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  • NNSA has taken aggressive action to improve the security of its nuclear weapons material (often referred to as special nuclear material, or SNM) and nuclear weapons in its custody.  One major challenge has been, and remains, ensuring that SNM is well protected, while at the same time,...
  • Information security deals with requirements for the protection and control of information and matter required to be classified or controlled by statutes, regulations, or NNSA and Department of Energy (DOE) directives.Classified Matter Protection and Control ensures the protection and control of...
  • Safeguards First Principles InitiativeNNSA undertook a Safeguards First Principles Initiative (SFPI) to develop a principle-based standard for Material Control and Accountability (MC&A) Programs. The objective of SFPI was to prepare a model/standard for developing, implementing, and evaluating...
  • After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, NNSA took steps to protect its critical facilities from vehicle bombs and strengthened its facilities against attacks.  NNSA has begun consolidating its nuclear weapons material which reduces the number of targets to be protected.  It has hardened its...
  • NNSA has some of the best trained and best equipped forces protecting its nuclear weapons and material.  Since the events of September 11, 2001, NNSA has hired additional armed security police officers.  It has also shifted towards a paramilitary, “tactical response force” that utilizes a...
  • NNSA is responsible for managing national nuclear security and supports several key program areas including Defense, Nuclear Nonproliferation, Naval Reactors, Emergency Operations, Infrastructure and Environment, Nuclear Security, Management and Administration and the Office of the Administrator....
  • The Office of Defense Nuclear Security develops and implements NNSA security programs to protect, control, and account for materials, information, and facilities across the nuclear security enterprise. The Office of the Chief, Defense Nuclear Security (CDNS) executes responsibility for the overall...