15 Design was substantially completed for a new 49,000-square-foot Sample Preparation Laboratory at INL’s Materials & Fuels Complex (MFC). SPL will be critical for understanding nuclear fuels and materials performance in the nuclear environment. TRACKING MOOSE USE RESEARCHERS USING INL’S MULTIPHYSICS OBJECT ORIENTED SIMULATION ENVIRONMENT (MOOSE) CONTINUED TO GROW IN FY 2018. > Double WEBSITE TRAFFIC COMPARED TO 2017 > 10% GROWTH IN GITHUB TRAFFIC AND DOWNLOADS SINCE FY 2017 > 15% INCREASE IN PUBLICATIONS CITING MOOSE > First ADOPTION OF A MOOSE-BASED APPLICATION BY THE NRC Advancing nonproliferation capabilities INL provided technical guidance for the DOE Nuclear Forensics 2018 Prominent Hunt, a national, interagency nuclear forensics exercise. The National Technical Nuclear Forensics Ground Collection Task Force exercise tested the knowledge and expertise of federal and state/local officials responding to a potential radiological emergency. INL experts designed and controlled the exercise, supported field data management and health physics operations, and adapted RAP detection equipment for use in an aircraft during search activity involving nuclear and radiological materials. Scientists from NNSA’s Remote Sensing Laboratory also participated.