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The National Nuclear Security Administration’s enduring mission is to protect our nation by maintaining a safe, secure, and effective nuclear weapons stockpile, reducing global nuclear threats, and providing our submarines and aircraft carriers with militarily effective nuclear propulsion. Although we have numerous strategic partners that enable, contribute to, and benefit from our efforts, no other organization, government or civilian, can accomplish our unique mission on behalf of the American people. In this area, we stand alone.

This strategic vision pursues urgent change at a significant scale to develop creative approaches, make sustained investments, and be disciplined in our approach to develop a nuclear capability for our time and for the foreseeable future. It is incumbent on us to anticipate our future security challenges and ensure our country is ready to meet them.

  • 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.