As part of NNSA's commitment to being a responsible steward of tax dollars, NNSA Administrator Thomas D'Agostino (then the head of Defense Programs) created the Supply Chain Management Center (SCMC) in 2006 and selected Honeywell, operator of the Kansas City Plant, as the lead contractor for managing the initiative.
Since Management and Operating (M&O) contractors spend approximately 80 percent of NNSA's acquisition dollars, we realized that the greatest savings could be realized by aligning the purchasing power of these seven contractors.
This holiday season, employees from across the nuclear security enterprise have found countless ways to make this time of year more cheerful by lending a helping hand to the less fortunate in their communities.
The following is a short summary of some of those efforts:
The United States contributes roughly 25 percent of the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) regular budget annually through the U.S. Department of State. For 2009, the U.S. contribution to the IAEA regular budget was approximately $103 million of a total budget of about $412 million. This covers the core functions of the Agency, including international safeguards inspections, promoting nuclear safety and security, and promoting the benefits of the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.
President Obama has outlined a bold nuclear security agenda that makes the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and its four core missions more important than ever. The NNSA will play a critical role in implementing that agenda and in continuing to keep the American people safe.