Energy, Resources, and Science Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1997-99

IAP-97-20: Published: Jul 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1997.

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GAO provided information on its Energy, Resources, and Science issue area plan for fiscal years 1997 through 1999.

GAO plans to examine the: (1) roles and missions of energy, natural resources, and science agencies, with particular emphasis on determining whether certain programs and activities are working as intended and still needed and identifying the potential effects of transferring them to the state or private sector; (2) opportunities to increase revenues or achieve economies and efficiencies through better management practices; (3) safety, security, and environmental implications of nuclear weapons and nuclear power in the post-Cold War era; (4) government's responsibilities to maintain an appropriate balance between conserving the nation's natural resources and promoting their productive use while providing public access; and (5) results and effects of federal investments in science and technology.

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