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DOE could better manage program to commercialize government research, IG says

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.

DOE could lose millions of dollars on defaulted loans and loan guarantees, finds GAO

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.

OSC obtains settlement for whistleblowers at federally-run Bonneville Power Administration

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.

Budget constraints keep DOE from disposing of degrading nuclear facilities, GAO says

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. 

GAO: OMB conference spending policies caused decline in DOE and DoD conference attendance

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.

GAO: DOE's ability to manage contaminated sites hindered by lack of data

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.

Agencies need to strengthen protections of military technology

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.

DOE IG: FERC isn't protecting sensitive information about the nation's electric grid

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.

Federal government energy consumption hits 40-year low, says agency report

The federal government's energy consumption is at its lowest since at least 1975, says a Feb. 4 Energy Information Administration statement.

IG: Consolidation of security at Oak Ridge wouldn't save the DOE any money

The Energy Department's approval of security consolidation at the Oak Ridge Reservation was based on incomplete information and wouldn't actually save the government any money, says a recently released Dec. 16 DOE inspector general report. DOE's Oak Ridge Reservation is home to several sites including the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the East Tennessee Technology Park.