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Navy Aviation: V-22 Cost and Capability to Meet Requirements Are Yet to Be Determined
NSIAD-98-13: Published: Oct 22, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 1997.
GAO reported on the V-22 Osprey Program, which is intended to provide the armed services with 523 new tilt-rotor aircraft, focusing on: (1) the status of the program and areas of potential cost increases or performance challenges; and (2) whether the aircraft being developed will meet the stated requirements of each of the services.GAO noted that: (1) the V-22 has been in development for almost 15...
Results Act: Observations on the Department of Transportation's Draft Strategic Plan
RCED-97-208R: Published: Jul 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the draft strategic plan submitted by the Department of Transportation (DOT), as required by the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993.GAO noted that: (1) DOT has undertaken a significant amount of work collecting and analyzing information while preparing its draft strategic plan; (2) the plan, however, does not reflect enough of this info...
Performance-Based Organizations: Issues for the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Proposal
GGD-97-74: Published: May 15, 1997. Publicly Released: May 15, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO compared the characteristics of the British government's Next Steps Program and the performance based organization (PBO) concept, focusing on: (1) the changes and effects the PBO concept potentially could have on the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC); and (2) how PBO status would potentially affect SLSDC's financing mechanism, manageme...
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Light Truck Average Fuel Economy Standard, Model Year 1999
OGC-97-36: Published: Apr 18, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) new rule on the light truck average fuel economy standard for model year 1999. GAO noted that: (1) the rule would set the corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standard for model year 1999 light trucks at 20.7 miles per gallon; (2) NHTSA interpreted the Department of Transportation and...
Aviation Safety: FAA Generally Agrees With but Is Slow in Implementing Safety Recommendations
RCED-96-193: Published: Sep 23, 1996. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) responsiveness to aviation safety-related recommendations made by GAO, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), and the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Office of the Inspector General (IG).GAO found that: (1) FAA generally concurred with the recommendations made by GAO, NTSB, and DOT's Inspec...
Certification of New Airlines: Department of Transportation Has Taken Action to Improve Its Certification Process
RCED-96-8: Published: Jan 11, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Transportation's (DOT) processes for certifying the initial operations of new airlines, focusing on the: (1) number of applicants that applied for and received authorization to begin new airlines since 1990; and (2) cost to certify new airlines and how the cost is distributed between the government and the applicants.GAO found tha...
[Comments on FAA Employee's Claim for Real Estate Expenses]
B-252405.2: Published: Jul 21, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1994.
No summary is currently available...
Department of Transportation: University Research Activities Need Greater Oversight
RCED-94-175: Published: May 13, 1994. Publicly Released: May 19, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Transportation's (DOT) management and oversight of university research activities, focusing on: (1) all awards made by DOT and its operating administrations for fiscal years (FY) 1991 through 1993, particularly university awards for which Congress earmarked DOT funds; (2) how DOT and its operating administrations plan and track un...
Transportation Infrastructure: Oversight of Rental Rates for Highway Construction Equipment Is Inadequate
RCED-93-86: Published: Jun 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the equipment rental rates states use to reimburse contractors for unanticipated work on federal-aid highway projects, focusing on: (1) the basis on which states establish equipment rental rates; (2) whether states establish rental rates that are appropriate with contractors' actual equipment costs; and (3) whether the Federal High...