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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...
Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Department of Energy
OCG-99-6: Published: Jan 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1999.
As part of its Performance and Accountability Series, GAO provided information on major management challenges and program risks facing the Department of Energy (DOE).GAO noted that: (1) DOE has had difficulty completing large projects on time and within budget; (2) from 1980 through 1996, DOE terminated 31 of 80 major system acquisitions (mission-critical projects costing over $100 million) before...
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: Lessons Learned Incorporated Into Performance-Based Incentive Contracts
RCED-98-223: Published: Jul 29, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the performance-based incentives at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Hanford, Idaho Falls, Rocky Flats, and Savannah River sites to determine: (1) the extent to which DOE has incorporated lessons learned in developing its fiscal year (FY) 1998 performance-based incentives; (2) whether these incentives incorporate the baseline measures in DOE's 10-y...
The Veterans Benefits Administration: Clarifying Information on Implementing the Results Act Performance Requirements
HEHS-98-149R: Published: Apr 17, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided follow-up information on the Veterans Benefits Administration's (VBA) implementation of the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993.GAO noted that: (1) federal agencies' planning efforts in implementing the Results Act are still very much a work in progress; (2) GAO is continuing to assess federal agencies' implementation of the Results Act...
Department of Energy: Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products--Energy Conservation Standards for Refrigerators, Refrigerator-Freezers and Freezers
OGC-97-61: Published: Sep 8, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) new rule on the energy conservation program for consumer products. GAO noted that: (1) the rule revises the energy consumption standards for refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, and freezers and is expected to result in reduced energy consumption, reduced consumer costs, and reduced emissions of air pollutants as...
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...
High-Risk Series: Department of Energy Contract Management
HR-97-13: Published: Feb 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) implementation of its contract reform initiative, focusing on DOE's continued use of noncompetitively awarded contracts to operate its major facilities.GAO found that: (1) a major contract reform effort now under way and receiving high priority and visibility at DOE raises expectations for improvement; (2) responding to continued criticism of DOE's con...
High-Risk Series: Student Financial Aid
HR-97-11: Published: Feb 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Department of Education's management and oversight of postsecondary student financial aid programs, focusing on the: (1) Federal Family Education Loan (FFELP) Program; (2) Ford Direct Loan Program (FDLP); and (3) Federal Pell Grant Program.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal year 1995, the federal government paid over $2.5 billion to make good its guarantee on defaulted student loans; (...