Senate FY 2011 Department of Energy Funding Bill: NNSA

Additional material from the recently released Senate Appropriations Committee report accompanying the FY 2011 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act.

NNSA-LogoThe following is additional material from the recently released Senate Appropriations Committee report accompanying the FY 2011 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act. See FYI #79 for funding and program recommendations for the Office of Science.

NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION – CAMPAIGNS:
FY 2010 appropriation: $6,384.4 million
FY 2011 Administration request: $7,008.8 million
House subcommittee recommendation: $6,910 million, an increase of $526 million or 8.2 percent above this year.
Senate full committee recommendation: $7,018.8 million, an increase of $634.4 million or 10.0 percent above this year.

The Senate committee report stated:

“This level of funding will allow NNSA to modernize aging infrastructure and maintain the scientific, technological, and engineering capabilities needed to assess the safety, security, and reliability of nuclear weapons.”

The Senate committee report made the following recommendations on programs within Campaigns. The House committee report has not been released.

“The campaigns support scientific research, experimental activities and advanced computation, which make up the core of the science-based stockpile stewardship program. This program has enabled the U.S. Government to ensure the safety, reliability, and security of our nuclear weapons stockpile without underground nuclear testing for the past 16 years. The [Senate] Committee recommends $1,693,630,000 for NNSA Campaigns, which is $22,900,000 below the request.”

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Source: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News
Photo: National Nuclear Security Administration