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Energy and Science Reports and Testimony: 1992
RCED-93-131: Published: May 25, 1993. Publicly Released: May 25, 1993.
Energy and science concerns remain at the forefront of significant national issues. The continuing dependence on imported oil, the staggering costs that will be required to clean up the nuclear weapons complex, and the expectations for science and technology to improve the nation's ability to compete globally are among the energy and science concerns that are intertwined with current efforts to ad...
Federal Research: Foreign Contributions to the Superconducting Super Collider
RCED-93-75: Published: Dec 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on foreign contributions to the Department of Energy's (DOE) Superconducting Super Collider (SSC).GAO found that: (1) at the end of fiscal year (FY) 1992, DOE had received $15 billion in foreign in-kind contributions such as labor, equipment, and materials; (2) DOE pays laboratories in Russia and China about half as much as it would pay...
Federal Research: Implementation of the Super Collider's Cost and Schedule Control System
RCED-92-242: Published: Jul 21, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the cost and schedule for the Department of Energy's (DOE) Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) project, focusing on the: (1) time frame and basis of its data supporting its April 1992 testimony; and (2) status of its review and the present implementation status of the DOE system for managing the SSC project's cost and schedule.GAO f...
Federal Research: Concerns About the Superconducting Super Collider
T-RCED-92-48: Published: Apr 9, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1992.
GAO discussed the Department of Energy's (DOE) Superconducting Super Collider (SSC). GAO noted that: (1) DOE has made considerable progress on the development of the superconducting magnets, but more work is needed before industry can mass-produce the magnets; (2) the potential impact of cost and schedule changes is unknown because DOE does not have an integrated management system in place to moni...
Federal Research: Concerns About Developing and Producing Magnets for the Superconducting Super Collider
T-RCED-91-51: Published: May 9, 1991. Publicly Released: May 9, 1991.
GAO discussed the status of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Superconducting Super Collider (SSC), focusing on the DOE and SSC laboratory's approach in developing and industrially producing SSC laboratory's superconducting magnets. GAO noted that: (1) although the industry produced superconducting magnets for an accelerator, it was difficult to determine whether the DOE and the SSC laboratory woul...
Federal Research: Status of DOE's Superconducting Super Collider
RCED-91-116: Published: Apr 15, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Superconducting Super Collider (SSC), focusing on the: (1) stability of DOE and SSC laboratory project management; (2) uncertainties related to the SSC site geology; (3) uncertainties and risks associated with magnet development and production; and (4) Texas' proposed contribution to the project's cost...
Better DOE Controls Needed Over Contractors' Discretionary R&D Funds
T-RCED-91-25: Published: Mar 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1991.
GAO discussed the Department of Energy's (DOE) management oversight of three multiprogram laboratories' discretionary research and development (R&D) activities. GAO noted that DOE: (1) had specific authority to approve laboratories' reasonable use of funds for discretionary R&D activities; (2) guidance was not clear enough to ensure that laboratories used discretionary R&D funds appropriately; (3)...
Federal Research: Determination of the Best Qualified Sites for DOE's Super Collider
RCED-89-18: Published: Jan 30, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed the process for determining the best-qualified sites for the superconducting super collider (SSC), specifically the: (1) composition of the site evaluation committee; (2) committee's use of the Department of Energy's (DOE) technical evaluation and cost criteria; (3) impact of the DOE decision not to have the committee make site visits; (4) commi...
A Long-Term Plan Is Needed To Guide DOE and Multiprogram Laboratory Research and Development Activities
RCED-84-30: Published: Jan 16, 1984. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1984.
A review was completed of the Department of Energy's (DOE) research and development (R&D) planning activities to determine whether DOE provided sufficient planning direction to its nine contractor-operated research laboratories and whether this direction was based on long-term DOE R&D goals, objectives, and priorities.In March 1982, DOE initiated efforts to develop a 5-year R&D plan to identify it...