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Audit Report: IG-0479

August 11, 2000

Management of Patent and Licensing Activities at Department-Owned Contractor-Operated Laboratories

The Department of Energy (Department) maintains an extensive complex of laboratories to help execute its statutory missions. The 24 laboratories, with a combined budget of over $7 billion, conduct research in energy sciences and technology, high energy physics, global climate change, genomics, superconducting materials, accelerator technologies, environmental sciences, and super-computing in support of the Department's mission.