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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 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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NNSA, DOE, Argonne, WSU to Unveil Nuclear Stockpile Security Research Facility

The National Nuclear Security Administration, Energy Department, Argonne National Laboratory and Washington State University will launch a research facility that will help NNSA secure the U.S. nuclear stockpile. WSU said Thursday the Dynamic Compression Sector installation is located at Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source facility — a Chicago-based DOE facility. DCS is designed to help researchers observe the behavior of …

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FAS: DOE Seeks 4% Funding Boost for Fiscal 2017 Nuclear Weapons Activities

A Congressional Research Service report says the Energy Department‘s fiscal 2017 budget request includes $12.9 billion to fund operations of DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration, according to the Federation of American Scientists. Steven Aftergood writes in a blog article published Monday the CRS report obtained by FAS shows that approximately $9.2 billion of the proposed …

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