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NNSA releases contractor performance evaluations
The National Nuclear Security Administration last week released performance evaluation summaries on the effectiveness of its management and operating (M&O) contractors in meeting the agency’s expectations during fiscal year 2020.
The summaries feature assessment “scorecards,” as well as links to M&O contractor performance evaluation and measurement plans. Also included are specific contractor accomplishments, plus issues requiring attention.
Technical Session|Sponsored by IRD
Wednesday, November 18, 2020|11:00AM–1:10PM (12:00–2:10PM EST)
Brenden J. Heidrich
Rick Michal (American Nuclear Society)
Research and test reactors at national laboratories and universities are a cornerstone of nuclear engineering research and education since the first reactors were deployed at Oak Ridge and North Carolina State University. The population of university reactors grew to a high of almost 80 in 1970 but has dropped to 24 operating today. Only five remain at national laboratories. The US Department of Energy – Office of Nuclear Energy supports the remaining reactors through fuel and infrastructure funding. Beyond basic support, the fleet is innovating at existing reactors and proposing new designs, adding new capabilities for testing fuel, structural materials, and instrumentation and nuclear data.
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Development of a Cold Neutron Source and Cold Neutron Beam Facilities at the Penn State Breazeale Reactor
Kenan Unlu (Penn State University), Daniel B. Beck (Penn State Radiation Science and Engineering Center)
Development of a New Neutron Imaging Facility for Radiation Science and Engineering at the Penn State University
Alibek Kenges (Penn State Radiation Science and Engineering Center), Kenan Unlu (Penn State University), Jeffrey Geuther (Penn State Radiation Science and Engineering Center), Daniel B. Beck (Penn State Radiation Science and Engineering Center)
Beam Tube Brightness Evaluation of Low-Density U3Si2-Al Design for High Flux Isotope Reactor LEU Conversion
Kara M. Godsey (ORNL), Charles R. Daily (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), David Chandler (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
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