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NNSS’ Joshua Zamzow awarded Contractor Security Manager of the Year

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The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of Defense Nuclear Security (NA-70) recently honored Joshua Zamzow, manager of the Nevada National Security Site’s (NNSS) Vulnerability Analysis and Risk Planning department, as its Contractor Security Manager of the Year.

Zamzow is well-known for his leadership with all things risk-related. After the Department of Energy (DOE) published the Design Basis Threat (DBT), a comprehensive threat policy that describes DOE assets and the vulnerability assessment and security risk assessment metrics that are used to assess the quality of physical protection programs, Zamzow led his team through the analysis for the NNSS and became the first site to complete the analysis for the DBT. However, this isn’t the only first for Zamzow, as he has also led the NNSS to be the first site to complete several unique assessments.

“We are thrilled Josh was recognized for his efforts and leadership during the implementation of the DBT,” said Anthony Mendez, director of Security and Emergency Services. “He not only led the NNSS through this transition to the new threat policy; he supported other sites in their implementation as well.”

Mendez continued, “Josh and his team were able to change the paradigm for how security analysis is conducted and integrated with site operations and emergency management. Josh is already well-known as a top expert and leader in his field, and it’s great to see NA-70 honoring him as well. We are proud to have him on the NNSS team!”

Zamzow is also a member of the U.S. Army National Guard and was recently activated to aid in security for the 59th Presidential Inauguration, as well as the safeguarding of the U.S. Capitol by leading as the senior Noncommissioned Officer in-charge for the team protecting the House of Representatives.