The Resource Nuclear Weapons: NNSA and DOD Need to More Effectively Manage the Stockpile Life Extension Program

Nuclear Weapons: NNSA and DOD Need to More Effectively Manage the Stockpile Life Extension Program

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Nuclear Weapons: NNSA and DOD Need to More Effectively Manage the Stockpile Life Extension Program
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Nuclear Weapons: NNSA and DOD Need to More Effectively Manage the Stockpile Life Extension Program
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Language
eng
Summary
NNSA and DOD have not effectively managed cost, schedule, and technical risks for either the B61 or W76 life extension program. Regarding the B61 program, although NNSA completed the refurbishment of the strategic variants of the B61 bomb-the Mods 7 and 11-on schedule in November 2008, the refurbished weapons do not meet all refurbishment objectives. According to NNSA and DOD officials, NNSA established an unrealistic schedule and failed to fully implement its refurbishment guidance, known as the Phase 6.X process. NNSA was able to meet its refurbishment schedule and avoid significant cost overruns for the B61 program only because (1) some of the refurbishment objectives were changed, (2) NNSA was able to reuse, rather than manufacture, a critical component when B61 bombs were decommissioned, and (3) the Nuclear Weapons Council significantly reduced the number of B61 bombs in the stockpile. Despite DOD concerns about the adequacy of NNSA testing of the B61 bombs under certain conditions, NNSA continued refurbishing the weapons. Some of the B61 refurbishment problems could have been avoided if DOD had fulfilled its roles and responsibilities in overseeing NNSA's life extension program activities. For example, the Air Force did not adequately review NNSA's design, engineering, and testing activities-a review that would have alerted DOD that NNSA was missing some of its refurbishment objectives
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DTICE
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non fiction
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GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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  • Stockpiles
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Administration and management
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nuclear warheads
  • Bombs
  • Life expectancy(service life)
  • Department of defense
  • Costs
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adult
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Nuclear Weapons: NNSA and DOD Need to More Effectively Manage the Stockpile Life Extension Program
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Congressional rept
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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23 x 29 cm
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36 pages
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electronic
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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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Hein Online
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  • (OCoLC)320414476
  • (OCoLC)ocn320414476
Label
Nuclear Weapons: NNSA and DOD Need to More Effectively Manage the Stockpile Life Extension Program
Publication
Note
Congressional rept
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Extent
36 pages
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)320414476
  • (OCoLC)ocn320414476

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