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Oak Ridge Cleanup Award Expected by New Year’s, DOE Says
The Department of Energy should award a new long-term contract for cleanup of the Oak Ridge Site in Tennessee by the end of the year, agency officials said at an annual conference sponsored by the Energy Technology and Environmental Business Association Wednesday. Angela Watmore, the acting deputy assistant secretary for acquisition and project management for the DOE Office of Environmental Management, told conference participants to expect the award before 2022. The request for proposals (RFP) for the contract, a potential $8.3 billion indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity deal with an ordering period of 10 years, was issued in December 2020. The RFP drew attention from most of the major contract names across the weapons…
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Air Force Wraps Up B61-12 Test Regimen on F35-A
Air Force pilots in F-35A aircraft recently wrapped up the final two of 10 guided release tests to certify the jet to carry the B61-12 nuclear gravity bomb, the Air Force said Monday in a press release. Two F-35A Lightning…
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DOE Guidance Calls for Inserting Vax Mandate into Site Contracts
Department of Energy contractor officers should by Friday, and unilaterally, if necessary, modify the agency’s existing major site contracts to include a COVID-19 mandate, according to long-awaited guidance published Wednesday by DOE. The directive applies to “Management and Operating (M&O)…
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Over Half of NRC Employees Vaccinated, Agency Says
A majority of staff at the nation’s top regulator for civilian nuclear power are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, an agency spokesperson said this week. Roughly 65%, or around 1,859, of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s 2,860 employees have “certified that they…
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Senators Press Hinderstein About Past Iran Comments but Don’t Oppose Nomination to NNSA Nonpro Post
In a hearing Thursday, no members of the Senate Armed Services Committee said they would oppose Corey Hinderstein’s nomination to the National Nuclear Security Administration’s top nonproliferation job. Biden on Aug. 9 nominated Hinderstein to be deputy administration for defense…
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