NNSA Administrator Testifies Before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
Washington, D.C. – In a testimony today before the U.S. House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, Administrator Thomas D'Agostino of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) said the President's 2010 budget request of $9.9 billion for the agency will support efforts to maintain a safe, secure and reliable nuclear deterrent without nuclear testing, reduce the global threat posed by nuclear weapons and proliferation, and provide safe and effective nuclear propulsion for the U. S. Navy.
Here are excerpts from the testimony:
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Established by Congress in 2000, NNSA is a separately organized agency within the U.S. Department of Energy responsible for enhancing national security through the military application of nuclear science. NNSA maintains and enhances the safety, security, reliability and performance of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile without nuclear testing; works to reduce global danger from weapons of mass destruction; provides the U.S. Navy with safe and effective nuclear propulsion; and responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies in the United States and abroad.
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