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7 Apr 2000

"I remain deeply disappointed at the manner in which these problems were handled," Energy Secretary Bill Richardson said in a release issued late last month on the National Ignition Facility. He then added, importantly, "But I am also convinced that the underlying science of the NIF remains sound."

 
14 Oct 1993

As reported in FYI #136, the Department of Energy has decided to
construct the B-factory at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.
This decision implements an April 1992 recommendation of the High
Energy Physics Advisory Panel to construct a B-factory, and follows
a joint DOE and National Science Foundation study of competing SLAC
and Cornell University proposals.

 
24 Sep 1993

The Senate acted on a number of important science funding bills
this week.  They include:

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY:

The Superconducting Super Collider received some good news this
week.  Yesterday, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted 29-0 to
approve H.R. 2445, the Energy and Water Development Appropriations
bill for fiscal year 1994.  The bill contains the full
administration request for the SSC -- $640 million.  No attempt was
made to delete funding for the collider during the committee's
consideration of the bill.

 
23 Jun 1993

On Thursday, June 24, the House of Representatives will vote on
H.R. 2445, the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill for
fiscal year 1994.  Accompanying this bill is a 162-page report
spelling out the House Appropriations Committee's recommendations
on spending.  This and other FYIs provide selections from the
committee's report of interest to the physics community.

FUSION:

Current funding:              $339,710,000
Administration request:        347,595,000
House committee bill:          347,595,000

 
22 Jun 1993

On Thursday, June 24, the House of Representatives will vote on
H.R. 2445, the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill for
fiscal year 1994.  Accompanying this bill is a 162-page report
spelling out the House Appropriations Committee's recommendations
on spending.  This and following FYIs provide selections from the
committee's report of interest to the physics community.

SUPERCONDUCTING SUPER COLLIDER:

Current funding:           $517,000,000
Administration Request:    $640,000,000
House committee bill:      $620,000,000

 
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.

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