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10 USC 179 Title 10, Section 179 of the United States Code
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ABM anti-ballistic missiles
ADM atomic demolition munition
AEA Atomic Energy Act
AEC Atomic Energy Commission
ACRR Annular Core Research Reactor
AF/A10 (Office of) Assistant Chief of Staff for Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration, U.S. Air Force
AFB Air Force Base
ALCM air-launched cruise missile
Alt alteration
ANWFZ African Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone
ANFO ammonium nitrate and fuel oil
AO action officer
AoA analysis of alternatives
APS active protection system
AR Active Ready
AS active stockpile
ASC Advanced Simulation and Computing
ASD(NCB) Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs
ATSD(AE) Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Atomic Energy
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B bomb
BCR Baseline Cost Report
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C Confidential
C4I command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence
CAC Compartmented Advisory Committee
CANES Comprehensive Atmospheric Nuclear Environments Standard
CANWFZ Central Asian Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone
CAPE Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation
CARC Chairman’s Annual Report to Congress
CBR chemical, biological, and radiological
CBRN chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear
CCD coded control device
CCDR Combatant Commander
CCMD Combatant Command
CDRUSSTRATCOM Commander, United States Strategic Command
CDS command disablement system
CEP circular error probable
cGy centi-gray
CJCS Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
CJCSI Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Instruction
CME component and material evaluation
CMI Classified Military Evaluation
CNT countering nuclear threats
CNWDI Critical Nuclear Weapon Design Information
Co-60 cobalt-60
COMSEC Communications Security
CRYPTO Cryptography/Cryptographic
CSOG CBRN Survivability Group
CTBT Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
CTR cooperative threat reduction
CUI Controlled Unclassified Information
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D-test destructive test
DARHT dual axis radiographic hydrodynamic test
DASA Defense Atomic Support Agency
DASD(NM) Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Matters
DCA dual-capable aircraft
DE damage expectancy
DGZ desired ground zero
DHS Department of Homeland Security
DNA Defense Nuclear Agency
DNDO Domestic Nuclear Detection Office
DNS Defense Nuclear Security
DoD Department of Defense
DoDD Department of Defense Directive
DoDI Department of Defense Instruction
DoDM Department of Defense Manual
DOE Department of Energy
DOE O Department of Energy Order
DOJ Department of Justice
DOS Department of State
DP Defense Program
DPF Dense Plasma Focus
DPG Defense Planning/Programming Guidance
DRAAG Design Review and Acceptance Group
DTRA Defense Threat Reduction Agency
DUU deliberate unauthorized use
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EAM emergency action message
EIVR Exchange of Information by Visit and Report
EMP electromagnetic pulse
EMR electromagnetic radiation
ENDS enhanced nuclear detonation safety
EO Executive Order
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
ERDA Energy Research and Development Agency
ESD environment sensing device
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FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation
FBM fleet ballistic missile
FBR fast burst reactor
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
FOIA Freedom of Information Act
FOUO For Official Use Only
FPU first production unit
FRD Formerly Restricted Data
FSU former Soviet Union
FRP fire-resistant pit
FWDR Final Weapon Development Report
FXR flash X-ray machine
FY fiscal year
FYDP Future-Years Defense Program
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GA gun assembly
GICNT Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism
GLBM ground-launched ballistic missile
GLCM ground-launched cruise missile
GOC Global Operations Center
GOCO government-owned, contractor-operated
GZ ground zero
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HE high explosive
HEAF High Explosives Application Facility
HEMP high-altitude electromagnetic pulse
HERMES high-energy radiation megavolt electron source
HEU highly enriched uranium
HEUMF Highly Enriched Uranium Materials Facility
HLG High Level Group
HOB height of burst
HRP Human Reliability Program
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ICBM intercontinental ballistic missile
ICD Interface Control Document
IFI in-flight insertion
IHE insensitive high explosive
IND improvised nuclear device
INEL Idaho National Engineering Laboratory
INF intermediate-range nuclear forces
INL Idaho National Laboratory
IOC initial operational capability
IS inactive stockpile
ITAR International Traffic in Arms Regulations
ITW/AA Integrated Tactical Warning/Attack Assessment
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JAIEG Joint Atomic Information Exchange Group
JCIDS Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System
JIPP Joint Integrated Project Plan
JNWPS Joint Nuclear Weapons Publications System
JOWOG Joint Working Group
JP Joint Publication
JRN Joint Atomic Information Exchange Group Reference Number
JROC Joint Requirements Oversight Council
JS Joint Staff
JSR Joint Surety Report
JTA joint test assembly
JTSMG Joint Theater Surety Management Group
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KCRIMS Kansas City Responsive Infrastructure Manufacturing and Sourcing
keV kilo electron-volt
kg kilogram
kt kiloton
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LANL Los Alamos National Laboratory
LANSCE Los Alamos Neutron Science Center
LBTS Large Blast Thermal Simulator
LD50 the population
LEP life extension program
LIHE light-initiated high explosive
LINAC linear accelerator
LLC limited life component
LLCE limited life component exchange
LLNL Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
LTBT Limited Test Ban Treaty
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MAD mutual assured destruction
MAR Major Assembly Release
MBS Modulus Bremsstrahlung Source
MC military characteristic
MCCS multiple-coded control switch
MCR Mission-Critical Report
MCS Mission-Critical System
MDA Missile Defense Agency
MDA mutual defense agreement
MFD military first destination
MG Mighty Guardian
MIL-STD Military Standard
MIR major impact report
MIRV multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle
MK mark
MLC Military Liaison Committee
MMIII Minuteman III
MOA Memorandum of Agreement
Mod modification
MOU memorandum of understanding
MPC&A Material Protection, Control, and Accounting
MT megaton
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NACLC national agency check with local agency and credit check
NAOC National Airborne Operations Center
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NC2 nuclear command and control
NC3 nuclear command, control, and communications
NCCS nuclear command and control system
NDAA National Defense Authorization Act
NDB nuclear depth bomb
NER Nuclear Enterprise Review
NEWS nuclear explosive and weapons surety
NIF National Ignition Facility
NIMS National Incident Management System
NISC Nonproliferation and International Security Center
NLCC National Leadership Command Capability
NMCC National Military Command Center
NMSEP New Material and Stockpile Evaluation Program
NNSA National Nuclear Security Administration
NNSS Nevada National Security Site
NORAD North American Aerospace Defense Command
NPG Nuclear Planning Group
NPR Nuclear Posture Review
NPT Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons (Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty)
NRC Nuclear Regulatory Commission
NRF National Response Framework
NSC National Security Campus
NSC National Security Council
NSD National Security Directive
NSE Nuclear Security Enterprise
NSI natoinal security information
NSPD National Security Presidential Directive
NSS Nuclear Command and Control System Support Staff
NSTCA Nuclear Security Threat Capabilities Assessment
NTD nuclear threat device
NTNF national technical nuclear forensics
NTRG Nuclear Trafficking Response Group
NTS Nevada Test Site
NWC Nuclear Weapons Council
NWCSC Nuclear Weapons Council Standing Committee
NWCSSC Nuclear Weapons Council Standing and Safety Committee
NWCWSC Nuclear Weapons Council Weapons Safety Committee
NWD nuclear weapon data
NWDA Nuclear Weapons Deployment Authorization
NWPS nuclear weapons physical security
NWRWG Nuclear Weapons Requirements Working Group
NWSM Nuclear Weapons Stockpile Memorandum
NWSP Nuclear Weapons Stockpile Plan
NWSS nuclear weapon security standard
NWSSG Nuclear Weapon System Safety Group
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OASD(A) Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition
OASD(LA) Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs
OCA original classification authority
OCR Ohio-class replacement
ODASD(NM) Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Matters
ODNI Office of the Director for National Intelligence
OSD Office of the Secretary of Defense
OUO Official Use Only
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PA probability of arrival
PAL permissive action link
PD probability of damage
PDD Presidential Decision Directive
PLS pre-launch survivability
PNET Peaceful Nuclear Explosions Treaty
PNI Presidential Nuclear Initiative
POG Project Officers Group
PPD Presidential Policy Directive
PPE personal protective equipment
PPI process prove-in
PRP Personnel Reilability Program
PRS Plasma Radiation Source
psi pounds per square inch
PTP probability to penetrate
Pu-239 plutonium-239
Pub. L. Public Law
PWDR Preliminary Weapon Development Report
PX Pantex Plant
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QA quality assurance
QART Quality Assurance and Reliability Testing
QDR Quadrennial Defense Review
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RB reentry body
RD radius of damage
RD Restricted Data
RDD radiological dispersal device
RED radiological exposure device
ROPA Report on Platform Assessments
ROSA Report on Stockpile Assessments
RPD Requirements and Planning Document
RS readiness state
RTG radioisotope thermoelectric generator
RV reentry vehicle
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S Secret
SALT I Strategic Arms Limitation Talks
SALT II Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty
SASC Senate Armed Services Committee
SCI Sensitive Compartmented Information
SCT Stockpile Confidence Test
SD Statutory Determination
SEP Stockpile Evaluation Plan
SFI significant finding investigation
SHAPE Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe
SLBM submarine-launched ballistic missile
SLCM sea-launched cruise missile
SNL Sandia National Laboratories
SNM special nuclear material
SORT Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty
SREMP source-region electromagnetic pulse
SRS Savannah River Site
SSBI single scope background investigation
SSBN ship, submersible, ballistic, nuclear (ballistic missile submarine)
SSGN conventionally armed nuclear-powered submarine
SSMP Stockpile Stewardship Management Plan
SSNS Satellite System Nuclear Survivability
SSP Stockpile Stewardship Plan
SSP Strategic Systems Program
START Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty
STS stockpile-to-target sequence
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TA-55 LANL plutonium facility technical area
TACAMO take charge and move out
TCC Transformation Coordinating Committee
TCG-NAS-2 Joint DOE/DoD Topical Classification Guide for Nuclear Assembly Systems, March 1997
TNF technical nuclear forensics
TNFI Transclassified Foreign Nuclear Information
TNT trinitrotoluene
TREE transient radiation effects on electronics
TRS thermal radiation source
TS Top Secret
TSSG trajectory-sensing signal generator
TTBT Threshold Test Ban Treaty
TTP tactics, techniques, and procedures
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U Unclassified
U-235 uranium-235
U-238 uranium-238
UCNI Unclassified Controlled Nuclear Information
UHF Ultra High Frequency
UGT underground nuclear test
UPF Uranium Processing Facility
UQS unique signal
USANCA U.S. Army Nuclear and Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction Agency
USD(AT&L) Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics
USD(C) Under Secretary of Defense, Comptroller
USD(P) Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
USEUCOM United States European Command
USSOCOM United States Special Operations Command
USSTRATCOM United States Strategic Command
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VCJCS Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
VHF Very High Frequency
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W warhead
WDCR Weapon Design and Cost Report
WESC  Weapon Effects Strategic Committee
WETL Weapons Evaluation Test Laboratory
WMD weapons of mass destruction
WR war reserve
WRD&T Weapons Research, Development, and Testing
WS3 weapon storage and security system (United States) weapon security and survivability system (NATO)
WSMR White Sands Missile Range
WSR weapon system reliability
WSSC  Warhead Science Steering Committee
WSV weapon storage vault