Latest National Nuclear Security Administration Stories

Simulations Show Nuclear Weapon Performance In Molecular Detail
2012-06-06 03:56:29

U.S. researchers are perfecting simulations that show a nuclear weapon's performance in precise molecular detail, tools that are becoming critical for national defense because international treaties forbid the detonation of nuclear test weapons. The simulations must be operated on supercomputers containing thousands of processors, but doing so has posed reliability and accuracy problems, said Saurabh Bagchi, an associate professor in Purdue University's School of Electrical and Computer...

2011-06-27 11:55:00

Authorities said on Monday that a wildfire is threatening a nuclear laboratory in New Mexico. The fire has spread to within a mile of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, which ensures the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile. The wildfire has grown to 43,597 acres and caused the evacuation of hundreds of people, with thousands encouraged to evacuate voluntarily. Lawrence Lujan, a spokesman with the Santa Fe National Forest, told Reuters today the fire started Sunday...

2011-02-11 10:29:55

A Sandia National Laboratories team helped reach a major milestone in the nation's nuclear nonproliferation efforts by working with the Central Asian country of Kazakhstan to move nuclear materials "” enough to build an estimated 775 nuclear weapons "” to safety. Sandia provided security and logistics expertise to complete the transfer across Kazakhstan of spent fuel containing 11 tons (10 metric tons) of highly enriched uranium and 3.3 tons (3 metric tons) of weapons-grade...

2010-10-01 17:22:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has been awarded an extension to the approximately $600M annual operating budget contract for the management and operation of the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) Kansas City Plant. The new three-year contract (estimated cost, excluding available award fee and options: $1.8 B) will extend performance through September 30, 2013, and includes two additional one-year options. It will allow the Kansas City...

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