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Air Force, NNSA Conduct Qualification Flight Test on B61-12 Gravity Bomb; Michael Lutton Comments

The U.S. Air Force and the National Nuclear Security Administration have evaluated the non-nuclear functions of a gravity bomb during a qualification flight test held at Tonopah Test Range in Nevada. NNSA said Thursday the service branch dropped the B61-12 non-nuclear test assembly from an F-16 aircraft as part of the test to assess …

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GAO: NNSA Should Consistently Monitor and Document R&D Projects

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the National Nuclear Security Administration create a strategy to consistently track and document outcomes of research-and-development projects aimed at thwarting the proliferation of nuclear weapons. GAO said in a report published Friday NNSA’s Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation should record data that compares final project results with baseline performance targets. …

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GAO Asks NNSA to Establish Program Mgmt, Training Standards

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the National Nuclear Security Administration develop new standards for program management functions and a training program for program managers. GAO said Monday it found a lack of policies for responsibility assignment, authority delegation and required competence for program managers, as well as a lack of training …

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GAO: NNSA Should Develop Long-Term Nuclear Weapons Surveillance Strategy

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Energy Department’s National Nuclear Security Administration to develop a long-term strategy for the assessment and monitoring of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile. GAO said Wednesday it found that NNSA did not fully implement the agency’s Enhanced Surveillance Program under its 2007 Surveillance Transformation Project, which aimed …

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GAO Urges NNSA to Specify Los Alamos Plutonium Analysis Project Parameters

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Energy Department‘s National Nuclear Security Administration to specify the pit production-related parameter for NNSA’s plutonium analysis project at Los Alamos. GAO said Tuesday the NNSA identified the requirements for the revised Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement project in order to obtain equipment …

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