Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Breakdown of NNSA FY09 Nuclear Weapons Budget Request

The folks over at Nuclear Watch New Mexico just put out a terrific breakdown of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Fiscal Year 2009 nuclear weapons budget request.

They report that total NNSA nuclear weapons costs are approximately $340 million higher than advertised in “Total Weapons Activities” section of the budget for a total cost of just under $7 billion. They also note that NNSA is seeking to continue RRW through the Advanced Certification Campaign.

Click on the image for a larger, more readable version, or click here for the full PDF version of this graph.

Stay tuned for more complete details on the FY2009 budget numbers as they related to nuclear weapons and nonproliferation programs.

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