Laboratories (1 - 9 of 9 items)
Technology Assessment: Climate Engineering: Technical Status, Future Directions, and Potential Responses
GAO-11-71: Published: Jul 28, 2011. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 2011.
Interactive Features Depiction of the Global Carbon Cycle Changes Over Time Global Average Energy Budget of the Earth's Atmosphere Reports of rising global temperatures have raised questions about responses to climate change, including efforts to (1) reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, (2) adapt to climate change, and (3) design and develop climate engineering technologies for deliberate, la...
DOE's Laboratory Facilities
RCED-96-183R: Published: Jun 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on 28 Department of Energy's (DOE) laboratories, focusing on: (1) their age and condition; and (2) the backlog of facility renovation and upgrade projects; and (3) the funding available for these projects. GAO noted that: (1) 62 percent of the floor space at DOE laboratories is more than 26 years old; (2) five DOE multiprogram laborator...
National Laboratories: Are Their R&D Activities Related to Commercial Product Development?
PEMD-95-2: Published: Nov 25, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the extent that the Department of Energy's national laboratories are engaged in basic and applied research or in research related to commercial product development.GAO found that: (1) the laboratories devoted more than half of their research and development (R&D) funds to commercial product development during fiscal year (FY) 1992; (2) most of the...
Federal Research: Additional Funds for Terminating the Super Collider Are Not Justified
RCED-94-153: Published: Apr 8, 1994. Publicly Released: May 5, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Energy's (DOE) termination of the Superconducting Super Collider project, focusing on the: (1) latest DOE estimate of termination costs; and (2) DOE request for additional funds for fiscal year (FY) 1995.GAO found that: (1) DOE has a total of $735 million to cover project termination costs; (2) in October 1993, DOE...
Federal Research: Foreign Contributions to the Superconducting Super Collider
RCED-93-75: Published: Dec 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on foreign contributions to the Department of Energy's (DOE) Superconducting Super Collider (SSC).GAO found that: (1) at the end of fiscal year (FY) 1992, DOE had received $15 billion in foreign in-kind contributions such as labor, equipment, and materials; (2) DOE pays laboratories in Russia and China about half as much as it would pay...
Federal Research: Status of DOE's Superconducting Super Collider
RCED-91-116: Published: Apr 15, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Superconducting Super Collider (SSC), focusing on the: (1) stability of DOE and SSC laboratory project management; (2) uncertainties related to the SSC site geology; (3) uncertainties and risks associated with magnet development and production; and (4) Texas' proposed contribution to the project's cost...
Better DOE Controls Needed Over Contractors' Discretionary R&D Funds
T-RCED-91-25: Published: Mar 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1991.
GAO discussed the Department of Energy's (DOE) management oversight of three multiprogram laboratories' discretionary research and development (R&D) activities. GAO noted that DOE: (1) had specific authority to approve laboratories' reasonable use of funds for discretionary R&D activities; (2) guidance was not clear enough to ensure that laboratories used discretionary R&D funds appropriately; (3)...
Technology Transfer: U.S. and Foreign Participation in R&D at Federal Laboratories
RCED-88-203BR: Published: Aug 15, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed: (1) the extent of U.S. and foreign researchers' participation in federal research and development laboratories; (2) federal laboratories' policies regarding foreign access to research and development; (3) reciprocity between federal laboratory researchers and foreign researchers; and (4) the implications of these issues for U.S. policy on foreign...
A Long-Term Plan Is Needed To Guide DOE and Multiprogram Laboratory Research and Development Activities
RCED-84-30: Published: Jan 16, 1984. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1984.
A review was completed of the Department of Energy's (DOE) research and development (R&D) planning activities to determine whether DOE provided sufficient planning direction to its nine contractor-operated research laboratories and whether this direction was based on long-term DOE R&D goals, objectives, and priorities.In March 1982, DOE initiated efforts to develop a 5-year R&D plan to identify it...