Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 117.djvu/1842
PUBLIC LAW 108–136—NOV. 24, 2003
117 STAT. 1823
Subtitle A—Administration and Oversight of Threat Reduction and Nonproliferation Programs SEC. 3611. MANAGEMENT ASSESSMENT OF DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AND DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY THREAT REDUCTION AND NONPROLIFERATION PROGRAMS.
(a) GAO ASSESSMENT REQUIRED.—The Comptroller General shall carry out an assessment of the management of the threat reduction and nonproliferation programs of the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy. The matters assessed shall include— (1) the effectiveness of the overall strategy used for managing such programs; (2) the basis used to allocate the missions of such programs among the executive departments and agencies; (3) the criteria used to assess the effectiveness of such programs; (4) the strategy and process used to establish priorities for activities carried out under such programs, including the analysis of risks and benefits used in determining how best to allocate the funds made available for such programs; (5) the mechanisms used to coordinate the activities carried out under such programs by the executive departments and agencies so as to ensure efficient execution and avoid duplication of effort; and (6) the management controls used in carrying out such programs and the effect of such controls on the execution of such programs. (b) CONSIDERATIONS.—In carrying out the assessment required by subsection (a), the Comptroller General shall take into account— (1) the national security interests of the United States; and (2) the need for accountability in expenditure of funds by the United States. (c) REPORT.—Not later than May 1, 2004, the Comptroller General shall submit a report on the assessment required by subsection (a) to the Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate. (d) DEFINITIONS.—In this section: (1) The term ‘‘threat reduction and nonproliferation programs of the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy’’ means— (A) the programs specified in section 1501(b) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997 (Public Law 104–201; 110 Stat. 2731; 50 U.S.C. 2362 note); and (B) any programs for which funds are made available under the defense nuclear nonproliferation account of the Department of Energy. (2) The term ‘‘management controls’’ means any accounting, oversight, or other measure intended to ensure that programs are executed consistent with— (A) programmatic objectives as stated in budget justification materials submitted to Congress (as submitted
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