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What GAO FoundGAO identified 39 battery and energy storage initiatives with a variety of key characteristics that were implemented across six agencies: the Departments of Energy (DOE) and Defense (DOD), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the...
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 extended protections against sex discrimination to students and employees at institutions receiving federal assistance for educational programs or activities.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed energy use and conservation measures used at federally-owned, contractor-operated facilities, focusing on contractor incentives to reduce energy consumption.
GAO discussed the SP-100 Space Nuclear Reactor Program, established to develop technology for space reactor power systems for the Department of Defense (DOD) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
An economical and serviceable wind turbine rotor blade has yet to be delivered to the Lewis Research Center by any contractor. The blades delivered thus far have experienced problems in design, fabrication, or testing.
The Aircraft Energy Efficiency Program is a 10-year effort of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to accelerate the development of various aeronautical technologies which would make future transport aircraft up to 50 percent more fuel efficient than today's aircraft.
The Solar in Federal Buildings Demonstration Program was proposed as a major initiative to demonstrate the Federal Government's leadership in promoting conservation and the use of renewable resources in its in own buildings.
Under the direction of the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is responsible for developing, testing, and evaluating large wind energy systems, and the Department of Agriculture is responsible for identifying, developing, and testing...