NNSA Release: NNSA’s annual Stockpile Stewardship and Management Plan delivered to Congress

  • Posted: Tuesday, December 29, 2020, 12:00 am

Report provides an integrated picture of Nuclear Security Enterprise activities and capabilities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Dec. 28, the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) released the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Stockpile Stewardship and Management Plan (SSMP).

The FY 2021 SSMP comprehensively lays out DOE/NNSA’s plans to ensure the safety, security, and effectiveness of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile and to maintain the scientific and engineering tools, capabilities, and infrastructure that underpin the Nuclear Security Enterprise. In particular, this report describes DOE/NNSA’s plan to achieve the program requirements of producing 80 plutonium pits per year during 2030; achieving the first production unit of the W80-4 Life Extension Program and W87-1 Modernization Program by FY 2025 and FY 2030, respectively; and delivering the first production units of the B61-12 Life Extension Program and the W88 Alteration 370 warheads. The SSMP supports the President’s budget request to Congress for Weapons Activities and fulfills statutory and congressional reporting requirements.

Read full press release on the NNSA website.