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NSTec Locations
North Las Vegas and Las Vegas, Nevada
NSTec has two administrative offices located in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The North Las Vegas facility is home to the executive office and offers facilities for engineering, fabrication and assembly, calibration, laboratory, and technical administration for various Nevada National Security Site programs. Our facilities are adjacent to the Nevada Site Office for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.

NSTec's administration offices in Las Vegas include facilities for procurement, administration, engineering, and counterterrorism operations support.

Nevada National Security Site
The Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) is a unique national resource.  It serves as a massive outdoor laboratory and experiment center that cannot be duplicated.  Larger than the state of Rhode Island, this 1,350-square-mile area is one of the largest test areas in the United States.  This remote site is surrounded by thousands of additional acres, which have been withdrawn from the public for use as a protected wildlife range and a military gunnery range.  The total of this unpopulated area stretches over 5,470 square miles.  The NNSS was established as the Atomic Energy Commission's on-continent proving ground, and as such was used for more than forty years in nuclear weapons testing.  Following the nuclear weapons testing moratorium in 1992, the site has been used for a variety of activities such as hazardous chemical spill testing, emergency response training, and conventional weapons testing.  Free public tours of the Nevada National Security Site are conducted on a monthly basis.  Check here for more information.

Scenes on the NNSS
Photos, left to right:  The Nevada state tree, the bristlecone pine, on the NNSS;
an archaeological site found at the NNSS;  Mercury, Nevada, gateway to the NNSS;
a scenic winter view of the NNSS;  wild mustangs still roam free on the NNSS.

Los Alamos Operations, New Mexico
Los Alamos Operations (LAO), in New Mexico, provides diversified applied science and engineering support to the Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory and other customers.  NSTec professionals design, fabricate, and test sophisticated electro-optic and recording systems for capturing fast transient signals.  LAO scientists and engineers are experts in designing and building electro-optic and recording systems that capture super-fast pulses of energy.  These systems must work reliably in remote field operations even under harsh environments.  NSTec utilizes state-of-the-art technologies, including fiber-optic imaging, detectors, and links; custom high-speed cameras; vacuum systems; gated microchannel plate intensifiers; high-speed instrumentation; seismic monitoring systems; optical spectroscopy; complex analog and digital systems; and electronic and mechanical fabrication.

Livermore Operations, California
Livermore Operations (LO), in California, is a diversified applied science and engineering organization that supports a wide spectrum of research, development, testing, and calibration activities for the Department of Energy (DOE), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), LLNL's National Ignition Facility (NIF), and other customers.  NSTec Livermore's (LOs) technical specialties include physics, electronic and instrument engineering, laser and electro-optics engineering, mechanical engineering, metrology, mechanical and electro-mechanical design drafting, printed circuits, plus developing advanced sensors for capturing high speed image, intensity and velocity data.  LO's Diagnostic Calibration Services is an accredited National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) laboratory in accordance with the recognized International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005.  Livermore also holds the distinguished DOE Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star status.

Special Technologies Laboratory, California
The Special Technologies Laboratory (STL) Operations located in California serves a variety of Department of Energy and other federal agency missions.  Scientists at the STL design and develop compact, rugged sensor systems for application to numerous projects including ground penetrating radar, thermographic phosphor techniques, associated particle imaging and laser-induced florescence imaging.  Other activities include sensors for ultra-high magnetic fields, very high bandwidth optical data recording and radiation sensors.

Remote Sensing Laboratory, Nevada
The Remote Sensing Laboratory of NSTec is a center for advanced technologies, focused on the scientific, technological, and operational disciplines necessary to ensure the success of national security missions.  Originally titled "Aerial Measurements Operations," the Department of Energy created the laboratory in the 1950s in Las Vegas, Nevada, to serve as an integral part of the worldwide emergency system to provide rapid response to radiological emergencies.  The RSL emergency responders represent the Department of Energy's Accident Response Group and the Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center.  These responders can deploy to emergencies related to crisis management, nuclear power plant accidents and searches, NASA launches, and transportation accidents involving nuclear materials.

Remote Sensing Laboratory, Washington
The Remote Sensing Laboratory is part of the Department of Energy's Remote Sensing Laboratory operations.  RSL has served for over 20 years as the United States' eastern base for nuclear emergency response and environmental remote sensing operations.  Key to its success has been its innovative and adaptive approaches to solutions to complex nuclear monitoring and surveillance problems, and the application of related advanced and emerging technologies.  RSL's technical assets include testing and fabrication laboratories and an extensive collection of highly sophisticated state-of-the-art equipment used for emergency searches, as well as specialized scientific applications.  Fixed-wing and rotary-wing airborne platforms based at RSL can perform specialized radiological detection and monitoring.

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