Hasanbeigi, Ali; Price, Lynn
Various studies in different countries have shown that significant energy-efficiency improvement opportunities exist in the industrial sector, many of which are cost-effective. These energy-efficiency options include both cross-cutting as well as sector-specific measures. However, industrial plants are not always aware of energy-efficiency improvement potentials. Conducting an energy audit is one of the first steps in identifying these potentials. Even so, many plants do not have the capacity to conduct an effective energy audit. In some countries, government policies and programs aim to assist industry to improve competitiveness through increased energy efficiency. However, usually only limited technical and financial resources for improving energy efficiency are available, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises. Information on energy auditing and practices should, therefore, be prepared and disseminated to industrial plants. This guidebook provides guidelines for energy auditors regarding the key elements for preparing for an energy audit, conducting an inventory and measuring energy use, analyzing energy bills, benchmarking, analyzing energy use patterns, identifying energy-efficiency opportunities, conducting cost-benefit analysis, preparing energy audit reports, and undertaking post-audit activities. The purpose of this guidebook is to assist energy auditors and engineers in the plant to conduct a well-structured and effective energy audit.
audit, conducting an inventory and measuring energy use, analyzing energy bills, benchmarking, analyzing energy use patterns, identifying energy-efficiency opportunities,...
Before making any energy efficiency upgrades to your home, schedule a home energy audit to learn where your home is losing energy and what you can do to save money.
Olson, Ray; Schubert, Eugene
Project funding energy audits of 44 Tribally owned buildings operated by the Oneida Tribe of Indians of WI. Buildings were selected for their size, age, or known energy concerns and total over 1 million square feet. Audits include feasibility studies, lists of energy improvement opportunities, and a strategic energy plan to address cost effective ways to save energy via energy efficiency upgrades over the short and long term.
Audits Energy Audits September 9, 2008 - 11:30am Addthis John Lippert What does this mean for me? Energy audits can help you determine whether your home wastes energy, and pinpoint where energy is lost -- so you can evaluate what measures you can take to make your home more energy efficient. Autumn officially begins soon, and with it comes cooler weather and fewer hours of daylight. Fall is a great time to start thinking of a home energy audit so that you can prepare your home for winter, saving
Audit Report: IG-0692 Audit Report: IG-0692 July 8, 2005 Management of Fossil Energy Cooperative Agreements PDF icon Audit Report: IG-0692 More Documents & Publications Audit...
A user-friendly, advanced computer energy audit, the National Energy Audit (NEAT) has been developed by the Existing Buildings Research Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory''s (ORNL''s) Building Technology Center for the U.S. Department of Energy''s (DOE''s) Weatherization Assistance and Existing Buildings Program. The computer program is designed for use by State agencies and utilities to determine the most cost-effective retrofit measures for single-family homes to increase the energy efficiency and comfort level. NEAT7.1.3 contains minormore » changes and improvements in NEAT7.1.« less
Weatherize » Home Energy Audits » Professional Home Energy Audits Professional Home Energy Audits Upgrades following an energy audit can save you money and improve the comfort of your home. Upgrades following an energy audit can save you money and improve the comfort of your home. Professional energy assessments generally go into great detail to assess your home's energy use. The energy auditor will do a room-by-room examination of the residence, as well as a thorough examination of past
IG-0396 September 13, 1996 Audit of the Department of Energy's Contractor Liability Insurance Costs PDF icon Audit Report: IG-0396 More Documents & Publications Audit Report:...
0 Audit Report: IG-0380 October 11, 1995 Audit of the Department of Energy's Transportation Accident Resistant Container Program PDF icon Audit Report: IG-0380 More Documents & ...
02 Audit Report: IG-0402 April 1, 1997 Audit of the Management of the Department of Energy's Leased Administrative Facilities PDF icon Audit Report: IG-0402 More Documents &...
5 Audit Report: IG-0395 August 19, 1996 Audit of the Department of Energy's User Facilities PDF icon Audit Report: IG-0395 More Documents & Publications Semiannual Report to...
90 Audit Report: IG-0390 May 8, 1996 Department of Energy Management and Operating Contractor Available Fees PDF icon Audit Report: IG-0390 More Documents & Publications Audit...
the Laboratory. PDF icon Audit Report: IG-0711 More Documents & Publications Audit Report: IG-0670 Audit Report: IG-0550 Management Challenges at the Department of Energy, IG-0748...
Audit Report: IG-0371 April 7, 1995 Audit of the Department of Energy's Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory PDF icon Audit Report: IG-0371 More Documents & Publications...
5 Audit Report: IG-0375 June 20, 1995 Audit of the Department of Energy's Management of Precious Metals PDF icon Audit Report: IG-0375 More Documents & Publications Audit Report: ...
6 Audit Report: IG-0376 August 2, 1995 Audit of Program Administration by the Office of Energy Research PDF icon Audit Report: IG-0376 More Documents & Publications Audit Report: ...
2 Audit Report: IG-0382 December 1, 1995 Audit of the Department of Energy's Site Safeguards and Security Plans PDF icon Audit Report: IG-0382 More Documents & Publications Audit...
Department of Energy Sandina Ponte, a member of the University of Missouri's Industrial Assessment Center, inspects equipment at a manufacturing facility during an energy audit. | Photo courtesy of University of Missouri IAC. Sandina Ponte, a member of the University of Missouri's Industrial Assessment Center, inspects equipment at a manufacturing facility during an energy audit. | Photo courtesy of University of Missouri IAC. Cassie Mills Communications Associate in the Advanced
Upgrades following an energy audit can save you money and improve the comfort of your home. Upgrades following an energy audit can save you money and improve the comfort of your...
7 Audit Report: IG-0407 June 17, 1997 Audit of the Department of Energy's Scientific and Technical Information Process Audit Report: IG-0407 (108.63 KB) More Documents & Publications Audit Report: WR-B-02-02 Audit Report: IG-0826 Audit Report: IG-0526
Baechler, Michael C.
Energy audits are a powerful tool for uncovering operational and equipment improvements that will save energy, reduce energy costs, and lead to higher performance. Energy audits can be done as a stand-alone effort or as part of a larger analysis across a group of facilities, or across an owner's portfolio. The purpose of an energy audit (sometimes called an 'energy assessment' or 'energy study') is to determine where, when, why and how energy is used in a facility, and to identify opportunities to improve efficiency. Energy auditing services are offered by energy services companies (ESCOs), energy consultants and engineering firms. The energy auditor leads the audit process but works closely with building owners, staff and other key participants throughout to ensure accuracy of data collection and appropriateness of energy efficiency recommendation. The audit typically begins with a review of historical and current utility data and benchmarking of your building's energy use against similar buildings. This sets the stage for an onsite inspection of the physical building. The main outcome of an energy audit is a list of recommended energy efficiency measures (EEMs), their associated energy savings potential, and an assessment of whether EEM installation costs are a good financial investment.
Weatherize » Home Energy Audits Home Energy Audits A home energy checkup helps owners determine where their house is losing energy and money - and how such problems can be corrected to make the home more energy efficient. A home energy audit, also known as a home energy assessment, can help you understand the whole picture of your home's energy use. An audit can help you determine how much energy your home uses, where your home is losing energy, and which problem areas and fixes you should
Upgrades following an energy audit can save you money and improve the comfort of your home. Professional energy assessments generally go into great detail to assess your home's ...
4 Audit Report: IG-0414 December 5, 1997 Audit of the Department of Energy's Management of Field Contractor Employees Assigned to Headquarters and Other Federal Agencies The ...
9 Audit Report: IG-0789 March 13, 2008 Audit Report on Management of the Department's Publicly Accessible Websites The Department of Energy and its prime contractors operate...
Manual Audit Manual 2014 Office of Inspector General Audit Manual PDF icon Audit Manual More Documents & Publications Audit Peer Review 2009 Audit Report: OAS-L-04-13 Audit Report: ...
Energy Audits Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Energy Audits August 15, 2013 - 3:19pm Addthis New Energy Saver 101 infographic breaks down a home energy audit, explaining what energy auditors look for and the special tools they use to determine where a home is wasting energy. | Infographic by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department. New Energy Saver 101 infographic breaks down a home energy audit, explaining what energy auditors look for and the special tools they use to determine where a home is
7 Audit Report: IG-0627 November 24, 2003 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Performance Management The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, as an independent, five-member body, regulates certain aspects of the oil, natural gas, and electricity industries, and licenses hydroelectric projects. As required by the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993, the Commission developed performance goals in four major areas to help guide mission accomplishment: Energy Infrastructure,
9 Audit Report: IG-0429 October 16, 1998 The U.S. Department of Energy's X-Change 1997: The Global D&D Marketplace Conference The Department of Energy and Florida International University (FIU) cosponsored the "X-Change 1997: The Global D&D Marketplace" conference. The conference included speeches and workshops on decontamination and decommissioning topics, as well as exhibits of technologies presented by industry. It also included special events such as receptions and dinners
Audits & Inspections Audits & Inspections Audits & Inspections The Office of Audits and Inspections provides all internal and contracted audit activities, inspections, and reviews for Department programs and operations, including the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The Office also performs all OIG intelligence oversight and reporting as required by Executive Order and statue. The Office works as an agent for
1 Audit Report: IG-0771 July 30, 2007 Security Over Personally Identifiable Information Industry experts have reported that more than 100 million personal privacy records have been lost or stolen over the past two years, including information maintained by corporations, educational institutions, and Federal government agencies. In fact, over the past several years, the Department of Energy has experienced the loss of personal privacy records. On June 23,2006, in response to security incidents
5 Audit Report: OAS-RA-13-15 March 21, 2013 The Department of Energy's Industrial Carbon ... Topic: Financial Asssitance Audit Report: OAS-RA-13-15 (466.71 KB) More Documents & ...
The Energy Audit Process & State Applications The Energy Audit Process & State Applications This presentation contains information about the Energy Audit Process & State Applications. Presentation (4.46 MB) Transcript (230.88 KB) More Documents & Publications U.S. DOE TAP Webinar - The Energy Audit Process and State Applications States & Emerging Energy Technologies stateandemergingtechnologies.doc
4 Audit Report: IG-0394 August 19, 1996 Special Audit of Pension Plans for Department of Energy Contract Employees of the University of California Audit Report: IG-0394 (61.6 KB) More Documents & Publications Contractor Human Resources Management Value Study Desk Manual Acquisition Letter 09 - Revision of Department of Energy (DOE) Order 350.1 and Special H Clause
09 Audit Peer Review 2009 September 30, 2009 Subject: Department of Energy, Peer Review for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2009 Reviewer: Social Security Administration, Office of the Inspector General Department of Energy Peer Review for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2009 (61.13 KB) More Documents & Publications Audit Peer Review 2012 Audit Peer Review 2015
12 Audit Peer Review 2012 September 30, 2012 Subject: Department of Energy, Peer Review for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2012 Reviewer: Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration Department of Energy Peer Review for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2012.pdf (339.22 KB) More Documents & Publications Audit Peer Review 2015 Audit Peer Review 2009
5 Audit Report: IG-0425 August 20, 1998 The U.S. Department of Energy's Facility Reuse at ... We initiated this audit to determine whether the Site was maximizing its reuse of excess ...
0 Audit Report: IG-0840 September 23, 2010 The Department of Energy's Audit Resolution and Follow-up Process The Department of Energy's audit resolution and follow-up process provides an important mechanism for assisting management in improving the performance of the Department and its programs. Over the last 5 years, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed over 350 audits, which included recommendations for corrective actions or improvements in programs, operations, and management
2 Audit Report: IG-0392 July 8, 1996 The Department of Energy Program Offices' Use of Management and Operating Contractor Employees Audit Report: IG-0392 (75.9 KB) More Documents & Publications Semiannual Report to Congress: October 1, 1995 - March 31, 1996 Semiannual Report to Congress: April 1, 1996 - September 30, 1996 Audit Report: IG-FS-96-01
0 Audit Report: IG-0630 December 11, 2003 The McNeil Biomass Project The Departmetn of Energy invests about $80 million annualy in biomass programs, focusing on the use of plant-derived organic matter as a renewable energy source. Consistent with the President's national energy policy, the goal of the Department's effort is to make biomass energy a cost-competitive alternative to traditional energy sources. Audit Report: IG-0630 (718.39 KB) More Documents & Publications Audit Report:
Residential Buildings Home Energy Score Home Energy Score Publications Review of Selected Home Energy Auditing Tools Review of Selected Home Energy Auditing Tools This ...
4 Audit Report: IG-0404 May 7, 1997 Audit of Department of Energy Contractor Occupational Injury and Illness Reporting Practices Audit Report: IG-0404 (93.13 KB) More Documents & Publications Audit Report: IG-0648 OSS 19.11 Injury and Illness Record Keeping 9/19/03 OSHA Rulemaking on Basic Program Elements for Federal Employee Occupational Safety and Health Programs and Related Matters; 29 CFR 1960
7 Audit Report: IG-0447 July 7, 1999 The U.S. Department of Energy's Audit Follow-up Process Audit follow-up is an integral part of good management. According to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-50, corrective action taken by Departmental officials on audit findings and recommendations is essential to improving the effectiveness and efficiency of Government operations. Over the past several years, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) has issued reports addressing a variety of
Berry, L.G.; Gettings, M.B.
Engineering estimates of savings resulting from installation of energy conservation measures in homes are often greater than the savings actually realized. A brief review of prior studies of realization rates prefaces this study of rates from an engineering audit tool, NEAT, (developed for the Department of Energy`s Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program) used in a New York state utility`s low-income program. Estimates of metered and predicted savings are compared for 49 homes taken from a data base of homes that participated in the first year of the utility`s program. Average realization rates ranging from 57% to 69% result, depending on the data quality. Detailed examinations of two houses using an alternate engineering method, the DOE-2 computer program (considered an industry standard), seem to indicate that the low realization rates mainly result from factors other than inaccuracies in the audit`s internal algorithms. Causes of the low realization rates are examined, showing that the strongest single factor linked to the low rates in this study is the use of secondary heating fuels that supplement the primary heating fuel. This study, like the other similar studies, concludes that engineering estimates are valuable tools in determining ranked lists of cost-effective weatherization measures, but may not be accurate substitutes for measured results in evaluating program performance.
Witte, L.C.; Schmidt, P.S.; Brown, D.
This text covers the principles of industrial energy conservation and energy conservation applications, with emphasis on the energy-intensive industries. Topics covered include energy consumption, alternative energy sources, elements of energy audits, economic investment analysis, management of energy conservation programs, boilers and fired heaters, steam and condensate systems, classification and fouling of heat exchangers, heat transfer augmentation, waste heat sources, heat recovery equipment, properties and characteristics of insulation, energy conservation in industrial buildings, cogeneration, power circuit components and energy conversion devices, electrical energy conservation. A review of the fundamentals of fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and thermodynamics, as well as examples, problems, and case studies from specific industries are included.
3 Audit Report: IG-0443 April 5, 1999 Audit of the U.S. Department of Energy's Funds Distribution and Control System at the Federal Energy Technology Center In Fiscal Year 1998, the Federal Energy Technology Center (FETC) was responsible for managing about $723 million in budgetary resources. The objective of this audit was to determine if FETC had a funds distribution and control system to ensure appropriated funds were managed in accordance with congressional intent and applicable policies and
My Energy Audit, Part 2: Windows My Energy Audit, Part 2: Windows July 9, 2012 - 1:48pm Addthis Stephanie Price Communicator, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Last time I wrote ...
2 Audit Report: IG-0642 March 18, 2004 Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride Conversion For over 30 years, the Department of Energy (Department) operated geous diffusion plans in Oak...
0 Audit Report: IG-0810 January 9, 2009 Potential Uses for Depleted Uranium Oxide The Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management (EM) manages approximately 700,000...
3 Audit Report: IG-0513 July 16, 2001 Financial Assistance for Biomass-to-Ethanol Projects The Department of Energy (Department) has the strategic objective of reducing the...
Mountain PDF icon Audit Report: IG-0366 More Documents & Publications Gregory H. Friedman: Before the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economyof the Committee on Energy and...
3 Audit Report: IG-0653 June 30, 2004 Management of Oak Ridge Radio Transition Projects Department of Energy sites rely heavily on radio communications to support or facilitate...
7 Audit Report: IG-0637 February 4, 2004 Electricity Transmission Scheduling at the Bonneville Power Administration The Department of Energy's four power marketing administrations...
Audit Report: IG-0883 April 9, 2013 The Department of Energy's Use of the Environmental Management Waste Management Facility at the Oak Ridge Reservation The Environmental ...
Audit Report: IG-0495 February 12, 2001 The Need for the Atlas Pulsed Power Experimental Facility In 1993, the Department of Energy proposed developing the Atlas Pulsed Power ...
6 Audit Report: IG-0616 August 13, 2003 Reconfiguration of the Kansas City Plant In 1994, the Department of Energy announced its intention to study options for consolidating...
8 Audit Report: IG-0618 September 4, 2003 Savannah River Site's Waste Solidification Building The Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) plans to...
5 Audit Peer Review 2015 September 30, 2015 Subject: Department of Energy, Peer Review for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2015 Reviewer: Department of Defense Office of Inspector General Department of Energy, Peer Review for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2015 (2.01 MB) More Documents & Publications Audit Peer Review 2012 Audit Peer Review 2009 DOE OIG Strategic Plan Fiscal Years 2003-2008
Happens After Your Home Energy Audit? What Happens After Your Home Energy Audit? January 29, 2014 - 11:45am Addthis Learn more about home energy audits with this Energy 101 video. Ernie Tucker Editor, National Renewable Energy Laboratory How can I participate? If you've taken the time to have a home energy audit done on your house, making some gradual changes can help you save money and energy. So you unwrapped your favorite Christmas present-a shiny new home energy audit-and then found a
7 Audit Report: IG-0427 September 11, 1998 The U.S. Department of Energy's Prime Contractor Fees on Subcontractor Costs In Fiscal Year 1996, the Department's prime contractors awarded $5.3 billion in subcontracts. The purpose of this audit was to determine if the Department adjusted the fee bases of prime contractors to reflect the actual effort necessary to manage the technical and administrative activities of their subcontractors. Audit Report: IG-0427 (67.31 KB) More Documents &
17 Audit Report: IG-0417 March 13, 1998 Audit of the Department of Energy's Management of Research and Development Integration The Congress, independent task forces, and advisory groups have pointed out the need for the Department to improve its integration of research and development (R&D) projects. In the past, R&D management was carried out by different program offices with the research being performed both internally and externally to the Department. We conducted this audit to
2 Audit Report: IG-0502 May 7, 2001 Sale of Land at Oak Ridge Under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, the U.S. Department of Energy (Department) may sell land in the performance of...
Audit and Retro-Commissioning Policies for Public and Commercial Buildings Energy Audit and Retro-Commissioning Policies for Public and Commercial Buildings Retro-Commissioning...
8 Audit Report: DOEIG-0928 November 12, 2014 Follow-Up Audit of Contractor Intergovernmental Personnel Act Assignments The Department of Energy (Department) maintains 16 ...
while also ensuring the health and safety of your house. | Infographic by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department. A home energy audit is the first step to...
... Check out our Energy Saver article on professional home energy audits to learn how to find a professional in your area. I live in central New Hampshire and have a propane furnace ...
Shen, Bo; Price, Lynn; Lu, Hongyou
China has set an ambitious goal of reducing its energy use per unit of GDP by 20% between 2006 and 2010. Since the industrial sector consumes about two-thirds of China's primary energy, many of the country's efforts are focused on improving the energy efficiency of this sector. Industrial energy audits have become an important part of China's efforts to improve its energy intensity. In China, industrial energy audits have been employed to help enterprises indentify energy-efficiency improvement opportunities for achieving the energy-saving targets. These audits also serve as a mean to collect critical energy-consuming information necessary for governments at different levels to supervise enterprises energy use and evaluate their energy performance. To better understand how energy audits are carried out in China as well as their impacts on achieving China's energy-saving target, researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) conducted an in-depth study that combines a review of China's national policies and guidelines on energy auditing and a series of discussions with a variety of Chinese institutions involved in energy audits. This report consists of four parts. First, it provides a historical overview of energy auditing in China over the past decades, describing how and why energy audits have been conducted during various periods. Next, the report reviews current energy auditing practices at both the national and regional levels. It then discusses some of the key issues related to energy audits conducted in China, which underscore the need for improvement. The report concludes with policy recommendations for China that draw upon international best practices and aim to remove barriers to maximizing the potential of energy audits.
2 Audit Report: DOE-OIG-16-02 November 4, 2015 The Department of Energy's Cybersecurity Risk Management Framework In fiscal year 2015, the Department of Energy (Department) planned to spend at least $300 million on cybersecurity activities designed to protect information technology resources supporting its national security, energy, science, and environmental missions. Prior Office of Inspector General audits and evaluations have indicated the need for improvements to the Department's
1 Audit Report: IG-0441 March 16, 1999 Cost Sharing at Basic Energy Sciences' User Facilities The Department of Energy's Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) funds the construction and operation of 17 designated user facilities that are recognized as being critical to scientific research. BES provides the base-operating budget for its user facilities and generally makes the facilities available on a no-charge basis to all qualified researchers. The objective of the audit was to determine
0 Audit Report: IG-0420 April 24, 1998 The U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Enterprise Zone To demonstrate the commercial viability of producing and marketing solar generated power, the Department of Energy is supporting the construction of a solar facility in the State of Nevada. The purpose of the audit was to determine if the Department had fully examined the costs and benefits of siting a solar facility at the Nevada Test Site and at alternative sites in Nevada. Audit Report: IG-0420 (37.29
1 Audit Report: IG-0391 June 6, 1996 Activities Designed to Recover the Taxpayers' Investment in the Clean Coal Technology Program Audit Report: IG-0391 (80.3 KB) More Documents & Publications Gregory H. Friedman: Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment Committee on Science U.S. House of Representatives Semiannual Report to Congress: April 1, 1996 - September 30, 1996 Response to several FOIA requests - Renewable Energy.
6 Audit Report: IG-0526 September 26, 2001 Dissemination of Research from the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory In response to a 1995 Office of Inspector General report entitled, Audit of Department of Energy's Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL), Department of Energy officials stated that the laboratory would offer unique interactive and synergistic scientific exploration capabilities and would be equipped with state-of-the-art and first-of-a-kind equipment.
IG-0893 Audit Report: IG-0893 September 9, 2013 Follow-up Audit of the Department of Energy's Financial Assistance for Integrated Biorefinery Projects The Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office (Program) supports the development of biomass resources into commercially viable biofuels, bioproducts and biopower. The Program provides financial assistance for integrated biorefinery projects to assist in building and operating facilities at each scale of development: pilot, demonstration
Lesson 6: Conduct a School Energy Audit Adopted/Revised From National Energy Education Development Project, U.S. Department of Energy Grade Level 6-12 Objectives * Identify different ways in which energy is used in the school * Examine different ways energy use can be reduced in the school * Create a plan to reduce school energy use Overview Students conduct a school energy audit. Materials * One or more flicker checkers per class * One or more light meters per class * One or more power monitors
0 Audit Report: IG-0410 July 15, 1997 Audit of Environmental Restoration at the Los Alamos National Laboratory PDF icon Audit Report: IG-0410 More Documents & Publications Audit ...
Energy Nuclear Waste Fund's Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Statement Audit OAI-FS-16-03 December 2015 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 December 1, 2015 MEMORANDUM FOR THE ACTING DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF STANDARD CONTRACT MANAGEMENT FROM: Rickey R. Hass Acting Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report on "Department of Energy Nuclear Waste Fund's Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Statement Audit"
2 Audit Report: IG-0412 October 20, 1997 Audit of the Contractor Incentive Program at the Nevada Operations Office The Department of Energy (Department) is using performance-based contracts to address problems associated with its traditional management and operating contracts. Under this approach, contractor performance is to be evaluated against performance measures which are clearly stated, results-oriented, and established prior to performance. The performance measures, which reflect the
3 Audit Report: IG-0413 October 17, 1997 Audit of Funding for Advanced Radioisotope Power Systems The Department of Energy's (Department) Advanced Radioisotope Power Systems Program maintains the sole national capability and facilities to produce radioisotope power systems for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Department of Defense, and other Federal agencies. For the past seven years the program emphasis has been on providing power systems for NASA's Cassini mission
2 Audit Report: IG-0432 November 20, 1998 The U.S. Department of Energy's Efforts to Increase The Financial Responsibility Of Its Major For-Profit Operating Contractors In 1994, the Departmental contract reform team recommended that the Department's major for-profit operating contractors assume greater financial responsibility. In response, the Department developed model contract provisions to increase contractor financial responsibility and accountability. The objective of the audit was to
2 Audit Report: IG-0572 November 4, 2002 Business Management Information System The Department of Energy began development of an integrated, agency-wide business information system in 1998. As originally conceived, the Business Management Information System (BMIS) was to integrate a new core financial management system with other business related systems, such as procurement and human resources, and eliminate a number of legacy program-level business related systems. Audit Report: IG-0572
41 Audit Report: IG-0641 March 12, 2004 The Department's Basic Protective Force Training Program The emphasis on homeland security and protection of national assets, especially since September 11, 2001, has prompted the Department of Energy to take a number of actions to enhance its security posture. A critical component of this effort is the cadre of over 4,000 armed personnel responsible for securing the Department's nuclear materials, weapons, and national security-related information. Audit
3 Audit Report: IG-0803 October 30, 2008 Management of the Department's Data Centers at Contractor Sites Audit Report- The Department of Energy (Department) and its facility contractors maintain numerous data centers across the complex that varies in both size and complexity. These centers, which house data and voice hardware and software, and a variety of network equipment, typically require specialized security, power, and cooling capabilities. Thc centers provide common information technology
2 Audit Report: IG-0842 October 7, 2010 Report on Critical Asset Vulnerability and Risk Assessments at the Power Marketing Administrations--Followup Audit The Department of Energy's largest Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs), Bonneville, Western Area, and Southwestern, provide wholesale electric power to utilities for use in homes, hospitals, financial institutions and military installations. Serving the electricity supply needs of millions of citizens in the western part of the United
1 Audit Report: IG-0881 February 19, 2013 National Nuclear Security Administration Contractor Governance Since July 2007, the Department of Energy (Department) and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) have required contractors to implement self-assessment systems to measure performance and help ensure effective and efficient mission accomplishment. In essence, contractors assessed and evaluated their own performance with some level of Federal oversight. Our audit found that
68 Audit Report: IG-0368 March 20, 1995 Audit of the Richland Operations Office Site Characterization Program In 1989 the Secretary of Energy changed the mission of the Richland Operations Office (Richland) from supporting weapons production to environmental restoration and waste management. Richland's new mission required close coordination with Federal and State Environmental Regulatory Agencies. On May 15, 1989, Richland, the Washington State Department of Ecology, and the U.S. Environmental
7 Audit Report: IG-0457 January 24, 2000 Follow-up Audit of Program Administration by the Office of Science The Office of Science (SC), formerly known as the Office of Energy Research (ER), is responsible for approving and managing research projects funded at the Department's national laboratories. The laboratories submit field proposals for research projects to the SC for funding consideration. The proposals are evaluated and selected for funding by SC program managers, with support from a peer
8 Audit Report: IG-0508 July 27, 2001 Audit Report, Stocked Inventory at the Savannah River Site The Department of Energy's (Department) management and operating contractor at the Savannah River Site, Westinghouse Savannah River Company (Westinghouse), is responsible for managing the majority of the Department's missions and associated stocked inventory at the site. As of March 2001, Westinghouse maintained about 4.1 million items in its stocked inventory. These items have an acquisition value
39 Audit Report: IG-0639 February 17, 2004 The Department's Audit Resolution Process At the Department of Energy, as with all government agencies, correcting internal control weaknesses is essential to improving the effectiveness and efficiency of activities. Over the past several years, the Office of Inspector General and the U.S. General Accounting Office have issued a number of findings and recommendations addressing numerous aspects of the Department's programs, operations, and management
5 Audit Report: IG-0675 February 11, 2005 The Department's Federal Purchase Card Program at Headquarters The Department of Energy's (Department) Headquarters Card Program purchase card program was not always administered in an efficient manner and implementation of controls was sometimes inadequate. Our audit found that Headquarters organizations did not take full advantage of a required electronic system intended to streamline procurements, and that purchase card controls were not sufficient to
6 Audit Report: IG-0686 April 21, 2005 Development and Implementation of the Department's Enterprise Architecture The Department of energy, has not fully feveloped and implemented an architecture t manage iformation technology investments. In particular, it had not defined all requriements essential to making investment cecisions and had not ensured that program-level architectures were completed and compatible with supported the Departments overall structure. Audit Report: IG-0686 (504.59 KB)
6 Audit Report: IG-0766 May 24, 2007 The Department's Audit Resolution and Follow-up Process Over the years, the Office of Inspector General has issued findings and recoinmendations addressing numerous aspects of the Department of Energy's programs, operations and management hnctions. In many cases, the Department has concurred with the findings and reported that corrective actions to resolve problems or improve the efficiency of its operations have been implemented. Clearly, ensuring that
This matching grant provides 75% for a level 2 energy audit up to a maximum of $2,500. A Level 2 Energy audit will include quantifications of energy users and losses through a detailed review and...
of Energy Managment Program Investment Grade Audit Tool Federal Energy Managment Program Investment Grade Audit Tool Zip file contains the Federal Energy Management Program's Investment Grade Audit (IGA) Tool that is used by energy service companies during the ESPC ENABLE process. Download the investment grade audit tool. (43.68 MB) More Documents & Publications ESPC ENABLE Notice of Intent to Award Guide and Template Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) ENABLE Program Energy
2 Audit Report: IG-0822 September 10, 2009 Management of Energy Savings Performance Contract Delivery Orders at the Department of Energy The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act established a series of energy-related goals, one of which was to make Federal facilities more energy efficient. The use of the Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) concept, a mechanism for financing large scale energy improvements in Federal facilities, is likely to be an integral part of this effort. Under this
9 Audit Report: IG-0849 March 3, 2011 The Department of Energy's Loan Guarantee Program for Clean Energy Technologies The goal of the Department of Energy's Loan Guarantee Program (Program), as defined in the Energy Policy Act of 2005, is to provide Federal support, in the form of loan guarantees, to spur commercial investments in clean energy projects that use innovative technologies. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 amended the Energy Policy Act and temporarily expanded the
2 Audit Report: IG-0812 February 17, 2009 The Department of Energy's Loan Guarantee Program for Innovative Energy Technologies The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Energy Policy Act) authorized the Department of Energy (Department) to guarantee loans for new or significantly improved energy production technologies that avoid, reduce, or sequester air pollutants and other greenhouse gases. In August 2006, the Department issued its first solicitation for loan guarantees, and invited 16 respondents to
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Fiscal Year 2014 Financial Statement Audit OAS-FS-15-05 December 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 December 17, 2014 MEMORANDUM FOR THE CHAIRMAN, FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION FROM: Rickey R. Hass Deputy Inspector General for Audits and Inspections Office of Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report on "Federal Energy Regulatory
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Audit Report: OAS-RA-13-15 March 21, 2013 The Department of Energy's Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage Program Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act The ...
5 Audit Report: IG-0835 July 1, 2010 The Department of Energy's Opportunity for Energy Savings Through Improved Management of Facility Lighting The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) highlighted the importance of reducing the Nation's dependence on foreign oil and conserving scarce energy resources. The Department of Energy, as the designated lead agency for promoting new technologies, providing leadership for energy conservation and helping Federal agencies reduce
9 Audit Report: IG-0499 April 2, 2001 Department of Energy's Super Energy Savings Performance Contracts As you recently noted in both testimony before the Congress and in public statements, the United States is facing the most serious energy supply situation since the 1970s. And, current forecasts suggest that the demand for energy is increasing. As one of the largest energy consumers in the United States, the Federal Government has established several programs to reduce demand, specifically, by
3 Audit Report: IG-0373 May 19, 1995 Audit of Administration of Cooperative Research and Development Agreements at DOE National Laboratories PDF icon Audit Report: IG-0373 More ...
9 Audit Report: IG-0389 April 23, 1996 Summary Audit Report on Lessons Learned From the Superconducting Super Collider Project PDF icon Audit Report: DOEIG-0389 More Documents & ...
4 Audit Report: IG-0374 June 20, 1995 Audit of the DOE's Commercial Laboratory Quality Assurance Evaluation Program PDF icon Audit Report: IG-0374 More Documents & Publications ...
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The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians is working to reduce energy consumption and expense in Tribally-owned governmental buildings. The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians will conduct energy audits of nine Tribally-owned governmental buildings in three counties in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to provide a basis for evaluating and selecting the technical and economic viability of energy efficiency improvement options. The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians will follow established Tribal procurement policies and procedures to secure the services of a qualified provider to conduct energy audits of nine designated buildings. The contracted provider will be required to provide a progress schedule to the Tribe prior to commencing the project and submit an updated schedule with their monthly billings. Findings and analysis reports will be required for buildings as completed, and a complete Energy Audit Summary Report will be required to be submitted with the provider?s final billing. Conducting energy audits of the nine governmental buildings will disclose building inefficiencies to prioritize and address, resulting in reduced energy consumption and expense. These savings will allow Tribal resources to be reallocated to direct services, which will benefit Tribal members and families.
9 Audit Report: IG-0709 November 17, 2005 Management of the Department's Isotope Program Dating back to the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, the Development Isotopes Department of Energy's (Department) predecessor agency, the Atomic Energy Commission, was authorized to distribute stable and radioactive isotopes at no charge to assist and encourage research on peaceful uses of isotopes involving medical therapy. More recently, the 1990 Energy and Water Appropriations Act consolidated all isotope
7 Audit Report: IG-0827 October 14, 2009 The Department's Management of the ENERGY STAR Program The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) authorized about $300 million in consumer rebate incentives for purchases of products rated under the "ENERGY STAR" Program. ENERGY STAR, a voluntary labeling program established in 1992, provides consumers with energy efficiency data for a range of products so that they can make informed purchase judgments. The overall goal of the
1 Audit Report: IG-0381 December 1, 1995 Audit of Management and Operating Contractor Overtime Costs Audit Report: IG-0381 (101.15 KB) More Documents & Publications Audit Report: IG-0382
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This report describes Phase II of a project conducted for the Mechanical Utilities Division (UTel), Energy Management Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) by Architectural Energy Corporation (AEC). The overall project covers energy efficiency and water conservation auditing services for 215 modular and prefabricated buildings at LLNL. The primary goal of this project is to demonstrate compliance with DOE Order 430.2A, Contractor Requirements Document section 2.d (2) Document, to demonstrate annual progress of at least 10 percent toward completing energy and water audits of all facilities. Although this project covers numerous buildings, they are all similar in design and use. The approach employed for completing audits for these facilities involves a ''model-similar building'' approach. In the model-similar building approach, similarities between groups of buildings are established and quantified. A model (or test case) building is selected and analyzed for each model-similar group using a detailed DOE-2 simulation. The results are extended to the group of similar buildings based on careful application of quantified similarities, or ''extension measures''. This approach leverages the relatively minor effort required to evaluate one building in some detail to a much larger population of similar buildings. The facility wide energy savings potential was calculated for a select set of measures that have reasonable payback based on the detailed building analysis and are otherwise desirable to the LLNL facilities staff. The selected measures are: (1) HVAC Tune-up. This is considered to be a ''core measure'', based on the energy savings opportunity and the impact on thermal comfort. All HVAC units in the study are assumed to be tuned up under this measure. See the Appendix for a detailed calculation by building and HVAC unit. (2) HVAC system scheduling. This is also considered to be a ''core measure'', based on the energy savings opportunity and
5 Audit Report: IG-0405 May 20, 1997 Audit of the Savannah River Site's Quality Control Program for Groundwater Sampling Audit Report: IG-0405 (58.79 KB) More Documents & Publications Audit Report: WR-B-97-03 Audit Report: IG-0461 Audit Report: IG-0559
7 Audit Report: IG-0537 December 21, 2001 Telecommunications Infrastructure The Department of Energy has developed an extensive telecommunications infrastructure to support its diverse mission responsibilities. Currently, the Department spends more than $26 million annually to support the telecommunications component of its information technology infrastructure. Approximately $15 million is used to maintain and operate Departmentwide mission- and business-related networks, including classified
Technical Assistance » Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs) Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs) Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs) Small- and medium-sized manufacturers may be eligible to receive a no-cost assessment provided by DOE Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs). Teams located at 24 universities around the country conduct the energy audits to identify opportunities to improve productivity, reduce waste, and save energy. IACs typically identify more than $130,000 in potential annual
9 Audit Report: IG-0479 August 11, 2000 Management of Patent and Licensing Activities at Department-Owned Contractor-Operated Laboratories The Department of Energy (Department) maintains an extensive complex of laboratories to help execute its statutory missions. The 24 laboratories, with a combined budget of over $7 billion, conduct research in energy sciences and technology, high energy physics, global climate change, genomics, superconducting materials, accelerator technologies, environmental
5 Audit Report: IG-0865 May 25, 2012 Efforts by the Department of Energy to Ensure Energy-Efficient Management of its Data Centers The Department had taken certain actions designed to improve the management of its data centers. Our review, however, identified a number of opportunities to improve the energy efficiency of its IT operations. The problems we identified occurred, in part, because the Department had not always established specific goals or performance metrics, or otherwise
8 Audit Report: IG-0818 August 4, 2009 Protection of the Department of Energy's Unclassified Sensitive Electronic Information The Department of Energy and its contractors store and process massive quantities of sensitive information to accomplish national security, energy, science, and environmental missions. Sensitive unclassified data, such as personally identifiable information (PII), official use only, and unclassified controlled nuclear information require special handling and protection to
4 Audit Report: IG-0424 August 7, 1998 Architect and Engineering Costs at Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories The 1993 National Performance Review Report recommended performance measurement and benchmarking against industry standards as tools to help improve Government operations. This recommendation was one of the bases for the Department's development of its Improvement Plan for Reducing Architect-Engineering Costs. This plan directed operations offices to manage to a standard
Business Operations » Project Management Coordination Office » Operations, Audit Resolution, and Internal Controls Operations, Audit Resolution, and Internal Controls The Project Management Coordination Office (PMCO) oversees critical audit resolution and internal controls compliance and serves as a liaison to the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE) Operations Council. Goals And Priorities Perform centralized audit resolution on behalf of EERE. Manage the internal
Supplemental Audit Services Supplemental Audit Services The Office of Procurement and Assistance Management (OPAM) awarded a contract for supplemental audit services on May 12,20 10. The purpose of this contract is to perform audit services in support of both financial assistance and contractual instrument awards department-wide. Although the focus of this contract is for auditing ARRA work, other non-ARRA auditing services may also be ordered. PF2010-57 Supplemental Audit Services (147.08 KB)
1 Audit Report: IG-0421 July 21, 1998 The Department of Energy's Interagency Agreement with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences The Department of Energy (Department) and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) entered into an interagency agreement in September 1992 to develop model safety and health training programs for workers involved in waste cleanup activities at Departmental facilities. Under the terms of the agreement, recipients of NIEHS
3 Audit Report: IG-0423 August 10, 1998 Review of the U.S. Department of Energy's Information Management Systems The Federal emphasis on reinventing Government and the end of the Cold War have driven change at the Department of Energy. In the midst of this change, the Department's Information Architecture Program was initiated. Over the past several years, the Department realized that information management and strategic planning efforts must focus on the utility and management of information,
8 Audit Report: IG-0448 July 13, 1999 Review of the Status of the U.S. Department of Energy's Counterintelligence Implementation Plan In February 1998 the President issued Presidential Decision Directive 61 (PDD-61) designed to reorganize and improve the counterintelligence program of the U.S. Department of Energy (Department). Subsequent to the release of PDD-61, the Department developed a Counterintelligence Implementation Plan (CIP), which included 46 actions to achieve this goal. On May 26,
0 Audit Report: IG-0450 July 26, 1999 The U.S. Department of Energy's Non-Nuclear Materials Inventory at the Kansas City Plant The Department of Energy (Department) maintains the majority of non-nuclear components of nuclear weapons at its Kansas City Plant. Allied Signal Federal Manufacturing and Technologies (Allied Signal) manages and operates the plant, while the Albuquerque Operations Office and its Kansas City Area Office are responsible for administering the contract with Allied Signal.
6 Audit Report: IG-0486 October 27, 2000 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Dam Safety Program Under the Federal Power Act, as amended, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is responsible for ensuring that over 2,500 non-Federal hydroelectric dams under its jurisdiction are properly constructed, operated and maintained. To determine whether the dams' physical structures are maintained in a safe manner to protect the public, the Commission performs onsite inspections to
9 Audit Report: IG-0529 October 26, 2001 Accounting for Government-Owned Nuclear Materials Provided to NonDepartment Domestic Facilities Beginning in the 1950s, the Department of Energy (Department) and its predecessor agencies provided certain nuclear materials -- including plutonium and uranium -- to other government agencies, academic institutions, and commercial facilities. These materials, provided via loan or lease under authority granted by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, were to be used
9 Audit Report: IG-0749 December 14, 2006 The Department's Energy, Science,and Environment Sites' Implementationof the Design Basis Threat 'The Department of Energy uses the "Design Basis Threat" (DBT) process to guide and manage its safeguards and security program throughout the complex. The DBT identifies the most credible threats posed by adversaries to highly sensitive and classified Departmental qssets and operations. In essence, the DBT sets the standards that site safeguards and
50 Audit Report: IG-0750 December 18, 2006 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Program to Oversee Hydroelectric Dams Pursuant to the Federal Power Act, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulates certain aspects of non-Federal hydroelectric dams. FERC is required to ensure the safety, stability. and integrity of these dams with the goal of protecting life, health, and property from, among other things, instances of sabotage and vandalism. To meet these requirements, FERC
7 Audit Report: IG-0797 July 2, 2008 Implementation of Integrated Safety Management at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Safety is one of the Department of Energy's top priorities. In 1996. the Department of Energy established an Integrated Safety Management (ISM) system whereby its contractors plan, perform, assess, and improve the safe conduct of work. However, due to inconsistent implementation of ISM and recurring deficiencies that led to serious accidents, the Department issued
5 Audit Report: IG-0825 September 30, 2009 The Department of Energy's Management of Contractor Fines, Penalties and Legal Costs The Department of Energy reimburses its facility contractors for millions of dollars in settlement costs and for fees paid to outside law firms for legal research, litigation and consulting activities. Because of contract reform initiatives, the Department increased contractor financial responsibility for certain legal costs. For example, fines and penalties for
6 Audit Report: IG-0826 September 30, 2009 Cooperative Research and Development Agreements at the Department of Energy's Office of Science Laboratories Technology transfer, disseminating technology developed by the Department of Energy's laboratories to the general science community and the public, including non-Federal technology partners, and private firms, is one of the Department's top priorities. One of the ways in which this transfer is accomplished is through the use of Cooperative
1 Audit Report: IG-0831 November 20, 2009 The Office of Science's Management of Information Technology Resources The Department of Energy's Office of Science (Science) and its facility contractors are aggressive users of information technology (IT) to support fundamental research in areas such as energy, environmental remediation and computational sciences. Of its $4 billion Fiscal Year 2008 budget, Science spent about $287 million to manage its IT program. This included cyber security
0 Audit Report: IG-0860 February 28, 2012 The Department of Energy's Implementation of Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12), Policies for a Common Identification Standard for Federal Employees and Contractors, was established in August 2004 to enhance national security and mandate the use of a Federal government-wide standard for secure and reliable forms of identification for Federal employees and contractors. The Department of Energy
6 Audit Report: IG-0876 November 6, 2012 The Department of Energy's Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs The Department of Energy's (Department) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs award grants to encourage scientific effort leading to the application of new ideas and technology. The combined annual funding available for these two programs grew from $116.8 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2006
6 Audit Report: IG-0436 January 19, 1999 The U.S. Department of Energy's Procurement and Assistance Data System The Procurement and Assistance Data System (PADS) is the Department's official computerized system maintained to collect, track, and report Department of Energy procurement and financial assistance actions. The system stores information used to (1) monitor procurement and financial assistance processes, awards, and administration; (2) provide required recurring reports to the Office of
8 Audit Report: IG-0458 February 15, 2000 In-Vitro Bioassay Services at Department of Energy Facilities Federal regulations require that routine bioassay programs be established for workers likely to receive internal radiation doses. Bioassay programs determine kinds, quantities, or concentrations, and, in some cases, locations of radioactive material in the body. The Department of Energy's (Department) bioassay programs consist of two parts. In-vivo (inside the body) measurements include
1 Audit Report: IG-0551 April 12, 2002 The Department of Energy's Pit Production Project The Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is responsible for maintaining the United States' nuclear weapons stockpile and ensuring that the weapons in the stockpile remain safe and reliable. The Department lost the capability to make plutonium pits, a key component of nuclear weapons systems, when its Rocky Flats Plant ceased production in 1989. NNSA is currently working to
2 Audit Report: IG-0652 June 30, 2004 Management of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Information Technology Program In Fiscal Year 2003, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission devoted approximately $9.3 million of its $23 million information technology budget to the development, operation, and maintenance of its systems. Much of this activity was intended to satisfy the President's Management Agenda initiative to expand electronic government in order to make information and services
6 Audit Report: IG-0676 February 14, 2005 Department of Energy Contractor Home Office Expenses Our review of five contracts for national laboratories and disclosed that the Department of Energy (Department) agreed to provide fees, fixed payments, and/or reimbursements for actual home office expenses that were (1) potentially duplicative; (2) not adequately documented; (3) improperly calculated; and/or (4) for specifically unallowable items. For a home office expense to be allowable it must be
2 Audit Report: IG-0752 January 3, 2007 Certification and Accreditation of Unclassified Information Systems Information systems are essential to accomplishing the Department of Energy's environmental, energy, and national security-related missions. Actions to protect these systems from increasingly sophisticated attacks have become critically important to the Department and each of its subordinate organizations. The certification and accreditation (C&A) process, required by Federal law and
61 Audit Report: IG-0761 March 26, 2007 The Department of Energy's Management of Contractor Intergovernmental Personnel and Change of Station Assignments The Department of Energy's contractor-operated facilities use Intergovernn~ental Personnel Act (PA) and Change of Station (COS) assignments to permit contractor employees to work at other organizations. P A assignments are temporary transfers of personnel between the contractor and a Federal agency. Under COS assignments, personnel are
8 Audit Report: IG-0768 June 22, 2007 Facility Contractor Acquisition and Management of Information Technology Hardware The Department of Energy relies heavily on information technology (IT) to accomplish its science, weapons, energy supply and environmental mission objectives. In the past three years, the Department has spent more than $400 million on IT hardware to facilitate these efforts. Items routinely acquired by the Department included desktop and laptop computers and associated
7 Audit Report: IG-0787 January 16, 2008 The Department's Cyber Security Incident Management Program The Department of Energy operates numerous interconnected computer networks and systems to help accomplish its strategic missions in the areas of energy, defense, science, and the environment. These systems are frequently subjected to sophisticated cyber attacks that could potentially affect the Department's ability to carry out its mission. During Fiscal Year 2006, the Department experienced 132
3 Audit Report: IG-0813 February 18, 2009 The Department's Management of Nuclear Materials Provided to Domestic Licensees Since the 1 9501s, the Department of Energy and its predecessor agencies have provided nuclear materials, including various forms of uranium and plutonium, to academic institutions, conlmercial facilities and other government agencies. The Atomic Energy Act of 1954 provided authority for these materials to be loaned or leased for research, educational or medical purposes, or
Audit Evaluation Report: IG-0830 October 29, 2009 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Unclassified Cyber Security Program - 2009 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ...
7 Audit Report: IG-0387 March 22, 1996 Report on Audit of Architect and Engineering Costs at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory Audit Report: IG-0387 (87.28 KB) More Documents & Publications Semiannual Report to Congress: October 1, 1995 - March 31, 1996 Audit Report: IG-0424 Audit Report: WR-B-97-0
2 Audit Report: IG-0702 September 30, 2005 Use of Performance Based Incentives by the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Audit Report: IG-0702 (487.45 KB) More Documents & Publications Audit Report: IG-0736 Audit Report: IG-0863 Audit Report: IG-0412
3 Audit Report: IG-0743 October 18, 2006 Remediation of the Waste Burial Grounds at the Hanford Site Audit Report: IG-0743 (671.95 KB) More Documents & Publications Audit Letter Report: OAS-L-08-07 Audit Report: OAS-RA-L-11-08 Audit Report: IG-0624
3 Audit Report: IG-0403 May 2, 1997 Audit of the Use of Intra-Departmental Requisitions Audit Report: IG-0403 (93.93 KB) More Documents & Publications Semiannual Report to Congress: April 1 - September 30, 1997 Audit Report: OAS-M-04-06 Audit Report: WR-B-05-07
The USDA Rural Business Cooperative-Service Agency, under the Rural Energy for America Program, is accepting applications for Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance (REDA) grants to establish programs to assist agricultural producers and rural small businesses with evaluating energy efficiency and the potential to incorporate renewable energy technologies into their operations.
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5-06 Audit Report: CR-B-95-06 June 30, 1995 Audit of Department of Energy Support Service Contracting PDF icon Audit Report: CR-B-95-06 More Documents & Publications Audit Report: ...
6 Audit Report: IG-0786 January 4, 2008 Department of Energy's Receipt of Royalty Oil The Department of Energy's Strategic Petroleum Reserve is a critical component of this Nation's energy security strategy. Established in 1975 in the aftermath of the oil embargo, the Reserve is one of the primary means of assuring U.S. energy stability and security in the event of a petroleum production or import disruption. The Department of Interior operates a Royalty-in-Kind program designed to handle oil
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2 Audit Report: IG-0422 July 21, 1998 The U.S. Department of Energy's Participation in the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles The Federal Government and the United States Council for Automotive Research (USCAR), representing Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors, entered into a Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles (PNGV). The aim of the partnership was to apply joint resources to develop and implement advanced technologies for a new vehicle. The partnership had three specific,
6 Audit Report: IG-0426 September 3, 1998 Disposal of Low-Level and Low-Level Mixed Waste The Department of Energy (Department) is faced with the legacy of thousands of contaminated areas and buildings and large volumes of "backlog" waste requiring disposal. Waste management and environmental restoration activities have become central to the Department's mission. One of the Department's priorities is to clean up former nuclear weapons sites and find more effective and timely methods
2 Audit Report: IG-0452 September 16, 1999 Nuclear Material Protection, Control, and Accounting Program Since 1994, the Department of Energy (Department) and its national laboratories have worked in the successor states of the Former Soviet Union (FSU) to improve nuclear material security and accountability. The goal of the Department's Nuclear Material Protection, Control, and Accounting (MPC&A) program is to reduce the threat of nuclear proliferation and nuclear terrorism by rapidly
4 Audit Report: IG-0484 September 22, 2000 Management of the Nuclear Weapons Production Infrastructure Since the cessation of underground testing of nuclear weapons in the early 1990's, the Department of Energy's responsibility to ensure the safety, security, and reliability of the nuclear weapons stockpile has been met through its Stockpile Stewardship Program. This program includes a wide range of activities: stockpile surveillance, stockpile maintenance, non-nuclear experimentation and
5 Audit Report: IG-0485 September 28, 2000 Corporate and Stand-Alone Information Systems Development The Department of Energy (Department) devotes a significant amount of its annual budget to the acquisition and maintenance of information technology (IT) related resources. According to the Department's Fiscal Year 2000 budget request, $1.6 billion or 9 percent of the Department's annual budget of $17.8 billion, was for the acquisition, operation, and maintenance of these resources. Over $500
90 Audit Report: IG-0490 November 28, 2000 Containers Suitable for Shipping Fissile Material As a result of its weapons program activities, the Department of Energy (Department) has a significant inventory of surplus fissile materials. Within the Department, the National Nuclear Security Administration and the Office of Environmental Management are responsible for managing this inventory, including its protection and disposal. To accomplish these objectives, the Department has established a
0 Audit Report: IG-0520 August 31, 2001 Peer-Reviewed Scientific Literature Generated at the Department's Light Sources The Department of Energy (Department) operates four light source facilities which are used to conduct experiments in disciplines such as chemistry, biology, and physics. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2000, the light sources, located at Argonne National Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, received
1 Audit Report: IG-0521 August 31, 2001 Administration of Small Business Innovation Research Phase II Grants The Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982 (P.L. 97-219) established the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program to assist small businesses in developing new ideas and technology. Under this Program, the Department of Energy sets aside 2.5 percent of its research and development budget for grants to small businesses, using a phased approach. Phase II SBIR grants,
3 Audit Report: IG-0523 September 17, 2001 Sandia National Laboratories Personal Property Accountability The Department of Energy (Department) requires its contractors to track accountable property from acquisition to final disposition. In this regard, Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) is responsible for significant quantities of Department-owned personal property. This personal property, which is defined as property of any kind, excluding real estate and permanent fixtures, is located at
5 Audit Report: IG-0525 September 24, 2001 Hazardous Materials Management and Emergency Response Training and Education Center's Marketing Program The Fiscal Year (FY) 1994 National Defense Authorization Act authorized the establishment of Hazardous Materials Management and Emergency Response (HAMMER) Training and Education Centers at Department of Energy sites to provide training for handling hazardous materials. The legislation envisioned HAMMER training centers as user facilities for the
8 Audit Report: IG-0528 October 5, 2001 Stockpile Surveillance Testing In 1993, the President and Congress reaffirmed the moratorium on underground nuclear testing and directed that a science-based Stockpile Stewardship Program be developed to maintain the nation's stockpile of nuclear weapons. The Department of Energy's (Department) plan for the Stockpile Stewardship Program describes it as one of the most complex, scientific-technical programs ever undertaken. The program consists of
5 Audit Report: IG-0535 December 18, 2001 Management of the Stockpile Surveillance Program's Significant Finding Investigations A prime purpose of the Department of Energy's (Department) Stockpile Stewardship Program is to maintain a "high confidence" in the nuclear weapons stockpile so that the Department can certify to the President that there is no need to resume underground testing. To fulfill the responsibility for the annual reporting and certification requirement, the Directors
64 Audit Report: IG-0564 August 20, 2002 Advanced Vitrification System The Department of Energy (Department) faces an environmental remediation task of unprecedented scope and technical complexity. Current estimates are that the clean-up effort will eventually cost more than $230 billion and take decades to complete. At your direction, the Department recently completed a comprehensive evaluation of its remediation effort with a goal of finding a way to reduce associated costs, as well as the
5 Audit Report: IG-0565 August 27, 2002 Salt Processing Project at the Savannah River Site As a result of Cold War weapons production, the Department of Energy accumulated millions of gallons of high-level waste that now require treatment and final disposal. At the Department's Savannah River Site, there are approximately 38 million gallons of high-level waste, including 35 million gallons of salt waste and 3 million gallons of sludge. To treat the salt waste, the Department originally planned
6 Audit Report: IG-0566 September 9, 2002 National Nuclear Security Administration's Test rediness Program Prior to 1992, the Department of Energy relied on underground testing at its Nevada Test Site to ensure the safety, reliability, and performance of the Nation's nuclear weapons. When the United States placed a moratorium on underground testing, the Department implemented a sciencebased Stockpile Stewardship Program, designed to certify that the weapons are safe and, if needed, will work as
0 Audit Report: IG-0570 September 25, 2002 Depleted Uranium Operations at the Y-12 National Security Complex As part of its program to ensure the performance of the nation's inventory of nuclear weapons, the Department of Energy must maintain the capability to manufacture nuclear weapons "secondaries." Secondaries contain the fusion stage of modern nuclear weapons and create most of the explosive yield. Currently, the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, is the only
1 Audit Report: IG-0571 October 9, 2002 Idaho Settlement Agreement Activities The task of cleaning up contaminated sites and disposing of radioactive waste, as reported in the Department of Energy's recent Performance and Accountability Report, is one of the greatest challenges the Department faces. The Department's effort is estimated to cost over $220 billion for remediation activities at 114 separate sites, including waste stored at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory
5 Audit Report: IG-0575 November 18, 2002 Resolution of Significant Finding Investigation Recommendations Since 1992, the Department of Energy (Department) and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) have carried out an analytically-based Stockpile Surveillance Program to help ensure the safety, reliability, and performance of the nuclear weapons in the Nation's stockpile. On a continuing basis, NNSA randomly selects weapons from the active inventory for disassembly, inspection, and
7 Audit Report: IG-0577 December 18, 2002 Planned Characterization Capability At The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), located near Carlsbad, New Mexico, is the Department of Energy's underground repository for defense-generated Transuranic (TRU) waste. TRU waste consists of such items as clothing, gloves, and tools contaminated with small amounts of radioactive elements. TRU waste that can be safely handled without special equipment when contained is referred
9 Audit Report: IG-0579 December 23, 2002 The Department's Unclassified Foreign Visits and Assignments Program The Department of Energy's national laboratories have diverse missions that range from national defense to fundamental research in the physical sciences. Each year, the laboratories host thousands of visitors and assignees from foreign countries, many of whom are researchers from local laboratories and educational institutions. Long-term assignments enable foreign nationals to
96 Audit Report: IG-0596 April 16, 2003 University of California's Costs Claimed and Related Internal Controls for Operation of Los Alamos National Laboratory The University of California (University) has operated the Los Alamos National Laboratory (Laboratory) under contract with the Department of Energy (Department) and its predecessor agencies since 1943. The Laboratory's financial accounts are integrated with the Department's, and the results of financial transactions are reported monthly
2 Audit Report: IG-0622 September 30, 2003 The Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Facility Contract at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory In 1996, the Department of Energy awarded a $912 million fixed-price contract to BNFL, Inc. for services associated with a planned Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Facility (AMWTF) at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL). The bulk of this amount, $569 million, was for construction of the AMWTF and its
3 Audit Report: IG-0623 October 14, 2003 Reindustrialization of the East Tennessee Technology Park The Community Reuse Organization of East Tennessee (CROET), with Bechtel Jacobs Company, LLC, (Bechtel Jacobs) assistance, has acted as a leasing agent to attract private companies interested in leasing buildings, space, and equipment at the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP). The Department of Energy (Department) leased facilities and equipment to CROET at no cost, and CROET sublet these
9 Audit Report: IG-0629 December 8, 2003 Central Office Expenses for the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility The Southeastern Universities Research Association is the Department of Energy's (Department) contractor for the operation of the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). The Jefferson Lab contract provided for reimbursement of central office expenses that are allowed by the cost principles contained in Office of Management and Budget Circular A-122, Cost
1 Audit Report: IG-0631 December 12, 2003 Implementation of Indications, Warning, Analysis and Reporting Capability A significant number of the Department of Energy (Department) sites were not taking appropriate action to report computer attacks, probes, or compromises. Specifically, computer incidents were not always being reported to the Computer Incident Advisory Capability (CIAC) as required by Departmental guidance. Office of Inspector General Technology Crimes Section (Technology Crimes)
2 Audit Report: IG-0632 December 16, 2003 Modernization of Tritium Requirements Systems The Department of Energy's National Nuclear Secuirty Administration (NNSA) maintains the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile, of which tritium is a vital component. The tritium in certain weapon components must be periodically replaced due to decay. Since halting production in 1988, the Department has met its tritium requirements through a recycling process a tthe Savannah River Site. Hoewever, plans are in
8 Audit Report: IG-0648 May 21, 2004 The Department's Reporting of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses One of the Department of Energy's operating goals is to enusre the safetly of its over 100,000 workers. To that end, the Department has developed a number of measures to identify trends and patters in occupational injuries and illnesses and to gauge overall safety performance. Each quarter, the Office of Environment, Safety and Health reports Departmental trend information (including the
1 Audit Report: IG-0661 September 14, 2004 National Security Laboratories' Annual Reporting of the Nuclear Weapons Stockpile Assessment In 1995, the President established an annual assessment and reporting requirement designed to help ensure that nuclear weapons remain sfe and reliable without underground testing. This process, the Annual Stockpile Assessment, was codified by the Congress as part of the Fiscal Year 2003 National Defense of Energy, in conjuction with the Nuclear Weapon Council
9 Audit Report: IG-0669 December 14, 2004 Use and Management of Mobile Communications Services The acquisition and use of wireless or mobile communication devises for mission support, such as cellular phones and pagers, at the Department of Energy have steadily increased over the past several years. Devices are issues to a wide range of employees including senior level management officials and employees responsible for security, maintenance, weapons production, and administrative activities.
0 Audit Report: IG-0710 November 17, 2005 Management of Facility Contractors Assigned to the Washington, D.C. Area Although specifically required by existing policy, program officials from various Department of Energy (Department) organizations did not always adequately justify the need for initial or extended assignments of facility contractor employees to the Washington, D.C. area. Justifications were either not prepared or did not adequately consider alternatives, costs, or fully validate the
9 Audit Report: IG-0779 October 18, 2007 Selected Aspects of the East Tennessee Technology Park's Security Clearance Retention Process The Department of Energy uses a formal process of security clearances to help prevent unauthorized access to sites and facilities that niaintain or store classified information and/or special nuclear material. As part of this process, security badges are issued to indicate whethcr the individual possesses a security clearance and, as a consequence, whctlier
0 Audit Report: IG-0800 August 11, 2008 Certification and Accreditation of the Department's National Security Information Systems The Department of Energy and its facility contractors maintain numerous national security information systems that process and store classified data needed to accomplish national security goals. Recognizing and addressing the risks associated with operating such systems. the Department has adopted a certification and accreditation (C&A) process designed to ensure
4 Audit Report: IG-0804 November 18, 2008 The Resolution of Significant Finding Investigation Recommendations (U) Maintaining and enhancing the safety, reliability and performance of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile is vital to national security. The Nuclear Weapons Stockpile Plan. issued annually by the President, directs the Department of Energy to ensure that the Nation's nuclear weapons inventory continues to serve its essential deterrence role. When an anomaly in the stockpile is
9 Audit Report: IG-0839 September 20, 2010 Environment and Worker Safety Control Systems at the National Nuclear Security Administration's Kansas City Plant The Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration's Kansas City Plant is located within the Bannister Federal Complex in Kansas City, Missouri, which also houses the General Services Administration and other agencies. Current and former employees and families of former employees of the Bannister Complex have recently raised
4 Audit Report: IG-0894 September 30, 2013 Department of Energy Quality Assurance: Design Control for the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant at the Hanford Site The Department is constructing the $12.2 billion Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) to vitrify approximately 56 million gallons of radioactive and chemically hazardous waste stored at the Hanford Site. To ensure the vitrification process is safe for workers, the public and the environment, the Department required the
6 Audit Report: IG-0896 October 24, 2013 The Department's Fleet Vehicle Sustainability Initiatives at Selected Locations In Fiscal Year 2012, the Department of Energy's fleet consisted of 14,457 vehicles operated at an annual cost of approximately $131 million. Nearly 72 percent of the vehicles were leased through the General Services Administration, with the remaining Department-owned and commercially leased. While Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Bonneville Power Administration had taken
8 Audit Report: IG-0898 November 20, 2013 Contract Awards to Small Businesses Under the Mentor-Protégé Program The goal of the Department of Energy's Mentor-Protégé Program is to provide an opportunity for eligible small businesses to receive developmental assistance in business and technical areas. The Department utilizes the Program to increase the participation of small businesses as prime contractors, as well as subcontractors to prime contractors. During calendar years 2010, 2011 and
3 Audit Report: IG-0463 March 20, 2000 Commercial Off-The-Shelf Software Acquisition Framework The Department of Energy (Department) devotes a significant amount of its annual budget to the acquisition and maintenance of information technology resources. About $1.6 billion, or almost 9 percent of the Department's Fiscal Year 1999 budget of $17.9 billion, was for the acquisition, operation, and maintenance of information technology. Approximately $200 million, or 12.5 percent of the information
8 Audit Report: IG-0498 March 21, 2001 Bechtel Jacobs Company LLC's Management and Integration Contract at Oak Ridge In December 1997, the Oak Ridge Operations Office entered into a $2.5 billion management and integration contract with Bechtel Jacobs Company LLC (Bechtel Jacobs) for environmental remediation activities at Department of Energy (Department) sites in Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Portsmouth, Ohio; and Puducah, Kentucky. A primary objective was to accelerate cleanup activities and maximize
0 Audit Report: IG-0500 April 5, 2001 Virus Protection Strategies and Cyber Security Incident Reporting Information Technology (IT) plays an integral role in the programs and operations of the Department of Energy. In Fiscal Year 2001, the Department budgeted $1.4 billion for the acquisition and maintenance of IT related resources, a portion of which supports the Advanced Strategic Computing Initiative. These resources, and the programs they support, are vulnerable to malicious software,
0 Audit Report: IG-0510 July 9, 2001 Use of Performance-Based Incentives at Selected Departmental Sites The Department of Energy (Department) began to incorporate performance-based incentive fees into its major management contracts after the 1994 Contract Reform report recommended the use of performancebased management contracts. The performance-based incentive approach ties elements of the contractor's profits to the achievement of specific technical performance objectives, delivery schedules,
1 Audit Report: IG-0511 July 9, 2001 Research and Development at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore), a major component of the Department of Energy's national laboratory system, has an annual Research and Development (R&D) budget of about $1 billion. The Department established a set of processes and procedures to ensure that Livermore's R&D efforts are authorized by responsible Federal Officers and are consistent with the Department's
8 Audit Report: IG-0518 August 30, 2001 Evaluation of Classified Information Systems Security Program All information processed, transmitted, stored, or disseminated by or on behalf of the Department of Energy (Department) on automated information systems requires some level of protection. The loss or compromise of information entrusted to the Department or its contractors may affect the nation's economic competitive position, the environment, national security, Department missions, or citizens
0 Audit Report: IG-0540 January 14, 2002 Advanced Radioisotope Power Systems Program The Department of Energy's Advanced Radioisotope Power Systems (ARPS) program maintains the sole national capability to produce radioisotope power systems for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Department of Defense (DOD). The Department's policy is to pay only the cost of maintaining the capability to produce the power systems, and to recover mission-specific development and
1 Audit Report: IG-0541 January 15, 2002 Remediation and Closure of the Ashtabula Environmental Management Project The RMI Titanium Company's Earthline Technology Division (RMI) is the Department of Energy's environmental restoration contractor at the Ashtabula Environmental Management Project (AEMP) in Ashtabula, Ohio. RMI owns the Ashtabula property, formerly known as the RMI Extrusion Plant, where the firm processed uranium for the Department and its predecessor agencies. In March 1993, the
2 Audit Report: IG-0542 January 28, 2002 Soil Washing at the Ashtabula Environmental Management Project The RMI Titanium Company's Earthline Technology Division (RMI) is the Department of Energy's (Department) environmental restoration contractor at the Ashtabula Environmental Management Project (AEMP) in Ashtabula, Ohio. RMI owns the Ashtabula property, formerly known as the RMI Extrusion Plant, where the firm processed uranium for the Department and its predecessor agencies. In March 1993, the
0 Audit Report: IG-0550 April 3, 2002 Disposition of the Department's Excess Facilities During the course of nuclear weapons production, the Department of Energy (Department) and its predecessor agencies constructed over 20,000 facilities, ranging from temporary trailer-type buildings and office space to state-of-the-art nuclear reactors and laboratories. As the Department's mission has evolved, many of these structures are no longer needed and, as such, have been identified as excess
6 Audit Report: IG-0556 June 6, 2002 Nuclear Materials Accounting Systems Modernization Initiative The Department of Energy (Department), by its own estimate, spends about $217 million annually to operate over 50 separate nuclear material tracking systems and to perform other procedures necessary to maintain accountability over its nuclear material inventory. Because these systems are not fully integrated, obtaining comprehensive data about nuclear materials is inefficient. In addition to the
8 Audit Report: IG-0588 March 3, 2003 Treatment of Mixed Incinerable Waste We found the Department of Energy (Department) was not treating its mixed incinerable solid waste expeditiously or cost-effectively. Specifically, the Department: * Did not fully utilize the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Incinerator or the Vacuum-Assisted Thermal Desorption (VTD) System; * Stored about 2.5 million pounds of incinerable waste at seven sites rather than treating the waste in Oak Ridge; and, * Approved
09 Audit Report: IG-0609 June 25, 2003 Utility System Leases at the East Tennessee Technology Park In the early 1990s, the Department of Energy (Department) began to transition some of its sites and facilities from missions in support of nuclear weapons production to environmental cleanup. At about the same time, legislation was enacted establishing regional community reuse organizations throughout the country. These organizations were established to assist local communities with the transition
1 Audit Report: IG-0611 July 7, 2003 Waste Reduction Plans for the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory Since the early 1970s, the Department of Energy has stored about 65,000 cubic meters of transuranic (TRU) waste and mixed low-level waste at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL), near Idaho Falls, Idaho. Most of the waste was generated at the Rocky Flats Plant near Denver, Colorado, and was shipped
3 Audit Report: IG-0613 July 18, 2003 Disposal of Remote-Handled Transuranic Waste at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), located near Carlsbad, New Mexico, is the Department of Energy's underground repository for defense-generated Transuranic (TRU) waste. TRU waste consists of items such as clothing, gloves, and tools contaminated with small amounts of radioactive elements. Most TRU wastes can be handled by workers using minimal specialized protective gear
7 Audit Report: IG-0617 August 25, 2003 Security Over Wireless Networking Technologies An increasing number of the Department of Energy's organizations are using wireless communications devices and networks. Such technologies enable the transmission of data without physical connection using radio frequency. Wireless technologies range from such complex systems as wireless local area networks, cell phones, and personal digital assistants to relatively simple devices that do not process or store
5 Audit Report: IG-0655 July 22, 2004 Groundwater Remediation Activities at Hanford Fifty years of defense production has resulted in significant subsurface contamination at the Department of Energy's Hanford Site. An estimated 450 billion galls of liquid waste, some containing radionuclides and hazardous chemicals, have been released to the ground at Hanford since 1944. Much of the contamination remains above the groundwater in the vadose zone, the region between the land surface and underlying
5 Audit Report: IG-0685 April 15, 2005 The Retention and Management of the Department's Records The Department of Energy (Department) did not effectively manage the retention and disposition of its records. 1 Specifically, the Department did not always ensure that essential electronic records, especially electronic mail (e-mail), were appropriately retained. Additionally, the Department maintained multiple document and tracking systems that performed essentially the same function, and had not
18 Audit Report: IG-0718 January 30, 2006 Management of the Department's Desktop Computer Software Enterprise License Agreements Enterprise license agreements had not been effectively used by the Department of Energy (Department) for managing the acquisition and maintenance of desktop software across the complex. Specifically, the Department had not taken full advantage of existing software agreements and had not established new agreements for commonly used applications. In addition, five of the
6 Audit Report: IG-0736 August 16, 2006 The Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management's Corrective Action Program Under the Department of Energy's (Department's) Corrective Action Program (CAP), the Yucca Mountain Project staff was instructed to report potential conditions adverse to quality (hereafter referred to as conditions) or safety into the Program database. Potential conditions include all failures, deficiencies, defective items, safety issues, and nonconformances with Quality
3 Audit Report: IG-0753 January 11, 2007 Recovery of Costs for the Proprietary Use of the Advanced Photon Source The Department of Energy is responsible for the operation of the Advanced Photon Source, a light source user facility at the Argonne National Laboratory. The facility was, until recently, operated for the Department by the University of Chicago. It is currently operated by UChicago Argonne, LLC. Using x-ray beams from the Advanced Photon Source, scientists conduct leading-edge
5 Audit Report: IG-0765 May 18, 2007 Voluntary Separation Program at the Idaho Cleanup Project On May 1, 2005, CH2M Washington Group Idaho, LLC (CWI), assumed responsibility for the management and operation of the Department of Energy's (Department) environmental reniediation project at the Idaho National Laboratory site. In its contract proposal, CWI included a strategy for workforce restructuring to optimize employment levels and obtain the proper skills mix to safely address the project's
73 Audit Report: IG-0773 August 17, 2007 Confirmatory Bioassay Testing at Selected Sites The Department of Energy maintains a significant inventory of radioactive substances at facilities throughout the United States. To help ensure the safety of its workforce, the Department established a two-tiered approach to biological or "bioassay" testing of workers to determine whether and to what extent they may have absorbed radioactive material. The more intense process mandates biological
814 Audit Report: IG-0814 April 23, 2009 The Procurement of Safety Class/Safety-Significant Items at the Savannah River Site The Department of Energy operates several nuclear facilities at its Savannah River Site, and several additional facilities are under construction. This includes the National Nuclear Security Administration's Tritium Extraction Facility (TEF) which is designated to help maintain the reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile. The Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (MOX
37 Audit Report: IG-0837 August 10, 2010 Nuclear Safety: Safety Basis and Quality Assurance at the Los Alamos National Laboratory The Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory is a government-owned, contractor-operated facility that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) nuclear weapons complex. Los Alamos' primary mission is to ensure the safety, security and reliability of the Nation's nuclear deterrent force. To meet its mission, Los Alamos employees and
6 Audit Report: IG-0866 May 31, 2012 Integrated Safety Management at Sandia National Laboratories In 1996, the Department of Energy established an Integrated Safety Management (ISM) system intended to prevent or reduce occupational injuries, illnesses and accidents by providing safe and healthy workplaces. As part of ISM, the Department requires its facility contractors, such as Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia), to define work processes, enhance safety, and hold managers responsible for
3 Audit Report: IG-0493 February 9, 2001 Internet Privacy Recently enacted appropriations law required agency Inspectors General to report within 60 days on the collection of information about individuals accessing agency web sites. With limited exceptions, the Department of Energy is prohibited from collecting personal information from individuals accessing its public web sites, and must post conspicuous privacy notices containing clear and unambiguous explanations of any permissible data
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2 Audit Report: IG-0522 September 11, 2001 The Plutonium Immobilization Plant at the Savannah River Site In September 2000, the United States and the Russian Federation entered into an agreement stipulating that each country would irreversibly transform 34 metric tons of weapons-grade plutonium into forms that cannot be used for weapons purposes. As part of the United States' commitment, the Department of Energy has developed plans to dispose of 8.4 metric tons of the plutonium and convert 25.6
5 Audit Report: IG-0505 May 25, 2001 Utilization of the Department's Low-Level Waste Disposal Facilities Since the creation of the Department of Energy's nuclear weapons complex, large amounts of low-level waste have been generated as a result of the processes which are part of the mission of the complex. To date, the Department has disposed of nearly 69 million cubic feet of this waste at its facilities, and over the next 70 years, plans to dispose of an additional 358 million cubic feet of
2 Audit Report: IG-0612 July 8, 2003 Disposal of the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site's Low-Level Mixed Waste In February 2000, the Department of Energy entered into a contract with Kaiser-Hill Company, LLC to close the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site by December 15,2006. Under the terms of the contract, Kaiser-Hill is responsible for treating and packaging low-level mixed waste (LLMW) greater than 10 nanocuries per gram, and the Department is responsible for providing a
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