Between 2008 and 2012, Sandia Corp. used federal funds to lobby Congress and other federal officials to receive a non-competitive extension of its contract, which is a violation of the Byrd Amendment, according to DOJ allegations.
The Energy Department's Los Alamos National Lab hasn't properly implemented several critical nuclear safety measures, according to a July 16 DOE inspector general report.
The Energy Department could do a better job of managing its program that helps commercialize government research through the private sector, says a June 22 DOE inspector general report.
Five renewable and innovative energy programs have defaulted on Energy Department loans, leaving the government vulnerable to millions of dollars in losses, says an April 27 Government Accountability Office report.
The Office of Special Counsel obtained settlements for several whistleblowers who were disciplined for calling out the Energy Department's Bonneville Power Administration for manipulating the hiring process, says an April 2 OSC statement.
The Energy Department's office responsible for disposing of degrading nuclear facilities are not able to clean up those sites because of budget constraints, says a March 19 Government Accountability Office report.
New conference rules, adopted in response to spending scandals over the last few years, caused a decline in attendance at federal science and technology conferences, says a March 4 Government Accountability Office report.
The Energy Department's ability to manage contaminated facilities that need to be disposed of is hindered by limited data on those facilities, says a Feb. 25 Government Accountability Office report.
The agencies responsible for protecting military technology have taken steps to strengthen oversight, but there are weaknesses that still need to be addressed, says a Feb. 10 Government Accountability Office report.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission isn't protecting non-public information the way it should and that means some classified information may have been shared with industry officials, says a recently released Energy Department inspector general report.