The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is extending its contract with the panel of scientists known as JASON for up to a year, while the Pentagon works to resurrect its old arrangement with the group. The semiautonomous Department of Energy nuclear weapons agency retained the JASONs ...

The Air Force officially ended the B52-H’s mission to carry nuclear gravity bombs late last year, according to an updated operating military manual making the rounds online this week. Air Force Instruction 91-111, dated Sept. 5, calls for “removal of B61-7 and B83-1 from B-52H approved weapons ...

The JASON group of scientists has endorsed a plan to immediately begin building new infrastructure to produce fresh nuclear weapon cores, according to a letter written by the group’s program manager and published Monday by the Federation of American Scientists. “[W]e urge that pit ...

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. — The Department of Energy took delivery of three new radiation monitoring aircraft recently and put them on display here Wednesday at one of two home bases for the airborne leg of the agency’s counterterrorism office. The three new King Air 350ER airplanes provided by ...