ABSTRACT

Department of Energy Contracting: NNSA Has Taken Steps to Improve Its Work Authorization Process, but Challenges Remain, Report to Congressional Requesters   [open pdf - 6MB]

From the Highlights: "NNSA [National Nuclear Security Administration] relies on seven M&O [management and operating] contractors to manage and operate its eight laboratory and production sites. NNSA uses documents called WAs [work authorizations] to direct the work of its contractors. NNSA's program offices collectively issued on average 94 WAs per fiscal year from 2018 to 2020. In 1990, GAO [Government Accountability Office] designated the Department of Energy's (DOE) contract management as a high-risk area and continues to identify ongoing challenges with NNSA's management of its contractors. As part of an effort to understand the status of NNSA's actions to address contract management challenges, GAO was asked to review NNSA's work authorization process and documentation. This report examines NNSA's (1) efforts to improve its work authorization process, and (2) use of WAs in its contractor performance evaluation process."

Report Number:
GAO-22-103948
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Date:
2021-10
Copyright:
Public Domain
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Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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