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Energy and Science Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1995-1996
IAP-95-20: Published: Aug 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its Energy and Science issue area plan for fiscal years 1995 through 1996.GAO plans to: (1) examine the missions, organizational structure, and management practices of the Department of Energy (DOE) and related energy and science agencies; (2) determine whether the federal government is using the most cost-effective ways to deal with the safety, security, and environmen...
Nuclear Nonproliferation: Information on Nuclear Exports Controlled by U.S.-EURATOM Agreement
RCED-95-168: Published: Jun 16, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the United States-European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM) agreement, focusing on the: (1) amount of U.S. nuclear exports to EURATOM and Japan and U.S.-origin nuclear materials transferred from Japan to EURATOM; (2) value of U.S. nuclear exports to EURATOM and Japan; and (3) nuclear industry's views on the potential impact on nucle...
Department of Energy: Poor Property Management Allowed Vulnerability to Theft at Rocky Flats
OSI-95-4: Published: Jul 3, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 3, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) property management practices at its Rocky Flats facility, focusing on: (1) the impact of theft on DOE inability to account for millions of dollars worth of equipment; and (2) allegations of theft and contract abuse at the facility's Motor Vehicle Maintenance Shop.GAO found that: (1) DOE and its current operations a...
Small Business: Information on Eight Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Offices
RCED-95-137: Published: Apr 14, 1995. Publicly Released: May 15, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) at eight federal agencies, focusing on: (1) whether OSDBU directors report to the required agency official and, if not, the rationale for the deviation; and (2) OSDBU activities to assist small and disadvantaged businesses (SDB) in obtaining federal contracts.GAO found that: (1) exc...
Health and Safety: DOE's Implementation of a Comprehensive Health Surveillance Program Is Slow
RCED-94-47: Published: Dec 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the: (1) status of the Department of Energy's (DOE) efforts to implement a comprehensive health surveillance program; and (2) effectiveness of the current DOE health surveillance program.GAO found that: (1) although almost 4 years have passed since the Secretary of Energy directed the establishment of a comprehensive health surveillance program, DO...
Energy Management: Entertainment Costs Under DOE's Uranium Enrichment Production Contract
RCED-92-230FS: Published: Jul 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on entertainment costs the Department of Energy (DOE) permitted under its enriched uranium production contracts, focusing on allowable costs for entertainment and alcoholic beverages incurred as part of marketing activities.GAO found that: (1) DOE initiated a new marketing strategy in early 1984 to restore competitiveness, including enh...
Energy R&D: DOE's Prioritization and Budgeting Process for Renewable Energy Research
T-RCED-92-57: Published: Apr 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1992.
GAO discussed the Department of Energy's (DOE) planning and budgeting processes for renewable energy technology research and development. GAO noted that: (1) the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provides DOE with overall policy and budgetary direction, including budget planning targets which are based primarily on the preceding year's budget; (2) using the preceding year's budget request as a...
Energy Information: Department of Energy Security Program Needs Effective Information Systems
IMTEC-92-10: Published: Oct 22, 1991. Publicly Released: Nov 27, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed information systems that support the Department of Energy's (DOE) security program, focusing on whether: (1) key information systems provide security managers with the information they need to ensure an effective security program; and (2) changes are needed to improve more efficient and effective systems.GAO found that: (1) although the Office of S...
Nuclear Health and Safety: Efforts to Strengthen DOE's Health and Epidemiology Programs
RCED-91-57: Published: Feb 5, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Energy's (DOE) initiatives to address concerns about its ability to effectively oversee health, environmental, and safety activities related to its nuclear weapons production plants.GAO found that: (1) DOE did not effectively oversee its health programs, lacked credibility in its health-effects research activities,...
Nuclear Research and Development: Shippingport Decommissioning--How Applicable Are the Lessons Learned?
RCED-90-208: Published: Sep 4, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) decommissioning of a Pennsylvania nuclear power plant, focusing on: (1) whether DOE had met congressional goals described in a 1986 hearing; and (2) additional information that could assist the commercial power plant industry.GAO found that: (1) DOE generally met congressional goals established for the power plant b...