Tag Archives: NNSA

Energy Secretary Rick Perry Checks Up On DOE-Funded General Atomics’ Nuclear Tech Projects

Rick Perry, secretary at the Department of Energy, has visited General Atomics facilities to inspect on DOE-funded nuclear energy efforts. The company said Wednesday it is developing accident tolerant fuel rod cladding for nuclear reactors in support of the department’s ATF initiative. General Atomics uses SiGA, a silicon-carbide composite, to …

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Triad National Security Gets NNSA’s Green Light for Los Alamos Lab Mgmt Transition

Triad National Security has received a notice to proceed from the Energy Department’s National Nuclear Security Administration to begin transition efforts for the management and operation of the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. The company said Monday it will officially assume operation and management responsibilities at the national lab …

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Caddell to Build NNSA’s Albuquerque, N.M. Facility Under Potential $140M Contract

Caddell Construction has started to build a facility for the Energy Department‘s National Nuclear Security Administration in Albuquerque, N.M., through a potential $140 million contract from the Army Corps of Engineers. NNSA said Monday it broke ground on the agency’s Albuquerque Complex Project that will consolidate 25 buildings into a three-story, 333,000-square-foot facility. The …

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HPE to Help NNSA Process Modeling, Simulation Workloads With ‘Astra’ Supercomputer

The Energy Department has selected Hewlett Packard Enterprise to provide a supercomputer for DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration to process simulation and modeling workloads intended for science, energy and national security applications. HPE will deploy the Astra supercomputer at Sandia Labs Laboratories as part of the Vanguard program, the company said Monday. Astra …

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Charles Verdon Appointed NNSA Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs

President Donald Trump has appointed Charles Verdon, a principal associate director at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, as deputy administrator for defense programs at the Energy Department‘s National Nuclear Security Administration. At LLNL, Verdon leads the federal research facility’s weapons and complex integration directorate that focuses on nuclear weapons programs, the White House …

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Charles Verdon Appointed NNSA Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs

President Donald Trump has appointed Charles Verdon, a principal associate director at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, as deputy administrator for defense programs at the Energy Department‘s National Nuclear Security Administration. At LLNL, Verdon leads the federal research facility’s weapons and complex integration directorate that focuses on nuclear weapons programs, the White House …

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Orbital ATK to Integrate Multiple Instruments for Space Test Program Mission; Chris Long Comments

Orbital ATK has secured a contract from the U.S. Air Force‘s Space and Missiles Systems Center to provide integration, test and support services for the primary payload of the Space Test Program – 3 mission. The company said Monday it will fit the STPSat-6 payload onto a modified satellite bus and support launch and on-orbit check-out operations to …

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General Atomics, Nordion to Get Phase II Funds from DOE to Support Medical Isotope Production

General Atomics and Nordion will receive $15.3 million in funds from the Energy Department under the second phase of a cooperative agreement to produce commercial supplies of molybdenum-99 isotopes with the University of Missouri Research Reactor Center. Nordion said Wednesday the Phase II funds from DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration came more than a …

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Battelle-Boeing Team to Chase Sandia National Lab Mgmt Contract; Jeffrey Wadsworth Comments

Battelle and Boeing have agreed to jointly pursue work to operate Sandia National Laboratories in partnership with the University of New Mexico, Texas A&M University System and the University of Texas System. The Energy Department’s National Nuclear Security Administration currently looks for a company to manage SNL, a federally funded research …

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Livermore Lab to Use IBM Neuromorphic Tech for Collaborative Supercomputing Initiative

IBM has agreed to provide Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory access to a company-made brain-inspired chip architecture as part of a collaborative project to build supercomputer systems. The company said Tuesday LLNL will receive a 16-chip TrueNorth neurosynaptic system that is designed to process data equivalent to 16 million neurons and four …

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