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Audit Letter Report: OAS-RA-L-10-01

April 6, 2010

The Department of Energy's Management of the NSLS-II Project

The Department of Energy's (Department) Office of Science is currently constructing the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) at Brookhaven National Laboratory (Brookhaven) in Upton, New York. The NSLS-II is designed to replace the existing National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS), which began operations in 1982. Approximately 2,100 researchers utilize the NSLS each year for research in such areas as biology and medicine, chemistry and environmental sciences, physics, and materials science. Construction of the NSLS-II began in Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 and the facility is scheduled to begin operations in FY 2015.

Topic: Management & Administration