NNSA ensures that capabilities are in place to respond to any NNSA and Department of Energy facility emergency. It is also the nation's premier responder to any nuclear or radiological incident within the United States or abroad and provides operational planning and training to counter both domestic and international nuclear terrorism.
"Readiness Assurance" is the ongoing process of verifying and demonstrating readiness to respond. A readiness assurance program provides assurances that emergency plans, implementing procedures, and resources are adequate and sufficiently maintained, exercised, and evaluated, and that improvements are made in response to identified needs. Each NNSA emergency management program must implement a readiness assurance program consisting of the following components: