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Matthew G. McKinzie
Thomas B. Cochran
Christopher E. Paine


NRDC would like to thank the W. Alton Jones Foundation, the HKH Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the John Merck Fund, the Ploughshares Fund, the Prospect Hill Foundation, and an anonymous donor for their generous support of the Nuclear Program. As with all of our work, publication of this report would not have been possible without the support of NRDC's 350,000 members.

The authors would like to acknowledge the information and insights regarding Caltech's Alliances Program shared by Joan Depew of Pasadena, California. We also thank the DOE, national laboratory, and university personnel who agreed to speak with us. We regret that it is still the case that any mention of their names in these acknowledgments could jeopardize their professional relationships or careers. Genuine "openness" and a truly free debate on the future of nuclear weapons unfortunately remain a distant goal in the DOE-sponsored nuclear research complex.

While the authors have devoted considerable time and effort to preparing this report, the limitations imposed on the analysis by the Department of Energy's restrictive public information policies, and by the rapidly evolving nature of both the DOE's Academic Strategic Alliances effort and its sponsoring program, the Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative, lead us to view the report as a work-in-progress.

The authors welcome and encourage comments, corrections, criticisms, and additional information from readers. Complete contact information is provided on the inside front cover.

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last revised 1/22/1998

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