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Audit Report: IG-0614

August 5, 2003

National Nuclear Security Administration's Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Evaluation Process

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) was established in March 2000 as a semi-autonomous agency within the Department of Energy. At NNSA's inception, management committed to implementing a Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Evaluation (PPBE) process, modeled on the system used by the Department of Defense. A PPBE process uses short-term and long-term planning to define program requirements and matches requirements with budgetary resources. NNSA's Administrator established an overall objective that the PPBE process become the core management protocol for NNSA.