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Audit Report: IG-0418

March 13, 1998

Audit of Alternatives to Testing at the Tonopah Test Range

The Office of Inspector General has issued several recent reports concerning ways in which the Department could reduce the size of the complex to reflect current and future operating strategies. One report identified land that we believe the Department could dispose of allowing it to focus on the mission of the Department rather than land management (DOE/IG-0399). Another report identified leased administrative facilities, a significant amount of which were vacant (DOE/IG-0402). Finally, we analyzed operations at Mound and concluded that the remaining functions could be transferred to another operational facility with significant cost savings (DOE/IG-0408). We began an audit of operations at the Tonopah Test Range to determine if there were cost effective alternatives to continued operations.