Cost control (21 - 30 of 56 items)
DOE Management: Functional Support Costs at DOE Facilities
RCED-98-193R: Published: Jun 12, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the functional support costs incurred at Department of Energy (DOE) facilities during fiscal years (FY) 1995 through 1997, focusing on: (1) the activities included in and the relationship between overhead, indirect, and functional support costs; (2) the amount of functional support costs incurred at DOE facilities; and (3) examples of costs incurre...
DOT's Restructuring: Limited Progress in Streamlining Field Office Structure
RCED-98-138: Published: Apr 30, 1998. Publicly Released: May 7, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the results of two of the Department of Transportation's (DOT) streamlining efforts--the field office Colocation Task Force and the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) Organization Structure Task Force.GAO noted that: (1) DOT's colocation effort will not result in the substantial restructuring of its field offices; (2) the 21-month colocation e...
Performance Evaluation of the Energy Information Administration
PART-93-1: Published: Jun 1, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1993.
GAO reviewed the results of the Professional Audit Review Team's (PART) evaluation of the Energy Information Administration (EIA).GAO found that: (1) recipients of EIA reports are confident in using the factual data in the reports and are satisfied with the reports' content; (2) 62 to 85 percent of the respondents stated that the reports are useful as sources of basic facts and for maintaining tre...
Navy Office Space: Cost Estimate for Consolidating the Naval Systems Commands May Be High
GGD-91-61: Published: Mar 8, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the General Services Administration's (GSA) cost estimates for consolidating Naval Systems Commands offices in a single facility in northern Virginia.GAO found that: (1) GSA estimated that it would cost $273.8 million to construct 1 million square feet of occupiable space; (2) the GAO construction cost estimate was $34.8 million lower than the GSA...
Civilian Agencies' Management and Use of Aircraft
T-GGD-88-15: Published: Feb 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 29, 1988.
GAO discussed federal civilian agencies' management and use of government-owned aircraft. GAO noted that civilian agencies: (1) operated about 1,100 aircraft with an estimated book value of about $2 billion and annual operation and maintenance costs of $650 million; and (2) used aircraft equipped for unique missions for passenger transportation, although commercial airlines and charter air service...
Budget Issues: Cost Escalation on Three Major Department of Transportation Projects
AFMD-86-31: Published: Jul 17, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1986.
GAO examined the U.S. Coast Guard's Short Range Recovery Helicopter Program, the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Surveillance Radar Program, and the Urban Mass Transportation Administration's (UMTA) Buffalo Light Rail Rapid Transit System to determine the reasons for cost growth between the latest estimates for the projects and the initial estimates provided to Congress.GAO found t...
Survey of Small Businesses' Reactions to Changes in the Costs of Telephone Service
RCED-85-106: Published: May 22, 1985. Publicly Released: May 24, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO surveyed small businesses on their reactions to changes in the cost of their telephone service. The survey was undertaken to assist the House Committee on Small Business: Telephone Task Force's efforts to obtain information on how recent judicial and regulatory decisions dealing with the telephone industry were affecting small businesses.GAO reviewed the ba...
Closing the Department of Labor's Brooklyn Wage and Hour Area Office
HRD-84-85: Published: Aug 21, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the effects on worker protection of the closing of the Employment Standards Administration's (ESA) wage and hour area office in Brooklyn, New York.The ESA Wage and Hour Division investigates firms to determine their compliance with various labor acts and has the authority to investigate and gather data on wages, hours, and other employment conditio...
Relocation of the OPM Western Executive Seminar Center
124104: May 7, 1984
In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the feasibility of moving the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) Western Executive Seminar Center from Denver to Grand Junction, Colorado. GAO estimated that relocating the center would cost the Government more than $300,000 in fiscal year 1985 and more than $100,000 in fiscal year 1986. When costs are compared for subsequent years, the chea...