Special Report: DOE-OIG-19-07

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November 15, 2018

Management Challenges at the Department of Energy – Fiscal Year 2019


Based on the results of our body of work over the past year, the management challenges list for fiscal year 2019 remains largely consistent with that of the previous year.  These challenges include:

  • Contract Oversight
    • Contractor Management
    • Subcontract Management
  • Cybersecurity
  • Environmental Cleanup
  • Nuclear Waste Disposal
  • Safeguards and Security
  • Stockpile Stewardship
  • Infrastructure Modernization


The Office of Inspector General also prepared an annual Watch List, which incorporates other issues that do not meet the threshold of a management challenge, yet in our view, warrant special attention by Department officials.  For fiscal year 2019, the Watch List includes the Department’s Employee Concerns Program, the Power Marketing Administrations, Human Capital Management, the Loan Guarantee Program, and Worker and Community Safety.

Topic: Management & Administration