Legislative Committees

Subcommittee on Strategic Forces

National Senate Committee

228 Russell Senate Office Building

Washington, DC 20510

Phone: 202-224-3871

Web Address:

Parent Committee: Armed Services


Responsibilities: Nuclear and strategic forces; intelligence programs; space
programs; cyber space programs; Department of Energy defense nuclear and
environmental programs; and ballistic missile defense.
o Oversight of budget accounts: Procurement and RDT&E for DOD nuclear and
strategic forces, missile defense, space systems, and cyberspace systems;
Department of Energy defense-funded programs; intelligence activities,
including the National Intelligence Program and the Military Intelligence
o Oversight of DOD and DOE officials: Under Secretary of Defense
(Intelligence); Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Chemical and
Biological Defense Programs; National Nuclear Security Administration; and
Assistant Secretary of Energy (Environmental Management).
o Oversight of agencies, commands, and activities: Strategic Command; space
commands of the military departments; Missile Defense Agency; National
Security Agency; Defense Intelligence Agency; National Reconnaissance
Office; National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; and Defense Nuclear
Facilities Safety Board.