Despite Big Project Woes, DOE Balking At Cost Checks--GAO

Lobsenz, George
January 2010
Energy Daily;1/26/2010, p1
The article discusses a report which analyzed the efforts of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to improve its oversight of contractor cost estimates for major projects, released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). According to a report, cost estimates by the agency for a new uranium processing facility have been influenced by assumptions. The GAO also asserted that the DOE does not want to make independent cost estimates (ICE) before approving construction projects.


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