Accountability and Control of Warheads in the Custody of the Department of Defense and the Energy Research and Development Administration

PSAD-77-115: Published: Jun 2, 1977. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1977.

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The record systems that the Defense Nuclear Agency (DNA) and the Energy Research and Development Agency (ERDA) use for accountability and control of nuclear weapons were found to be functioning properly.

No discrepancies were noted between the active stockpile and accountability records. DNA's inspection function would be more effective if the units to be inspected were selected independently rather than taken from lists of units nominated by the military units. Present regulations governing the military unit's semiannual inventory procedures do not require a unit to verify permanently affixed serial numbers or to inspect containerized or alert warheads.

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