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More money won’t buy more pits, NNSA administrator, Nuclear Weapons Council chair tell senators
The National Nuclear Security Administration won’t be able to make 80 pits annually by 2030 even if Congress throws more money at the problem this year, the agency’s top official and the Pentagon’s acquisition chief both told Senators Wednesday in a hearing “The nuclear weapons council stands by the assessment that was provided, that I signed on April 22 of the adequacy of the [NNSA] budget, as well as that no additional money will get the pits to 80 per year,” William LaPlante, under secretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, said during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee. LaPlante chairs the Nuclear Weapons Council, the…
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