Maintaining the features of the nuclear guns stockpile and acting the yearly review for the stockpile's certification consists of a variety of techniques, applied sciences, and services. an immense and precious framework supporting to hyperlink these parts is the quantification of margins and uncertainties (QMU) methodology.

during this e-book, the nationwide examine Council evaluates:

  • how the nationwide protection labs have been utilizing QMU, together with any major transformations one of the 3 labs
  • its use within the annual assessment
  • whether the purposes of QMU to evaluate the proposed trustworthy substitute warhead (RRW) might lessen the possibility of resuming underground nuclear testing

This publication provides an evaluate of every of those concerns and contains findings and proposals to assist advisor laboratory and NNSA implementation and improvement of the QMU framework. It additionally serves as a advisor for congressional oversight of these activities.

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