The October 2012 NNSA quarterly summary of experiments conducted as part of its science-based stockpile stewardship program is now available .
The quarterly summary prepared by NNSA’s Office of Defense Programs  provides descriptions of key NNSA facilities that conduct stockpile stewardship experiments. These include the Dual Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test  facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory, National Ignition Facility  at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and the Z machine  at Sandia National Laboratories. The summary also provides the number of experiments performed at each facility during the last quarter of FY 2012.
The U.S. Stockpile Stewardship Program is a robust program of scientific inquiry used to sustain and assess the nuclear weapons stockpile without the use of underground nuclear tests. The experiments carried out within the program are used in combination with complex computational models and NNSA’s Advanced Simulation and Computing Program  to assess the safety, security and effectiveness of the stockpile.