Department of Energy, Executive (31 - 40 of 52 items)
Weapons of Mass Destruction: Some U.S. Assistance to Redirect Russian Scientists Taxed by Russia
NSIAD-00-154R: Published: Apr 28, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Russian government has taxed assistance provided by programs that were designed to fund former Soviet weapons scientists, focusing on two programs: (1) the Department of Energy's (DOE) Initiatives for Proliferation Prevention; and (2) International Science and Technology Center in Moscow.GAO noted that: (1) some of the assistance provid...
Nuclear Nonproliferation: Status of Transparency Measures for U.S. Purchase of Russian Highly Enriched Uranium
RCED-99-194: Published: Sep 22, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the nuclear nonproliferation status of transparency measures for U.S. purchase of Russian highly enriched uranium (HEU), focusing on: (1) the transparency measures that are in place; (2) whether these measures ensure that the nonproliferation objectives of the agreement are met; and (3) the proposals for additional transparency measures.GAO noted t...
Federal Research: Information on International Science and Technology Agreements
RCED-99-108: Published: Apr 22, 1999. Publicly Released: May 26, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the U.S. government's international science and technology (S&T) agreements that support and encourage international cooperation in research and development, focusing on the: (1) number of international S&T agreements active during fiscal year (FY) 1997; and (2) number of these agreements that resulted in research projects or other a...
Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Department of Energy
OCG-99-6: Published: Jan 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1999.
As part of its Performance and Accountability Series, GAO provided information on major management challenges and program risks facing the Department of Energy (DOE).GAO noted that: (1) DOE has had difficulty completing large projects on time and within budget; (2) from 1980 through 1996, DOE terminated 31 of 80 major system acquisitions (mission-critical projects costing over $100 million) before...
Climate Change: Basic Issues in Considering a Credit for Early Action Program
RCED-99-23: Published: Nov 27, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Energy's (DOE) proposal to develop a credit for an early action program promoting environmental cleanups, focusing on: (1) some of the basic issues that have to be addressed by any effort to develop a credit for early action program; and (2) how claims for reductions of greenhouse gas emissions that are reported to...
Export Controls: National Security Issues and Foreign Availability for High Performance Computer Exports
NSIAD-98-200: Published: Sep 16, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the efforts by the executive branch to determine national security risks associated with exports of high performance computers (HPC).GAO noted that: (1) the executive branch has identified high performance computing as having applications in such national defense areas as nuclear weapons programs, cryptology, conventional weapons, and military op...
Nuclear Nonproliferation: Difficulties in Accomplishing IAEA's Activities in North Korea
RCED-98-210: Published: Jul 7, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed issues related to the Agreed Framework between the United States and North Korea, focusing on the status of the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA): (1) nuclear-freeze-monitoring activities; (2) inspections of facilities not subject to the freeze; and (3) plans to verify the accuracy and completeness of North Korea's 1992 declaration of the...
Nuclear Nonproliferation and Safety: Uncertainties About the Implementation of U.S.-Russian Plutonium Disposition Efforts
RCED-98-46: Published: Jan 14, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 20, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the goals of the Department of Energy's (DOE) plutonium disposition program and the impediments facing its implementation; (2) U.S. government officials' views on the importance of a U.S.-Russian agreement on plutonium disposition and the status of efforts to negotiate an agreement; (3) the costs to implement plutonium dispositi...
Nuclear Nonproliferation: Implementation of the U.S./North Korean Agreed Framework on Nuclear Issues
RCED/NSIAD-97-165: Published: Jun 2, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed issues related to the implementation of the Agreed Framework between the United States and North Korea, focusing on: (1) U.S. costs to implement the Agreed Framework; (2) options for disposing of North Korea's existing spent (used) fuel; (3) the contracting for light-water reactors and other goods and services being provided to North Korea under th...
Nuclear Safety: Uncertainties About the Implementation and Costs of the Nuclear Safety Convention
RCED-97-39: Published: Jan 2, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed implementation of the Convention on Nuclear Safety, focusing on: (1) how compliance with the Convention's terms and obligations will be reviewed by the ratifying countries; and (2) the potential costs to the United States to participate in the Convention.GAO found that: (1) the method to review compliance with the Convention on Nuclear Safety has n...