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Executive Guide: Best Practices in Achieving Consistent, Accurate Physical Counts of Inventory and Related Property
GAO-01-763G: Published: Jul 1, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 2001.
This draft Executive Guide describes fundamental practices and procedures used in the private sector to achieve consistent and accurate physical counts of inventory and related property. It summarizes the principles that have been successfully implemented by companies recognized for their outstanding record of inventory management. It also explains and describes leading practices from which the fe...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Readiness of the Oil and Gas Industries
AIMD-99-162: Published: May 19, 1999. Publicly Released: May 19, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified the oil and gas power industries' vulnerability to year 2000 problems and the reported status of their year 2000 readiness.GAO noted that: (1) all phases of operations in the oil and gas industries--from production to distribution--use computer systems and equipment that are subject to year 2000 failures; (2) while the domestic oil and gas indust...
Department of Energy: Fossil Energy Programs
RCED-98-63: Published: Jan 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) Fossil Energy Research and Development (R&D) program and Clean Coal Technology Demonstration program, focusing on the: (1) R&D goals and technologies being developed by the Fossil Energy R&D and Clean Coal Technology Demonstration programs; (2) level of funding committed to R&D activities within these programs in fi...
Department of Energy: Funding and Workforce Reduced, but Spending Remains Stable
RCED-97-96: Published: Apr 24, 1997. Publicly Released: May 5, 1997.
GAO provided information on changes in the Department of Energy's (DOE) funding, spending (costs), federal workforce, and contractor workforce between fiscal years (FY) 1994 and 1996. GAO did not verify the accuracy of the financial data or data on the workforces; however, GAO shared its results with DOE officials to obtain their agreement that the data accurately reflected DOE's actual spending a...
Tax Policy: Effects of the Alcohol Fuels Tax Incentives
GGD-97-41: Published: Mar 6, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information relating to tax incentives for alcohol fuels, focusing on: (1) whom the incentives benefit and disadvantage economically; (2) what environmental benefits, if any, the incentives have produced; (3) whether the incentives increased the nation's energy independence; and (4) the extent to which the partial exemption from the excise tax for...
Department of Energy: Value of Benefits Paid to Separated Contractor Workforce Varied Widely
RCED-97-33: Published: Jan 23, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) workforce restructuring plans, focusing on the: (1) types and amounts of benefits provided to separated employees; (2) distinctions DOE made in determining who should receive these benefits; (3) extent to which the contractors at DOE's facilities have to rehire workers or replace them with others having similar skil...
Energy Security: Evaluating U.S. Vulnerability to Oil Supply Disruptions and Options for Mitigating Their Effects
RCED-97-6: Published: Dec 12, 1996. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Administration's 1995 National Energy Policy Plan (NEPP) in reducing the vulnerability of the U.S. economy to oil supply disruptions and price shocks, focusing on: (1) the economic benefits of importing oil compared with the potential economic costs of vulnerability to oil shocks; (2) the extent to which the U.S. economy's...
Federal Research: Changes in Electricity-Related R&D Funding
RCED-96-203: Published: Aug 16, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) changes in the amount of funding for electricity-related research and development (R&D); and (2) the impact of these changes on the types of R&D being funded.GAO found that: (1) Department of Energy (DOE) funding for electricity-related R&D increased between fiscal years (FY) 1993 and 1995, but began to decrease by FY 1996 due t...
Program Consolidation: Budgetary Implications and Other Issues
T-AIMD-95-145: Published: May 23, 1995. Publicly Released: May 23, 1995.
GAO discussed federal program consolidation. GAO noted that: (1) program consolidations can increase efficiency and improve performance to the benefit of all program constituents; (2) many programs have similar and overlapping goals, target populations, and services; (3) program consolidations could reduce federal and nonfederal costs, improve administration and service delivery, and eliminate dup...
Energy Policy: Energy Policy and Conservation Act Reauthorization
T-RCED-94-214: Published: May 25, 1994. Publicly Released: May 25, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the reauthorization of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, focusing on the: (1) priority of options to improve the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR); (2) International Energy Agency's (IEA) evolving mission; and (3) options for enhancing revenues from the Naval Petroleum Reserve (NPR). GAO noted that: (1) resolving readiness problems at SPR, s...