Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Journal Staff Writer
The U.S. Department of Energy is considering changing the way it funds the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation, following a federal audit questioning previous contributions.
Lab manager the University of California makes contributions to the charitable foundation and is reimbursed by DOE. Those reimbursements conflict with federal accounting rules, according to the audit by DOE's Office of the Inspector General.
In the future, the federal government may fund the foundation through a grant rather than from general administrative funds, said Anthony Lovato, the contracting officer at NNSA's Los Alamos office.