NNSA reselects CNS to manage Nuclear Production Operations

The National Nuclear Security Administration announced on Friday that it has reaffirmed its decision to select Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC, as contractor to the Y-12 National Security Complex and the Pantex Plant.

Under the contract, entitled the "Consolidated Contract for Nuclear Production Operations," CNS will be responsible for the management and operation of Y-12 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and the Pantex Plant near Amarillo, Texas. CNS will also be responsible for the project management of the Uranium Processing Facility at Y-12, with the option to manage Savannah River Tritium Operations at the Savannah River Site near Aiken, South Carolina.

"Our nuclear production capabilities are critical to our national security, and CNS represents the best value to the government as evidenced by its superior technical and management approach and its lower evaluated cost," NNSA Acting Administrator Bruce Held said. "Additionally, this award puts NNSA in a position to improve mission delivery by focusing on improving the way we operate, saving taxpayer dollars, and aligning ourselves for the future."

CNS is a joint subsidiary between Bechtel National, Inc., Lockheed Martin Services, Inc., SOC, LLC and ATK Launch Systems, Inc. Under this contract, CNS will collaborate with Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., as a Merger and Transformation specialty subcontractor. If the option to manage Savannah River Tritium Operations is utilized in the future, CNS will use General Atomics as a subcontractor.