"With the support of the President's budget for FY 2014, this 'FY 2014 SSMP' [Stockpile Stewardship Management Plan] continues the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) commitment to the objectives in the 'Nuclear Posture Review Report' (DoD 2010). The FY 2014 budget request for the Weapons Activities account reflects a 7.6 percent increase over the Weapons Activities account in the enacted FY 2013 budget. The FY 2014 President's budget is the fourth consecutive increase in the Weapons Activities budget, resulting in an approximate 28 percent increase since the FY 2010 budget. This support from both the Administration and the Congress comes at a time when NNSA is undertaking the significant task of modernizing and sustaining the infrastructure and the stockpile. This SSMP has two purposes. First, it is Defense Programs' overarching plan to achieve its highest priorities-that is, to ensure a safe, secure, and effective nuclear stockpile, and sustain and modernize the stockpile and the infrastructure consistent with national policy and Department of Defense (DoD) requirements. Second, it is the formal means by which NNSA communicates the status of Defense Programs activities and the 25‐year strategic program of record to Congress. In conjunction with the classified Annex, this SSMP discusses the current and projected composition and condition of the stockpile. A key focus is implementing activities in support of the 'Nuclear Posture Review Report', including the objective to reduce both the number of warhead types and the stockpile size. For instance, by formulating life extension options for interoperable warheads, we can reduce the number of warhead types while improving the safety and security of the Nation's nuclear deterrent."
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