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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...
Nuclear Science: Consideration of Accelerator Production of Tritium Requires R&D
RCED-92-154: Published: Jun 15, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1992.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on tritium production using an particle accelerator, focusing on the: (1) current status of the accelerator concept; and (2) extent to which the Department of Energy (DOE) has considered the accelerator concept.GAO found that: (1) due to a lack of DOE funding, the particle accelerator's capability for tritium production remains unkno...
Nuclear Waste: Questionable Uses of Program Funds at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory
RCED-92-157: Published: May 28, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's use of nuclear waste funds to support independent research projects and to manage project activities for the Yucca Mountain, Nevada, underground repository site for permanent disposal of radioactive wastes.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal year (FY) 1990 and FY 1991, Livermore us...
Nuclear Health and Safety: Radiation Events at DOE's Idaho National Engineering Laboratory
RCED-92-64FS: Published: Jan 13, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the extent to which the Department of Energy (DOE) considered nuclear events at its Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) in determining the INEL contractor's award fee, focusing on: (1) airborne radiation releases that may have exposed the public to radiation levels greater than current public exposure standards; and (2) events that resulte...
Energy Management: DOE Has an Opportunity to Improve Its University of California Contracts
RCED-92-75: Published: Dec 26, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 26, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Energy's (DOE) use of nonstandard contract clauses in laboratory management and operation (M&O) contracts with a university, focusing on: (1) the impact of the nonstandard procurement and property management clauses; (2) other nonstandard clauses that may limit DOE ability to effectively oversee the contracts; and (3) DOE plans to...
Oil Reserve: Impact of NPR-1 Operations on Wildlife and Water Is Uncertain
RCED-91-129: Published: Aug 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the basis for the disagreements between the Department of Energy (DOE) and its Argonne National Laboratory relating to Argonne's development of a supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) for Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 1 (NPR-1), focusing on: (1) the DOE Naval Petroleum Reserves-California (NPRC) and Argonne positions on NPR-1 impacts on...
DOE Management: Improvements Needed In Oversight of Procurement and Property Management Practices at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
T-RCED-91-88: Published: Aug 20, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1991.
GAO discussed management issues relating to the University of California's (UC) operation of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). GAO noted that: (1) LLNL did not have adequate controls to ensure that property in its custody was safeguarded against theft, unauthorized use, or loss; (2) because control over secret documents in LLNL custody was inadequate and decentralized, LLNL manage...
DOE Management: DOE Needs to Improve Oversight of Subcontracting Practices of Management and Operating Contractors
T-RCED-91-79: Published: Aug 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1991.
GAO discussed the adequacy of the Department of Energy's (DOE) management controls to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse in subcontracting, focusing on: (1) subcontracting deficiencies at the DOE Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; and (2) the DOE Contractor Purchasing System Review Program's effectiveness in identifying and correcting subcontracting deficiencies. GAO noted that: (1) DOE reviews...