Provide leading edge, high-end simulation capabilities needed to meet weapons assessment and certification requirements
Predict, with confidence, the behavior of nuclear weapons, through comprehensive, science-based simulations [Cit.]
The Advanced Simulation and Computing program (ASC) is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration Office of Defense Programs. Defense Programs has six components:
Within Defense Programs, efforts are directed at making the scientific and technological advances necessary to assess and certify weapon performance now and over the long-term, including development and maintenance of specific critical capabilities that are needed to sustain a viable nuclear deterrent.
In the Office of Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, ASC is one of four major programs: