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40 MM Grenade Launcher Qualification Requirements at Department of Energy Sites, IG-0806

The Department of Energy and its National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), operate
some of the most sensitive Federal facilities in the United States. Because of the mission
requirements, safeguards and security is a top priority at these sites. As part of its security
regime, the Department maintains a cadre of armed protective force officers to prevent and
defend against malevolent acts. In recent years, the Department has worked to enhance security
by increasing the capabilities of weapon systems used by the protective force officers. One such
weapon is the 40 mm grenade launcher, which utilizes high explosive ammunition to defeat
adversary personnel and equipment. A number of Department sites have procured these
weapons.