be the easy part. The National Nuclear Security Administration—which oversees America's nuclear warheads—has the tougher task of refurbishing the complete weapon. It's all part of an $8 ...


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