The Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) is a proud recipient of seven National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Defense Programs Awards of Excellence.
The Award of Excellence is presented to individuals and teams in the NNSA enterprise who make significant achievements in safety, quality, productivity, cost savings, creativity, enhanced surety and stockpile stewardship capabilities. Included in the recognition for the 2018 calendar year is the Exceptional Achievement Award, which acknowledges extraordinary accomplishments in the nuclear weapons lifecycle process that utilize stockpile stewardship capabilities to further promote and advance national security objectives. The NNSS Nuclear Material Team received the NNSA Exceptional Achievement Award accolade.
“Special note of thanks to all of you who keep the mission going every day,” said Assistant Deputy Administrator for Major Modernization Programs in the NNSA Defense Programs Office Mike Thompson. “Because of the legacy and heritage that you are all carrying on so well, we’re now in a position where, thankfully, the workload is ramping up. The work you are doing downhole in U1a and at all the other key facilities provides very important data that we’re anxious to get our hands on—the labs are anxious so we can move forward with the program of work we’ve got ahead of us. It’s a big deal.”
The seven award-winning NNSS teams, comprised of more than 500 employees, are the Device Assembly Facility Argus Installation-Perimeter Protection Subproject Integrated Project Team, Electronic Security Systems Team, Dual-Imaging Radiographic Enhancement Team, Joint Actinide Shock Physics Experimental Research Team, Dry Alluvium Geology-2 Emplacement and Stemming Team, Sierra Nevada-Lamarck Fielding Team and the NNSS Nuclear Material Team.