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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Acronyms." National Research Council. 2013. The Quality of Science and Engineering at the NNSA National Security Laboratories. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18440.
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Acronyms

CMEC condensed matter at extreme conditions
CMMR Chemical and Metallurgical Research Replacement
 
DARHT Dual-Axis Radiographic Hydro-Test Facility
DNFSB Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
DOD Department of Defense
DOE Department of Energy
 
EOS equation of state
ES&H Environmental Health and Safety
 
FFRDC federally funded research and development center
FTE full-time equivalent
FY fiscal year
 
HE high explosive
HEDS high-energy-density science
 
ICF inertial confinement fusion
IMC integrated modeling codes
 
LANL Los Alamos National Laboratory
LDRD Laboratory Directed Research and Development
LEP Life Extension Program
LLNL Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
 
M&S modeling and simulation
 
NIC National Ignition Campaign
NIF National Ignition Facility
NNSA National Nuclear Security Administration
NRC National Research Council
NW nuclear weapons
 
ORNL Oak Ridge National Laboratory
 
PF-4 LANL plutonium facility
 
R&D research and development
 
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Acronyms." National Research Council. 2013. The Quality of Science and Engineering at the NNSA National Security Laboratories. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18440.
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S&E science and engineering
S&T science and technology
SNL Sandia National Laboratories
SPR Sandia Pulsed Reactor
SSP Stockpile Stewardship Program
 
TRL technology readiness level
 
UGT underground test data
UQ uncertainty quantification
 
V&V verification and validation
 
WFO work for others
 
Z Z Pulsed Power Facility
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Acronyms." National Research Council. 2013. The Quality of Science and Engineering at the NNSA National Security Laboratories. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18440.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Acronyms." National Research Council. 2013. The Quality of Science and Engineering at the NNSA National Security Laboratories. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18440.
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The three National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) national security laboratories--Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), and Sandia National Laboratories (SNL)--are a major component of the U.S. government's laboratory complex and of the national science and technology base. These laboratories are large, diverse, highly respected institutions with broad programs in basic sciences, applied sciences, technology development, and engineering; and they are home to world-class staff and facilities. Under a recent interagency agreement between the Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and the intelligence community, they are evolving to serve the needs of the broad national security community. Despite this broadening of substance and support, these laboratories remain the unique locus of science and engineering (S&E) for the U.S. nuclear weapons program, including, most significantly, the science-based stockpile stewardship program and the S&E basis for analyzing and understanding nuclear weapon developments of other nations and non-state actors. The National Research Council (NRC) was asked by Congress to assess the quality of S&E and the management of S&E at these three laboratories.

The Quality of Science and Engineering at the NNSA National Security Laboratories is the second of two reports produced as part of this study. This report assesses the quality of S&E in terms of the capability of the laboratories to perform the necessary tasks to execute the laboratories' missions, both at present and in the future. The report identifies the following as four basic pillars of stockpile stewardship and non-proliferation analysis: (1) the weapons design; (2) systems engineering and understanding of the effects of aging on system performance; (3) weapons science base; and (4) modeling and simulation, which provides a capability to integrate theory, experimental data, and system design.

The Quality of Science and Engineering at the NNSA National Security Laboratories offers a snapshot of the present with an eye to the future. This report discusses the current state of S&E and makes recommendations to maintain robust programs.

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