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Report of the Defense Science Board Permanent Task Force on Nuclear Weapons Surety on Nuclear Weapons Inspections for the Strategic Nuclear Forces   [open pdf - 1MB]

This is the "final report of the Defense Science Board Permanent Task Force on Nuclear Weapons Surety entitled 'Nuclear Weapons Inspections for the Strategic Nuclear Forces.' This task force was asked by the Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Matters to evaluate the effectiveness of nuclear surety inspection procedures and processes, to include assessments of Service surety and readiness inspections and of Defense Nuclear Surety Inspections conducted by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). This review is especially critical at a time of increased focus on the safety, security, and reliability of our nuclear forces. The task force members assessed the processes and procedures of Service and DTRA programs, to include specific guidance, directives, and instructions. The task force members have set forth recommendations in the areas of the adequacy of guidance for nuclear operations and inspections, inspection team qualifications, and relationships between different categories of nuclear inspections."

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2008-12
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Public Domain
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Defense Science Board: http://www.acq.osd.mil/dsb/reports.htm
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pdf
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