DAF team

NNSS Teams Recognized with NNSA Defense Programs Awards of Excellence

DAF team
Broadband Laser Ranging Analysis and Software Development Team

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!

cable modeling
Cable Modeling for Underground Testing Data Analysis Team
Coordinate Measuring Machine Replacement Team
Cygnus Zoom Lens Upgrades Team
lead-in lines
DAF Lead-in Lines Fire Suppression System Project Team
Enhanced Capabilities for Subcritical Experiments Component Test Stand Team
High-Yield X-ray Photocathodes for Next Generation Detectors Team
infrastructure investment
Integrated Infrastructure Investment Strategic Planning Tool Team
LLNL legacy disposition
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory NNSS Legacy Disposition Project Team
portfolio management
NNSS Experimental Portfolio Management Team
Nuclear Material Management Database Development Team
Opacity Spectroscopy at the National Ignition Facility Team
radiance reflect
Radiance and Reflectance to Enable Dynamic Temperature Measurements Team
radiographic imaging
Radiographic Imaging at Flash X-ray Accelerator Team
U1a drift
U1a.05 Drift Connection Project Team
U1a screen room
U1a.05 Screen Room Reconfiguration Team