Success Stories Response
OCG-96-3R: Published: May 13, 1996. Publicly Released: May 13, 1996.
- Full Report:
GAO addressed congressional concerns about the Department of Energy's (DOE) "Success Stories" report. GAO noted that: (1) its evaluation was entirely consistent with all required standards of analysis; (2) there were several weaknesses in the documentation DOE used to support the claims of economic benefit made in many of the case studies; and (3) the report was not useful in evaluating DOE applied research programs, since it did not consider overall research and development costs.