by Kingston Reif
On January 17 the President signed the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Omnibus appropriations bill (H.R. 3457 or the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014). The charts below outline the FY 2014 budget request and Congressional appropriations for the Obama administration’s current plans to rebuild the nuclear triad and its associated warheads and their supporting infrastructure.
The charts below do not include all of the government programs associated with operating, sustaining, and modernizing U.S. nuclear forces. In a December 2013 report, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated that the administration requested $23.1 billion for nuclear forces in FY 2014. Rather, the charts provide a snapshot of the main programs associated with replacing the existing nuclear triad and supporting warhead life extension programs. The budget requests for these programs are slated to grow significantly later this decade and beyond as development and ultimately production of replacement delivery systems and life extended warheads advances.
Department of Defense – FY 2014 Budget Request and Appropriations for Replacement Nuclear Delivery Systems and Warhead Life Extension SupportNational Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) – FY 2014 Budget Request and Appropriations for Warhead Life Extension Programs, Infrastructure Modernization, and Replacement Nuclear Delivery System Support