A National Nuclear Security Administration official recently visitedÂ the Y-12 National Security Complex to present Defense Programs Awards of Excellence.
Fifteen teams that included about 275 Y-12 federal and contractor employees were recognized, a press release said.
Joseph Oder, director of NNSA’sÂ Office of Nuclear Weapons Stockpile, pictured at center in the photo at left, presented the awards with Mark Padilla, NNSA Production Office assistant manager for programs and projects, who is pictured at right in the photo, and Joe Henry, chief operating officer of B&W Y-12.
The ceremony was held at the New Hope Center.
The press release said the awards are given out each year to recognize significant achievements in quality, productivity, cost savings, and safety or creativity in support of NNSAâ€™s nuclear weapons program.