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Audit Report: OAS-M-04-06

August 19, 2004

Report On Management Controls Over Subcontract Administration at the National Security Laboratories

The National Nuclear Security Adminstration (NNSA) Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, and Sandia National Laboratories develop and apply science and technology to ensure the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, reduce the threat of mass destruction, and solve national problems in defense, energy, environment, and infrastructure. The Laboratories fulfill their missions, in part, by subcontracting a significant portiion of their work. For example, in Fiscal Year 2002, the Department obligated $4.1 billion of which was expended on goods and services provided by subcontractors.