Civilian reactors in Tennessee notionally will sharply increase their output of tritium for U.S. nuclear weapons by the fall of 2024 to help the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) produce its desired 2,800 grams of tritium annually during the government fiscal year that begins around ...

For now, top management at the Department of Energy still plans a phased return to onsite work for employees and contractors starting on Jan. 18. “Per DoE’s COVID-19 Workplace Safety and Reentry Framework, employees who are designated site critical will return to the worksite on Jan. 18,” a ...

The Sandia National Laboratories have temporarily dropped a requirement that all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19, leaving only a pair of National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)-owned sites that require vaccination. While Sandia’s mandate is paused, “the discipline process for ...

The White House on Tuesday officially nominated Marvin Adams to succeed Charles Verdon as the top weapons official at National Nuclear Security Administration headquarters in Washington, according to an evening press release. The White House sent Adams’ nomination to the Senate nearly a month ...

Three of the four major National Nuclear Security Administration nuclear-weapon sites still have active COVID-19 vaccine mandates in spite of a federal judge’s December order that barred enforcement of the government’s federal contractor mandate. The prime contractors for these sites mostly ...