Department of Defense, Executive (81 - 90 of 101 items)
Superfund: Civilian Federal Agencies Slow To Clean Up Hazardous Waste
RCED-87-153: Published: Jul 24, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the status of 11 civilian federal agencies' efforts to identify, assess, evaluate, and clean up hazardous waste sites.GAO found that: (1) about 70 percent of the 1,882 potential hazardous waste sites identified as of September 1986 were at the Department of Energy's nuclear materials and weapons facilities and research laboratories; (2) the Dep...
Federal Patent Policy
T-RCED-87-26: Published: Jun 11, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1987.
GAO discussed its work on federal patent policy, focusing on the effects of recent patent law changes and the use of the statutory invention registration (SIR) procedure, which provides some patent protection for inventions at a lower cost than the patent procedure. GAO noted that it surveyed university and small business representatives and found that: (1) most believed that the patent changes ha...
SDI Program: Evaluation of DOE's Answers to Questions on X-Ray Laser Experiment
NSIAD-86-140BR: Published: Jun 2, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Department of Energy's (DOE) responses to a series of congressional questions on the X-Ray Laser Program, under which DOE is conducting a series of tests for the Department of Defense (DOD).GAO found that the questions derived from a press account of the program which stated that DOE obtained inaccurate test data because its diagnostic instrum...
Cleaning Up Nuclear Facilities: An Aggressive and Unified Federal Program Is Needed
EMD-82-40: Published: May 25, 1982. Publicly Released: May 25, 1982.
GAO conducted a review to determine the status of federal efforts and activities to correct decommissioning problems identified in a prior report. In addition to following up on the implementation of the recommendations for correcting these problems, GAO also evaluated how effectively Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Defense (DOD), and Environmental Pr...
DOD Should Give More Consideration to Passive Solar Systems for New Military Family Housing
EMD-82-74: Published: May 17, 1982. Publicly Released: May 17, 1982.
Since 1979, the Department of Defense (DOD) has been required to consider using solar energy systems in all new units constructed under its military family housing construction program. GAO conducted a review to determine the extent to which DOD was considering the use of such systems for new military family housing.For fiscal years 1981 and 1982, GAO found that DOD had planned to use very few act...
President's Third Special Message for Fiscal Year 1982
OGC-82-4: Published: Nov 24, 1981. Publicly Released: Nov 24, 1981.
GAO reviewed the President's third special message to Congress for fiscal year 1982. The special message proposed two rescissions of budget authority totaling $88.2 million and 72 deferrals of budget authority totaling $482.9 million.A proposed Department of Defense (DOD) budget rescission is based on a decision to purchase 120 instead of 180 F-16 aircraft in 1982. The conference report on this re...
Energy Conservation in the Federal Government
116827: Oct 23, 1981
The Federal Government has a an opportunity to significantly reduce its expenditures by conserving energy. It is the Nation's largest single energy consumer. Unfortunately, Federal energy consumption is on the rise. Identifying cost effective conservation measures nationwide and implementing corrective actions could result in substantial savings. Many of the legislative and Executive order mandate...
The Oil Shale Corporation Loan Guarantee Contract
EMD-81-142: Published: Sep 10, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1981.
GAO was asked to examine various aspects of the recently signed loan guaranteed contract between the Oil Shale Corporation and the Department of Energy (DOE). Specifically, GAO was asked to determine whether (1) all relevant provisions of the Defense Production Act of 1950 were adhered to, (2) the Act's mandate for the President to take immediate action to achieve synthetic fuels production was fu...
Assessment of Various Aspects of This Nation's Nuclear Safeguards Programs
EMD-80-48: Published: Feb 19, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1980.
Protecting nuclear material from violent use against society has been an issue at the very heart of the nuclear energy debate from its beginning. A review was made to determine the effectiveness of the Department of Defense's (DOD) nuclear safeguards system and to compare that system to the systems used by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) who are also resp...
How To Burn Coal Efficiently and Economically, and Meet Air Pollution Requirements--The Fluidized-Bed Combustion Process
EMD-80-12: Published: Nov 9, 1979. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1979.
The nation has the potential to reduce its dependence on imported oil through a process known as fluidized-bed combustion. This is the process of burning coal in a mixture of air and limestone generating heat and electricity more efficiently and economically than conventional coal-fired boilers with pollution control equipment. The concept is sound, but its reliability under industrial and utility...