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Cost Assessment Guide: Best Practices for Estimating and Managing Program Costs--Exposure Draft (Superseded by GAO-09-3SP)
GAO-07-1134SP: Published: Jul 2, 2007. Publicly Released: Jul 2, 2007.
This publication has been superseded by GAO-09-3SP, GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide: Best Practices for Developing and Managing Capital Program Costs, March 2009. From August 13, 2007 - July 14, 2008, GAO is seeking input and feedback on this Exposure Draft from all interested parties. See page 4 for more information. The U.S. Government Accountability Office is responsible for, among oth...
Questions for the Record Related to DOD's Personnel Security Clearance Program
GAO-05-988R: Published: Aug 19, 2005. Publicly Released: Aug 19, 2005.
On June 28, 2005, GAO testified before Congress at a hearing on "Access Delayed: Fixing the Security Clearance Process." This letter responds to a Congressional request that GAO provide answers to Senator Frank R. Lautenberg's questions for the record.GAO is unaware of any progress that DOD has made toward implementing our May 2004 recommendation to "develop and implement an integrated, comprehens...
Social Security: Proposed Totalization Agreement with Mexico Presents Unique Challenges
GAO-03-1035T: Published: Sep 11, 2003. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 2003.
Totalization agreements foster international commerce and protect benefits for persons who have worked in foreign countries. They eliminate dual social security taxes that multinational employers and their employees pay when they operate and reside in countries with parallel social security systems and fill gaps in benefit protection for persons who have worked in different countries. Because Mexi...
Environmental Protection: Information on the Purchase, Use, and Disposal of Engine Lubricating Oil
GAO-03-340: Published: Jan 2, 2003. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 2003.
Concerned with the time, money, and resources that the federal government expends servicing its vehicle and engine fleet, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works asked GAO to compile information on the government's use of engine lubricating oil. GAO was asked to determine: (1) how much engine lubricating oil the federal government bought in fiscal years 1999, 2000, and 2001; (2) what...
DOE Contractor Management: Opportunities to Promote Initiatives That Could Reduce Support-Related Costs
GAO-02-1000: Published: Sep 20, 2002. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 2002.
The Department of Energy (DOE) has 30 major research, development, production, and environmental cleanup sites around the country that account for three-fourths of DOE's over-$20 billion annual budget. DOE manages these sites largely through contractors, which can be either industrial firms or educational institutions. Since fiscal year 1999, DOE's major contractors have spent $6 billion each year...
Power Marketing Administrations: Their Ratesetting Practices Compared With Those of Nonfederal Utilities
AIMD-00-114: Published: Mar 30, 2000. Publicly Released: May 2, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) power marketing administrations (PMA), focusing on: (1) how the PMAs set their rates to recover costs; (2) how the PMAs' ratesetting practices compare to those of investor-owned and publicly owned utilities; and (3) the impact of the PMAs' ability to defer repayment of portions of their debt on their future competit...
State Department: Overseas Emergency Security Program Progressing, But Costs Are Increasing
NSIAD-00-83: Published: Mar 8, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO described the Department of State's Overseas Emergency Security Program, focusing on: (1) progress that State has made in implementing the program funded by the emergency supplemental appropriations and the challenges State faces in completing the program; and (2) State's long-term capital construction program and its response to a study on overseas presenc...
Social Security Reform: Administrative Costs for Individual Accounts Depend on System Design
HEHS-99-131: Published: Jun 18, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the costs of administering individual social security accounts and their effect on account accumulations and benefits, focusing on: (1) the factors that influence administrative costs; (2) the estimates that are available for administrative costs associated with individual accounts; and (3) how administrative costs might affect the accumulation of...
Tennessee Valley Authority: Assessment of the 10-Year Business Plan
AIMD-99-142: Published: Apr 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) 10-year business plan, focusing on whether the 10-year plan: (1) addresses key issues facing TVA; (2) takes into consideration all applicable costs and revenue sources; (3) contains goals and assumptions that are achievable or reasonable and in line with industry estimates and expectations; and...
Coast Guard: Key Budget Issues for Fiscal Years 1999 and 2000
T-RCED-99-83: Published: Feb 11, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Coast Guard's budgets for fiscal years 1999 and 2000, focusing on the: (1) Coast Guard's progress in justifying the Deepwater Replacement Project and addressing GAO's concerns about its affordability; (2) Coast Guard's plans for spending its fiscal year (FY) 1999 emergency funds; and (3) budget strategies the agency may have to consider in the...