• NNSA site for thermonuclear weapon maintenance growing rapidly

    Government Accountability Office’s Natural Resources and Environment team director Allison Bawden joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to detail the growing site maintaining the nation’s arsenal of thermonuclear weapons.

  • Nuclear arsenal at the ground level

    Even the best plans can fail in the face of sudden policy changes. Keepers of the nuclear arsenal are scrambling.

  • Unaffected by shutdown, NNSA pushing ahead with hiring drive

    The shutdown may or may not have soured people on the idea of federal service. But one agency is pushing ahead with a hiring fair Wednesday.

  • Census CISO to retire; DHS, State name new cyber leaders

    Mark Kneidinger becomes the deputy director of DHS’ new National Risk Management Center to further add to the organization’s leadership ranks.

  • David Trimble: NNSA facing growing challenges with even its crucial missions

    National Nuclear Security Administration is facing challenges in all three of its most crucial areas and then some, GAO says.

  • Agencies team up to destroy asteroid potentially heading for Earth

    In today’s Federal Newscast, three agencies are working on a spacecraft that could destroy an asteroid with a nuclear weapon.

  • 8 weird things you’ll see if the government closes

    No cable, canceled field trips and other unexpected results of a government shutdown.

  • GSA veteran to give VA’s customer service office a much-needed boost

    Darren Blue is heading over to the Veterans Affairs Department after spending the last seven years at GSA. The FDIC gets a new CIO and NNSA a new chief learning officer.

  • Dr. Dimitri Kusnezov, National Nuclear Security Administration

    Grants worth $25 million over five years will offer students at minority centered schools access to cybersecurity education. Provided by the Energy Department, the program will create a new cybersecurity consortium consisting of 13 historically black colleges and universities. It’s designed to adapt as workforce needs evolve. Doctor Dimitri Kusnezov is chief scientist and director of the Office of Science and Policy at the National Nuclear Security Administration. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the grant.

  • David Trimble, Director of Natural Resources, GAO

    The National Nuclear Security Administration has a guide for predicting how much its large projects will cost. But the agency’s project managers don’t know it exists, and it’s not entirely their fault. That’s according to David Trimble — he’s Director of Natural Resources and Environment Issues at the Government Accountability Office. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he suggested ways to improve NNSA’s cost estimation process.