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Inspection Report: IG-0593

April 1, 2003

Concerns Related to the Office of International Material Protection and Emergency Cooperation

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) received allegations regarding the Material Protection, Control and Accounting Program managed by the Office of International Material Protection and Emergency Cooperation (IMPEC), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Department of Energy (DOE). The allegations centered on: • the creation of an advisory committee, the Board of Visitors1, in possible violation of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), and • the inappropriate handling of payments from an unauthorized sublease for office space to support the Material Protection, Control and Accounting Program in Moscow, Russia. The objectives of our inspection were to determine if: (1) the Board of Visitors advisory committee was established in conformance with FACA requirements, and (2) payments for a sublease for office space in Moscow were appropriately handled.