Nuclear Weapons Security (NWS)


Manage the Navy Nuclear Weapons (NW) surety program under the cognizance of Director, Strategic Systems Programs' technical authority and provide related expertise in support of Fleet and custodial commanders in order to ensure the safety, security, and reliability of Navy nuclear weapons.

Primary Customers:

  • Commander, Fleet Forces Command (CFFC)
  • SSBN Fleet

Program Summary

SSP, as the Technical Authority & Program Manager for Nuclear Weapons Security (NWS), is responsible for security and safety of nuclear weapons while in U.S. Navy custody (e.g., at Strategic Weapons Facilities (SWFs), weapons storage facilities, and on board submarines). Based on presidential direction, NWS is a high interest item. Technical program definition, acquisition planning and execution, as well as the operational execution of NWS systems are among SSP's highest priorities. The NWS program must continue to identify and articulate current and future risk and its associated mitigation in order to continuously maintain the Nuclear Weapons Security Standard (NWSS) and its requirements.

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