Program

Inertial Confinement Fusion Ignition and High Yield Campaign

Category

Energy - Nuclear

Subsidy Type

Discretionary

Committees of Jurisdiction

$511 FY 16 Budget Score (in mil.)
$5,111 FY 16-25 Budget Score (in mil.)

Originally established in the late 1970s as the Inertial Confinement Fusion program, the Inertial Confinement Fusion Ignition and High Yield Campaign was repurposed in 2002 to focus on the National Ignition Facility (NIF) that was being constructed at the time, and associated projects. It is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Stockpile Stewardship Program. The program develops “advanced experimental tools” to study nuclear material in extreme conditions, like those experienced in a nuclear explosion, in order to safely maintain the nation’s nuclear stockpile.

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