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Technology Transfer: DOE Has Fewer Partnerships, and They Rely More on Private Funding
GAO-01-568: Published: Jul 6, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 2001.
Congress enacted the National Competitiveness Technology Transfer Act to encourage federal laboratories operated by contractors to enter into cooperative research and development agreements (CRADA) with businesses, universities, and other private partners. This act was designed to improve the United States' competitive position in the world economy by facilitating the transfer of technology from f...
FBI Official's Congressional Testimony Was Inaccurate Because He Failed to Present Certain Information That Had Been Made Available to Him About the Wen Ho Lee Investigation
GAO-01-869R: Published: Jun 28, 2001. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 2001.
This report discusses information that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) provided to Congress on its investigation of Wen Ho Lee, a scientist formerly employed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. GAO focuses on whether the congressional testimony of Neil J. Gallagher, Assistant Director of the FBI's National Security Committee, was false or purposely misleading. GAO found that part of M...
Department of Energy: Opportunities Exist to Improve Los Alamos' Equipment Purchasing Practices
GAO-01-426: Published: May 23, 2001. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 2001.
The Department of Energy (DOE) received $13.2 million in supplemental funding to replace equipment lost at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the May 2000 Cerro Grande fire. GAO reviewed the practices used by the contractor that runs the laboratory--the University of California (UC)--to determine whether it can benefit from modified purchasing practices. GAO found that UC can save money by (1)...
Department of Energy: Follow-Up Review of the National Ignition Facility
GAO-01-677R: Published: Jun 1, 2001. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 2001.
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, run by the University of California, is building the National Ignition Facility (NIF) to simulate, in a laboratory setting, the thermonuclear conditions created in nuclear explosion. The facility will allow scientists to evaluate the behavior of nuclear weapons without explosive testing. This report reviews (1) the role of NIF in the Stockpile Stewardshi...
Department of Energy: Views on the Progress of the National Nuclear Security Administration in Implementing Title 32
GAO-01-602T: Published: Apr 4, 2001. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 2001.
GAO discusses the progress the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has made in implementing title 32 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000. Title 32 established NNSA as a semiautonomous agency within the Department of Energy (DOE) with responsibility for the nation's nuclear weapons, nonproliferation, and naval reactors programs. GAO found that the agency is ma...
Nuclear Weapons: Improved Management Needed to Implement Stockpile Stewardship Program Effectively
GAO-01-48: Published: Dec 14, 2000. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 2001.
The National Nuclear Security Administration's Office of Defense Programs seeks to maintain the safety and reliability of the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile without nuclear testing. This report discusses the Department of Energy's (DOE) management of its National Nuclear Security Administration's Stockpile Stewardship Program, focusing on the program's plans, budgeting, organization, and life...
National Ignition Facility: Management and Oversight Failures Caused Major Cost Overruns and Schedule Delays
RCED-00-271: Published: Aug 8, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Energy's (DOE) National Ignition Facility (NIF), focusing on the: (1) magnitude of NIF's cost and schedule overruns; (2) reasons for these cost and schedule problems; (3) effects of NIF's cost and schedule on other weapons and science programs; and (4) DOE's and Lawrence Livermore's actions to correct these problems...
Low-Level Radioactive Wastes: Department of Energy Has Opportunities to Reduce Disposal Costs
RCED-00-64: Published: Apr 12, 2000. Publicly Released: May 15, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) management and disposal of its low-level radioactive wastes, focusing on: (1) the factors that influence DOE's decisions about the treatment, storage, and disposal of the wastes; and (2) DOE's costs to treat, store, and dispose of these wastes and the cost-effectiveness of DOE's disposal decisions.GAO noted that: (1...
[Applicability of Environmental Laws to National Nuclear Security Administration]
B-285281: Published: May 8, 2000. Publicly Released: May 8, 2000.
GAO reviewed the applicability of environmental laws to the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), focusing on whether: (1) the National Nuclear Security Administration Act narrows the waivers of sovereign immunity contained in existing environmental, safety, and health laws that apply to the Department of Energy (DOE) and the NNSA; and (2) a bill now before the Committee on Commerce (H...
Nuclear Security: Security Issues At DOE and Its Newly Created National Nuclear Security Administration
T-RCED-00-123: Published: Mar 14, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its recent reports concerning the Department of Energy's (DOE) and the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) security programs to protect against theft, sabotage, espionage, terrorism, and other risks to national security at its facilities, focusing on: (1) oversight of safeguards and security programs at DOE; and (2) security issues w...