Strengthening National Security
Innovations in experiments, theories, and computation to ensure the safety, security, and effectiveness of our nation’s nuclear deterrent.
The Strategic Deterrence (SD) organization, formerly known as Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI), provides foundational capabilities to a broad range of national security missions and ensures the success of the strategic nuclear deterrent into the future. Following our strong tradition of multidisciplinary team science, we nurture an exceptional workforce and effectively partner with stakeholders to achieve national security impact.
The Stockpile Stewardship Program is an ambitious effort to improve the science and technology for assessing an aging nuclear weapons stockpile without relying on underground nuclear testing. Now in its third decade, this program has built an incredible foundation of tools and capabilities that have expanded our understanding and enabled us to begin a new epoch in modernizing the nuclear security enterprise in the face of emerging threats.