Twenty-eight Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) employees have been selected as recipients of the prestigious Secretary’s Honor Awards, the Department of Energy’s highest form of internal employee recognition. The awards recognize notable career dedication and outstanding service to the Department of Energy and the American public during the past year. Recipients are selected by the Secretary of Energy.
The team will receive the honor for their work supporting the National Nuclear Security Administration Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation and deployment of the NNSS Remote Sensing Laboratory Emergency Communications Network (ECN). The Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation works globally to prevent state and non-state actors from developing nuclear weapons or acquiring weapons-usable nuclear or radiological materials, equipment, technology and expertise. The ECN supports DOE Emergency Management, Emergency Response and International Emergency Management Cooperation missions through world-class networks and emergency operation centers worldwide.
“The joint efforts between Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation and the Emergency Communications Network team illustrate the NNSS’ worldwide capabilities in support of national security,” said National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Field Office Manager Steven J. Lawrence. “The dedication of the 28 men and women being honored exemplifies our commitment to nonproliferation, emergency management and response.”
DOE Secretary of Energy Rick Perry will present the 2018 awards at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at DOE headquarters in Washington, D.C.