The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) recently presented 17 Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) teams with Defense Programs Awards of Excellence. NNSA Principal Assistant Deputy Administrator for Military Application Brigadier General Michael Lutton was on hand to congratulate the teams for their excellent work in support of the nation’s Stockpile Stewardship Program.
“I am honored to present these awards,” Lutton said during the ceremony. “These outstanding accomplishments and the work you do every day greatly contribute to our NNSA mission of maintaining a safe, effective and reliable nuclear deterrent.”
Made up of almost 300 federal, contractor and/or national laboratory personnel, the teams were recognized for their contributions to various Defense Programs projects, including advanced experimental diagnostics, nuclear material management, infrastructure investment planning and software development. Several NNSS projects allow for higher-quality radiography and data analysis on subcritical experiments, a cornerstone of the nation’s Stockpile Stewardship Program.
Established in 1982, the Defense Programs Awards of Excellence are given annually to recognize significant individual and team achievements in quality, productivity, cost savings, safety or creativity in support of NNSA’s nuclear weapons modernization program.
Congratulations to the winners!