Department of Energy

 
28 May 1993

The new Secretary of Energy, Hazel O'Leary, has definite plans to
change the way DOE's contracting system operates.  She presented
her ideas at a May 26 hearing of the House Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight.  In his opening
statement, chairman John Dingell (D-Michigan) declared that "DOE
has consistently ranked among the worst" federal agencies for
fraud, waste, and mismanagement by its contractors.  (See FYI #24,
2/25/93, for mention of a previous Dingell hearing on this
subject.)

 
14 Apr 1993

The Department of Energy has requested $347.6 million for Fusion
Energy in fiscal year 1994.  The request is an increase of $7.9
million, or 2.3 percent, from the 1993 appropriation.

 
14 Apr 1993

The Department of Energy has requested $802.0 million for Basic
Energy Sciences in fiscal year 1994.  The request is less than the
1993 appropriation by $58.7 million, for a decrease of 6.8 percent.

 
14 Apr 1993

The Department of Energy has requested $640.0 million for the
Superconducting Super Collider in fiscal year 1994.  The request is
an increase of $123.0 million, or 23.8 percent, from the 1993
appropriation.

 
13 Apr 1993

CORRECTION: Thanks to an alert reader, it was pointed out to us
that in FYI#47 the budget request for the SSC is listed as $640
billion.  The correct figure is $640 million. 

 

The Department of Energy has requested $322.3 million for Nuclear
Physics in fiscal year 1994.  The request is an increase of $13.2
million, or 4.3 percent, from the 1993 appropriation.

 
13 Apr 1993

The Department of Energy has requested $627.8 million for High
Energy Physics in fiscal year 1994.  The request is an increase of
$14.4 million, or 2.4 percent, from the 1993 appropriation.

 
9 Apr 1993

The Department of Energy has requested a total of $19.6 billion for
fiscal year 1994.  This is a $0.6 billion, or 3.2 percent, increase
from the 1993 appropriation.

 
5 Mar 1993

In an eleven page letter to House science committee chairman George
Brown (D-California), Secretary of Energy Hazel R. O'Leary
responded to the recent GAO report on the Superconducting Super
Collider (see FYI #27.)  Her cover letter is reprinted in full
below (space does not permit the additional nine pages of
comments), as well as a one-paragraph press statement by Chairman
Brown.

SECRETARY O'LEARY'S FEBRUARY 24 LETTER:

"Dear Mr. Chairman:

 
25 Feb 1993

President Clinton has kicked off his plan for the US economy with
a $16.3 billion package of supplemental spending for fiscal year
1993, and the House Appropriations Committee has begun hearings on
Clinton's program.  Secretary of Energy Hazel O'Leary appeared at
a standing-room-only hearing of the House Energy and Water
Development Appropriations Subcommittee on February 24, to testify
on DOE initiatives in the plan.

 
22 Jan 1993

The U.S. Senate approved yesterday the nomination of Hazel R.
O'Leary as the new Secretary of Energy.  This vote came just two
days after O'Leary appeared before the Senate Energy and Natural
Resources Committee.

O'Leary, 55, has been executive vice president for corporate
affairs at the Minnesota-based Northern States Power Company.
During the Carter Administration she worked in a senior position at
the Federal Energy Administration.

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