Program management (91 - 100 of 302 items)
Department of Energy: Project Management at the Rocky Flats Plant Needs Improvement
RCED-93-32: Published: Oct 16, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the adequacy of the implementation of the project management process at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Rocky Flats Plant in Colorado, focusing on: (1) whether DOE and a contractor's implementation of the project management has led to problems affecting any additional projects; (2) what DOE and the contractor have done to identify project manageme...
Department of Energy: Status of Reporting Compliance for DOE's Major System Acquisitions
RCED-92-204FS: Published: Aug 24, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of the Department of Energy's (DOE) compliance with documentation and reporting requirements for its major system acquisitions (MSA).GAO found that: (1) as of June 1992, 27 of 37 DOE MSA had progressed beyond the conceptual design stage and had an estimated total project cost of about $35 billion; (2) seven MSA did not hav...
Energy Management: Vulnerability of DOE's Contracting to Waste, Fraud, Abuse, and Mismanagement
RCED-92-101: Published: Apr 10, 1992. Publicly Released: May 11, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Energy's (DOE) contracting practices, focusing on: (1) problems resulting from the DOE approach to contracting; and (2) recent DOE efforts to address those problems.GAO found that DOE: (1) generally adopted the contracting approach that its predecessor, the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), used, characterized by limi...
Nuclear Health and Safety: Problems Continue for Rocky Flats Solar Pond Cleanup Program
RCED-92-18: Published: Oct 17, 1991. Publicly Released: Nov 26, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided updated information on the Department of Energy's (DOE) progress in cleaning up solar evaporation ponds at its Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant, focusing on the: (1) estimated cost of the project; (2) status of the detailed plans for conducting and monitoring the program; (3) status of clean-up activities; and (4) specific milestones that DOE has...
Uranium Enrichment: DOE Needs to Pursue Alternative AVLIS Deployment Options
RCED-91-88: Published: Aug 8, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1991.
GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) demonstration and deployment of the atomic vapor laser isotope separation (AVLIS) program and the building of an AVLIS plant, focusing on technical, program, and economic issues.GAO found that: (1) independent experts believe that the AVLIS demonstration program will be successful, but the program will not provide the specific cost information needed f...
Nuclear Waste: Problems and Delays With Characterizing Hanford's Single-Shell Tank Waste
RCED-91-118: Published: Apr 23, 1991. Publicly Released: May 30, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of Department of Energy (DOE) efforts to characterize single-shell tank wastes at its Hanford, Washington site, focusing on impediments such as: (1) technological limitations; and (2) safety considerations.GAO found that: (1) due to the number of unresolved issues, DOE was unlikely to complete the first-phase characterization of the sing...
Comments on Smith Barney's Uranium Enrichment Analysis
T-RCED-90-101: Published: Jul 31, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1990.
GAO discussed an independent assessment of the Department of Energy's (DOE) uranium enrichment program. GAO noted that the assessment concluded that: (1) the enrichment program should be restructured as a government corporation and operate on a competitive basis; (2) DOE could reduce total costs by making various adjustments and policy decisions; and (3) the government should retain responsibility...
Nuclear Regulation: The Military Would Benefit From a Comprehensive Waste Disposal Program
RCED-90-96: Published: Mar 23, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the Army's, Navy's, and Air Force's low-level radioactive waste disposal practices.GAO found that: (1) the Department of Defense (DOD) lacked a comprehensive waste disposal program; (2) none of the three services had complete information on the amounts or types of low-level radioactive waste generated or disposed of; (3) the Navy lacked a low-level...
Modernization and Cleanup Problems Are Enormous in the Nuclear Weapons Complex
T-RCED-89-17: Published: Mar 15, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1989.
GAO discussed the Department of Energy's (DOE) modernization and cleanup plans for its nuclear weapons complex. GAO noted that: (1) the weapons complex posed serious threats to public health and safety, due to DOE handling of hazardous materials, aging and obsolete facilities, inactive waste sites, and groundwater and soil contamination; (2) estimates of the cost to modernize and clean up the weap...
Nuclear Waste: Quarterly Report as of December 31, 1988
RCED-89-87: Published: Feb 27, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO presented its quarterly report on the Department of Energy's (DOE) implementation of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982.GAO found that: (1) DOE has completed a site characterization plan for the Yucca Mountain repository site and is in the process of obtaining public comments on the plan; (2) DOE delayed exploratory shaft construction for 5 months to r...