Research and development facilities (1 - 8 of 8 items)
DOE's Laboratory Facilities
RCED-96-183R: Published: Jun 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on 28 Department of Energy's (DOE) laboratories, focusing on: (1) their age and condition; and (2) the backlog of facility renovation and upgrade projects; and (3) the funding available for these projects. GAO noted that: (1) 62 percent of the floor space at DOE laboratories is more than 26 years old; (2) five DOE multiprogram laborator...
Federal Research: Additional Funds for Terminating the Super Collider Are Not Justified
RCED-94-153: Published: Apr 8, 1994. Publicly Released: May 5, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Energy's (DOE) termination of the Superconducting Super Collider project, focusing on the: (1) latest DOE estimate of termination costs; and (2) DOE request for additional funds for fiscal year (FY) 1995.GAO found that: (1) DOE has a total of $735 million to cover project termination costs; (2) in October 1993, DOE...
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...
Technology Transfer: U.S. and Foreign Participation in R&D at Federal Laboratories
RCED-88-203BR: Published: Aug 15, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed: (1) the extent of U.S. and foreign researchers' participation in federal research and development laboratories; (2) federal laboratories' policies regarding foreign access to research and development; (3) reciprocity between federal laboratory researchers and foreign researchers; and (4) the implications of these issues for U.S. policy on foreign...
Competition: Information on Federally Funded Research and Development Centers
NSIAD-88-116FS: Published: May 24, 1988. Publicly Released: May 24, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding 12 federally funded research and development centers (FFRDC), focusing on: (1) their official statements of mission; (2) how the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Energy (DOE) oversee FFRDC; and (3) how DOD or DOE place work at FFRDC they sponsor.GAO found that: (1) FFRDC conducted research or policy analyses i...