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National Airspace System: Airport-Centric Development
GAO-13-261: Published: Mar 28, 2013. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 2013.
GAO found that airport operators, government officials, real estate developers, and other regional stakeholders are taking actions consistent with five factors when pursuing airport-centric development (development on the airport property to enhance the airport's nonaeronautical revenue and development outside the airport that leverages a region's proximity to the airport).Development at the airpo...
Federal Courthouses Construction: Nationwide Space and Cost Overages Also Apply to Miami Project
GAO-13-461T: Published: Mar 8, 2013. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 2013.
The Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. U.S. Courthouse in Miami, Florida, along with the other 32 federal courthouses completed from 2000 to March 2010 include 3.56 million square feet of extra space consisting of space that was constructed (1) above the congressionally authorized size, (2) because of overestimating the number of judges the courthouses would have, and (3) without planning for courtroom shari...
Use of Remanufactured Parts in the Federal Vehicle Fleet Is Based On a Variety of Factors
GAO-13-316R: Published: Mar 7, 2013. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 2013.
The 14 agencies GAO reviewed have vehicle repair processes that generally allow field office staff, such as the vehicle operator or local fleet manager, to make vehicle maintenance and repair decisions. These processes neither mandate nor prohibit the use of remanufactured parts. The agencies we reviewed generally do not keep data on the extent to which remanufactured parts are used. Agency offici...
U.S. Government Accountability Office: Operations and the Potential Impact of Sequestration
GAO-13-394T: Published: Feb 26, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 2013.
Operations and Potential Impact of SequestrationIn just this past fiscal year alone, GAO's work yielded significant results across the government, including $55.8 billion in financial benefits--a return of $105 for every dollar invested in GAO and 1,440 other benefits--that is, recommendations that helped to change laws, improve public services, and promote sound management throughout government....
Summary of GAO's Performance and Accountability Report Fiscal Year 2012
GAO-13-3SP: Published: Feb 15, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 2013.
This is GAO's summary of the Performance and Accountability Report for fiscal year 2012.Mission: The Government Accountability Office, the audit, evaluation, and investigative arm of the Congress, exists to support the Congress in meeting its constitutional responsibilities and to help improve the performance and ensure the accountability of the federal government for the benefit of the American p...
Alternative Methods for Collecting Airport Passenger Facility Charges
GAO-13-262R: Published: Feb 14, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 2013.
GAO identified three basic alternative methods to the current airline ticket-based method for PFC collections. These methods are not mutually exclusive and could be used by either individual airports or a group or airports:1. Kiosk or counter: passengers would pay the PFC at the airport using a self-service kiosk or payment counter.2. Internet or online payment: passengers would pay the PFC online...
Drug Control: State Approaches Taken to Control Access to Key Methamphetamine Ingredient Show Varied Impact on Domestic Drug Labs
GAO-13-204: Published: Jan 31, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 2013.
Methamphetamine (meth) lab incidents--seizures of labs, dumpsites, chemicals, and glassware--declined following state and federal sales restrictions on pseudoephedrine (PSE), an ingredient commonly found in over-the-counter cold and allergy medications, but they rose again after changes to methods in acquiring PSE and in the methods to produce meth. According to Drug Enforcement Administration (DE...
The Federal Government's Long-Term Fiscal Outlook: Fall 2012 Update
GAO-13-148SP: Published: Dec 3, 2012. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 2012.
GAO's simulations continue to illustrate that the federal government is on an unsustainable long-term fiscal path. In both the Baseline Extended and Alternative simulations, debt held by the public grows as a share of gross domestic product (GDP) over the long term. While the timing and pace of growth varies depending on the assumptions used, neither set of assumptions achieves a sustainable path...
U.S. Coins: Benefits and Considerations for Replacing the $1 Note with a $1 Coin
GAO-13-164T: Published: Nov 29, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 2012.
GAO reported in February 2012 that replacing $1 notes with $1 coins could potentially provide $4.4 billion in net benefits to the federal government over 30 years. The overall net benefit was due solely to increased seigniorage and not to reduced production costs. Seigniorage is the difference between the cost of producing coins or notes and their face value; it reduces government borrowing and in...
Performance and Accountability Report Fiscal Year 2012
GAO-13-2SP: Published: Nov 15, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2012.
Presented is GAO's Performance and Accountability Report for fiscal year 2012. In the spirit of the Government Performance and Results Act, this annual report informs the Congress and the American people about what we have achieved on their behalf. The financial information and the data measuring GAO's performance contained in this report are complete and reliable...