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Despite objections, Lawrence Livermore lab to go forward with plutonium tests - Contra Costa Times

NNSA Google Feed - January 30, 2015 - 3:21pm

Despite objections, Lawrence Livermore lab to go forward with plutonium tests
Contra Costa Times
For security reasons, the NNSA is not releasing specific dates for the tests; however, in a December letter to U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Don Cook, the agency's deputy administrator for defense programs, said he expected the first ...

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SRNS receives $40 million in total performance fee - Aiken Standard

NNSA Google Feed - January 30, 2015 - 2:15pm

SRNS receives $40 million in total performance fee
Aiken Standard
Combined with its earlier evaluation from the NNSA, the contractor has earned 86 percent – a 'very good' ranking – of its available fee for a total of $39.9 million out of a possible $46.5 million. Under the terms of the company's contract, DOE and ...

Energy IG: Hundreds of contaminated, closed nuclear weapons facilities still ... - Fierce Homeland Security

NNSA Google Feed - January 30, 2015 - 2:06pm

Energy IG: Hundreds of contaminated, closed nuclear weapons facilities still ...
Fierce Homeland Security
In the meantime, the NNSA, and other offices, which now have responsibility over such facilities, are monitoring and maintaining these contaminated facilities from further degradation. Still, many "continue to deteriorate and pose increasing risks to ...

Despite objections, Lawrence Livermore lab to go forward with plutonium tests - San Jose Mercury News

NNSA Google Feed - January 30, 2015 - 12:58pm

Despite objections, Lawrence Livermore lab to go forward with plutonium tests
San Jose Mercury News
Lab scientists, under a directive from the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), have planned to use the world's largest laser to examine how tiny amounts of the radioactive material responds to conditions found in nuclear explosions ...

SRNS receives $40 million in total performance fee - Aiken Standard

NNSA Google Feed - January 30, 2015 - 11:47am

SRNS receives $40 million in total performance fee
Aiken Standard
Combined with its earlier evaluation from the NNSA, the contractor has earned 86 percent – a 'very good' ranking – of its available fee for a total of $39.9 million out of a possible $46.5 million. Under the terms of the company's contract, DOE and ...

Dirty and degraded Y-12 facility tops high-risk list - Knoxville News Sentinel

NNSA Google Feed - January 29, 2015 - 6:00am

Knoxville News Sentinel

Dirty and degraded Y-12 facility tops high-risk list
Knoxville News Sentinel
“In particular, a 2014 NNSA site assessment indicated that roof degradation continues to be widespread throughout the facility with varying levels of severity. This has resulted in significant water intrusion and the spread of radiological and ...

Biden, Moniz Announce Cybersecurity Consortium with Labs, Historically Black ... - Livermore Independent

NNSA Google Feed - January 29, 2015 - 1:39am

Biden, Moniz Announce Cybersecurity Consortium with Labs, Historically Black ...
Livermore Independent
The Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) recently announced that Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) will participate as a partner in a Cybersecurity Workforce Pipeline Consortium to help solve ...

State: LANL, WIPP will face steeper fines - Santa Fe New Mexican.com

NNSA Google Feed - January 28, 2015 - 9:44pm

State: LANL, WIPP will face steeper fines
Santa Fe New Mexican.com
LANL's inability to manage its cleanup program, or its main nuclear facilities, or its big construction projects -- all documented in detail over the past two decades in dozens of reports by NNSA, the DOE IG, and the GAO -- or really anything that ...

USAF wants to dodge latest air defences with bomber's new secret weapon - IHS Jane's 360

NNSA Google Feed - January 28, 2015 - 8:04am

IHS Jane's 360

USAF wants to dodge latest air defences with bomber's new secret weapon
IHS Jane's 360
The US National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the USAF have asked Sandia National Laboratories and the Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories to examine three existing nuclear warheads for possible use in the LRSO ...

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DOE Seeks to Mend HPC Talent Gap - HPCwire (blog)

NNSA Google Feed - January 27, 2015 - 8:19am

DOE Seeks to Mend HPC Talent Gap
HPCwire (blog)
When US citizenship is a requirement, as is the case at the DOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) labs, it can take upwards of 200 days to fill a position. The subcommittee further reported a lack of diversity in the talent pool. The ...

Special helicopter on the hunt for dirty-bomb threats - azcentral.com

NNSA Google Feed - January 26, 2015 - 5:09pm

azcentral.com

Special helicopter on the hunt for dirty-bomb threats
azcentral.com
22 and will fly missions up until the 28th. This is the National Nuclear Security Administration's Aerial Measuring System, which according to Dr. Johanna Turk, senior scientist with theNNSA Remote Sensing Lab, has specialized airborne radiation ...

Florida bill expands use of medical marijuana - Sun Sentinel

NNSA Google Feed - January 26, 2015 - 3:59pm

CBS Local

Florida bill expands use of medical marijuana
Sun Sentinel
... Addictions urges the federal government to remove marijuana from the Schedule I category immediately, and make it available for physicians to prescribe. NNSA urges the American Nurses' Association and other health care professional organizations to.
New Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced by GOP Rep. Jeff BrandesNew Times Broward-Palm Beach (blog)

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$525000 grant will help support STEM education in local schools - Tuskegee University

NNSA Google Feed - January 26, 2015 - 3:07pm

Tuskegee University

$525000 grant will help support STEM education in local schools
Tuskegee University
The grant is part of the Consortium on Materials and Energy Studies, which aims to support National Nuclear Security Agency (NNSA) goals relevant to the Department of Energy national laboratory energy and materials missions. The consortium's primary ...

NNSA should remain within Energy Department despite overlap with other ... - Fierce Homeland Security

NNSA Google Feed - January 26, 2015 - 1:12pm

NNSA should remain within Energy Department despite overlap with other ...
Fierce Homeland Security
Despite their interest in NNSA projects, the Defense and Homeland Security departments and intelligence community do not want to oversee the labs, the report added. NRC also concluded that DoD, DHS and the Director of National Intelligence are already ...

Rep. Peake to present medical marijuana bill - 13WMAZ

NNSA Google Feed - January 26, 2015 - 11:59am

13WMAZ

Rep. Peake to present medical marijuana bill
13WMAZ
"The National Nurses Society on Addictions urges the federal government to remove marijuana from the Schedule I category immediately, and make it available for physicians to prescribe. NNSA urges the American Nurses' Association and other health care ...

Livermore Lab, Sandia partnering in cybersecurity consortium - Pleasanton Weekly

NNSA Google Feed - January 26, 2015 - 7:31am

Livermore Lab, Sandia partnering in cybersecurity consortium
Pleasanton Weekly
With a $25 million grant, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories will work with 13 historically black colleges and universities and the Charleston (S.C.) County school district as partners in a Cybersecurity ...

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