On an annual basis, the Office of Inspector General identifies what it considers to be the
no st signilicant management challenges Facing the Departllleiit of Energy. Now required
as part of the Reports Consolidation Act of 2000, this effort includes an assessment of the
agency's progress in addressing previously identified challenges and an evaluation of
emerging issues facing the Department. Our conclusions are based on the results of
current Office of Inspector General audits, inspections and investigations.