Accession Number : ADA304574

Title :   Department of Energy: Poor Management of Nuclear Materials Tracking System Makes Success Unlikely,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC ACCOUNTING AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT DIV

Personal Author(s) : Melvin, Valerie C. ; Rhodes, Keith A. ; Burns, Suzanne M. ; Lambert, Linda J.

PDF Url : ADA304574

Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : General Accounting Office (GAO) reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) progress in developing a new nuclear materials tracking system. This new system is intended to replace the existing Nuclear Materials Management and Safeguards System (NMMSS), which is the United States' official system for tracking U.S. imports and exports of nuclear materials. In December 1994, GAO reported on DOE's planning for the replacement NMMSS. This report discusses (1) what actions DOE has taken to implement the recommendations in our previous report and (2) whether DOE is adequately addressing key system development risks.

Descriptors :   *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, *TRACKING, *FISSIONABLE MATERIALS, *RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS, *SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION, ACCEPTANCE TESTS, RISK, EXPORTS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, CONTRACTORS, LIMITATIONS, USER NEEDS, REPLACEMENT, QUALITY ASSURANCE, INVENTORY CONTROL, CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT, IMPORTS.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Computer Programming and Software
      Radioactiv, Radioactive Wastes & Fission Prod
      Fission Reactor Materials

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