The Rise and Fall of the Third ICF Review
A Case Study of Bias and Conflicts of Interest in a National Academy of Sciences Review of the National Ignition Facility
A November 1997 study of how an unbalanced, conflict-of-interest ridden panel compromised a report from the Academy's National Research Council on the Department Of Energy's Inertial Confinement Fusion Program, and failed to meet requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The printed report includes additional attachments containing copies of DOE and NAS documents.
- TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Executive Summary
- Establishment of the Third NRC-ICF Committee
- Abolishing ICFAC
- Statement of Work of the NRC-ICF Committee
- Selection of the NRC-ICF Committee Members
- Lack of Balance in the Membership of the NRC-ICF Committee
- Efforts to Achieve an Unbiased NRC-ICF Committee
- Conduct of NRC-ICF Committee Meetings
- Lack of Public Availability of Committee Documents
- Will Compliance with FACA Damage the Academy?
- Report Credits and Acknowledgments
- Executive Summary
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