Washington D.C - House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member, Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09), appointed former Congressman John Spratt and former Deputy Secretary of Energy T.J. Glauthier to serve on the Congressionally-mandated advisory panel to evaluate the governance of nuclear security programs. The panel, which is required by Section 3166 of the FY2013 National Defense Authorization Act, will provide a final report to Congress by February 2014 detailing recommendations on how to improve management and oversight of nuclear programs.

 “I am pleased to nominate John Spratt and T.J. Glauthier to the Congressionally-mandated advisory panel to evaluate the governance of our nuclear security programs,” said Ranking Member Smith. “Effective management and oversight of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s programs, including nuclear weapons stockpile, nuclear nonproliferation and naval reactors programs, underpin our national security.”

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has faced serious challenges in the past decade.  Recently, significant cost increases on the order of billions of dollars and schedule slips have plagued nuclear weapons life extension programs and major construction programs, and an unprecedented security breach occurred at Y-12.   NNSA’s management, oversight and accountability problems must be fixed particularly as fiscal constraints increase.

“Together, former Congressman Spratt and former Deputy Secretary of Energy Energy T.J. Glauthier will contribute decades of expertise to the important task of improving management and oversight of nuclear weapons and non-proliferation programs, including heath safety and security,” continued Smith.

 

###



Date Title
9/1/15 Ranking Member Adam Smith Supports Iran Deal
Date Title
7/29/15 Smith’s Statement for Iran Nuclear Deal Hearing
7/16/15 Ranking Member Adam Smith on Killing of Four Marines
7/14/15 Ranking Member Adam Smith on Iran Agreement
7/13/15 Ranking Member Adam Smith on Transgender Working Group
7/9/15 Ranking Member Adam Smith on Army Force Reductions
Date Title
6/17/15 Ranking Member Smith’s Statement at Middle East Hearing
6/10/15 Ranking Member Smith on Deployment of Additional Support to Iraq
Date Title
5/14/15 Adam Smith Fires Back at Boehner on NDAA
5/13/15 Ranking Member Adam Smith to Oppose NDAA
Date Title
4/29/15 Republicans Disavow Pleas from CNO on Cruisers
4/27/15 Smith on Release of Chairman’s Mark
4/15/15 Ranking Member Smith’s Statement for PACOM Hearing
4/2/15 Adam Smith’s Statement on Iran Framework
Date Title
3/24/15 Ranking Member Adam Smith on Afghanistan
3/18/15 Ranking Member Smith Appoints Hale to Army Commission
3/18/15 Smith’s Statement for Hearing with Carter, Dempsey
3/17/15 Ranking Member Smith’s Statement at Hearing with Service Leaders
3/4/15 Ranking Member Smith on Iran Negotiations
3/4/15 Ranking Member Smith’s Statement for Afghanistan Hearing
3/3/15 Ranking Member Smith’s on CENTCOM, Middle East Hearing
Date Title
2/26/15 Ranking Member Smith’s Statement for AUMF Hearing
2/25/15 Ranking Member Smith’s Statement for EUCOM Hearing
2/13/15 Ranking Member Adam Smith on DHS Funding
2/12/15 Ranking Member Adam Smith on Ukraine Ceasefire Agreement