Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation R&DDefense Nuclear Nonproliferation R&D
The Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Research and Development (DNN R&D), part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NISA), develops technical capabilities that improve the detection, identification, and characterization of foreign nuclear weapons development programs; diversion of special nuclear materials; and nuclear detonations.
DNN R&D is organized into two offices:
Technology development efforts include not only meeting U.S.-only nuclear security requirements but also multi-lateral nuclear treaty verification requirements.
DNN R&D leverages the unique facilities and scientific skills of the NNSA’s Nuclear Security Enterprise, other DOE national laboratories, academia, and industry for the performance of research, conduct of technology demonstrations, and development of prototypes for integration into operational systems.
DNN R&D has the responsibility to sponsor R&D activities to improve capabilities to detect and monitor indicators of foreign nuclear weapons programs. Past funding has been awarded by DNN R&D for research in:
- Radiation Sensors and Advance Materials Research
- Enabling Technology for Mass Spectrometry
- Remote Sensing
- Algorithms and Modeling
Editor’s Picks: Select articles related to DNN R&D. Links may lead to external sites.
- Russia Suspends Nuclear R&D Pact with United States (Oct 2016)
- NNSA Administrator Honors Nonproliferation Research Leader (May 2016)
- Delayed Signatures of Underground Nuclear Explosions (Mar 2016)
- NNSA Statement on President’s FY 2017 Budget Request (Feb 2016)
- NSSC Awarded 25M Grant for Nuclear Science and Security Research (Feb 2016)
- USAF Launches Satellite Carrying Nuclear Detonation Detection Sensors (May 2014)
- NNSA 25M Grant to Improve Capabilities for Detecting Nuclear Proliferation (Apr 2014)
- Aerial Radiation Detection and Measuring Systems in Nevada (Mar 2014)
- Ground-Based Nuclear Detection Team: Goals, Objectives & Requirements (Jan 2014)