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2010-07-29 11:23:00

ARLINGTON, Va., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- OnPoint Consulting Inc. (OnPoint), a leading provider of comprehensive IT and Information Assurance solutions to the U.S. Government, announced it has been awarded a 5-year, $52 million order under the Alliant Small Business contract vehicle for operation of the Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Information Assurance Response Center (IARC). Located in Las Vegas, NV, NNSA's Information Assurance Response Center...

2010-07-23 12:35:00

House and Senate Appropriators Fund 27% Increase in Nonproliferation Programs WASHINGTON, July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two key Congressional committees this week gave a big boost to the administration's efforts to prevent nuclear materials from falling into the hands of violent extremist groups. Both committees fully funded the administration's request for a 27 percent increase for two Energy Department programs to secure vulnerable nuclear materials in other countries. "The...

2010-06-16 06:00:00

MILPITAS, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Appro (http://www.appro.com), a leading provider of supercomputing solutions, today announces the deployment of a Data Intensive Testbed Cluster solution based on Appro servers configured with ioMemory technology from Fusion-io to extend the existing Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Hyperion system. Hyperion is the world's largest Linux cluster dedicated test bed for development and testing of critical Linux cluster technologies....

2009-06-05 07:10:00

Providing Interoperable Communications for Federal, State and Local Disaster Response Exercise LAKE MARY, Fla., June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- F4W, Inc. (F4W), a software development company focused on delivering easy-to-use and cost-effective communications solutions, announced today the launch of the first statewide "System of Systems" for interoperable communications at the Empire 09 Disaster Response and Management Exercise in Albany, NY. This framework is based on F4W's patented Energo...

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2009-04-10 06:51:28

A new report released Wednesday by the Nuclear Weapons Complex Consolidation Policy Network urges the federal government to reduce the nation's weapons complexes to just three sites as a move towards achieving the nuclear arms-free world that President Obama recently spoke about. "The continued existence of large nuclear weapon stockpiles in the United States, and in other countries, does not increase our security, but instead makes it more precarious.  The time for a new approach to...

2009-03-31 09:59:40

The U.S. Department of Energy says the National Nuclear Security Administration has certified the completion of the world's largest laser. Located at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's National Ignition Facility in California, the laser is expected to allow scientists to achieve fusion ignition in the laboratory, obtaining more energy from the target than is provided by the laser. Completion of the National Ignition Facility is a true milestone that will make America safer and more...

2009-01-15 15:05:00

Company to Provide National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Support Services SAN DIEGO and MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI) today announced it has been awarded a prime contract by The Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) to provide National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) support services. The multiple award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract has a two year base period...

2008-12-19 11:00:00

HERNDON, Va., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Agency (NNSA) has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation-led (NYSE: NOC) joint venture National Security Technologies, LLC (NSTec) a one-year, cost-reimbursement and operating type contract extension valued at approximately $450 million to manage and operate the Nevada Test Site (NTS) through 2012. This contract extension award was earned through a performance assessment of "outstanding" for...

2008-10-12 12:00:11

By Wendy Leonard Deseret News Critical chemical safety research being done at the University of Utah is being scaled back because of federal budget cuts. The U.S. Department of Energy recently moved ahead on plans to reduce and modernize management of the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile -- and in the process slashed grants given to facilities around the country that are developing safe ways to handle such volatile materials. "They have to take care of a lot of things, but they have to...

2008-10-01 15:00:00

By John Fleck Journal Staff Writer A Sandia Labs team helped the Navy figure out how to successfully shoot down a faltering spy satellite last February, officials revealed Tuesday. Researchers specializing in computer simulations of nuclear weapons performance used their skills and Sandia's massive Red Storm supercomputer to help the Navy determine the best way to safely shoot down the satellite, officials at the National Nuclear Security Administration in Washington, D.C., said in a...


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