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To address maintenance issues, DOD has transferred the ownership of more than 600 utility systems located on military installations to private and public entities since 1988. DOD and others are concerned about how long the contracting process takes.
DOD spends billions of dollars each year to acquire fast and reliable wideband satellite communications for its worldwide military operations—while also navigating growing threats, such as anti-satellite weapons.
The Departments of Energy and Defense expect to spend hundreds of billions of dollars over the next decade to sustain and modernize the U.S. nuclear arsenal. The agencies are required to estimate the cost of this work over the next 10 years and provide annual updates in a joint report.
The Departments of Defense and Energy estimate that modernizing the aging U.S. nuclear arsenal will cost billions of dollars over the next decade. The departments are required to update their 10-year cost estimates annually and report them to Congress.
Dismantling and disposing of the ex-USS Enterprise nuclear aircraft carrier may cost the Navy more than $1 billion.
We found that typical budget and reporting on dismantlement and disposal does not give enough information to support oversight for a project of this size and cost.
What GAO Found The fiscal year 2017 joint report submitted by the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Energy (DOE) in August 2016 includes 10-year budget estimates for sustaining and modernizing U.S.
What GAO Found The Department of Defense (DOD) assessed the need for each leg of the strategic triad in support of the 2010 Nuclear Posture Review and considered other reductions to nuclear forces in subsequent reviews.
What GAO Found The fiscal year 2016 joint report, submitted to Congress by the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Energy (DOE) in April 2015, includes 10-year budget estimates for sustaining and modernizing U.S. nuclear weapons.