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OCG-93-13TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized information on federal energy and science issues facing Congress and the new administration.GAO noted that: (1) the United States depends upon petroleum and other fossil fuels for 85 percent of its general energy consumption and 70 percent of its energy production; (2) petroleum's low price discouraged development of alternative fuels, limited ef...
High Risk Series: Department of Energy Contract Management
HR-93-9: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) contract management weaknesses, focusing on DOE failure to adequately oversee contractors that manage and operate the nuclear weapons complex and national laboratory network.GAO noted that: (1) DOE contract management weaknesses have led to mismanagement of federal property and funds; (2) DOE is required to reimburse contractors for money and materials...
Energy Management: Contract Audit Problems Create the Potential for Fraud, Waste, and Abuse
RCED-92-41: Published: Oct 11, 1991. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Energy's (DOE) contracting practices, focusing on: (1) audit coverage of DOE management and operating (M&O) contractors and DOE contracts; (2) the problems that may occur when contract audits are not performed; and (3) factors that have impeded contract audit coverage.GAO found that: (1) due to staffing and resource limitations, D...
Fossil Fuels: DOE's Effort to Provide Clean Coal Technology to Poland
RCED-91-155: Published: May 22, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) efforts to implement a legislative requirement that it cooperate with Polish officials to retrofit a coal-fired powerplant in Poland with advanced coal technology, focusing on DOE: (1) revision of its original definition of a U.S. firm eligible for the project; and (2) reduction of its sulfur dioxide emission requir...
[DOE Authority To Regulate Electricity Imports]
B-208231: Published: Dec 20, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1990.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Department of Energy's (DOE) authority to regulate electricity imports to determine whether DOE could use its presidential permit for this purpose. GAO found that: (1) Congress has not delegated any specific authority to DOE or the President to regulate electricity imports; (2) whether trade laws would be available to regulate electricity i...
Personnel Practices: The Department of Energy's Use of Schedule C Appointment Authority
GGD-90-61: Published: Mar 8, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about the number of Schedule C employees at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs and Office of Public Affairs.GAO found that, although DOE complied with Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regulations and guidelines in establishing 19 permanent Schedule C positions for the two offices,...
[Questions Regarding DOE and EPA Use of Contractors]
B-237356: Published: Dec 29, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on whether the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) were using contractor personnel to perform inherently governmental functions. GAO noted that: (1) Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidelines on contracting for government commercial activities prohibited agencies from contracting for inherently government...
[Comments on Review of Alleged Conflict-of-Interest Violations by Former DOE Administrator]
B-229435.2: Published: Nov 17, 1988. Publicly Released: Jan 13, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on conflict-of-interest allegations involving the former Administrator of the Economic Regulatory Administration. GAO determined that, while the former Administrator did not violate conflict-of-interest statutes, he did violate Department of Energy (DOE) standards of conduct by: (1) sending his resume to a firm involved in a government matter in w...
Transition Series: Energy Issues
OCG-89-16TR: Published: Nov 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1988.
GAO summarized the major issues facing the Department of Energy (DOE).GAO found that DOE will need to: (1) implement the modernization and safe operation of its nuclear weapons complex; (2) reduce the nation's vulnerability to oil supply disruptions; (3) develop a nuclear waste program; (4) commercialize clean coal technologies; (5) respond to changes in the electric utility industry; (6) improve...
Energy Management: Actions To Improve Timeliness of FERC Responses to Investigative Reports
RCED-88-92: Published: Feb 19, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) the Department of Energy's Office of the Inspector General's (OIG) investigations into allegations of improprieties involving high-level employees at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC); and (2) FERC responses to the OIG reports.GAO found that: (1) OIG issued 8 reports covering the 34 allegations, 7 of which went to the FERC cha...