DOE Audit Flags $6.6M In 'Questionable' Contractor Costs

Law360, New York (October 2, 2013, 5:39 PM EDT) -- Flaws with the U.S. Department of Energy’s management of its hydrogen and fuel cells program have resulted in the expenditure of some $6.6 million in "questionable" costs out of a sample of $68 million in reimbursements to 10 contractors, according to an audit released Friday.

The DOE’s inspector general said a vast majority of those questionable costs came from unjustified reimbursements to nine of those 10 recipients in the audit because of their use of unsupported subcontractors and because billing travel and meal costs lacked sufficiently...
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