NEVADA TEST SITE
One of the primary missions at NTS is National Security. NTS supports the DOE NNSA Stockpile Stewardship Program through experimental programs such as subcritical and weapons physics testing.
Facilities supporting the stockpile storage program:
- ATLAS Pulsed-Power Generator
- Big Explosives Experimental Facility
- Device Assembly Facility
- Criticality Experiments Facility
- Joint Actinide Shock Physics Experimental Research
- U1a Complex
The DOE NNSA works with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in protecting the U.S. from nuclear and radiological terrorism. In June 1998, NTS became a member of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium and part of the U.S. Department of Justice Programs/Office for Domestic Preparedness (ODP). After the Homeland Security Act of 2002, the Office for Domestic Preparedness was transferred to the Department of Homeland Security.
Facilities supporting this function of NTS include:
- Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center
- Nuclear Emergency Support Team
- Nonproliferation Test and Evaluation Complex
- Radiological/Nuclear Countermeasures Test and Evaluation Complex
Cyber Forensics Center
The NNSA facility is 10,000 square feet and serves as the site of forensics examinations of computer evidence, the nuclear weapons complex cyber forensics lab and an intrusion analysis center for the nuclear weapons complex. NNSA's Information Assurance Response Center (IARC) provides a centralized location to assess national computer security for the nuclear weapons complex.
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