Posts tagged with "Global Security"


Lawrence Livermore geophysicist receives NNSA Administrator’s Gold Award

Jan. 20, 2017 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory geophysicist and a leader in the Global Security Principal Directorate Jay Zucca has received one of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s ( NNSA ) top awards for his work in nonproliferation and nuclear security. Zucca, principal deputy for Global...
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‘Can you hear me now?’ Site 300 cell service

Jan. 18, 2017 -  
Employees gathered in the hills between Livermore and Tracy on Tuesday to celebrate the addition of cellular service at Site 300. The celebration took place at the foot of a tower used to mount cellular antennas, one of four antenna locations that now provide coverage to much of the developed areas...
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Splitting hairs to advance forensic science

Sep. 19, 2016 -  
With initial help from his work at a Utah university , an Australian-born biochemist is partnering with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to discover a second science-based forensic tool for identifying people in addition to DNA profiling. Now an LLNL contract employee, Glendon Parker...

Lab physicist receives DoD award

Aug. 1, 2016 -  
Lab employee Craig Wuest has received one of the top civilian awards from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). A citation accompanying the award - the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service – highlights Wuest’s work to strengthen DoD’s nuclear survivability posture...

Lawrence Livermore, NY company collaborate on power capacity for portable sensors

May. 20, 2016 -  
A team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists has begun collaborating with a New York company to improve its manufacturing process and increase the power source storage capacity of the firm’s portable sensors. Lab researchers are working with Ithaca, New York-based Widetronix...
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Experiment aims to advance nuclear monitoring

May. 12, 2016 -  
A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) team played a key role in fielding the recent Source Physics Experiment (SPE-5) detonated at the Nevada Nuclear Security Site (NNSS). The SPE shots, including the most recent one on April 26, consist of a series of six underground high-explosive...

LLNL biodetection system bound for space

Apr. 28, 2016 -  
A biological detection system developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists that has found more than a dozen applications soon will be used in tests reaching a new frontier — outer space. The Lawrence Livermore Microbial Detection Array ( LLMDA ) is a versatile tool that has...
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National Academies tap LLNL scientist for panel

Mar. 24, 2016 -  
A Lab bioinformatics scientist has been selected to serve on a U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine panel that will study microbiomes in “built environments.” Jonathan Allen, a researcher in Lawrence Livermore's Global Security Program , has been chosen to be part of the 15...

Shaving time to test antidotes for nerve agents

Mar. 1, 2016 -  
A simulation for drug-membrane permeability developed at LLNL increases the development speed for nerve-agent treatments Imagine you wanted to know how much energy it took to bike up a mountain, but couldn’t finish the ride to the peak yourself. So, to get the total energy required, you and a team...

Need to know more about nuclear forensics? Lab's analytical chemists have it covered

Feb. 18, 2016 -  
Two Laboratory scientists have teamed with Australian colleagues to author an overview of nuclear forensics that is featured as the cover story for the Feb. 2 edition of Analytical Chemistry magazine. LLNL analytical chemists Mike Kristo and Ruth Kips, in collaboration with three researchers from...