Over the years, the Office of Inspector General has issued findings and recoinmendations
addressing numerous aspects of the Department of Energy's programs, operations and
management hnctions. In many cases, the Department has concurred with the findings
and reported that corrective actions to resolve problems or improve the efficiency of its
operations have been implemented. Clearly, ensuring that identified internal control
weaknesses are addressed and corrected is essential to improving the effectiveness and
efficiency of Departmental operations.