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Inspection Report: INS-O-98-03

May 1, 1998

The Fiscal Year 1996 Performance Based Incentive Program at the Savannah River Operations Office

In June 1993, the then Secretary of Energy established a Contract Reform Team to review the Department of Energy’s (DOE) contracting practices and to make recommendations to improve them. The need for contract reform was driven by a recognition that DOE did not have adequate control of its contractors, that contractors were not sufficiently accountable to DOE, and that there was an absence of well-defined performance measures and criteria for DOE contractors.