National Nuclear Security Administration

Stockpile Stewardship: Learn about the major programs under way today

April 10, 2017

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The National Nuclear Security Administration maintains and enhances the safety, security, and effectiveness of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile without nuclear explosive testing. The Life Extension Programs and alterations are essential to enabling the NNSA to accomplish its mission to certify the effectiveness of the nation’s nuclear deterrent.

Learn about each of NNSA’s major stockpile stewardship programs in these fact sheets:

Details about nuclear weapons, deterrence, and NNSA’s management of the stockpile can be found in the Nuclear Matters Handbook and the Stockpile Stewardship and Management Plan.