Department of Defense, Executive (61 - 70 of 101 items)
Energy Consumption: Federal Agencies' Electricity Use and Cost
RCED-97-97R: Published: Mar 21, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) amount of electricity used in federal buildings and facilities; and (2) costs of this electricity from fiscal year (FY) 1986 through FY 1995. GAO did not verify the data obtained from the Department of Energy.GAO noted that: (1) the federal government used about 61 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in FY 1995, the latest...
Federal Facilities: Consistent Relative Risk Evaluations Needed for Prioritizing Cleanups
RCED-96-150: Published: Jun 7, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how priorities are being set for hazardous waste cleanups, focusing on: (1) whether the Superfund program is identifying the highest-priority cleanup sites; and (2) the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Energy (DOE), and the Department of the Interior approaches for ranking risks and prioritizing sites for cleanup.GAO found that: (1) the S...
Environmental Protection: Issues Facing the Energy and Defense Environmental Management Programs
T-RCED/NSIAD-96-127: Published: Mar 21, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1996.
GAO discussed the Department of Energy's (DOE) and Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to control the cost of environmental cleanup of their nuclear weapons facilities. GAO noted that: (1) if DOE incorporated more realistic land use assumptions into the selection process for cleanups, that could result in significant cost savings of $200 million to $600 million annually; (2) deactivation of surp...
Nuclear Nonproliferation: Status of U.S. Efforts to Improve Nuclear Material Controls in Newly Independent States
NSIAD/RCED-96-89: Published: Mar 8, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. efforts to strengthen controls over nuclear materials in the newly independent states of the former Soviet Union, focusing on the: (1) nature and extent of problems with controlling direct-use nuclear materials in the newly independent states; (2) status and future prospects of U.S. efforts in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Belarus; and (3)...
Nuclear Nonproliferation: U.S. Efforts to Help Newly Independent States Improve Their Nuclear Material Controls
T-NSIAD/RCED-96-118: Published: Mar 13, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1996.
GAO discussed U.S. efforts to strengthen controls over nuclear materials in the newly independent states (NIS) of the former Soviet Union. GAO noted that: (1) social and economic changes in the newly independent states have increased the threat of theft and diversion of nuclear material; (2) recent seizures of direct-use material in Russia and Europe have increased concerns about the adequacy of c...
Federal Research: Information on Fees for Selected Federally Funded Research and Development Centers
RCED-96-31FS: Published: Dec 8, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 11, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the fees paid by the Department of Energy (DOE), the Department of Defense (DOD), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for managing their research and development (R&D) centers, focusing on the: (1) regulations governing fees; (2) annual amounts and purposes of the fees paid during fiscal year (FY) 1994; (3) u...
Federal Facilities: Agencies Slow to Define the Scope and Cost of Hazardous Waste Site Cleanups
RCED-94-73: Published: Apr 15, 1994. Publicly Released: May 18, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined the status of federal efforts to identify federal facilities requiring hazardous waste cleanup under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA).GAO found that: (1) the Departments of Defense (DOD) and Energy (DOE) and other agencies have mostly completed their efforts to identify hazardous waste sites requi...
Personnel Security: Efforts by DOD and DOE to Eliminate Duplicative Background Investigations
RCED-93-23: Published: May 10, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) and Department of Energy's (DOE) compliance with legislative requirements to avoid duplicative background investigations for employees seeking security clearances, focusing on: (1) the effects of automated investigative information exchanges on duplication reduction; and (2) interagency efforts to eliminate duplica...
Administrative Due Process: Denials and Revocations of Security Clearances and Access to Special Programs
T-NSIAD-93-14: Published: May 5, 1993. Publicly Released: May 5, 1993.
GAO discussed the administrative due process procedures that are in place for individuals who are denied security clearances and access to special programs. GAO noted that: (1) the Departments of Defense (DOD), Energy (DOE), and State do not require that individuals be formally notified when their access or clearances are suspended; (2) DOE considers suspensions to be the first step in its adminis...
Space Nuclear Propulsion: History, Cost, and Status of Programs
T-NSIAD-93-2: Published: Oct 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1992.
GAO discussed the history, costs, and current status of space nuclear thermal propulsion programs being developed by the Department of Defense (DOD) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) with support from the Department of Energy (DOE). GAO noted that: (1) DOD and NASA are pursuing separate approaches to develop space nuclear thermal propulsion programs; (2) the DOD program...