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Consolidation Loan Borrower Interest Rates
GAO-05-389R: Published: Feb 25, 2005. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 2005.
This letter responds to a question from the Chairman, House Committee on Education and the Workforce, related to the recommendation we made in our October 31, 2003, report Student Loan Programs: As Federal Costs of Loan Consolidation Rise, Other Options Should Be Examined (GAO-04-101), which we completed at the Chairman's request. We reported that then recent trends in interest rates and consolida...
Corps of Engineers: Effects of Restrictions on Corps' Hopper Dredges Should Be Comprehensively Analyzed
GAO-03-382: Published: Mar 31, 2003. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2003.
The fiscal year 2002 Conference Report for the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act directed GAO to study the benefits and effects of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (Corps) dredge fleet. GAO examined the characteristics and changing roles of the Corps and industry in hopper dredging; the effect of current restrictions on the Corps' hopper dredge fleet; and whether existing and propos...
Fiscal Exposures: Improving the Budgetary Focus on Long-Term Costs and Uncertainties
GAO-03-213: Published: Jan 24, 2003. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 2003.
GAO and other budget experts have discussed that the current time horizons and content of the federal budget could be enhanced to more comprehensively reflect the government's commitments or signal emerging problems. GAO was asked to (1) provide information on the range and nature of responsibilities, programs, and activities that may explicitly or implicitly expose the government to future spendi...
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...
GPRA Performance Reports
GGD-96-66R: Published: Feb 14, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO presented its initial observations on selected agencies' implementation of the Government Performance and Results Act. GAO noted that: (1) among the 13 pilot projects selected for review, there are some individual practices that can enhance the general usefulness of future performance reports to decisionmakers and the public; (2) these practices include d...
The Federal Judiciary: Observations on Selected Issues
GGD-95-236BR: Published: Sep 18, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal judiciary operations, focusing on the: (1) appropriations, expenditures, and functions of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AOUSC) and the Federal Judiciary Center (FJC); (2) costs of FJC training programs; (3) annual number and cost of Judicial Conference meetings; and (4) cost of any circuit task forces on gender or ethnic bia...
AIMD-95-209R: Published: Jul 26, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided updated information on the proposed new sports arena project in the District of Columbia, focusing on the: (1) predevelopment project costs; (2) status of the financing proposals; and (3) revenues from the new arena tax. GAO noted that: (1) the District's estimated predevelopment costs total $56.3 million, although events and circumstances may occu...
Lease Refinancing: Progress in Reducing Army's Equipment Leasing Costs
AFMD-90-67BR: Published: Mar 13, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Army's progress in implementing its lease refinancing program, aimed at reducing its equipment leasing costs; and (2) the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to expand the program throughout other military activities.GAO found that: (1) between 1985 and 1988, DOD equipment leasing declined; (2) the Army found that its program covered a s...
Panama Canal: Establishment of Commission To Study Sea-Level Canal and Alternatives
NSIAD-86-97BR: Published: Apr 29, 1986. Publicly Released: May 29, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the establishment of a trilateral commission consisting of the United States, Panama, and Japan to study alternatives to the existing Panama Canal.GAO found that the proposed study, which will examine transportation alternatives in addition to the feasibility of a sea-level canal in Panama, will discharge a 1977 treaty obligation to conduct a...
Certification of Panama Canal Commission Estimated Revenue for Fiscal Year 1986
AFMD-85-42: Published: Feb 25, 1985. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1985.
GAO certified the Secretary of Defense's estimate of the Panama Canal Commission's revenues to be deposited in the Panama Canal Commission Fund.The estimated fiscal year (FY) 1986 operating revenues for the Panama Canal Commission were set at $441.5 million. Vessel tolls were estimated at $316.9 million and nontoll revenues of $124.6 million are expected. GAO believes that the underlying assumptio...