Hearing on National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 and Oversight of Previously Authorized Programs Before the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, Second Session, Strategic Forces Subcommittee Hearing on Budget Request for the Department of Energy National Security Programs, Hearing Held March 12, 2008 [open pdf - 527KB]
From the opening statement of Ellen O. Tauscher: "First, does the budget include the right investments in the Stockpile Stewardship Program (SSP)? While the Reliable Replacement Warhead (RRW) proposal was slowed in fiscal year 2008, we must continue efforts to strengthen the stewardship program. That means both the scientific tools that are coming on line, such as the second axis at DARHT (the Dual- Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test facility), the National Ignition Facility (NIF), and the world-class scientists and engineers that deploy those tools to execute the stewardship mission. And we expect a steadfast and sustained commitment to fulfill the requirements to initiate the Ignition Campaign in 2010 and provide full funding to do so. In that context, what is the current path forward for the RRW proposal, and when will you deliver to Congress the long-promised white paper on nuclear weapons policy? How do these plans affect Complex Transformation?" Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Terry Everett, Glenn S. Podonsky, James A. Rispoli, Robert L. Smolen, William H. Tobey, and Trent Franks.
H.A.S.C. No. 110-132
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