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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.

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

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