Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on the Employment of the National Ignition Facility: Volume I [open pdf - 2MB]
"The Defense Science Board Task Force on the Employment of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) was asked to make the following assessments and provide an interim report on the proposed 'non-ignition' high energy density experimental physics programs at the NIF, and to assess the overall balance and priority of activities within the proposed plan and the degree to which the proposed program of NIF experiments supports the near- and long-term goals of stockpile stewardship. It also sought to assess the extent to which the major stakeholders in NIF are effectively integrate into the plan. Overall, the project to develop, construct and commission the NIF is well managed and on-track, but risk associated with achieving ignition in 2010 remains high."
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