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Nuclear Energy & Weapons

Given the central role that physical scientists have traditionally played in the history of nuclear energy and weapons, FYI covers major developments in nuclear energy and weapons policy, particularly as they relate to ongoing science policy matters.

 
22 May 2014

The Obama Administration’s request to pause FY 2015 construction of the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility was the focus of a hearing of the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee.  None of the powerful senators at this hearing were pleased with this strategy that was in the FY 2015 budget request for the National Nuclear Security Administration’s nonproliferation program.

 
24 Apr 2014

“Unfortunately, the unmistakable conclusion of our fact-finding is that as implemented the NNSA experiment involving creation of a semi-autonomous organization has failed.”  So testified Norman Augustine about the National Nuclear Security Administration at a hearing of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces.

 
5 Mar 2014

The Department of Energy released partial information about its FY 2015 budget request yesterday afternoon.  Overall funding for the department would increase 2.6 percent under the Administration’s request.  The budget for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) would increase 4.0 percent.

 
16 Jan 2014

The FY 2014 appropriations cycle is coming to a close.  On Monday evening the text of an almost 1,600 page bill was released that was the product of intense negotiations between the House and Senate Appropriations Committees since a budget agreement was announced in December.  The omnibus bill, consisting of twelve separate appropriations bills, was passed by the House yesterday by a wide margin, is now being considered by Senate, and will be sent to President Obama within the next few days.

 
16 Jan 2013

As previously explained, President Barack Obama signed H.R. 4310, the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2013 into law.  This legislation provides policy and budget guidance for the Department of Defense and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).  It does not provide the actual funding, which is contained in the yet to be enacted FY 2013 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill. 

 
26 Feb 2013

“There is nothing more important in our committee’s jurisdiction than your mission,” said House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) at the conclusion of a two-hour hearing on the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA.)  This hearing, the first by the subcommittee this year, reaffirmed the subcommittee’s bipartisanship, both in its support of the NNSA and in shared concerns about the aging of the weapons stockpile, the need to modernize the complex, and cost overruns.

 
16 Apr 2013

The Obama Administration has requested an increase of $646.7 million in the budget for the National Nuclear Security Administration in FY 2014.

 
10 Jul 2013

The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved its version of the FY 2014 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill.   A committee report accompanying S.

 
9 Jul 2013

The House Appropriations Committee has approved its version of the FY 2014 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill.  H.R.

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