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Space Exploration: Power Sources for Deep Space Probes
NSIAD-98-102: Published: May 29, 1998. Publicly Released: May 29, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the use of nuclear power systems for the Cassini spacecraft and other space missions, focusing on: (1) the processes the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) used to assess the safety and environmental risks associated with the Cassini mission; (2) NASA's efforts to consider the use of a non-nuclear power source for the Cassini miss...
Personnel Practices: Career Appointments of Former Political and Congressional Employees
GGD-97-165: Published: Sep 2, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the appointments of 36 former political appointees and legislative branch employees to positions in the executive branch between January 1996 and March 1997, focusing on whether: (1) appropriate authorities were used and proper procedures were followed in appointing former political appointees and legislative branch employees; and (2...
Cleanup Technology: DOE's Program to Develop New Technologies for Environmental Cleanup
T-RCED-97-161: Published: May 7, 1997. Publicly Released: May 7, 1997.
GAO discussed the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Environmental Management's (EM) technology development program, focusing on: (1) EM's progress in resolving management problems identified in reports GAO has issued since 1992; (2) barriers to the use of innovative technologies; (3) the Technology Deployment Initiative that EM has proposed to address these barriers; (4) the program's methods...
Nuclear Weapons: Capabilities of DOE's Limited Life Component Program to Meet Operational Needs
RCED-97-52: Published: Mar 5, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Energy's (DOE) ability to provide limited life components for nuclear weapons in the current active stockpile and the extent to which the components can be supplied to weapons reactivated from the inactive stockpile.GAO noted that: (1) DOE appears to be capable of providing limited life components for nuclear weapon...
Department of Energy: Unethical Conduct at DOE's Yucca Mountain Project
OSI-96-2: Published: Sep 30, 1996. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated allegations of conflicts of interest at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Yucca Mountain Project, focusing on whether: (1) the DOE Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) properly implemented and adequately enforced federal standards of ethical conduct and DOE ethics regulations; and (2) failure to implement DOE ethics standards...
Energy Management: Technology Development Program Taking Action to Address Problems
RCED-96-184: Published: Jul 9, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined how the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) is managing its technology development program.GAO found that: (1) EM has not coordinated its technology development activities among its program offices; (2) there is no comprehensive listing of EM technology development projects; (3) several DOE offices have funded 60 di...
Military Equipment at Rocky Flats
RCED-96-149R: Published: Jun 4, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) inventory of firearms, ammunition, and military equipment at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site, focusing on whether any of the equipment has been written off as an unrecoverable loss. GAO noted that: (1) the number of firearms, ammunition, and night-vision devices at the site correctly match DOE property...
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...
Environmental Management: Impacts of Increases in DOE's Workforce
RCED-95-207: Published: Jul 25, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) process for hiring new employees and improving the productivity of environmental cleanup, focusing on: (1) the process DOE used to justify the new hires; (2) whether DOE justifications support the claimed cost savings and productivity improvements; and (3) how the cost savings and productivity improvements will be a...
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...