ABSTRACT

Defense Nuclear Enterprise: Processes to Monitor Progress on Implementing Recommendations and Managing Risks Could Be Improved, Report to Congressional Committees   [open pdf - 2MB]

"In 2014, the Secretary of Defense directed two reviews of DOD's nuclear enterprise. These reviews identified problems with leadership, organization, investment, morale, policy, and procedures, as well as other shortcomings that adversely affected the nuclear deterrence mission. The reviews also made recommendations to address these problems. In 2015, DOD conducted a review focused on NC3 [nuclear command, control, and communications] systems, which resulted in additional recommendations. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 includes a provision for GAO [Government Accountability Office] to review DOD's processes for addressing these recommendations, and House Report 114-537 includes a provision for GAO to review changes to DOD's nuclear personnel reliability assurance programs. This report addresses the extent to which DOD and the military services have (1) made progress in implementing recommendations to improve the nuclear enterprise and (2) made changes to their personnel reliability assurance programs. GAO reviewed relevant documents and interviewed agency officials from DOD and the military services. This is a public version of a classified report GAO issued in August 2017. It omits information DOD deemed classified."

Report Number:GAO-18-144
Publisher:United States. Government Accountability Office
Date:2017-10
Copyright:Public Domain
Retrieved From:Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/
Format:pdf
Media Type:application/pdf
URL:/hsdldocs/full/2017/804762.pdf
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