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Electricity: Federal Efforts to Enhance Grid Resilience
GAO-17-153: Published: Jan 25, 2017. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 2017.
The Department of Energy (DOE), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) reported implementing 27 grid resiliency efforts since 2013 and identified a variety of results from these efforts. The efforts addressed a range of threats and hazards—including cyberattacks, physical attacks, and natural disasters—and supported different types of act...
Modernizing the Nuclear Security Enterprise: Observations on the Organization and Management of the National Nuclear Security Administration
GAO-12-867T: Published: Jun 27, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 2012.
After the enactment of Title 32 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 (NNSA Act), the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) struggled to determine how NNSA should operate as a separately organized agency within the department. A number of factors contributed to this. First, DOE and NNSA did not have a useful model to follow for...
Nuclear Waste: Plans for Addressing Most Buried Transuranic Wastes Are Not Final, and Preliminary Cost Estimates Will Likely Increase
GAO-07-761: Published: Jun 22, 2007. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 2007.
Since the 1940s, the development of nuclear weapons technologies has generated transuranic wastes--materials contaminated by certain man-made radioactive elements. These wastes can remain dangerous for thousands of years. Until 1970, the Department of Energy's (DOE) predecessors buried these wastes in shallow pits and trenches. Today, state officials and communities near DOE's major disposal sites...
Nuclear Security: Improvements Needed in DOE's Safeguards and Security Oversight
RCED-00-62: Published: Feb 24, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) oversight activities for nuclear laboratories' safety and security programs, focusing on: (1) the monitoring and tracking of findings resulting from DOE's oversight activities; (2) the correction, validation, and closing of findings resulting from such activities; and (3) the consistency of various DOE assessments o...
Nuclear Waste: DOE's Accelerated Cleanup Strategy Has Benefits but Faces Uncertainties
RCED-99-129: Published: Apr 30, 1999. Publicly Released: May 14, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) Paths to Closure report, which details DOE's strategy to accelerate its hazardous waste cleanup efforts, focusing on the: (1) methodologies and assumptions used to develop the Paths to Closure report and any associated limitations; (2) uncertainties in the Paths to Closure report that may affect its usefulness; and...
Department of Energy: Management of Excess Property
RCED-99-3: Published: Nov 4, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 4, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) efforts to identify and dispose of property that is excess to its needs, focusing on the: (1) criteria the Department uses to guide the identification and disposal of excess property; (2) extent to which the Department's property records reflect what is no longer needed to carry out its missions; and (3) challenges...
Department of Energy: Plutonium Needs, Costs, and Management Programs
RCED-97-98: Published: Apr 17, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) management of its plutonium inventory, focusing on: (1) how much plutonium the United States allocated for national security needs, how much it designated as excess, and how DOE determined these amounts; (2) DOE's estimates of the current and near-term costs for managing plutonium; and (3) DOE's estimates of the lon...
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...
Use of Federal Funds To Publicize Opposition to Collective Bargaining
B-194076: Published: May 29, 1979. Publicly Released: May 6, 1985.
In response to a request, GAO examined the use of funds by the Director of the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, a federally-owned multiprogram facility at Livermore, California, operated by the University of California under a contract with the Department of Energy (DOE). GAO reviewed two documents expressing the Director's opposition to collective bargaining for Laboratory employees, which were cir...