“Better than flawless”…is how leaders described the transformation to the Kansas City National Security Campus during the August 2014 Dedication Ceremony. Five years ago, a crowd of more than 1,200 people gathered to hear members of Congress, Department of Energy officials and Honeywell leaders congratulate employees for partnering to ensure the facility and relocation was completed ahead of schedule and under budget.
The successful construction of the Kansas City National Security Campus was part of a broader effort to transform our Cold War era infrastructure into a 21st century nuclear security enterprise. This transformation enabled us to continue to fulfill our stockpile stewardship commitments while we continue to work to prevent nuclear proliferation and terrorism, and support broader national security missions.
The move to the new 1.5 million-square-foot, state-of-the-art, energy-efficient National Security Campus from the nearby Bannister Federal Complex was one of nation’s largest industrial moves, requiring about 3,000 truckloads of heavy equipment and approximately 40,000 crates. It was completed ahead of schedule, $10 million under budget, and with the site’s best safety and security performance on record.