(1)As part of the stockpile stewardship program established pursuant to section
2521 of this title, the Secretary of Energy shall conduct a stockpile stewardship recruitment and training program at the national security laboratories.
(2)The recruitment and training program shall be conducted in coordination with the Chairman of the Joint Nuclear Weapons Council established by section
179 of title
10 and the directors of the laboratories referred to in paragraph (1).
(b) Support of dual-use programs
As part of the recruitment and training program, the directors of the national security laboratories may employ undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows to carry out research sponsored by such laboratories for military or nonmilitary dual-use programs related to nuclear weapons stockpile stewardship.
(c) Establishment of retiree corps
As part of the training and recruitment program, the Secretary, in coordination with the directors of the national security laboratories, shall establish for the laboratories a retiree corps of retired scientists who have expertise in research and development of nuclear weapons. The directors may employ the retired scientists on a part-time basis to provide appropriate assistance on nuclear weapons issues, to contribute relevant information to be archived, and to help to provide training to other scientists.
2013—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 113–66, § 3146(g)(7)(A), substituted “national security laboratories” for “Sandia National Laboratories, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 113–66, § 3146(g)(7)(B), substituted “national security laboratories” for “laboratories referred to in subsection (a)(1)”.
Pub. L. 112–239, § 3131(r)(1), struck out par. (1) designation and struck out par. (2) which read as follows: “Of the amounts authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary of Energy in section 3101(a)(1) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995 (Public Law 103–337) for weapons activities for core research and development and allocated by the Secretary for education initiatives, $5,000,000 shall be available for employing students and fellows to carry out research referred to in paragraph (1). The amount available under this paragraph shall be allocated equally among the laboratories referred to in subsection (a)(1).”
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 113–66, § 3146(g)(7)(B), substituted “national security laboratories” for “laboratories referred to in subsection (a)(1)”.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 112–239, § 3131(r)(2), struck out subsec. (d), which required the Secretary to submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and House of Representatives a report on the demographic trends of personnel.
2003—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 108–136, § 3141(i)(9)(D)(i), substituted “section
2521 of this title” for “section 3138 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994 (Public Law 103–160; 107 Stat. 1946; 42 U.S.C. 2121 note)”.
Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 108–136, § 3141(i)(9)(D)(ii), inserted “of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995 (Public Law 103–337)” after “section
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