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U.S. Government Reaffirms Selection Of Bechtel-led Team To Manage Y-12
RESTON, Va., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bechtel-led
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC has been directed by the U.S.
National Nuclear Security Administration to immediately resume
transitioning to take over the management and operation of the Pantex
Plant in Amarillo, Texas, and the Y-12 National Security Complex in
Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Consolidated Nuclear Security was selected last
year to manage and operate the nuclear security facilities but the
transition was put on hold while the contract award was reviewed by
the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
"Resuming transition is critical to begin delivering improved
efficiency, reliability, and cost effectiveness needed to maintain
these sites' critical missions," said John Howanitz, Bechtel's Nuclear
Security and Operations general manager. "It is also the first step in
reducing the uncertainty faced by the dedicated employees and
communities at both Pantex and Y-12."
Consolidated Nuclear Security- whose members are Bechtel National,
Inc., Lockheed Martin Services, Inc., ATK Launch Systems Inc., SOC
LLC, and Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.as a teaming subcontractor-will
manage and operate the Pantex and Y-12 programs together. The Pantex
Plant and Y-12 National Security Complex are key facilities in the
U.S. Nuclear Security Enterprise, charged with maintaining the safety,
security, and effectiveness of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile.
Pantex is responsible for nuclear weapons life extension programs;
weapons dismantlement; development, testing, and fabrication of high
explosive components; and storage and surveillance of plutonium pits.
Y-12 is responsible for safe and secure uranium storage, processing,
and manufacturing operations.
"Our team has maintained a high state of readiness to effect a smooth
transition and we are ready to begin work with the National Nuclear
Security Administration on this important project," said Jim Haynes,
Consolidated Nuclear Security CEO. "We remain committed to high
standards of safety, security, and efficiency as we deliver our work
during transition and throughout the length of our contract."
Bechtel has a proven track record at both Pantex and Y-12. The company
also provides management and operations for NNSA at Los Alamos
National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, two of
the U.S. government's premier research and development institutions.
During its history, Bechtel has successfully led integration efforts
as the contractor for large, complex projects focused on national
security, environmental stewardship, and nuclear power.
About Bechtel: Bechtel is among the most respected engineering,
project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand
apart for our ability to get the job done right-no matter how big, how
complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through five global business
units that specialize in civil infrastructure; power generation,
communications, and transmission; mining and metals; oil, gas, and
chemicals; and government services. Since its founding in 1898,
Bechtel has worked on more than 22,000 projects in 140 countries on
all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 colleagues team with
customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 50
About Lockheed Martin: Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin
is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately
115,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research,
design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of
advanced technology systems, products, and services. The Corporation's
net sales for 2013 were $45.4 billion.
About ATK: ATK Aerospace Group, which is representing ATK on the
Bechtel team, is the world's top producer of solid rocket propulsion
systems and a leading supplier of military and commercial aircraft
structures. It also specializes in small and micro-satellites;
satellite components and subsystems; lightweight space deployables and
solar arrays; low-cost, quick-to-market launch solutions; flares and
decoys; and energetic materials and related technologies. The group
has extensive experience supporting human and space payload missions.
ATK is an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company with
operations in 22 states, Puerto Rico, and internationally.
About SOC: SOC LLC is a trusted provider of integrated security and
mission support carrying out and enabling national security missions
globally in support of the U.S. government, international
organizations, and corporations. Founded as a security contractor
supporting the U.S. Departments of Energy, Defense, and State, SOC has
broadened its portfolio to include a wide array of critical mission
support, base operations, and professional staffing services. We are
now a company of more than 5,000 highly trained and experienced
personnel running some of the most sensitive and complex assignments
around the world.
About Booz Allen Hamilton: Booz Allen Hamilton is a leading provider
of management consulting, technology, and engineering services to the
US government in defense, intelligence, and civil markets, and to
major corporations, institutions, and not-for-profit organizations.
Booz Allen is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, employs approximately
23,000 people, and had revenue of $5.76 billion for the 12 months
ended March 31, 2013. In 2014, Booz Allen celebrates its 100th
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