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Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Restoring and Improving Nuclear Forensics to Support Attribution and Deterrence: Public Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26167.
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Acronyms

AAAS American Association for the Advancement of Science
AFTAC Air Force Technical Applications Center
CBRNE Chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive
CONOPS Concept of Operations
CWMD Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (DHS)
DHS Department of Homeland Security
DNN NNSA Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation
DoD Department of Defense
DOE Department of Energy
DOE-IN DOE Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence
DOJ Department of Justice
DTRA Defense Threat Reduction Agency
FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation
FNMII Foreign Nuclear Materials Intelligence Initiative
IC Intelligence Community
JAEIC Joint Atomic Energy Intelligence Committee
LLNL Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
NDAA National Defense Authorization Act
NDRD Nuclear Defense Research and Development
NDS National Defense Strategy
NFEC Nuclear Forensics Executive Council
NFGFP Nuclear Forensics Graduate Fellowship Program
NMIP Nuclear Materials Information Program
NNSA National Nuclear Security Administration
NPR Nuclear Posture Review
NSC National Security Council
NSPM National Security Presidential Memorandum
NTNF National technical nuclear forensics
NTNFC National Technical Nuclear Forensics Center
ODNI Office of the Director of National Intelligence
PNNL Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PPD Presidential Policy Directive
R&D Research and development
REEF Radiological Evidence Examination Facility (FBI)
UAV Unmanned aerial vehicle
Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Restoring and Improving Nuclear Forensics to Support Attribution and Deterrence: Public Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26167.
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Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Restoring and Improving Nuclear Forensics to Support Attribution and Deterrence: Public Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26167.
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Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Restoring and Improving Nuclear Forensics to Support Attribution and Deterrence: Public Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26167.
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Nuclear forensics is the analysis of nuclear materials, devices, emissions, and signals to determine the origin and history of those nuclear materials and devices. At the request of the Secretary of Energy, and in consultation with the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Homeland Security, Restoring and Improving Nuclear Forensics to Support Attribution and Deterrence evaluates the U.S. government's nuclear forensics capabilities. A 2010 National Academies report, Nuclear Forensics: A Capability at Risk, characterized the precarious state of the national technical nuclear forensics (NTNF) program at that time: NTNF relied almost entirely on staff dedicated to and residual funding from other related programs. This summary report addresses the current state of U.S. NTNF capabilities relative to the National Academies evaluation in 2010 and recommends ways to improve the NTNF program through improvements in policy, operations, and research and development efforts.

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