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Alternative Jet Fuels: Federal Activities Support Development and Usage, but Long-term Commercial Viability Hinges on Market Factors
GAO-14-407: Published: May 7, 2014. Publicly Released: May 7, 2014.
The federal government supports the development and use of alternative jet fuels through both broad and targeted initiatives. Broad national strategies promote the development of a variety of alternative fuels—including alternative jet fuel—to help achieve national goals, such as securing energy independence, fostering economic development, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, t...
Federal Power: The Evolution of Preference in Marketing Federal Power
RCED-00-127: Published: Apr 21, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 2004.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the role of the Department of Energy's power marketing administrations (PMA), focusing on: (1) how federal legislation and major relevant court cases have, over time, directed the PMAs to give preference to particular customers in purchasing electricity; and (2) the role of preference in the PMAs' electricity sales in light of the restructuring of...
Department of Energy: Cost Estimates for the Hanford Tank Waste Remediation Project
RCED-99-188R: Published: May 19, 1999. Publicly Released: May 19, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the differences between GAO's 1998 report on the Department of Energy's (DOE) Hanford Tank Waste Remediation project and a 1998 report on the same project prepared by the Pacific Rim Enterprise Center, focusing on why the two reports reached substantially different conclusions about the growth in costs for the tank waste project.GAO...
Federal Power: PMA Rate Impacts, by Service Area
RCED-99-55: Published: Jan 28, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the future role of the power market administrations (PMA) by providing a PMA-by-PMA analysis of the potential rate changes that would likely be experienced by preference customers who buy power from the Southeastern Power Administration, the Southwestern Power Administration, and Western Area Power Administration if the power is sold at market rate...
Department of Energy: Status of Carryover Balances in the Energy Conservation Program
T-RCED-99-82: Published: Feb 11, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed: (1) the level of carryover balances held by the Department of Energy's (DOE) Energy Conservation Program and the trend of these balances since fiscal year (FY) 1997; and (2) its methodology for determining the amount of carryover balances that may be available to reduce DOE's budget requests and how it differs from the methodology used by DOE.GAO...
Nuclear Weapons: Design Reviews of DOE's Tritium Extraction Facility
RCED-98-75: Published: Mar 31, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) plans to build a Tritium Extraction Facility at its Savannah River Site in South Carolina and the reports of three different teams responsible for reviewing the project's conceptual design and related products, focusing on: (1) the major comments raised by the three reviews; and (2) the process used by DOE to respon...
Department of Energy: Status of DOE's Efforts to Improve Training
RCED-97-178R: Published: Jun 27, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of: (1) the Department of Energy's (DOE) efforts to improve its training program; and (2) activities listed in the most recent version of DOE's strategic training implementation plan and the extent to which DOE has met the performance goals associated with the plan.GAO noted that: (1) since the plan's initial issuance, DOE...
Department of Energy: Training Cost Data for Fiscal Years 1995 Through 1997
RCED-97-140R: Published: May 6, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the training that the Department of Energy (DOE) provides to its employees and contractors, focusing on: (1) DOE's training costs for fiscal years (FY) 1995 through 1997; (2) examples of classes offered by DOE; (3) the size of the training organizations for selected DOE offices and selected contractors; (4) the extent to which select...
Department of Energy: Information on the Distribution of Funds for Counterintelligence Programs and the Resulting Expansion of These Programs
RCED-97-128R: Published: Apr 25, 1997. Publicly Released: May 2, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) counterintelligence programs at its nuclear weapons laboratories and other high-risk facilities, focusing on the: (1) distribution of an additional $5 million among DOE facilities for counterintelligence programs; and (2) extent to which funding and staffing for counterintelligence programs at DOE facilities have in...
Department of Energy: Opportunity for Enhanced Oversight of Major System Acquisitions
RCED-97-146R: Published: Apr 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on how the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994, the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996, and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-11 can help address the Department of Energy's (DOE) problems in completing its largest and most significant systems projects.GAO noted that: (1) Title V of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act...