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Special Report: IG-0626

November 12, 2003

Management Challenges at the Department of Energy

The Department of Energy (Department) is engaged in work vital to our nation's security and economic growth. Its missions address a wide range of areas including science, energy resources, national nuclear security, and environmental quality. To accomplish these missions, the Department receives annual appropriations of about $21 billion, employing about 15,000 Federal and 100,000 contractor personnel and managing more than $110 billion of assets.