Report includes efforts to implement the Biden Administration’s 2022 Nuclear Posture Review 

WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) released the Stockpile Stewardship and Management Plan (SSMP) for Fiscal Year 2024. This report describes NNSA’s continued plans to implement the Biden Administration’s 2022 Nuclear Posture Review by maintaining a safe, secure, reliable, and effective nuclear weapons stockpile, without the need for nuclear explosive testing and while revitalizing the Nuclear Security Enterprise. 

This year’s SSMP details DOE/NNSA’s efforts to accomplish program requirements to produce 80 plutonium pits per year; achieve the first production units for the W80-4 Life Extension Program (LEP), W87-1 Modification Program, and W93; and continue production of the B61-12 LEP and W88 Alteration 370 warheads.

“The SSMP is an annual document that describes the NNSA nuclear security programs, outlines the status of our major programs, and highlights key budget data,” said Jill Hruby, DOE Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and NNSA Administrator. “This year’s report reaffirms DOE/NNSA’s commitment to maintaining a safe, secure, reliable, and effective U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile without underground nuclear explosive testing and details DOE/NNSA’s plans and key activities related to stockpile modernization, infrastructure recapitalization, and science, research technology, and engineering capabilities.”

The FY 2024 SSMP can be found online here.