The Trump Administrationâs fiscal year 2020 budget request will include $16.5B for programs underÂ the Department of Energyâs National Nuclear Security Administration, officials said Monday.
The proposedÂ budget, which increased by 8.3 percent or $1.3B compared to the 2019 total, willÂ help NNSA in its mission pillars which include maintenance of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, mitigating nuclear threats and delivering nuclear propulsion technologies to the U.S. Navyâs submarines and aircraft carriers.
NNSA will receive $12.4BÂ for weapons activities, including support for the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review as well as nuclear stockpile and experimental computing activities. The budget will also earmark $2B for defense nuclear nonproliferation funds and $1.6B for modernizing and constructing the Navyâs nuclear fleet.
âThis vital funding will enable us to continue modernization of the Nuclear Security Enterprise to face 21st century threats,â said Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, NNSA administrator and the departmentâs undersecretary for nuclear security.