Economic Analysis of National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Modernization Alternatives

November, 2007
IDA document: R-411
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Documents
Division: Cost Analysis and Research Division
David E. Hunter, Christina S. Bittle, Frederick S. Celec, Gregory A Davis, Michael S. Helwig, Rob Mahoney, Joshua A. Minix, David J. Nicholls, Paul H. Richanbach, Robert W. Thomas, Laura M. Williams See more authors
IDA conducted an economic analysis of two NNSA approaches to transforming and modernizing the U.S. nuclear weapons production complex. One approach envisions consolidating all nuclear weapon production functions into a single site, called a Consolidated Nuclear Production Center (CNPC). The other approach, Distributed Centers of Excellence (DCE), proposes modernizing the current complex in place.