At the request of Congress, this report presents findings and recommendations related to governance of the U.S. government's monitoring, detection, and verification (MDV) enterprise and offers findings and recommendations related to technical MDV capabilities and research, development, test, and evaluation efforts, focused in particular on the nuclear fuel cycle, nuclear test explosions, and arms control.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Nuclear Proliferation and Arms Control Monitoring, Detection, and Verification: A National Security Priority: Interim Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/26088.
|2 Governance of the MDV Enterprise||35-70|
|3 Technical MDV Capabilities and Research and Development||71-128|
|Appendix A: Statement of Task||131-132|
|Appendix B: List of Findings and Recommendations||133-144|
|Appendix C: Summary of the Defense Science Board Task Force Report: Assessment of Nuclear Monitoring and Verification Technologies||145-146|
|Appendix D: Summary of the 2018 Plan for Verification, Detection, and Monitoring of Nuclear Weapons and Fissile Material||147-148|
|Appendix E: Table of Technology Readiness Levels||149-150|
|Appendix F: NNSA DNN (NA-20) Organizational Chart||151-152|
|Appendix G: MDV at the Department of Energy National Laboratories||153-156|
|Appendix H: NNSA's Over the Horizon Initiative||157-158|
|Appendix I: Example Charter for the National Security Council's External Advisory Board for Monitoring, Detection, and Verification Assessment||159-160|
|Appendix J: Table of Relevant Technical and Program Reviews||161-162|
|Appendix K: Summary of Currently Funded NNSA/DNN R&D University Consortia||163-164|
|Appendix L: Table of MDV R&D Technical Capabilities Needed for the Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Nuclear Test Explosions, and Arms Control||165-168|
|Appendix M: MDV R&D Priorities Listed in the NDRD Strategic Plan for FY20202024||169-170|
|Appendix N: Committee Biographies||171-178|
|Appendix O: List of Committee Meetings and Briefings||179-180|
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