Administrator Thomas D’Agostino said the FY2012 Budget Request provides the resource requited to implement the president’s nuclear security agenda and improve the way the NNSA does business.

NNSA-LogoWASHINGTON, D.C. – In testimony before the Senate Energy and Water Development Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Administrator Thomas D’Agostino outlined the President’s Budget Request for FY2012.

Calling it “a critical investment in the infrastructure, the people, and the science, technology and engineering required to fulfill our missions,” Administrator D’Agostino said the FY2012 Budget Request provides the resource requited to implement the president’s nuclear security agenda and improve the way the NNSA does business.

Submitted to Congress in mid-February, the budget request includes $11.8 billion for NNSA, an increase of 5.1 percent from the $11.2 billion requested for FY 2011. It includes $7.6 billion for NNSA’s defense programs, $2.5 billion for its nuclear nonproliferation program and $1.1 billion for NNSA’s naval reactors program.

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Source: National Nuclear Security Administration
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