DOE is developing and delivering technologies for infrastructure security
including chemical, biological, and nuclear nonproliferation and is assisting
the country in preparing for, recognizing, and responding to attacks with such
DOE's Stockpile Stewardship Program provides the infrastructure and intellectual
capability to maintain and certify weapons in our nationís nuclear stockpile.
DOE works to ensure the safety, security, reliability, affordability, and
performance of nuclear weapons without underground testing. An essential
component of this program is Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) formerly
Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative (ASCI).
ASC is creating simulation and prototyping capabilities based on advanced weapon
codes and high-performance computing. The project integrates the efforts of
three DOE national laboratories: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los
Alamos National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratories in strategic
partnerships with computer manufacturers and several of the nation's major
DOE's Chemical and Biological Defense programs (www.nnsa.doe.gov) develop, demonstrate, and
deliver technologies and systems that will help prevent the spread of chemical
and biological weapons. These programs will help the nation prepare for,
recognize, and respond to chemical and biological attacks on the civilian and
military populations and the nationís food supply.
Related Topics: air and water safety, counterterrorism, food safety,
healthcare, microbial research, National Ignition Facility Project,
nonproliferation, pathogen detection, portable sensing systems
The Department of Energy's Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time.