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A Commentary on "Measuring the Government's Borrowing Costs"
127080: Jan 1, 1985
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 20, Issue 2, Spring 1985, is in response to a request for readers' comments on an article in the winter 1985 GAO Review that proposed using a variable-interest-rate methodology to more accurately account for the costs of federal credit programs. The comments suggest that the prevailing-rate approach would provide the best estimate of the interes...
Measuring the Government's Borrowing Costs: A Case for Adjustable (Variable) Interest Rates
126474: Jan 1, 1985
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 20, Issue 1, Winter 1985, described how the government borrows money and the rationale for the measurement of borrowing this cost. As of September 30, 1983, public debt borrowings totalled about $1.4 trillion. The debt consists primarily of marketable interest-bearing obligations which are borrowed for relatively short periods. The preferred way...
Air Force Progress in Implementing the Phase IV Base Level Computer Replacement Program
IMTEC-84-7: Published: Jan 18, 1984. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's Phase IV Base Level Computer Replacement Program which is designed to replace existing computers at 118 air bases worldwide. The Air Force's purchase of the computers is contingent upon successful demonstration of the hardware and the converted software.GAO found that the Air Force had selected a contractor before software conversio...
Survey of Canal Zone Organization's Fiscal Year 1977--Capital Investment Program
089012: May 11, 1977
No summary is currently available...
Department of Energy Contracts With the Decision Planning Corporation
AFMD-83-92: Published: Sep 6, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Department of Energy (DOE) contracts with Decision Planning Corporation (DPC) to determine whether the method used by DPC to compute overhead costs resulted in the Government's bearing a disproportionate share of indirect costs. In addition, GAO reviewed the history of the contracts, the effectiveness of DOE monitoring, and the propriety of cont...
Potential Exists for Defense To Improve Productivity in Maintenance of Commercial-Type Vehicles
AFMD-83-22: Published: Jul 11, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1983.
GAO completed a followup review on the maintenance practices for commercial-type vehicles at the three military services.GAO found that, although the services have made some improvements in their maintenance practices, most of the problems identified in an earlier report still exist. The most significant problems relate to overstaffing, repetitive repairs, and excessive vehicle downtime. GAO belie...
Department of Defense's Claimed Savings From Economy and Efficiency Program
121020: Apr 5, 1983
Testimony was given concerning the Department of Defense's (DOD) Economy and Efficiency Program and present budget estimates that DOD will use to reduce its total obligational authority by $51.4 billion between fiscal years 1981 and 1987. GAO examined savings claimed under this program and reported that: (1) substantial savings are possible if the reforms are implemented as planned; (2) the claime...
Obtaining Navy Ships by Long-Term Charters (Rent-a-Navy)
122674: Feb 28, 1983
Testimony was given concerning prior GAO work on the Navy's program to lease rather than purchase nine tankers and a new GAO study on recent proposals to lease rather than purchase Government equipment. While the results of the new study have not been completed, the issues surrounding today's leases are similar to those reported on earlier. In 1973 GAO found that, by renting instead of purchasing...
Interstate Commerce Commission Should Revise Its User Fee Program
RCED-83-55: Published: Jan 13, 1983. Publicly Released: Jan 13, 1983.
GAO conducted a review to determine whether opportunities exist for the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) to recover more of the costs of special services such as licensing and regulatory functions, approving operating authority applications, motor vehicle rental contracts, and tariff and rate schedules for regulated carriers.ICC is not recovering the full costs of providing these services to i...