Research program management (11 - 20 of 34 items)
Department of Energy: Major System Acquisitions From 1980 Through 1996
RCED-97-85R: Published: Mar 4, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided a listing of the major systems acquisitions (MSA) that were conducted by the Department of Energy (DOE) between 1980 and 1996.GAO noted that: (1) DOE has spent tens of billions of dollars on projects over the past decade and a half, many of which experienced significant cost overruns and delays, and some have never been completed; (2) these activit...
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...
Department of Energy: Alternatives for Clearer Missions and Better Management at the National Laboratories
T-RCED-95-128: Published: Mar 9, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Energy's (DOE) management of its national laboratories. GAO noted that: (1) DOE does not focus the laboratories' work on national priorities; (2) experts believe the laboratories' highest priority missions should be national defense, energy, the environment, and commercial technology; (3) DOE has not established clear and appropr...
Department of Energy: National Laboratories Need Clearer Missions and Better Management
RCED-95-10: Published: Jan 27, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's nine multiprogram national laboratories, focusing on the: (1) laboratories' current and future missions; and (2) DOE approach to laboratory management.GAO found that: (1) the DOE laboratories do not have clearly defined missions and laboratory managers believe that the lack of DOE direction is compromising their ability to achieve national priorities; (2) DO...
Department of Energy: Procedures Followed in Awarding Grants to Study Uses of Collider's Assets
RCED-95-53: Published: Dec 13, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 12, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) procedures for awarding grants for studies of future uses of Superconducting Super Collider assets, focusing on: (1) whether DOE complied with federal regulations and its own procedures in awarding research grants; (2) how the solicited grants' funding and timing compared; and (3) whether grantees residing in Texas...
DOE's National Laboratories: Adopting New Missions and Managing Effectively Pose Significant Challenges
T-RCED-94-113: Published: Feb 3, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the changing missions for the Department of Energy's (DOE) national laboratories, focusing on: (1) DOE difficulties in managing and evaluating its laboratories; (2) DOE challenges in providing assistance to industry; and (3) alternative methods for managing DOE laboratories. GAO noted that: (1) DOE national laboratories should be able to contribut...
Fossil Fuels: The Department of Energy's Magnetohydrodynamics Development Program
RCED-93-174: Published: Jul 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed on the Department of Energy's (DOE) progress in completing its magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) proof-of-concept (POC) program, focusing on: (1) the program's financial history; (2) DOE progress in meeting the program schedule; (3) potential problem areas; (4) DOE program management; and (5) future program plans.GAO found that: (1) by September 1993, the...
Fossil Fuels: Ways to Strengthen Controls Over Clean Coal Technology Project Costs
RCED-93-104: Published: Mar 31, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) controls over its clean coal technology program's project costs, focusing on: (1) DOE assurance that proposed project costs are reasonable; (2) whether DOE timely audits incurred project costs; and (3) how third-party contributions affect federal cost-sharing and sponsor financing.GAO found that: (1) DOE effectively...
Energy Conservation: DOE's Efforts to Promote Energy Conservation and Efficiency
RCED-92-103: Published: Apr 16, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Energy's (DOE) programs to promote electricity and overall energy conservation and efficiency, focusing on: (1) the DOE Integrated Resource Planning Program; (2) how National Energy Strategy (NES) policy options promote conservation and efficiency and increase energy supplies; (3) how extensively DOE evaluates the r...
Balanced Approach and Improved R&D Management Needed to Achieve Energy Efficiency Objectives
T-RCED-91-36: Published: Apr 17, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 1991.
GAO discussed the Department of Energy's (DOE) energy conservation research and development (R&D) programs and the administration's National Energy Strategy (NES). GAO noted that: (1) NES was directed at increasing government R&D funding for long-term energy-efficient technologies, but did not address the possibility that energy prices may remain relatively low in the future; (2) the current low m...