21 August 2002
Source: Hardcopy from US Department of Energy which announced in the Federal Register on June 24, 2002, availability by written request of "Annual Report of Closed Advisory Committee meetings," with requests to:

Rachel Samuel
Deputy Advisory Committee, Management Officer
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, NW
Washington DC, 20585

Cryptome requested the report on June 24 and received it on August 20, 2002.

National Nuclear Security Administration: http://www.nnsa.doe.gov/

NNSA Advisory Committee: http://www.nnsa.doe.gov/nnsa-advisory-committee.asp

[4 pages.]

Annual Report
April 1, 2002/Rev April 22, 2002

National Nuclear Security Administration
2001 Report of Closed Meetings of the
National Nuclear Security Administration
Advisory Committee
Under Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act

Reporting Period: June 2001 through December 2001

Organization: Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration

There were a total of three (3) meetings for this reporting period. All three meetings were closed to the public in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App2 (10)(d), and by 5 U.S.C. 552b (c) (3). The purpose of these three meetings was to receive and discuss information relating to national security research, development and policy programs.


June 26 - 27, 2001
8:00am - 5:00pm
Forrestal Building - Room 8E089
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20585


Mission and Capability for Experimental Science in Defense Programs - Research development, design and certification work to ensure that the nuclear weapons stockpile is safe, secure, and reliable.

Nonproliferation and Verification Research and Development Program - The Program encompasses developing the sensors and technical monitoring sensor program begun in 1963.

Research and Development at the National Laboratories - The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) laboratories are routinely rated among the top ten research and development organizations in the world. The program to balance long-term capability while addressing immediate system needs was reviewed.

Nonproliferation at Los Alamos National Laboratory - LANL's role supporting national science and technology is performed through interagency planning, synergistic science, professional associations, university and industry collaborations, and training a new generation.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLN-L) Nonproliferation Programs - LLNL has major thrusts in proliferation detection, proliferation signatures and data integration, infrared spectroscopy, forensic chemical analysis, seismic phenomenology, radiation detection, and biotechnology.

Nonproliferation and Material Control at Sandia National Laboratory - Sandia supports "requirements-driven" research and development in stockpile stewardship and treaty monitoring. Problems affecting the vitality of science and technology were described.

Discussion about Advisory Committee Structure and Procedures

-- Office of the General Counsel
--- Standards of Conduct
--- Hatch Act
--- Membership
--- Meetings and Functions


Two subcommittees (Defense Programs, and Nonproliferation) were initiated and tasked to review the current NNSA research and development portfolio and make strategic recommendations for strengthening NNSA leadership in science and technology. Initially, these studies were focused on the experimental programs in Stockpile Stewardship and Non-proliferation Research and Engineering, with particular emphasis on three technical areas: proliferation detection, stockpile certification, and nuclear weapons expertise. This report would be due March 2002.


August 15, 2001
8:00am - 5:00pm
Sandia National Laboratory
1515 Eubank, SE Albuquerque,
NM 87123


This meeting was mainly dedicated to discussions concerning the work to date of the two subcommittees created at the June meeting and future work:

Defense Programs Subcommittee - Reported tentative findings and conclusions, and since this information was being heard for the first time, thorough discussions were necessary.

- Stockpile safety, security and reliability

- Stockpile stewardship in the absence underground testing

- Maintaining and recruiting expertise

o Technical

o Leadership

Non-Proliferation Subcommittee -This subcommittee had a different character and history from the defense program side.

- Multiple Customers

- Clarity of connections is not well recognized by the national security community

- Material Protection, Control and Accounting role

- Chemical-Biological Role

o Prevention and response to domestic attack

o Global nonproliferation


An interim report was proposed, with a final report due March 2002. The interim report would become the interim Executive Summary.


October 19 - 20, 2001
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
1710 SAIC Drive
McLean, VA


The overview of the interim report was briefed to the full committee by the committee chair. This included a synopsis of the first tasking. The two subcommittee chairs presented preliminary conclusions in detail for their subcommittee's draft report.

It was noted that NNSA's unique mission entailed development of science, technology and engineering appropriate to national security programs. This organization is, accordingly, different from other defense and science organizations.

Interim findings and recommendations were provided to General Gordon.


The subcommittees would continue to work toward the final report due March 2002.

Note: A meeting for February 2002 was scheduled to continue development and discussion of the final report. The Final Report was delivered March 1, 2002

NNSA AC Chair: [Signature] Henry G. Chiles, Jr.

Date: 30 May 2002

NNSA DFO: [Illegible Signature]

Date: 30/05/02

Source: http://www.nnsa.doe.gov/docs/NNSA_AC_Members.pdf

NNSA Advisory Committee

Membership List

Admiral Henry G. Chiles, Jr.
(USN, Ret.)
Distinguished Professor of Leadership
U.S. Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD

Vic Alessi
CEO and President
United States Industry Coalition
Fairfax, VA

Steve Chu
Department of Physics
Stanford University
Stanford, CA

Charles B. Curtis
President and COO
Nuclear Threat Initiative
Washington, DC

Sidney Drell
Professor Emeritus
Senior Fellow of Hoover Institute
Menlow Park, CA

John Foster
(appointment pending)
Vice President

Shirley Ann Jackson
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Troy, NY

Raymond Jeanloz
Departments of Earth & Planetary
University of California at Berkeley
Executive Director
Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science
Berkeley, CA

Kerri-Ann Jones
Castine, ME

Paul Messina
Center for Advanced Computing Research
Assistant VP for Science Computing
Center for Advanced Computing Research
CA Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA

James Schlesinger
(appointment pending)
Lehman Brothers
Washington, DC

Jeremiah Sullivan
Head and Professor
Department of Physics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Loomis Laboratory of Physics
Urbana, IL

General Larry D. Welch
(USAF, Ret.)
Institute for Defense Analysis
Alexandria, VA

Chris Williams
Johnston and Associates
Washington, DC

Ellen Williams
(appointment pending)
Distinguished University Professor of Physics
University of Maryland
College Park, MD

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