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Review of the Research Program of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership: Second Report

The FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership is a collaborative effort among the Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Council for Automotive Research (USCAR), and five major energy companies to manage research that will enable the vision of a clean and sustainable ...

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Review of DOE's Nuclear Energy Research and Development Program

There has been a substantial resurgence of interest in nuclear power in the United States over the past few years. One consequence has been a rapid growth in the research budget of DOE's Office of Nuclear Energy (NE). ...

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Prospective Evaluation of Applied Energy Research and Development at DOE (Phase Two)

Since its inception in 1977 from an amalgam of federal authorities, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has administered numerous programs aimed at developing applied energy technologies. In recent years, federal oversight of public expenditures has emphasized the integration of ...

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Assessment of the Results of External Independent Reviews for U.S. Department of Energy Projects

Peer review is an essential component of engineering practice and other scientific and technical undertakings. Peer reviews are conducted to ensure that activities are technically adequate, competently performed, and properly documented; to validate assumptions, calculations, and extrapolations; and to assess ...

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Measuring Performance and Benchmarking Project Management at the Department of Energy

In 1997, Congress, in the conference report, H.R. 105-271, to the FY1998 Energy and Water Development Appropriation Bill, directed the National Research Council (NRC) to carry out a series of assessments of project management at the Department of Energy (DOE). ...

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Preliminary Assessment of DOE Facility Management and Infrastructure Renewal: Letter Report

The report that accompanied the House-approved Energy and Water Development Appropriations for FY2003 (H.Rept. 107-112) directed the National Research Council to evaluate the steps being taken by DOE to improve its facility and infrastructure management. Specifically, the NRC ...

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Prospective Evaluation of Applied Energy Research and Development at DOE (Phase One): A First Look Forward

In 2001, the National Research Council (NRC) completed a congressionally mandated assessment of the benefits and costs of DOEís fossil energy and energy efficiency R&D programs, Energy Research at DOE: Was It Worth It? The Congress followed this retrospective ...

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The Hydrogen Economy: Opportunities, Costs, Barriers, and R&D Needs

The announcement of a hydrogen fuel initiative in the Presidentís 2003 State of the Union speech substantially increased interest in the potential for hydrogen to play a major role in the nationís long-term energy future. Prior to that event, DOE ...

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Progress in Improving Project Management at the Department of Energy: 2003 Assessment

In 1997, Congress, in the conference report, H.R. 105-271, to the FY1998 Energy and Water Development Appropriation Bill, directed the NRC to carry out a series of assessments of project management at the Department of Energy (DOE). This report, the ...

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Progress in Improving Project Management at the Department of Energy

The Department of Energy (DOE) is engaged in numerous multimillion- and even multibillion-dollar projects that are one of a kind or first of a kind and require cutting-edge technology. The projects represent the diverse nature of DOE's missions, which encompass ...

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