February 20, 2001
Inspection of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Credit Card Usage and Property Management Concerns
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore) conducts Federally-funded research and development in support of national defense programs and other areas of scientific inquiry in the national interest. To facilitate accomplishment of this work, Livermore spent about $66 million in over 70,000 transactions in Fiscal Year 1999, for the purchase of supplies or services made via credit cards. Recognizing that credit card procurements represent a significant procurement method, the Office of Inspector General included Livermore’s credit card procurement program as an area of interest regarding contract administration controls in the Fiscal Year 2000 Inspector General Annual Performance Plan.