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Audit Report: IG-0596

April 16, 2003

University of California's Costs Claimed and Related Internal Controls for Operation of Los Alamos National Laboratory

The University of California (University) has operated the Los Alamos National Laboratory (Laboratory) under contract with the Department of Energy (Department) and its predecessor agencies since 1943. The Laboratory's financial accounts are integrated with the Department's, and the results of financial transactions are reported monthly according to a uniform set of accounts. Now part of the Department's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), the Laboratory has critical national security responsibilities, including helping to ensure the safety, security, and reliability of the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile.