|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 27 Mar 2013 19:59:18 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] CLOSURE, CLEANUP: Energy Department Inspector General's report|
DOE inspector general recommends consolidating national labs BRAC-style commission recommended on nuclear labs By Douglas Birchemail Center for Public Integrity March 27, 2013 Department of Energy Inspector General Gregory H. Friedman has told Congress that the agency should launch a program patterned on the military’s BRAC base closure program to streamline, downsize or shut some of the Energy agency's 16 national laboratories. The agency’s chief internal watchdog is pushing to overhaul some of its nuclear and energy research labs and programs, saying that it is “highly questionable” whether a business-as-usual approach can continue in a time of budget cuts. In an appearance before the House Science Committee’s subcommittee on oversight March 14, Friedman also called on the DOE to focus its sponsored research programs on those that could yield maximum short-term benefits. And he said the agency should concentrate its $6 billion annual environmental cleanup program on a few high-risk, high-priority sites rather than spread the effort out over dozens of sites in multiple states. … For the entire article, see http://www.publicintegrity.org/2013/03/27/12390/doe-inspector-general-recommends-consolidating-national-labs -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope Street Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650-961-8918 or 650-969-1545 Fax: 650-961-8918 LSiegel@cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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