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Audit Report: IG-0666

November 30, 2004

Audit Report on "The Los Alamos Neutron Science Center"

The Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE), located at Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos), was constructed in 1972. LANSCE is a national user facility that provices pulsed protons and spallation neutrons for defense and civilian research and related applications. Its primary mission is to support the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) stockpile stewardship activities; the Oiffice of Science in the areas of neutron scattering and nuclear physcis research; and, the Office of Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology in radioactive isotope production. NNSA provided $65 million of LANSCE's $90 million Fiscal Year 2003 budget and has overall responsibility for management of the facility.