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The National Nuclear Security Administration has facilities to process lithium—a key material in nuclear weapons. However, these facilities have deteriorated and NNSA has proposed a new facility to meet the demand for lithium.
The National Nuclear Security Administration relies on contractors to help maintain a safe, secure, and reliable nuclear stockpile.
NNSA requires its contractors to adhere to federal, state, and local regulations.
Recruiting, developing, and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce is part of the 2019 National Intelligence Strategy.
The Intelligence Community's workforce in FY2011-2019 had slight increases in the proportions of women (+.7%), racial or ethnic minorities (+3.
To maintain and modernize the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile, the National Nuclear Security Administration needs a supply of depleted uranium metal (a by-product of enriching uranium to make nuclear fuel) to manufacture nuclear weapon components.
To address maintenance issues, DOD has transferred the ownership of more than 600 utility systems located on military installations to private and public entities since 1988. DOD and others are concerned about how long the contracting process takes.
Uranium must be processed to use it in nuclear weapons or reactors. The National Nuclear Security Administration knows its uranium processing facilities are outdated and deteriorating.
As part of its overall uranium program, NNSA expects to complete a new processing facility for $6.