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Iran Nuclear Agreement: The International Atomic Energy Agency's Authorities, Resources, and Challenges
GAO-16-565: Published: Jun 9, 2016. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 2016.
As outlined in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was asked to verify and monitor Iran's implementation of a range of nuclear-related commitments. IAEA is using its safeguards authorities and conducting additional activities agreed to by Iran under the JCPOA to do so. Iran's commitments include limits on uranium enrichment levels and on en...
Technology Assessment: Climate Engineering: Technical Status, Future Directions, and Potential Responses
GAO-11-71: Published: Jul 28, 2011. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 2011.
Interactive Features Depiction of the Global Carbon Cycle Changes Over Time Global Average Energy Budget of the Earth's Atmosphere Reports of rising global temperatures have raised questions about responses to climate change, including efforts to (1) reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, (2) adapt to climate change, and (3) design and develop climate engineering technologies for deliberate, la...
Energy Security: Issues Related to Potential Reductions in Venezuelan Oil Production
GAO-06-668: Published: Jun 27, 2006. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 2006.
Venezuela is the world's eighth-largest oil exporter and among the top 10 countries in total proven oil reserves. Venezuela also supplies about 11 percent of current U.S. imports of crude oil and petroleum products and wholly owns five refineries in the U.S. Consequently, Venezuela is a key player in the future energy security of the United States and the world. The current global oil market is ti...
Weapons of Mass Destruction: Some U.S. Assistance to Redirect Russian Scientists Taxed by Russia
NSIAD-00-154R: Published: Apr 28, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Russian government has taxed assistance provided by programs that were designed to fund former Soviet weapons scientists, focusing on two programs: (1) the Department of Energy's (DOE) Initiatives for Proliferation Prevention; and (2) International Science and Technology Center in Moscow.GAO noted that: (1) some of the assistance provid...
Nuclear Nonproliferation: Status of Transparency Measures for U.S. Purchase of Russian Highly Enriched Uranium
RCED-99-194: Published: Sep 22, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the nuclear nonproliferation status of transparency measures for U.S. purchase of Russian highly enriched uranium (HEU), focusing on: (1) the transparency measures that are in place; (2) whether these measures ensure that the nonproliferation objectives of the agreement are met; and (3) the proposals for additional transparency measures.GAO noted t...
Export Controls: National Security Issues and Foreign Availability for High Performance Computer Exports
NSIAD-98-200: Published: Sep 16, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the efforts by the executive branch to determine national security risks associated with exports of high performance computers (HPC).GAO noted that: (1) the executive branch has identified high performance computing as having applications in such national defense areas as nuclear weapons programs, cryptology, conventional weapons, and military op...
Project Labor Agreements: The Extent of Their Use and Related Information
GGD-98-82: Published: May 29, 1998. Publicly Released: May 29, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the use of project labor agreements (PLA) on federal construction contracts and related matters, focusing on the: (1) number of federal construction and other projects where PLAs were used and the extent to which PLAs have been used on projects sponsored by nonfederal organizations, including public projects with some federal funding...
Technology Transfer: Administration of the Bayh-Dole Act by Research Universities
RCED-98-126: Published: May 7, 1998. Publicly Released: May 11, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the administration of the Bayh-Dole Act in research universities.GAO noted that: (1) federal agencies' administration of the Bayh-Dole Act as it applies to research universities is decentralized; (2) while the Department of Commerce has issued implementing regulations and provides coordination under limited circumstances, the act actually is admi...
Nuclear Nonproliferation: Implementation of the U.S./North Korean Agreed Framework on Nuclear Issues
RCED/NSIAD-97-165: Published: Jun 2, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed issues related to the implementation of the Agreed Framework between the United States and North Korea, focusing on: (1) U.S. costs to implement the Agreed Framework; (2) options for disposing of North Korea's existing spent (used) fuel; (3) the contracting for light-water reactors and other goods and services being provided to North Korea under th...