Nuclear Nonproliferation Program Offices

One of the gravest threats the United States and the international community face is the possibility that terrorists or rogue nations will acquire nuclear weapons or other weapons of mass destruction (WMD). NNSA, through its Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, works closely with a wide range of international partners, key U.S. federal agencies, the U.S. national laboratories, and the private sector to detect, secure, and dispose of dangerous nuclear and radiological material, and related WMD technology and expertise.

Anne HarringtonNuclear Nonproliferation Leadership

Anne Harrington

Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation

Anne Harrington was sworn in as Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation for the National Nuclear Security Administration in October 2010. Previously, Ms. Harrington was the Director of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC) a position she held from March 2005 to October 2010.

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Main Office
U.S. Department of Energy
National Nuclear Security Administration
Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation
1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, D.C. 20585
(202) 566-7849 | (202) 586-0645

 

Program Offices

Office of Global Threat Reduction
The Office of Global Threat Reduction reduces and protects vulnerable nuclear and radiological materials located at civilian sites worldwide.
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Office of Nonproliferation Research & Development
The Office of Nonproliferation Research & Development develops new technologies to improve U.S. capabilities to detect and monitor nuclear weapons production, proliferation, and nuclear explosions worldwide.
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Office of Nonproliferation & International Security
The Office of Nonproliferation & International Security provides policy and technical support to implement and monitor transparent weapons of mass destruction (WMD) reductions; strengthen nuclear safeguards, physical protection and export control systems in other countries; transition WMD expertise and infrastructure in partner countries to peaceful purposes; and improve international regimes,agreements and arrangements.
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Office of International Material Protection and Cooperation
The Office of International Material Protection and Cooperation is responsible for enhancing the security of vulnerable stockpiles of nuclear weapons and weapons-usable nuclear material in countries of concern and for improving the ability to detect the illicit trafficking of those materials.
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Office of Fissile Materials Disposition
The Office of Fissile Materials Disposition disposes of surplus U.S. weapon-grade plutonium and highly enriched uranium, and helps Russia to dispose of its surplus weapon-grade plutonium, by irradiating it as fuel in nuclear reactors.
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Achievements in Nuclear Nonproliferation
The NNSA Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Office has established partnerships with over 100 countries This is a link to a PDF document. in addition to the International Atomic Energy Agency. Check out our recent accomplishments for more information!


Next Generation Safeguards Initiative
NNSA Nuclear Safeguards will promote the strengthening of nuclear safeguards worldwide to help ensure the safe, secure and peaceful implementation of civil nuclear energy programs.


Career Opportunities

Nonproliferation Graduate Program: The Nonproliferation Graduate Program (NGP) is a one year fellowship program for students interested in assisting in the development and implementation of the National Nuclear Security Administration's global nonproliferation programs.
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