Department of Energy, Executive (41 - 50 of 52 items)
Nuclear Nonproliferation: Implications of the U.S./North Korean Agreement on Nuclear Issues
RCED/NSIAD-97-8: Published: Oct 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Oct 21, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the agreement between the United States and North Korea that addresses the threat of North Korean nuclear proliferation, focusing on whether: (1) the agreement is a non-binding political agreement; (2) the United States could be held financially liable for a nuclear accident at a North Korean reactor site; (3) North Korea is obligated to pay to upg...
Unsubstantiated DOE Travel Payments
RCED-96-58R: Published: Dec 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 3, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Department of Energy (DOE) expenditures for selected foreign trips. GAO noted that: (1) DOE has not established written procedures that specify the types of records to be kept or the process to follow in obtaining U.S. embassies' support for foreign travel; (2) DOE cannot substantiate all U.S. embassy travel payments made on the behalf of DOE emplo...
Nuclear Nonproliferation: Information on Nuclear Exports Controlled by U.S.-EURATOM Agreement
RCED-95-168: Published: Jun 16, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the United States-European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM) agreement, focusing on the: (1) amount of U.S. nuclear exports to EURATOM and Japan and U.S.-origin nuclear materials transferred from Japan to EURATOM; (2) value of U.S. nuclear exports to EURATOM and Japan; and (3) nuclear industry's views on the potential impact on nucle...
International Environment: Agency Travel Funds Adequate, Except State Department Role Decreased
RCED-92-76: Published: May 12, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether travel funding was adequate for international environmental meetings and negotiations for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Department of State.GAO found that: (1) EPA, DOE, and NOAA have had adequate travel funds to send representat...
Procurement Personnel: Information on the Procurement Workforce
GGD-88-7: Published: Nov 5, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the characteristics of the federal procurement work force in seven civilian agencies to determine whether the employees had the necessary skill and training to effectively manage and administer federal acquisition programs.GAO found that: (1) published data on the federal procurement work force was inadequate because of a lack of formal definiti...
Nuclear Proliferation: DOE Has Insufficient Control Over Nuclear Technology Exports
RCED-86-144: Published: May 1, 1986. Publicly Released: May 1, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) control over assistance to foreign atomic energy programs, specifically those involving sensitive nuclear technology (SNT).GAO noted that: (1) the Secretary of Energy may only authorize the export of SNT if he determines that the authorization does not adversely affect U.S. interests, and the Department of State con...
The Impact of International Cooperation in DOE's Magnetic Confinement Fusion Program
RCED-84-74: Published: Feb 17, 1984. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed issues relating to international cooperation in fusion energy development as part of its review of fusion energy.GAO noted that the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Fusion Energy directs the fusion research and development program on which over $3.5 billion has been spent since fiscal year 1950. GAO found that DOE policy on international c...
Comments Concerning H.R. 3625, A Bill To Amend the Inspector General Act of 1978
122734: Oct 26, 1983
Testimony was given concerning proposed legislation which would amend the Inspector General (IG) Act to include the Departments of Energy (DOE), Health and Human Services (HHS), Justice, and the Treasury. GAO supported passage of the act and other legislation designed to centralize and strengthen internal audit and investigative activities under IG's in major departments and agencies. Since GAO co...
Assessment of U.S. Participation in the IEA Fourth Test of Its Emergency Sharing Allocation System
NSIAD-84-4: Published: Oct 13, 1983. Publicly Released: Oct 13, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. participation in the International Energy Agency's (IEA) Fourth Emergency Sharing Allocation System Test (AST-4). The test simulated a major oil disruption and involved all 21 IEA member countries. Within the United States, the Departments of Energy (DOE) and State, oil importing companies, other industrial firms, and representatives from 10 S...
Energy Block Grants
115370: May 28, 1981
Recently, GAO has done work on a variety of energy conservation programs, including the Low-Income Weatherization Program and the Department of Energy's (DOE) State Energy Conservation Program (SECP). Although the DOE program has significantly improved since late 1979, it is still hampered by a number of problems in the areas of program effectiveness, energy savings and priorities, and financial c...