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Energy and Science: Five-Year Bibliography 1990-1994
RCED-96-7W: Published: Dec 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1995.
GAO published a list and abstracts of its energy- and science-related products issued from January 1990 through December 1994. The products focus on: (1) the Department of Energy's property management and contract costs; (2) energy research and supplies; (3) uranium enrichment; (4) procurement; (5) nuclear safety and waste disposal; (6) nuclear nonproliferation; (7) environmental cleanups; (8) nuc...
Nuclear Safety: Concerns with Nuclear Facilities and Other Sources of Radiation in the Former Soviet Union
RCED-96-4: Published: Nov 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on U.S. and international efforts to address nuclear safety and environmental problems in the former Soviet Union.GAO found that: (1) the former Soviet Union has at least 221 nuclear facilities operating, 99 of which are located in Russia; (2) as many as 20,000 organizations throughout the former Soviet Union are using various types of...
Global Warming: Limitations of General Circulation Models and Costs of Modeling Efforts
RCED-95-164: Published: Jul 13, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 14, 1995.
Pursuant to congressional request, GAO reviewed the accuracy of general circulation models (GCM) in forecasting global warming trends, focusing on the: (1) factors limiting the accuracy of GCM estimates of future climatic changes; and (2) federal expenditures for GCM for fiscal years (FY) 1992 through 1994.GAO found that: (1) although GCM have improved their ability to predict future climatic chan...
DOE Management: Selected Information on the Workforce at DOE's Livermore Laboratory
RCED-95-88: Published: Mar 16, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the workforce at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, focusing on: (1) the number of personnel by occupational category; (2) the salaries of the personnel in these occupational categories; (3) the benefits provided to contractor personnel; and (4) how salaries and benefits for University of Califor...
Energy Management: Modest Reforms Made in University of California Contracts, but Fees Are Substantially Higher
RCED-94-202: Published: Aug 25, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Energy's (DOE) management and operation (M&O) contracts with the University of California, focusing on: (1) DOE efforts to add standard clauses typical of other DOE contracts and eliminate requirements that weaken DOE authority; (2) the compensation that DOE negotiated for the current contracts; and (3) proposed cha...
DOE's National Laboratories: Adopting New Missions and Managing Effectively Pose Significant Challenges
T-RCED-94-113: Published: Feb 3, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the changing missions for the Department of Energy's (DOE) national laboratories, focusing on: (1) DOE difficulties in managing and evaluating its laboratories; (2) DOE challenges in providing assistance to industry; and (3) alternative methods for managing DOE laboratories. GAO noted that: (1) DOE national laboratories should be able to contribut...
Energy Management: Controls Over the Livermore Laboratory's Indirect Costs Are Inadequate
RCED-94-34: Published: Nov 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on indirect contractor costs at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, focusing on: (1) the adequacy of the laboratory's financial management controls over its indirect costs; and (2) DOE oversight of the laboratory's indirect costs.GAO found that: (1) the laboratory's financial management controls are...
Energy Management: Systems Contracting Weaknesses Continue
RCED-93-143: Published: Jun 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) San Francisco Operations Office's implementation of 1989 GAO recommendations, focusing on whether: (1) systems contracts awarded by its management and operating contractors are cost-effective; and (2) the contractors' internal controls over systems contracts are adequate.GAO found that: (1) the San Francisco Operations Office has not adequately impleme...
Energy Management: DOE Has Improved Oversight of Its Work for Others Program
RCED-93-111: Published: Apr 7, 1993. Publicly Released: May 7, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) controls over its Work for Others program, focusing on: (1) DOE progress in correcting problems discussed in a 1989 GAO report; and (2) activities of the DOE San Francisco field offices and its two largest facilities.GAO found that: (1) DOE has initiated several actions in response to the GAO report, including estab...
Nuclear Weapons Complex: Issues Surrounding Consolidating Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories
T-RCED-92-98: Published: Sep 24, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1992.
GAO discussed the Department of Energy's (DOE) nuclear weapons laboratories, focusing on: (1) the research, development, and testing (RD&T) capabilities of the Los Alamos and Livermore National Laboratories; (2) trends in staffing and funding at both DOE weapons laboratories; and (3) options for consolidating both programs. GAO noted that: (1) DOE maintains redundant nuclear warhead RD&T infrastru...