Department of Defense Authorization for Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2013 and the Future Years Defense Program, Hearings Before the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session on S. 3254, to Authorize Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2013 for Military Activities of the Department of Defense, for Military Construction, and for Defense Activities of the Department of Energy, to Prescribe Military Personnel Strengths for Such Fiscal Year, and for Other Purposes, Part 7: Strategic Forces, March 14, 21, 28; April 25, 2012   [open pdf - 3MB]

This document is a record of the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing titled "Department of Defense Authorization for Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2013 and the Future Years Defense Program, Part 7," a series of hearings held March 14, 21, 28, and April 25, 2012. From the opening statement of E. Benjamin Nelson: "In August, we passed the Budget Control Act (BCA), which set a 10-year ceiling on the defense and non-defense portions of our discretionary budget. For the Department of Defense (DOD) relative to the 2012 baseline, that translates to a $259 billion reduction in the 5-year budget window from 2013 to 2017, with a growth of about 1 percent annually. DOD made hard decisions to meet the reductions under the act, and likewise I expect similar hard decisions have been made by NNSA [National Nuclear Security Administration] and the Office of EM. This hearing will examine those decisions. This hearing will also examine recent findings from the National Academies from a study we legislated in the fiscal year 2010 defense authorization bill on the role of NNSA in managing its laboratories." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: E. Benjamin Nelson, Thomas P. D'Agostino, Kirkland H. Donald, Donald L. Cook, David G. Huizenga, Madelyn R. Creedon, William L. Shelton, Richard P. Formica, Robert S. Winokur, John A. Zangardi, Cristina T. Chaplain, Andrew C. Weber, Terry J. Benedict, James M. Kowalski, William A. Chambers, Bradley H. Roberts, Patrick J. O'Reilly, and J. Michael Gilmore.

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Senate Hearing 112-590, Part 7; S. Hrg. 112-590, Pt. 7
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