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AAM air-to-air missile
ABM anti-ballistic missile
ACM advanced cruise missile
ACRR Annular Core Research Reactor
ADM atomic demolition munition
AEA Atomic Energy Act
AEC Atomic Energy Commission
AEHF advanced extremely high frequency
AFAP artillery fired atomic projectile
AFB Air Force Base
AFTAC Air Force Technical Applications Center
A&L aging and lifetimes
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
APEX adaptive planning and execution
APS active protection system
AR active ready
AS active stockpile
ASD(NCB) Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs
ASEAN Association of Southeast Asian Nations
ATSD(AE) Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Atomic Energy
B bomb
BA budget authority
BCR Baseline Cost Report
BDA battle damage assessment
BES Budget Estimate Submission
C Confidential
C4I command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence
CAC Compartmented Advisory Committee
CANES Comprehensive Atmospheric Nuclear Environment Standard
CANWFZ Central Asian Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone
CAPE Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation
CAS-D Continuous-At-Sea-Deterrent
CBR chemical, biological, and radiological
CBR congressional budget resolution
CBRN chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear
CCD coded control device
CCJO Capstone Concept for Joint Operations
CDMC Consolidated Uranium Manufacturing Capability
CCMD Combatant Command
CDRUSSTRATCOM Commander, United States Strategic Command
CDS command disablement system
CEP circular error probable
cGy centigray
CHE conventional high explosive
CJCS Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
CJCSI Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Instruction
CMRR Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Building Replacement
CNWDI Critical Nuclear Weapon Design Information
COMSEC Communications Security
CONOP concept of operation
CONPLAN concept plan; operation plan in concept format
CONUS continental United States
CPF contractor protective forces
CR continuing resolution
CSOG CBRN Survivability Group
CSOG-CBR CBRN Survivability Oversight Group – Chemical, Biological, and Radiological
CSOG-N CBRN Survivability Oversight Group – Nuclear
CTBT Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
CTBTO Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
CTR cooperative threat reduction
CUI Controlled Unclassified Information
D-test destructive test
DARHT dual axis radiographic hydrodynamic test
DAS Defense Acquisition System
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
DHS/CWMD DHS Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction
DIA Defense Intelligence Agency
DNA Defense Nuclear Agency
DNDO Domestic Nuclear Detection Office
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
DOTMLPF-P doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel, facilities, and policy
DP Defense Program
DPF Dense Plasma Focus
DPG Defense Planning Guidance
DRAAG Design Review and Acceptance Group
DRB Defense Resources Board
DTRA Defense Threat Reduction Agency
DU depleted uranium
DUE domestic uranium enrichment
DUU deliberate unauthorized use
DLI direct laser impulse
EAM emergency action message
EDD Extended Deterrence Dialogue
EIVR Exchange of Information by Visit and Report
EMP electromagnetic pulse
EMR electromagnetic radiation
ENDS enhanced nuclear detonation safety
EO Executive Order
ERDA Energy Research and Development Agency
ESD environment sensing device
FAB-T Family of Advanced Beyond Line-of-Sight Terminals
FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation
FBM fleet ballistic missile
FBR fast burst reactor
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
FFRDC federally funded research and development center
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
FPF federal protective forces
FXR flash X-ray machine
FY fiscal year
FYDP Future-Years Defense Program
FYNSP future-years nuclear security program
GA gun assembly
GBSD ground-based strategic deterrent
GEF Guidance for Employment of the Force
GICNT Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism
GLBM ground-launched ballistic missile
GLCM ground-launched cruise missile
Global ASNT Global Aircrew Strategic Network Terminal
GOC Global Operations Center
GOCO government-owned, contractor-operated
GSP graded security protection
GZ ground zero
HE high explosive
HEAF High Explosives Application Facility
HED high-energy-density
HEMP high-altitude electromagnetic pulse
HERMES high-energy radiation megavolt electron source
HEU highly enriched uranium
HLG High Level Group
HOB height of burst
HRP Human Reliability Program
HWR heavy-water reactor
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency
ICBM intercontinental ballistic missile
ICD Interface Control Document
IFI in-flight insertion
IHE insensitive high explosive
IND improvised nuclear device
INF intermediate-range nuclear forces
IOC initial operational capability
IS inactive stockpile
ITAR International Traffic in Arms Regulations
ITW/AA Integrated Tactical Warning/Attack Assessment
J/kg joules per kilogram
JAIEG Joint Atomic Information Exchange Group
JCIDS Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System
JCPOA Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action
JILT joint integrated laboratory test
JIPP Joint Integrated Project Plan
JNWPS Joint Nuclear Weapons Publications System
JOE joint operating environment
JOPES Joint Operation Planning and Execution 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
KCNSC Kansas City National Security Campus
keV kiloelectron-volt
kg kilogram
KIDD Korea-U.S. Integrated Defense Dialogue
kt kiloton
LANL Los Alamos National Laboratory
LANSCE Los Alamos Neutron Science Center
LAP4 Los Alamos Plutonium Pit Production Project
LBTS large blast thermal simulator
LD50 lethal dose for 50 percent of the population
LE life extension
LEP life extension program
LEU low-enriched uranium
LIHE light-initiated high explosive
LINAC linear accelerator
LLC limited-life component
LLCE limited-life component exchange
LLNL Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
LPF Lithium Processing Facility
LRSO long-range standoff
LTBT Limited Test Ban Treaty
LWR light-water reactor
MAR Major Assembly Release
MBS Modular Bremsstrahlung Source
MC military characteristic
MCCS multiple-coded control switch
MDA Missile Defense Agency
MDA mutual defense agreement
MFD military first destination
MG MIGHTY GUARDIAN
MILCON military construction
MILPERS military personnel
MIL-STD Military Standard
MIR major impact report
MIRV multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle
MK mark
MLC Military Liaison Committee
MMIII Minuteman III
MMPU Minuteman Minimum Essential Emergency Communications Network Program Upgrade
M&O management and operating
MOA memorandum of agreement
Mod modification
MOU memorandum of understanding
MPC&A Material Protection, Control, and Accounting
MT megaton
mV/m millivolt to meter
NACLC National Agency Check with Law and Credit
NAOC National Airborne Operations Center
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
NDS National Defense Strategy
NDSB nuclear depth/strike bomb
NEWS nuclear explosive and weapons surety
NGE+ Neutron Generator Enterprise Consolidation
NIF National Ignition Facility
NLCC National Leadership Command Capability
NMCC National Military Command Center
NMS National Military Strategy
NMSE New Material and Stockpile Evaluation
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)
NRF National Response Framework
NSE Nuclear Security Enterprise
NSI national security information
NSPD National Security Presidential Directive
NSPM National Security Presidential Memorandum
NSS National Security Strategy
NSTCA Nuclear Security Threat Capabilities Assessment
NSWC Naval Surface Warfare Center
NTD nuclear threat device
NTNF national technical nuclear forensics
NTR nuclear threat reduction
NTRG Nuclear Trafficking Response Group
NTS Nevada Test Site
NU natural uranium
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
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
NWTI nuclear weapons technical inspection
OAU Organization of African Unity
OCA original classification authority
ODASD(NM) Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Matters
ODNI Office of the Director of National Intelligence
O&M operations and maintenance
OMB Office of Management and Budget
OPLAN operation plan
OPM Office of Personnel Management
OSCC Open Skies Consultative Commission
OSD Office of the Secretary of Defense
OUO Official Use Only
P3 U.S.-UK-France
PA probability of arrival
PAL permissive action link
PBD program budget decision
PBR president’s budget request
PCI pulsed current injection
PCTFE polychlorotrifluoroethylene
PD probability of damage
PDD Presidential Decision Directive
PDM Program Decision Memoranda
PLS prelaunch survivability
PNET Peaceful Nuclear Explosions Treaty
PNI Presidential Nuclear Initiative
PNVC Presidential and National Voice Conferencing
POE point of entry
POG Project Officers Group
POM Program Objective Memorandum
POTUS President of the United States
PPBE Planning, Programming and Budgeting, and Evaluation (DOE)
PPBE Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (DoD)
PPD Presidential Policy Directive
PPE personal protective equipment
PPI process prove-in
PRAP personnel reliability assurance program
PRC People’s Republic of China
PRP Personnel Reliability Program
PRS plasma radiation source
PSP Personnel Security Program
psi pounds per square inch
PTP probability to penetrate
Pu-239 plutonium-239
Pub. L. Public Law
PX Pantex Plant
QA quality assurance
QART Quality Assurance and Reliability Testing
RAAC Rack Assembly and Alignment Complex
RB reentry body
RD radius of damage
RD Restricted Data
RDD radiological dispersal device
RDT&E research, development, test, and evaluation
RED radiological exposure device
RG-Pu reactor-grade plutonium
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
S Secret
SAM surface-to-air missile
SAOC survivable airborne operations center
SALT I Strategic Arms Limitation Talks
SALT II Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty
SCN shipbuilding and conversion, Navy
SCI Sensitive Compartmented Information
SCT Stockpile Confidence Test
SD statutory determination
SECENG Secretary of Energy
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
SRH strategic radiation-hardened
SRHEC Strategic Radiation-Hardened Electronics Council
SRPPF Savannah River Plutonium Processing Facility
SRS Savannah River Site
SSBI single scope background investigation
SSBN ship, submersible, ballistic, nuclear (ballistic missile submarine)
SSM surface-to-surface missile
SSMP Stockpile Stewardship Management Plan
SSNS Satellite System Nuclear Survivability
SSP Stockpile Stewardship Plan
SSP Strategic Systems Programs
START Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty
ST&E science, technology, and engineering
STS stockpile-to-target sequence
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
TFF Tritium Finishing Facility
TFNI Transclassified Foreign Nuclear Information
Th thorium
TNF technical nuclear forensics
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
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
USAF United States Air Force
USD(AT&L) Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics
USD(A&S) Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Logistics
USD(C) Under Secretary of Defense, Comptroller
USD(P) Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
USD(R&E) Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
USEUCOM United States European Command
USG United States Government
USN United States Navy
USSOCOM United States Special Operations Command
USSTRATCOM United States Strategic Command
VCJCS Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
VHF very high frequency
VLF very low frequency
W warhead
WDCR Weapon Design and Cost Report
WETL Weapons Evaluation Test Laboratory
WG-HEU weapons-grade highly enriched uranium
WG-Pu weapons-grade plutonium
WMD weapons of mass destruction
WR war reserve
WS3 weapon storage and security system (United States)
weapon security and survivability system (NATO)
WSR weapon system reliability
WSV weapon storage vault