Accession Number:

ADA453629

Title:

Nuclear Weapons Complex Reconfiguration: Analysis of an Energy Department Task Force Report

Descriptive Note:

Congressional rept.

Corporate Author:

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

Congress annually funds the nuclear weapons complex the Complex, those sites that develop, maintain, manufacture, and dismantle nuclear weapons. In hearings held in 2004, the House Appropriations Committee pressed the Secretary of Energy for a systematic review of requirements for the weapons complex over the next twenty-five years. The committee expressed its concern that the Complex is not well suited to the post-Cold War situation, and should reflect presidential decisions on the stockpile as well as issues of cost, security, and Complex size. In response, the Nuclear Weapons Complex Infrastructure Task Force of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board prepared a report, released in final form in October 2005.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE