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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...
Reports and Testimony: August 1991
OPA-91-13: Published: Aug 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1991.
This is a compilation of the Reports and Testimony released in August, 1991. Highlights include: (1) Bank insurance Fund: The fund that protects federally insured bank deposits will likely be insolvent by year's end, and by September 30 the Resolution Trust Corp., responsible for the savings and loan cleanup, will have exhausted all but $1 billion of the $80 billion Congress provided to cover loss...
Nuclear Security: Property Control Problems at DOE's Livermore Laboratory Continue
RCED-91-141: Published: May 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) claim that it found approximately 99 percent of the inventory it previously reported as missing, focusing on: (1) the accuracy of LLNL claims; (2) whether controls over government-owned property at the laboratory were strengthened; and (3) the adequacy of DOE property...