National Nuclear Security Administration

NNSA releases strategic documents

May 6, 2019

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They provide common vision and integrated approach to modernize the enterprise for 21st century threats

WASHINGTON – The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) released three strategic documents to guide efforts across the Nuclear Security Enterprise.

  • NNSA’s Strategic Vision identifies values, principles, mission priorities, and goals to ensure the agency is responsive to the Nation’s nuclear security and strategic defense needs. The vision aligns with guidance from the 2017 National Security Strategy (NSS) and the requirements laid out in the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR).  
  • The Governance and Management Framework focuses on the “One NNSA” team approach to mission integration and strategic planning and establishes clear roles and responsibilities across the enterprise. The Framework encompasses the Federal headquarters and field office staff, as well as the Management and Operating (M&O) partners at NNSA’s eight laboratories, plants, and sites.  Its goal is to show how the agency will deliver its mission in a resilient, agile, and responsive manner.
  • The agency’s Strategic Integrated Road Map illustrates the path to achieving goals now and into the future. NNSA’s mission priorities include maintaining the stockpile, countering proliferation threats, keeping the nuclear Navy moving, applying world-class scientific and technological discoveries to real-world problems, and modernizing the infrastructure of the enterprise.

“The 2018 NPR called upon us to modernize the Nuclear Security Enterprise to face 21st century threats,” said Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty, Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and NNSA Administrator.  “We are at our highest level of activity since the Cold War, and these three documents will ensure that our enterprise of some 44,000 employees has a common vision and an integrated approach to strengthening the Nation’s nuclear security.”