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Material Management and Minimization

The Office of Material Management and Minimization (M3) presents an integrated approach to addressing the persistent threat posed by nuclear materials through a full cycle of materials management and minimization efforts.  Consistent with the President’s highly enriched uranium (HEU) and plutonium minimization strategies, the primary objective of M3 is to achieve permanent threat reduction by minimizing and, when possible, eliminating weapons-usable nuclear material around the world. This is done via three subprograms: