I've been thinking about this a bit more. It is interesting that the DOE IG actually stayed focused on this issue long enough to get a report out on the KSL/LANL overcharges. To date, DOE and NNSA have been quite protective of their new military industrial partner. Since LANS took over, DOE and NNSA have gone out of their way to ensure that the new LLC's LANL annual award fee was protected. Even the repeated security and safety incidents of the past 12 months were not enough to prompt the IG to do something as unfriendly as to produce an inspection report.
But after consideration, I now believe that producing the report is DOE's way of having 'demonstrated their commitment' to 'fixing' the problem. In other words, they've now done their part -- they wrote a report. I suspect that Congress won't even take the usual next step of scheduling yet another "special hearing" complete with agenda tailored to provide a few Senators and Congressmen with a couple of choice sound bites as they beat up on Anastasio. What would be the point? They've done this so many times recently that the novelty has worn off.
The ass-covering activities aren't over yet, though, not by any means. We still have to go through the pro-forma fire drill in which LANS publicly beats up on KSL, imposes new job estimation procedures, adds additional management approval layers for any work to be done, etc. etc. etc.
The bottom line is that I hope you enjoyed reading the IG's report, because that is the only satisfaction you are going to get from having this latest bit of LANL SOP brought into the public view.
I'm still looking for a taker on my bet, btw.