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Table Of Contents

1.1 Overview
1.2 The U.S. Nuclear Weapons Program
1.3 History of the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Program
The U.S. Nuclear Weapons Program
1.4 End of Underground Nuclear Testing
1.5 New Challenges
1.5.1 Aging Warheads in an Era of No Nuclear Testing
1.5.2 Modern Safety, Security, and Control Features
1.5.3 Loss of Technical Expertise
1.5.4 Deterioration of the Nuclear Complex Infrastructure
1.5.5 Stockpile Quantities
1.6 Future of the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Program
2.1 Overview
2.2 1953 Agreement
2.3 Dual-Agency Responsibility
2.4 Phase 1 - Concept Study
2.5 Phase 2 - Feasibility Study
2.6 Phase 2A - Design Definition and Cost Study
2.7 Phase 3 - Full-Scale Engineering Development
2.8 Phase 4 - Production Engineering
2.9 Phase 5 - First Production
2.10.1 Limited-Life Components (LLCs)
2.10.2 The Phase 6.X Process
2.10.3 Phase 6.1 - Concept Assessment
2.10.4 Phase 6.2 - Feasibility Study and Option Down- Select
2.10.5 Phase 6.2A - Design Definition and Cost Study
2.10.6 Phase 6.3 - Development Engineering
3.2 U.S. Defense Objectives
3.3 Employment of Nuclear Weapons
3.4 U.S. Nuclear Stockpile Composition
3.5 Nuclear Stockpile Quantities
3.6 U.S. Nuclear Weapons Delivery Systems
3.6.1 Bombers
3.6.2 Submarines
3.6.3 ICBMs
3.6.4 Dual Capable Aircraft (DCA)
3.7 DoD Strategic and Non-Strategic Operational Bases
4.1 Overview
4.1.1 Complex Transformation
4.1.2 The U.S. Nuclear Weapons Complex
4.2 Stockpile Stewardship Program
4.2.1 The Transition to a Science-Based Substitute
4.2.2 Stockpile Stewardship Program Elements
5.1 Overview
5.2 Dual Agency Surety Responsibilities
5.3 Nuclear Weapons System Safety
5.3.2 Nuclear Weapon Design Safety
5.4 Nuclear Weapons Security
5.4.1 DoD Nuclear Weapons Security Standard
5.4.2 DOE Safeguards and Security
5.4.3 DoD and DOE Personnel Security
5.4.4 Procedural Security
5.4.5 DoD and DOE Security Program Authorities
5.4.6 Programs of Cooperation
5.5.1 Nuclear Command and Control (NC2
5.5.2 Use Control Features
5.5.3 The DoD Control Program
5.5.4 The NNSA Control Program
6.1 Overview
6.2 The Evolution of Quality Assurance and Sampling
6.3 Surveillance Transformation Project (STP)
6.4 Stockpile Laboratory Testing (SLT)
6.5 Stockpile Flight Testing (SFT)
6.6 Safety Validation and Reliability Estimates
7.1 Overview
7.2 NWC History
7.2.1 The Military Liaison Committee (MLC)
7.3 The NWC Today
7.4 NWC Organization and Members
7.5 NWC Responsibilities and Activities
7.6 NWC Procedures & Processes
7.7 NWC Subordinate Organizations
7.7.2 The Compartmented Advisory Committee
7.7.3 The Transformation Coordinating Committee
7.7.5 The Nuclear Weapons Council Staff
7.8 NWC Annual Reports
7.8.2 NWC Report on Stockpile Assessments (ROSA)
7.8.3 NWC Chairman’s Annual Report to Congress (CARC)
7.8.4 Joint Surety Report (JSR)
8.1 Overview
8.2 National Security Presidential Directive 28 (NSPD-28)
8.3 Nuclear Command and Control System (NCCS)
8.4 The NCCS CoP
8.4.1 NCCS CoP History
8.4.2 NCCS CoP Responsibilities
8.4.3 The NCCS CoP Deputies Committee
8.4.5 NCCS CoP Action Officers Group
8.5 DoD-Specific NSPD-28 Compliance Actions
8.6 DoD NSPD-28 Implementation Senior Management Oversight
A.1 Overview
A.2 Atomic Structure
A.3 Radioactive Decay
A.4 Nuclear Reactions
A.4.1 Fission
A.5.4 Boosted Weapons
A.5.5 Staged Weapons
A.5.6 Proliferation Considerations
B.1 Overview
B.2 General Concepts and Terms
B.3 The Nuclear Fireball
B.4 Thermal Radiation
B.4.1 Thermal Radiation Damage & Injury
B.4.2 Thermal Radiation Employment Factors
B.4.3 Thermal Radiation Protection
B.5 Air Blast
B.5.1 Air Blast Damage & Injury
B.5.2 Air Blast Employment Factors
B.5.3 Air Blast Protection
B.6 Ground Shock
B.6.1 Ground Shock Damage & Injury
B.6.2 Ground Shock Employment Factors
B.6.3 Ground Shock Protection
B.7 Surface Crater
B.7.1 Surface Crater Damage & Injury
B.7.2 Surface Crater Employment Factors
B.7.3 Surface Crater Protection
B.8 Underwater Shock
B.8.1 Underwater Shock Damage & Injury
B.8.2 Underwater Shock Employment Factors
B.8.3 Underwater Shock Protection
B.9 Initial Nuclear Radiation
B.9.1 Initial Nuclear Radiation Damage & Injury
B.11.1 Ionizing Radiation Damage & Injury
B.11.2 Ionizing Radiation Protection
B.12 ElectroMagnetic Pulse (EMP)
B.12.1 EMP Damage & Injury
B.12.2 EMP Employment Factors
B.12.3 EMP Protection
B.13 Transient Radiation Effects on Electronics (TREE)
B.13.1 TREE Damage & Injury
B.13.2 TREE Employment Factors
B.13.3 TREE Protection
B.14 Black-Out
B.14.1 Black-Out Damage & Injury
B.14.2 Black-Out Employment Factors
B.14.3 Black-Out Protection
C.1 Overview
C.2 Nuclear Weapons Effects Survivability
C.2.1 Nuclear Weapons Effects on Military Systems
C.2.2 Nuclear Weapons Effects on Personnel
C.2.3 Nuclear Weapons Effects Survivability Measures
C.3 Nuclear Weapons System Survivability
C.3.1 Nuclear Force Survivability
C.3.2 Nuclear Command and Control Survivability
C.3.3 Missile Silos
C.3.4 Containers
C.3.5 Weapons Storage Vault
C.4 Tests and Evaluation
C.4.1 Testing
C.4.2 X-ray Effects Testing
C.4.3 Gamma Dose-Rate Effects Testing
C.4.4 Total-Dose Effects Testing
C.4.5 Neutron Effects Testing
C.4.6 EMP Effects Testing
C.4.7 Air-Blast Effects Testing
C.4.8 Thermal Radiation Effects Testing
C.4.9 Shock Testing
D.1 Overview
D.2 The Early Years of the U.S. Nuclear Testing Program
D.3 The Transition to Underground Nuclear Testing (UGT)
D.4 The Transition to 3-D Codes
E.1 Overview
E.2 National Level Response Entities and Responsibilities
E.2.1 Interagency – The NCCS Committee of Principals (CoP)
E.2.2 Department of Homeland Security
E.2.3 Department of State
E.2.4 Department of Defense
E.3 DoD Response
E.3.1 DoD Nuclear Weapons Accident Guidance
E.3.2 Accident Notification
E.3.3 DoD Response Forces
E.4 Interagency Response
E.4.1 Department of Energy
E.4.2 Department of Homeland Security
E.4.3 Department of State
E.4.4 Department of Justice
E.4.5 Other Cooperating Agencies
E.5 Training and Exercise Program
E.5.1 Management
E.5.2 Exercises
E.5.3 Exercise Schedule
F.1 Overview
F.2.1 National Security Information
F.2.2 Atomic Energy (Nuclear) Information
F.3 Classifying Documents
F.3.1 Original Classification Authority
F.3.2 Derivative Classification Authority
F.4 Security Clearances
F.4.1 Department of Defense Security Clearance Levels
F.4.2 Department of Energy Security Clearance Levels
F.4.3 Equating the Two Classification Systems
F.5 Accessing Classified Information
F.6 Marking Classified Documents
F.6.1 Originally Classified Documents
F.6.2 Derivatively Classified Documents
G.1 Overview
G.2 The Role of the NWC in the Budget Process
G.3 The Federal Budget
G.3.1 The President’s Budget
G.3.2 Congressional Budget Resolution
G.3.3 Authorization
G.3.4 Appropriations
G.3.5 Continuing Resolution
G.4 The DoD and the NNSA Role in the Budget Process
G.4.1 Department of Defense PPBS
G.4.2 National Nuclear Security Administration PPBE
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Nuclear Matters - A Practical Guide

Nuclear Matters - A Practical Guide

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