Hearing to Receive Testimony on Strategic Forces Programs of the National Nuclear Security Administration and the Office of Environmental Management of the Department of Energy in Review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2015 and the Future Years Defense Program, Hearing Before the Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, April 10, 2014   [open pdf - 81KB]

From the opening statement of Mark Udall: "The purpose of this hearing is to examine the Nuclear Weapons Stockpile Program of the National Nuclear Security Administration, or the NNSA, as well as the cleanup programs associated with former Defense production sites of the Department of Energy. We will have two panels today. The first panel will be Mr. Bruce Held, the Acting Administrator of the NNSA, who will speak to the overall NNSA budget. The second panel will consist of Dr. Don Cook, the Deputy Administrator for Weapons Programs; Admiral John Richardson, the Deputy Administrator for Naval Reactors; and Mr. Owendoff, the Acting Principal Deputy assistant Secretary, Office of Environmental Management, Department of Energy. […] There's no shortage of work to go around in stopping the spread of nuclear material that can harm our country, yet we continue to see a decrease in funding for these programs." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Edward Bruce Held, Donald L. Cook, John M. Richardson, and James M. Owendoff.

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