Fact Sheet: Implementing Changes to the Nuclear Enterprise   [open pdf - 277KB]

"In the wake of a series of events involving the nation's nuclear forces and their leadership, Secretary Hagel directed last February an internal and external review of the entire Defense Department nuclear enterprise. The reviews concluded that while our nuclear forces are currently meeting the demands of the mission with dedication, significant changes are required to ensure the safety, security, and effectiveness of the force in the future. These investments will cost billions of dollars over the five-year future year defense spending program in addition to the modernization requirements identified since last year's budget submission. The Department will prioritize funding on actions that improve s the security and sustainment of the current force, ensures modernization of the force remains on track, and addresses shortfalls, which are undermining the morale of the force The Department of Defense is working with the military services, the Office of Management and Budget, and the National Security Council Staff to finalize recommendations for the President's FY16 budget submission, which will provide more detailed analysis of the spending and time horizons for various programs."

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