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Gregory H. Friedman: Before the Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans Affairs, and International Relations of the Committee on Government Reform U.S. House of Representatives

March 15, 2001

Before the Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans Affairs, and International Relations of the Committee on Government Reform U.S. House of Representatives

Statement of Gregory H. Friedman Inspector General Department of Energy

Request to testify on the major performance and management challenges confronting the Department of Energy (Department). Recently, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a special report on Management Challenges at the Department of Energy (DOE/IG-0491, November 2000). In that report, we categorized the most serious challenges facing the Department as follows: · Startup of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)· Information Technology · Contract Administration · Infrastructure · Energy Supply/Demand Technology· Property Controls and Asset Inventories · Environmental Remediation · Safety and Health. · Human Capital · Security