Los Alamos Staff Member Michele DeCroix Honored With Department Of Homeland Security Secretary’s Award

LANL scientist Michele DeCroix. Courtesy/LANL
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Michele DeCroix of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Nuclear Engineering and Nonproliferation division (NEN-5) was recently awarded the Department of Homeland Security Secretary’s Award for Excellence at a special ceremony in Washington, D.C.
The award recognizes outstanding achievement to advance the mission of DHS. Specifically, DeCroix was acknowledged for her work on nuclear terrorism risk assessments at DNDO, a role which was supported by Los Alamos’ NEN-5 group, that changed the settings on the radiation portal monitors operated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
This work helped to reduce the number of false alarms and contributed to the realization of $67 million in savings for monitors, maintenance and personnel, while securing the homeland against radiological and nuclear threats.