Full Title: National Nuclear Security Administration: Assessments of Major Projects
Author(s): United States Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Publisher(s): United States Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Publication Date: August 12, 2023
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NNSA—a separately organized agency within DOE—plans to invest tens of billions of dollars in major construction projects to modernize the research and production infrastructure on which the nuclear weapons stockpile depends. Major projects are those with an estimated cost of $100 million or more. House and Senate reports include provisions for GAO to periodically review these projects. This report assesses (1) the performance of NNSA’s portfolio of major projects in the execution phase that have cost and schedule baselines and (2) the development and maturity of project designs and critical technologies for projects in the earlier definition phase that do not yet have cost and schedule baselines. The report also includes individual assessments of the major projects.