BWXT Pantex, L.L.C. (BWXT) did not always act to minimize
costs to the Department of Energy (Department) when
administering the Bechtel North Texas, Inc. (Bechtel) subcontract.
Specifically, BWXT included Bechtel employees in its
Government-funded post-retirement health benefits plan without
Department approval. In addition, BWXT paid indirect charges
from Bechtel's parent company, Bechtel National Incorporated
(Bechtel National) in excess of contractual amounts.