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Army Budget: Potential Reductions to Budget Requests for Selected ADP Systems
IMTEC-88-43BR: Published: Aug 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 2, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of the Army's fiscal year (FY) 1989 budget requests for its Commodity Command Standard System (CCSS) and Integrated Procurement System (IPS) to determine whether Congress should approve the amounts requested.GAO found that, if Congress approved the Army's request to reprogram $18.8 million, potential reductions could total $8.7 mi...
Budget Issues: Status of Obligations at Selected Agencies
AFMD-88-62FS: Published: Jun 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on whether selected executive agencies planned to spend the full amount of appropriated funds designated for specific projects referred to in an Office of Management and Budget memorandum.GAO found that: (1) except for 5 of its 58 projects, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) planned to obligate all funds as directed; (2) USDA had o...
ICBM Modernization: Selected Funding Options for the Small ICBM
NSIAD-88-193: Published: Jul 7, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed four funding options for the Air Force's Small Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) program for fiscal year (FY) 1989.GAO found that the Air Force estimated that in FY 1989 it would require: (1) $500 million to continue the ICBM program without regard to lead time necessary to requalify program contractors; (2) $600 million to continue both...
Wallop-Breaux Trust Fund
T-RCED-88-38: Published: Apr 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1988.
GAO discussed the Aquatic Resources Trust Fund's Boat Safety Account, from which the Coast Guard administers payments to states to support their recreational boating safety activities. GAO noted that states: (1) received two-thirds of account funds; (2) typically spent $4 for every federal dollar, exceeding the requirements to match federal funds dollar-for-dollar; (3) typically requested all fund...
Productivity: Selected DOD Capital Investment Projects
GGD-87-18FS: Published: Dec 23, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided an overview of the three funding strategies which make up the Department of Defense (DOD) Productivity Enhancing Capital Investment (PECI) Program.GAO found that PECI, which is one of a series of productivity initiatives DOD has used to improve operating efficiency, consists of three funding strategies. The Productivity Enhancing Incentive Funds...
Industrial Base: DOD Efforts To Correct Deficiencies in the Ammunition Production Base
NSIAD-87-29BR: Published: Nov 26, 1986. Publicly Released: Nov 26, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) examined ammunition production base problems; and (2) identified actions that the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Army could initiate to establish an industrial-base capability to meet peacetime and mobilization requirements for conventional ammunition.GAO found that, although the Army has identified numerous ammunition production-base deficienc...
Budget Issues: Analysis of Unexpended Balances at Selected Civil Agencies
AFMD-86-76BR: Published: Sep 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed five civil agencies to: (1) identify the factors that affect the levels of unexpended balances; (2) identify any patterns in unexpended balances among agencies and programs; and (3) determine whether civil spending and obligation rates are stable.GAO found that: (1) unobligated balances existed for various reasons, such as project cancellations,...
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...
Handicapped Workers: Commission Fees Paid to Central Nonprofit Agencies
HRD-86-82BR: Published: Jun 6, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1986.
GAO reviewed the payment of commission fees to the National Industries for the Blind (NIB) and to the National Industries for the Severely Handicapped (NISH), specifically: (1) the procedures that the Committee for Purchase from the Blind and Other Severely Handicapped established to review the adequacy of the commission fee; (2) the reasonableness of the 4-percent fee; and (3) NIB and NISH use of...
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...