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NRC: Office of the Inspector General Semiannual Report to Congress (NUREG 1415, Vol. 10, No. 2)

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Manuscript Completed: June 1998
Date Published:
June 1998
Reporting Period:
October 1, 1997 – March 31, 1998

Office of the Inspector General
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555

Availability Notice

Memorandum to the Chairman

On behalf of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), I am pleased to submit this Semiannual Report to the U.S. Congress. This report discusses significant OIG activities during the period from October 1, 1997, through March 31, 1998, in compliance with Sections 4 and 5 of the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended.

During this reporting period, our office completed 7 audits or special evaluations of the NRC's programs and operations. These resulted in 6 recommendations or suggestions to NRC management. In addition, the OIG analyzed 21 contract audit reports issued by the Defense Contract Audit Agency. Overall, these analyses caused the OIG to question $269,030 in costs, and enabled our office to identify $328,913 that could be put to better use. Finally, the OIG completed 49 investigations and 4 event inquiries, and led our office to make 23 referrals to NRC management.

In carrying out the oversight responsibilities of the OIG, we appreciate the cooperation and support we have received from you and NRC program managers and staff. Working together, I believe, we have taken positive steps to improve NRC programs and operations. We look forward to continuing our work with you and the entire NRC staff as we address the opportunities and challenges facing the Commission.


Hubert T. Bell
Inspector General

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