The U.S. Nuclear Materials Information System Can Improve Service to Its User Agencies

Gao ID: NSIAD-85-28 January 14, 1985

GAO discussed the Department of Energy's (DOE) computerized transaction file on domestic and international nuclear materials, known as the Nuclear Materials Management and Safeguards System (NMMSS).

GAO noted that some NMMSS users do not believe that its data is reasonably accurate and adequate for their purposes. Some of these problems have been recognized and efforts have been made to improve the system, especially the accuracy of data on international transactions. NMMSS users have identified the following improvement opportunities which would enable the system to better serve them: (1) direct access to licensee data; (2) automated data input equipment to improve source data accuracy; and (3) a database management system to improve NMMSS efficiency and timeliness and access for users.


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