As tasked by the Strategic Planning Guidance, the Contingency Planning Guidance and the Joint Strategic Capabilities Plan (JSCP), to provide Combatant Commands, Services, Joint Staff and OSD with focused analyses in support of Combating WMD planning and operations.
Conducted modeling and testing to respond to weapon storage facility and weapon system safety requirements and criteria.
Improved the development and population of a “Nuclear Surety Information Center," a weapon surety database and interface to utilize and archive completed assessments, studies, tools and test programs.
Continued forensics nuclear activation project with Oak Ridge National Lab.
Completed Graphical Unit Interface (GUI) Development for ISIS-3D Fire model.
Completed demonstration and Validation of Storage Facility Tester.
Completed Fire Hazard Analyses for Weapon Storage facilities at two Air Force Bases.
Developed a plan to refocus the development of an electrical system Penetration Tester for Nuclear Facility Safety to meet the requirements of USAF and OSD Nuclear Matters.
Supported annual certification and stockpile stewardship for the continued safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile in the absence of underground testing; reviewed for new opportunities to enhance nuclear safety and reliability.
Improved upon evaluation of enduring stockpile weapons in support of the Air Force and Navy.
Prepared an Annual Surety Report for SECDEF and President.
Conducted two Mighty Guardian (MG) exercises for the Air Force in Germany, Mighty Guardian MG VI and New Jersey, Mighty Guardian MG VII and improved Force-on-Force test program based on lessons learned.
Conducted nuclear physical security engineering studies to develop mitigation strategies for enhancing and upgrading physical delay to potential adversaries.
Conducted exploratory research on physical security equipment and technology designed to enhance the protection of the nuclear stockpile.
Stockpile Sustainment Program thrusts:
Supported annual certifications, at Presidential direction, of the continued safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile in the absence of underground testing.
Assessed impacts of Nuclear Posture Review, End-to-End Review, and new National Security Presidential Directive (NSPD) on nuclear weapons surety.
Continued and enhanced the “Nuclear Deterrent Support Program” by leveraging nuclear deterrent expertise to address nuclear threats.
Continued and improved upon technical support to the Nuclear Weapons Council (NWC) and Joint Advisory Committee (JAC).
Continued improvement, development and presentation of tailored nuclear weapons expertise and sustainment modules through Outreach efforts to the War Colleges and operational units; conducted first-ever Outreach presentations to nuclear students at U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Military Academy.
Continued to support development of the Nuclear Weapons Stockpile Plan and Requirements & Planning Document.
Stockpile Operations thrusts:
Completed the Nuclear Ordinance Commodity Management (NOCM) module and Special Weapons Information Management (SWIM) integration into Defense Integration and Management of Nuclear Data Services (DIAMONDS).
Began planning for the Nuclear Management Information System (NUMIS) integration into DIAMONDS.
Installed DIAMONDS in 6 OCONUS custodial and a headquarter location.
Continued to enhance Maintenance Bay, Unsatisfactory Reporting, and other modules based on user feedback and priorities while continuing development of the DIAMONDS system.
Provided Phase I of electronic Joint Nuclear Weapons Publication System (JNWPS) module DIAMONDS to all users except those in the maintenance areas.