Hearing of the United States Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development


In his testimony, Dr. Hecker comments on the National Nuclear Security Administration's Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation programs and 2009 budget request. He recommends a significant expansion of DOE/NNSA's programs beyond the president's budget request, aggressive expansion of cooperative threat reduction programs to nations that require either technical or financial assistance, and strong support for the DOE/NNSA Next Generation Safeguards Initiative and other efforts aimed at attracting technical talent.

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