The Department of Energy Defense Activities Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2000 and Related Matters: Hearing Before the Military Procurement Subcommittee of the Committee Armed Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, First Session : Hearing Held March 4, 1999, Volume 4

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Page 34 - I would like to submit for the record. In the interest of time, I will just summarize it very briefly so that we get on to the questions.
Page 222 - Counterintelligence means information gathered and activities conducted to protect against espionage, other intelligence activities, sabotage, or assassinations conducted for or on behalf of foreign powers, organizations or persons, or international terrorist activities, but not including personnel, physical, document or communications security programs.
Page 63 - By working toward this goal, we not only reduce the hazards presently facing our workforce and the public, but also reduce the long-term financial burden on the taxpayer. For every year that a site remains open because cleanup has not been completed, we are paying a "mortgage" of overhead costs for activities such as site security, facility operations, personnel, and safety.
Page 93 - ... and we can measure a number of important features by taking x-ray pictures during critical parts of the experiment. We can then compare these pictures with calculations and with previous data from the more than 1 000 underground nuclear tests and 14,000 surveillance tests.
Page 64 - ... as uranium mill tailings sites. Except for remaining ground water contamination, we completed cleanup of 22 large uranium mill tailings sites as well as 5,300 "vicinity properties" -- including elementary schools and homes. This $1.5 billion project, authorized in 1978. included remediation of over 40 million cubic yards of contaminated soil and material. At this time last year, we had 53 sites requiring active cleanup. Having completed cleanup at three sites, plus transferring another two uranium...
Page 160 - To determine the performance of thermonuclear weapons, we need to be able to accurately model how various types of radiation interact with their surroundings. The fundamental physical processes are particularly complex in the dynamic high energydensity conditions present during the functioning of a weapon. Materials behave very differently at star-like pressures and temperatures. Modeling performance is made even more difficult by the fact that many of the issues we need to consider are inherently...
Page 92 - The experimental program is how, in the absence of nuclear testing, we divide the physics of the explosive sequence into each of its parts and analyze each separately Information that we have from the production and surveillance activities described previously, helps us to focus our experiments. Information from over 1,000 US nuclear tests also tells us...
Page 159 - Annual certification is based on technical evaluations made by the laboratories and on advice from the three laboratory Directors, the Commander in Chief of the Strategic Command (CINCSTRAT), and the Nuclear Weapons Council. To prepare for annual certification, our laboratory collects and analyzes all available information about each stockpile weapon system, including physics, engineering, and chemistry and materials science data. This work is subjected to rigorous, in-depth review by managers and...
Page 72 - We have several key initiatives to facilitate site closure by moving materials to other sites for interim storage, with requested funds supporting the necessary activities in both the receiving and the sending sites. The Department has made substantial progress in consolidating storage of certain special nuclear materials from the Rocky Flats site in Colorado. In FY 1999.
Page 66 - MANAGEMENT REFORMS In last year's presentation to you, we described a number of changes in the way EM manages its work to better reflect our focus on completion and closure and to provide better accountability to program managers, Congress, and our stakeholders. The reforms begun in FY 1998 and FY 1999 have now been institutionalized and are more fully integrated across the different components of the program. 1 . Taking a Project-Based Approach to Cleanup The EM program has made great strides over...

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