Department of Defense's Energy Supplemental Report
GAO-10-988R: Published: Sep 29, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 2010.
This letter formally transmits our response to section 332 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2010. Section 332 of the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2010 expanded the Department of Defense's (DOD) annual reporting requirements under 10 U.S.C. 2925(a), regarding DOD's energy efficiency programs. Additionally, section 332(b) states that the first report submitted by the Secretary of Defense under 10 U.S.C. 2925(a) after the date of enactment of the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2010 shall include information on eight specific issues, in addition to the matters required under the revised 10 U.S.C. 2925(a). Section 332(c) requires the Comptroller General to review that supplemental report.
The first report submitted by DOD in response to 10 U.S.C. 2925(a) after the date of the enactment of the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2010 was the Fiscal Year 2009 Annual Energy Management Report, which was issued in May 2010. The Fiscal Year 2009 Annual Energy Management Report did not include information on the eight specific issues identified by the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2010. DOD officials stated that they plan to comply with the reporting requirement by including the required information in their Fiscal Year 2010 Annual Energy Management Report. They expect to issue that report in early 2011. The officials noted that the 2010 Annual Report will be the first report commenced and developed under the expanded section 332 reporting requirements. To assist in congressional oversight, we plan to review and report on the extent to which DOD's Fiscal Year 2010 Annual Energy Report addresses the eight specific issues identified in section 332 of the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2010 once DOD issues that report.