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September 11, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Massive Worker Strike at Pantex Should Ring Alarms in DC

Workers at Nuclear Pantex Plant A worker strike at Pantex is threatening the safety and security of America's nuclear weapons, and raising questions about the Department of Energy's priorities.

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Topics: National Security

April 6, 2015

By Lydia Dennett

Now is the Time to Downblend Highly Enriched Uranium

Highly Enriched Uranium Downblending highly enriched uranium will enable the Department of Energy to more easily consolidate the U.S. nuclear complex, saving money and increasing security.

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Topics: National Security

May 20, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

DOE Contracting Woes Continue

National Laboratories The Department of Energy Inspector General found subcontract audit weaknesses with nine Management and Operating contractors. Subcontracts totaling nearly $1 billion had not been audited or were reviewed in a manner that did not meet audit standards, which

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Topics: Contract Oversight

May 16, 2013

By Meryl Grenadier

DOE Error Causes Contracting Redo

Nuclear Symbol Losing bidders will get a second shot to win a $23 billion contract with the National Nuclear Security Administration for work at the Y-12 and Pantex nuclear facilities because the NNSA “failed to make meaningful assessments” of the proposed cost savings o

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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