"On June 29, 1994, Congressman Ronald Dellums requested that the Secretary of Energy resolve the question of whether the National Ignition Facility (NIF) will aid or hinder U.S. nonproliferation efforts before proceeding with substantial budgetary commitments to construct NIF. In response, Secretary O'Leary committed the Department of Energy's Office of Arms Control and Nonproliferation, which has no programmatic responsibility for the NIF, to examine its nonproliferation implications.. This report has been prepared to support that commitment."
U.S. Dept. of Energy, Office of Science and Technical Information: http://www.osti.gov/