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Recommendation: To help NNSA put forth more credible modernization plans, the NNSA Administrator should include an assessment of the affordability of NNSA's portfolio of modernization programs in future versions of the Stockpile Stewardship and Management Plan--for example, by presenting options NNSA could consider to bring its estimates of modernization funding needs into alignment with potential future budgets, such as potentially deferring the start of or canceling specific modernization programs.
Agency: Department of Energy: National Nuclear Security Administration Status: Open Priority recommendation
Comments: As of April 2, 2018, NNSA did not explicitly agree or disagree with the recommendation. To address the recommendation, NNSA should include in future versions of the Stockpile Stewardship and Management Plan an assessment of the affordability of NNSA's portfolio of nuclear modernization programs. The affordability assessment could discuss options NNSA could consider to bring the plans and funding needs for its portfolio of modernization programs into alignment with potential future budget estimates. This could include determining which programs should receive the highest priority and identifying programs for cancellation or deferral in consultation with the Department of Defense and the military services so as to ensure an affordable modernization program.