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November 21, 2014

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Awaiting Answers from DOE IG on Whistleblower’s Accusations



whistleblowers2 The Department of Energy's Inspector General has yet to deliver answers about the firing of whistleblower Dr. James Doyle and the underlying ambiguous classification procedures used by DOE and its contractors.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

November 20, 2014

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

CMRR-NF Cancelled, but Questions Linger



Nuclear Symbol The Department of Energy cancelled plans to construct the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement – Nuclear Facility (CMRR-NF). DOE plans to update existing facilities and to construct modular facilities, but questions still linger.

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Topics: National Security

October 14, 2014

By Lydia Dennett

Commission on DOE Labs Looks at Interagency Work



Y-12 A commission established to review the efficiency of Department of Energy laboratories met for the third time to discuss interagency work and attempt to discover any waste or redundancy in the laboratory system.

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Topics: National Security

September 22, 2014

By Ethan Rosenkranz

Energy Labs Feel the Heat as Their Effectiveness Is Examined



National Labs A commission established to review the effectiveness of the United States' national lab system has met for the second time, a day before a group of Senators announced the creation of a National Labs Caucus to push back against potential consolidation.

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Topics: National Security

September 19, 2014

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

DOE Handling of Whistleblower Case Leaves Much To Be Desired



whistleblowers2 The Department of Energy Inspector General will investigate Dr. James Doyle's termination for any impropriety from DOE.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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