November 20, 2003
Audit of Controls Over Expenditures Within the Office of Secure Transportation
The National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) Office of Secure Transportation (OST) supports the Department of Energy's (Department) national security core programs by safely and securely transporting nuclear weapons, special nuclear materials, and components between Department facilities and Department of Defense destinations. OST's primary field facility locations are the Transportation Safeguards Training Center at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, and its Federal Agent Facilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Amarillo, Texas; and Oak Ridge, Tennessee. OST's budget for Fiscal Year.2002 was about $160 million.
At NNSA's request, the Office of Inspector General conducted the audit to determine whether OST funds were used for mission essential purchases.