FY 2014 National Nuclear Security Administration request

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Publication date: 
16 April 2013
Number: 
66

The Obama Administration has requested an increase of $646.7 million in the budget for the National Nuclear Security Administration in FY 2014.  Funding would increase 5.9 percent from the FY 2012 enacted budget of $11,005.8 million to $11,652.5 million under this request.

The Department of Energy’s FY 2014 “Congressional Budget Request: Budget Highlights” has eleven pages of explanatory material on the NNSA request starting on page 16.   Introductory material explains:

“The Weapons Activities FY 2014 Budget Request reflects an increase to meet the Administration’s commitments to the programs and capabilities required to maintain a safe, secure, and effective nuclear stockpile. Increases are requested for Directed Stockpile Work for the B61 life extension program and the W78/88-1 life extension study, as well as for Site Stewardship and Nuclear Programs (a new program) to ensure the infrastructure is in place to execute the program mission.

“The Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation FY 2014 Budget Request is driven by the imperative for U.S. leadership in nonproliferation initiatives both here and abroad. Emphasis continues to be on efforts to secure vulnerable nuclear materials around the world while sustaining the capabilities to understand and respond to a wide array of nuclear threats.

“The Naval Reactors FY 2014 Budget Request reflects continued support for the Navy’s fleet of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and submarines as well as three major projects (i.e., OHIO Replacement, Land-based Prototype Refueling Overhaul, and Spent Fuel Handling recapitalization) which are needed to deliver Navy-established mission requirements.

“For Office of the Administrator, the FY 2014 Budget Request supports the staffing and Federal support needed to meet requirements in the programs.”

This DOE document calculates comparisons “against the FY 2013 Annualized Continuing Resolution level,” this FYI, for the sake of uniformity with other FYIs in this budget request series, calculates comparisons against the FY 2012 enacted budget.   DOE states that the NNSA’s FY 2013 Annualized CR (budget) level is $11,466.4 million.  

Weapons Activity:

An increase of $653.6 million or 9.1 percent from the FY 2012 enacted appropriation of $7,214.8 million to a FY 2014 request of $7,868.4 million.

Within this budget category are the following selected programs

Directed Stockpile Work:

An increase of $566.4 million or 30.4 percent from the FY 2012 enacted appropriation of $1,862.1 million to a FY 2014 request of $2,428.5 million.

Science Campaigns:

An increase of $66.0 million or 19.9 percent from the FY 2012 enacted appropriation of $331.9 million to a FY 2014 request of $397.9 million.

Engineering Campaign:

An increase of $8.1million or 5.7 percent from the FY 2012 enacted appropriation of $141.8 million to a FY 2014 request of $149.9 million.

Inertial Confinement Fusion Ignition and High Yield Campaign:

A decrease of $73.5 million or 15.5 percent from the FY 2012 enacted appropriation of $474.5 million to a FY 2014 request of $401.0 million.

Advanced Simulation and Computing Campaign:

A decrease of $53.7 million or 8.7 percent from the FY 2012 enacted appropriation of $618.0 million to a FY 2014 request of $564.3million.

Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation:

A decrease of $160.9 million or 7.0 percent from the FY 2012 enacted appropriation of $2,301.0 million to a FY 2014 request of $2,140.1 million.

Naval Reactors:

An increase of $166.1million or 15.4 percent from the FY 2012 enacted appropriation of $1,080.0 million to a FY 2014 request of $1,246.1 million.

Office of the Administrator:

A decrease of $12.2 million or 3.0 percent from the FY 2012 enacted appropriation of $410.0 million to a FY 2014 request of $397.8 million.