Richardson, Congress Clash over DOE Reorganization
Energy Secretary Bill Richardson and Congress are clashing over his implementation plan for a new semiautonomous agency responsible for weapons-related research within DOE. Members of Congress are particularly unhappy with Richardson's decision to appoint several DOE officials to serve concurrently at the new agency, contending that this "dual-hats" policy violates the intent of the reorganization law. Richardson disputes this claim and has criticized the law's limitations of his ability to exercise authority over the new agency.
The new National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), created by Congress in 1999 to tighten security at DOE's nuclear weapons program, officially …
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Publication information: Article title: Richardson, Congress Clash over DOE Reorganization. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Issues in Science and Technology. Volume: 16. Issue: 3 Publication date: Spring 2000. Page number: 26. © 1999 National Academy of Sciences. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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