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NNSA’s Ken Baker to discuss FY2011 Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Budget Request in hearing tomorrow
Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Principal Assistant Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Kenneth E. Baker will appear tomorrow before the Senate Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities to discuss the President’s FY2011 Budget Request.

 

The President has requested close to $2.7 billion for NNSA’s Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation program, a 25.8 percent increase over FY2010.  This investment highlights the President’s commitment to securing all vulnerable nuclear material around the world within four years and NNSA’s crucial role in achieving that goal. 

 

SASC HEARING

 

WHO:     NNSA Principal Assistant Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Kenneth E. Baker

 

WHAT:   Testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities

 

WHEN:   Wednesday, April 21, at 10:00 a.m.

 

WHERE:  Russell Senate Office Building, Room 222

 

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Established by Congress in 2000, NNSA is a semi-autonomous agency within the U.S. Department of Energy responsible for enhancing national security through the military application of nuclear science in the nation’s national security enterprise. NNSA maintains and enhances the safety, security, reliability, and performance of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile without nuclear testing; reduces the 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 U.S. and abroad. Visit http://www.nnsa.energy.gov/ for more information

 

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