Scientists at NNSA facilities study climate and meteorology. Other sites are key players in weather preparedness.
Today, on National Weatherperson Day, NNSA recognizes numerous contributions to the nation’s climate and weather readiness in any situation. With emergency response as one of its core...
Planning for Emergencies
Field Assistance and Oversight Liaison
Homeland Security and Emergency Management Coordination
HQ Emergency Management Team
Responding to Emergencies
NNSA's Atmospheric Release Advisory Capability's (ARAC) role in an emergency begins when hazardous material is released into the atmosphere by a radiological dispersal device, improvised nuclear weapon, or nuclear radiological accident. ARAC is hosted in a facility called the National...
The National Technical Nuclear Forensics (NTNF) program is a Homeland Security Council and National Security Council-sponsored policy initiative that establishes federal agency missions and institutionalizes roles and responsibilities to enable operational support for materials, pre-...
NNSA's Emergency Response Operations program acts as the headquarters command and control, functioning as the coordinating focal point for all deployed assets during a nuclear or radiological incident. It also acts as support to any national special security events, special events, the...
NNSA's Render Safe operations involve the deployment of the Accident Response Group (ARG), the Joint Technical Operations Team (JTOT), and the implementation of Radiological Triage. The support provided to federal, state, and local authorities by these assets involves operations to safely recover...
NNSA's Consequence Management operations involve the deployment of the following assets in response to a radiological or nuclear emergency:
Aerial Measuring System (AMS)
Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center (FRMAC)
NNSA's first responders include the Radiological Assistance Program (RAP) and the Search Response Team (SRT). These teams provide specialized national-level first responder technical and operational capabilities, and conduct specialized operations, during the initial phases of a...
NNSA serves as the premier technical leader in responding to and successfully resolving nuclear and radiological threats worldwide. When the need arises, NNSA is prepared to respond immediately to any type of nuclear or radiological accident or incident.
Part of NNSA's mission is to protect...