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  • Infotech

    July 2022

    Lab Powers Up to Plug In Next-Gen Supercomputers

    By Meredith Roaten
    Supercomputers help the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration maintain confidence in the nation’s nuclear weapons.
  • Budget

    August 2018

    Midterm Elections Could Derail Plans for Low-Yield Nukes

    By Jon Harper
    The Trump administration’s push to equip Navy submarines with low-yield nuclear weapons is on track, but it could be imperiled if Democrats take control of Congress after the November elections, analysts said.
  • Budget

    September 2017

    Nuclear Modernization Programs Advancing Amid Doubts (UPDATED)

    By Jon Harper
    The Air Force is moving forward with plans to modernize its nuclear arsenal amid doubts about whether the programs will be fully funded in the coming decades.
  • Defense Department

    May 2002

    Pentagon Fine-Tunes Strategy To Prepare for WMD Threats

    By Elizabeth Book
    The Defense Department is working on a multi-tiered strategy to boost the nation’s ability to counter the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction, or WMD. U.S. capabilities to deter and prevent attacks must be improved sooner rather than later, before the United States experiences another 9-11, said Dale Klein, assistant to the secretary of defense for nuclear, biological and chemical defense programs.
  • Defense Department

    February 2002

    U.S. Fears Proliferation of ‘Orphan’ Nukes

    By John Stanton
    The United States today finds itself at greater risk of a radiological attack than at the height of the Cold War, according to government officials and independent experts.
  • Defense Department

    September 2001

    Energy Dept. Optimistic About Resurgence of Nuclear Power

    By Roxana Tiron
    The Department of Energy’s International Nuclear Safety Program has focused during the past seven years on trying to improve the safety of 67 Soviet-designed nuclear power reactors in Central and Eastern Europe.
  • Defense Department

    August 2001

    Nuclear Power Can Help Solve Energy Crisis

    By Eric P. Loewen
    The United States must increase its capacity to generate energy, in order to prevent the shortages in California from cascading across the nation.
  • Defense Department

    July 2001

    Bush’s Missile Defense Stance Prompts Allies to Mull Options

    In a highly anticipated speech, President George W. Bush reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to deploying a missile-defense shield.
  • Defense Department

    February 2001

    U.S. Homeland Defense Policy Mired in Competing Interests

    By John Stanton
    Federal resources that were spent during the past five years on programs to defend the United States against potential weapons-of-mass-destruction attacks have not resulted in any substantial capabilities to cope with such threats, according to government, industry and independent experts.
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