50 U.S. Code § 2455 - Comptroller General assessment of adequacy of budget requests with respect to the modernization and refurbishment of the nuclear weapons stockpile

(a) GAO study and reports
(1) For the nuclear security budget materials submitted in each fiscal year by the Administrator, the Comptroller General of the United States shall conduct a study on whether both the budget for the fiscal year following the fiscal year in which such budget materials are submitted and the future-years nuclear security program submitted to Congress in relation to such budget under section 2453 of this title provide for funding of the nuclear security enterprise at a level that is sufficient for the modernization and refurbishment of the nuclear security enterprise.
(2) Not later than 90 days after the date on which the Administrator submits the nuclear security budget materials, the Comptroller General shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report on the study under paragraph (1), including—
(A) the findings of such study; and
(B) whether the nuclear security budget materials support the requirements for infrastructure recapitalization of the facilities of the nuclear security enterprise.
(b) Definitions
In this section:
(1) The term “budget” means the budget for a fiscal year that is submitted to Congress by the President under section 1105 (a) of title 31.
(2) The term “nuclear security budget materials” means the materials submitted to Congress by the Administrator in support of the budget for a fiscal year.

Source

(Pub. L. 106–65, div. C, title XXXII, § 3255, as added Pub. L. 111–84, div. C, title XXXI, § 3116(a),Oct. 28, 2009, 123 Stat. 2707; amended Pub. L. 111–383, div. C, title XXXI, § 3113(a),Jan. 7, 2011, 124 Stat. 4509; Pub. L. 112–239, div. C, title XXXI, § 3132(a)(2),Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 2185.)
Amendments

2013—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 112–239, § 3132(a)(2)(A), substituted “nuclear security enterprise” for “nuclear security complex” wherever appearing.
Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 112–239, § 3132(a)(2)(B), struck out par. (3), which defined “nuclear security complex”.
2011—Pub. L. 111–383amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section related to biennial plan and budget assessment on the modernization and refurbishment of the nuclear security complex.

 

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