Accession Number : ADA323179

Title :   Chemical Weapons and Materiel: Key Factors Affecting Disposal Costs and Schedule.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA323179

Report Date : MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : I am pleased to be here today to discuss our work concerning the Department of Defense's (DOD) management of the programs for destroying the U.S. stockpile of chemical munitions and planning for the disposal of nonstockpile chemical warfare materiel. Since 1988, the Congress has appropriated $4.2 billion for the disposal programs, and DOD estimates that $23.4 billion more will be needed to complete them. The Army is working to complete the stockpile program by the congressionally mandated date of December 31,2004, and estimates that the nonstockpile program will take nearly 40 years to complete. Appendix I provides appropriation and expenditure data for the programs for fiscal years 1988 through 1997. Appendix II provides estimated funding data for the programs for fiscal years 1998 through 2005.

Descriptors :   *CHEMICAL WARFARE, *CHEMICAL ORDNANCE, *STOCKPILES, CONGRESS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MANAGEMENT, WEAPON SYSTEMS, COSTS, WASTE DISPOSAL, MILITARY PROCUREMENT, ARMY.

Subject Categories : Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE