Special Inquiry: Alleged Mismangement of the Department of Energy's Executive Protection Operations   [open pdf - 614KB]

"The Office of Inspector General (OIG) received allegations of mismanagement of the Department of Energy's Executive Protection forces. The complaints were varied but generally fell into the following categories: (1) ineffective executive protection policies and procedures; (2) compromised performance assurance tests; (3) inadequate training; (4) mismanagement of resources, such as failure to provide appropriate body armor; and (5) lack of implementation of recommendations for improvement. It was also alleged that the Department's Office of the General Counsel failed to provide clarification on legal authority and firearms policy, despite frequent requests. We initiated an inspection to review the facts and circumstances surrounding the allegations. The Chief Health, Safety and Security Officer also requested that we conduct an independent review of these matters. One element of the allegations involved reported misuse of premium class travel by the Deputy Secretary. That allegation was reviewed separately but was not substantiated. The results of our review of that matter were reported separately in January 2013."

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Department of Energy, Office of Inspector General, Report No. INS-SR-13-02
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U.S. Department of Energy: http://energy.gov/
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