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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...
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...
Opportunities for Reducing the Cost of the 1982 Agricultural and Economic Censuses
GGD-82-43: Published: Feb 10, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1982.
GAO reviewed the agricultural and economic censuses, examining costs already incurred and the Bureau's estimated future costs to aid the fiscal year 1983 budget reconciliation process. In examining costs, GAO: (1) compared the 1982 censuses to previous censuses to identify changes and their expected benefits; and (2) determined the usefulness of work already performed if portions of the censuses w...
Why Actual Costs of Military Construction Projects Vary From Their Estimates
LCD-81-17: Published: Jan 14, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1981.
GAO was asked to review the Department of Defense's (DOD) reprogramming of funds for military construction projects. It was pointed out that the DOD need for additional project funds above that initially appropriated was increasing. Specifically, GAO was asked to determine: (1) whether cost estimating procedures, including guidelines for inflation were adequate; (2) how the DOD actual costs for fi...
Analysis of NASA's Supplemental FY 1979 Budget Request
PSAD-79-59: Published: Mar 16, 1979. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1979.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) requested $185 million to supplement its approved fiscal year 1979 research and development appropriation of $3,292 million. NASA estimated that the additional funding was needed because of technical problems encountered in the development, manufacturing, and testing of Shuttle systems; the need for design changes and weight reductions; and...
WMATA Process for Developing the Estimated Cost of METRO Can Be Improved
B-141529: Published: Dec 8, 1978. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 1978.
The process used by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to estimate the cost of the Washington Metropolitan Rapid Rail Transit System (METRO) at December 31, 1977, was reviewed. Although WMATA has improved its estimating capability, it misclassified and excluded costs from the estimate, inadequately recognized program changes, insufficiently used and analyzed available data,...
Cost Accounting Standards Board Budget Estimates for Fiscal Year 1974
091285: Mar 5, 1973
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