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The Internet and the Bomb:
A Research Guide to Policy and Information about Nuclear Weapons


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CHAPTER TWO: U.S. EXECUTIVE BRANCH ORGANIZATIONS

This chapter is a guide to the organizations of the U.S. government, from the White House to the various independent agencies, that deal with nuclear weapons-related matters. Each Internet site generally contains information about organization and functions, as well as current activities. However, some sites contain extensive online documentation, fact sheets, and pointers. The Department of Defense (DOD), which is in charge of the operational nuclear stockpile, has extensive resources online, most available through the responsible bureaucratic organization. The Department of Energy (DOE), responsible for research, production, and dismantlement of nuclear warheads and materials, has a far more extensive presence on the Internet, especially through its national laboratories. Yet the amount of information about nuclear weapons, as opposed to environmental cleanup, is limited. Nevertheless a thorough search in the Laboratories and Production Plants, and at DOE headquarters can produce virtually all of the publicly released documents. The Department of State and its Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA) has increasingly useful foreign policy and arms control-related sites.


CHAPTER TWO: U.S. EXECUTIVE BRANCH ORGANIZATIONS
White House/Office of the President
Sources of White House Documents
Department of Defense
Nuclear-Related Defense Agencies
Joint Chiefs and Unified Commands
Department of the Air Force
Department of the Navy
Department of Energy
Headquarters and DOE-Wide Activities
Headquarters Program Offices
Operations, Field and Area Offices
National Laboratories
Nuclear Weapon Production Complex
Department of State
Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
U. S. Information Agency
U. S. Mission to the United Nations
U. S. Mission in Geneva
Independent Government Agencies


The Internet and the Bomb: A Research Guide to Policy and Information about Nuclear Weapons is written and maintained by William M. Arkin and Robert S. Norris. Any questions, comments or suggestions should be sent to the authors at warkin@igc.org and rnorris@nrdc.org. This page was last updated 5/1/97

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