NAVY - SECNAV 8120.1
(DUSN) DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY NUCLEAR WEAPONS RESPONSIBILITIES AND AUTHORITIES
|Publication Date:||15 January 2019|
Purpose. To define policy, responsibilities, and authorities for the safe, secure, and reliable stewardship of Department of the Navy (DON) Nuclear Weapons (NW) and NW systems, Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications (NC3) systems. NW, NW systems, and NC3 systems will henceforth be referred to as Navy Nuclear Deterrence Mission (NNDM) systems.
Applicability. This instruction applies to all United States (U.S.) Navy and U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) commands, activities, units, and forces having responsibility for custody or supporting operations, life cycle support, development, or acquisition of NNDM systems, and those specific activities required for security of DON NW. Nuclear command and control and employment planning authorities and responsibilities remain as delegated to operational commanders.