FY 2015 Budget

We will be updating this page with information on the President’s FY 2015 Budget Request!

FY 2015 PDF of the Budget Request

Supplemental Table – Funding Levels for Appropriated Programs by Agency

Nuclear Nonproliferation Budget

NNSA Budget Details

Weapons Activities Major Highlights:

The major elements of the FY 2015 ‐ 2019 appropriation include: 
 
 Complete production of the W76‐1 warhead by FY 2019. 
 Achieve the B61‐12 LEP First Production Unit (FPU) by FY 2020. 
 Achieve the W88 ALT 370 FPU by FY 2020. 
 Defer the W78/88‐1 LEP FPU by five years to FY 2030. 
 Delay the Cruise Missile Warhead LEP FPU by three years to FY 2027 while evaluating the option to fund an earlier FPU if 
circumstances dictate. 
 Continue funding engineering design for the Uranium Processing Facility, Y‐12 and to study alternative approaches.  
 Continue implementing the Plutonium Strategy to better align with DoD requirements while reducing safety risk in the 
Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Facility and PF‐4.  
 Maintain a risk‐based security program and collaboration with the DoD, in support of nuclear security enterprise goals. 
 Transform the computing environment by delivering the NNSA Network Vision (2NV) and NNSA Classified Network 
Vision (C2NV) and the Joint Cybersecurity Coordination Center (JC3) with the DOE CIO.    
 Improve facility maintenance activities and reinvestment projects to arrest growth in deferred maintenance. 
 Advance U.S. nuclear counterterrorism and counterproliferation goals through applied research and development to 
improve understanding of nuclear threat devices, provides technical insights and expertise to support USG policy and 
decision‐making, and enables domestic and international nuclear counterterrorism engagements. 
 Provide a versatile, capable, worldwide nuclear and radiological emergency response with the technical capability to 
respond to and manage any radiological/nuclear incident

 

Funding Highlights:

– Provides 27.9 billion in funding for the Department of Energy

– 11.7 billion for nuclear security, a four percent increase over the 2014 enacted level.

– $863 million for the Office of Nuclear Energy (14.4% increased compared to FY 2014 Budget Request, ~3% less than 2014 enacted level)

– Core nonproliferation programs slashed by 24% (David Culp)

– Following a year-long review of the plutonium disposition program, the Budget provides funding to place the MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility in South Carolina into cold-standby. NNSA is evaluating alternative plutonium disposition technologies to MOX that will achieve a safe and secure solution more quickly and cost effectively. The Administration remains committed to the U.S.-Russia Plutonium Management and Disposition Agreement, and will work with its Russian partners to achieve the goals of the agreement in a mutually beneficial manner.

– $5.6 billion for the Environmental Management program to ensure that nuclear waste from the production of weapons during the Cold War is safely processed, secured, and disposed of in a timely manner.

– The Budget proposes $8.3 billion for Weapons Activities, an increase of $533 million, or 6.9 percent above the 2014 enacted level, to maintain a safe, secure, and effective nuclear deterrent as described in the Administration’s Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) of 2010. Building on last year’s jointly conducted cooperative analysis and planning process, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Department of Defense (DOD) agreed on a prioritized plan and associated budget to meet the key NPR goals within the fiscal constraints of the Bipartisan Budget Act. Key nuclear stockpile programs, like the W76 and B61 life extensions, are sustained.

–  The Uranium Processing Facility, which has experienced cost growth in the design, will apply lessons learned from the analysis of the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement-Nuclear Facility.

– DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SUPPORT FOR WEAPONS ACTIVITIES

(in millions)

Weapons Activities Future Funds Including from DOD

DOD Funds NNSA+DOD

FY 2015 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 0       8,315

FY 2016 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1,130  8,907

FY 2017 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1,133  9,261

FY 2018 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1,271  9,477

FY 2019 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1,296  9,699

– ACapaccio DoD budget request includes beefed up funding for B-61 nuke tail kit upgrade: $198.4 mln vs $33 million for this year
Tue, Mar 04 11:32:13 from web

 

Briefings 

NNSA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Acting Administrator Bruce Held, Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs Don Cook and Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Anne Harrington will participate in a conference call Tuesday, March 4, to discuss the NNSA budget. More details will be released prior to the call.

WHO:            
Bruce Held, NNSA Acting Administrator
Don Cook, Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs
Anne Harrington, Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation

WHAT:
Conference call to discuss NNSA budget

WHEN:
Tuesday, March 4, at 5:15 p.m. (EST)

RSVP:
Please contact NNSA Public Affairs at 202-586-7371 for dial-in information.

 

ENERGY DEPARTMENT FISCAL YEAR 2015 BUDGET REQUEST

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will host a media briefing on the Energy Department’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request, outlining the proposed investments in an all-of-the-above energy strategy that include critical innovations in job-creating clean energy technologies and our national security strategy.

LIVE Tuesday March 4 at 2:30 pm EST

http://www.energy.gov/live