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Institutional plan FY 1999--FY 2004

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Los Alamos has a well-defined and nationally important mission: to reduce the global nuclear danger. This central national security mission consists of four main elements: stockpile stewardship, nuclear materials management, nonproliferation and arms control, and cleanup of the environmental legacy of nuclear weapons activities. The Laboratory provides support for and ensures confidence in the nation`s nuclear stockpile without nuclear testing. This challenge requires the Laboratory to continually hone its scientific acumen and technological capabilities to perform this task reliably using an interdisciplinary approach and advanced experimental and modeling techniques. In the last two National Defense Authorization Acts, Congress identified the need to protect the nation from the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, which includes nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, and their potential use by terrorists. Los Alamos is applying multidisciplinary science and engineering skills to address these problems. In addition, the Laboratory`s critical programmatic roles in stockpile stewardship and threat reduction are complemented by its waste management operations and environmental restoration work. Information on specific programs is available in Section 2 of this document

Topics: Research Programs, National Security, Program Management, Lanl, Remedial Action, 99 Mathematics, Computers, Information Science, Management, Law, Miscellaneous, Planning, Radioactive Waste Management, Nuclear Weapons
Publisher: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Year: 1998
DOI identifier: 10.2172/666278
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Provided by: UNT Digital Library
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