Weapon program meets safety, design requirements
Sandia has successfully completed another milestone in the B61-12 gravity bomb refurbishment program, demonstrating that the Labs is meeting important nuclear safety and use-control requirements. Sandia is the design and engineering lab for non-nuclear components of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, including the B61-12, and is the technical integrator for the complete weapon, assuring that the system meets requirements as a unit.
Testing solutions for mask shortage
Sandia is teaming with medical device manufacturers and local hospitals to increase the availability of respirator masks for health care workers, including conducting tests for manufacturers to show how new mask designs measure up to these industry standards and studying disinfection methods that could enable hospitals to reuse masks, lessening the need for new ones.
Expanding access to cyber research tools
Faculty and students at Purdue University now have access to cybersecurity research software developed at Sandia. The software, called minimega, will help advance cybersecurity research to discover security threats in a variety of systems and develop new safeguards. This is the first time Sandia has collaborated with an academic community to make its cyber software widely available.