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Audit Report: IG-0427

September 11, 1998

The U.S. Department of Energy's Prime Contractor Fees on Subcontractor Costs

In Fiscal Year 1996, the Department's prime contractors awarded $5.3 billion in subcontracts. The purpose of this audit was to determine if the Department adjusted the fee bases of prime contractors to reflect the actual effort necessary to manage the technical and administrative activities of their subcontractors.