WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) released details today of its portion of the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Budget Request.
The President’s $15 billion FY 2019 Budget Request for NNSA represents an increase of $2.2 billion – or 16.8 percent – above the FY 2017 enacted level, representing the Administration’s commitment to NNSA’s unique and diverse missions: maintaining the safety, security, reliability, and effectiveness of the nuclear weapons stockpile; reducing the threat of nuclear proliferation and nuclear terrorism around the world; and providing naval nuclear propulsion to the U.S. Navy’s fleet of aircraft carriers and submarines.
“This budget request reflects the Administration’s commitment to ensuring U.S. nuclear capabilities are modern, flexible, and resilient,” said Steven C. Erhart, Acting Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and NNSA Administrator. “It provides essential funding across all of our vital national security missions and boosts ongoing initiatives to recapitalize our aging infrastructure.”
The FY 2019 Budget Request for Weapons Activities ($11 billion) is 19.2 percent above the FY 2017 enacted level to meet the Administration’s requirements to modernize the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile and infrastructure. The budget request for NNSA will enable:
The Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation budget ($1.9 billion) is down by 0.9 percent over the FY 2017 enacted level, and includes a $47 million increase for nuclear counterterrorism. The budget request will enable NNSA to:
For Naval Reactors, the FY 2019 Budget Request ($1.8 billion) is 26 percent above the FY 2017 enacted level to support the Navy’s fleet of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and submarines. The budget request will enable NNSA to:
For Federal Salaries and Expenses, the FY 2019 Budget Request ($423 million) is 9.1 percent above the FY 2017 enacted level and supports recruiting, training, and retaining the highly skilled federal workforce essential to achieving success in technically complex 21st century national security missions. The request supports 1,737 federal civilian employees, 120 above the current level. This includes 22 employees in 13 foreign countries for the Department’s overseas presence.
Click here for a fact sheet about the Department’s FY 2019 budget request.