Cost analysis (71 - 80 of 151 items)
Audiovisual Programs: Federal Agencies' Cost Reporting and Management Practices
GGD-86-125BR: Published: Aug 26, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 26, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed executive branch audiovisual activities to: (1) develop information on the volume and cost of such activities; and (2) test agencies' compliance with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) policies and procedures for managing such activities.GAO found that: (1) the National Audiovisual Center understated the costs of federal audiovisual activitie...
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...
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...
Navy Maintenance: Costs To Overhaul Navy Ships at Private Shipyards
NSIAD-86-27: Published: Jan 9, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 9, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the estimated and actual costs to overhaul Navy ships at private shipyards; (2) selected contract modifications to determine their effect on contract costs; (3) the size of price increases in fixed-priced contracts in contrast with those in cost-type contracts; and (4) Navy policies for geographically distributing the work.GAO found that: (...
GAO Work at Defense Contractor Plants
128052: Oct 3, 1985
In response to a congressional request, testimony was given on the results of a GAO study of Department of Defense (DOD) contracting activities, specifically: (1) subcontract pricing; (2) surveillance of contractor estimating systems; and (3) overhead settlements. GAO found a number of areas where improvements are needed for DOD to have greater assurance that contract prices are fair and reasonabl...
Costs of Alternative Munitions Lift Trailers for Strategic Bombers
NSIAD-85-142: Published: Aug 28, 1985. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1985.
GAO evaluated the impact of an Air Force proposal to develop and acquire a new type of munitions lift trailer for B-1B bombers instead of acquiring additional quantities of existing lift trailers.The Air Force initiated an industrywide competition for a simplified munitions lift trailer for its B-1B bomber because existing lift trailers could not satisfy height requirements. The Air Force also app...
Status of the U.S. Antisatellite Program
NSIAD-85-104: Published: Jun 14, 1985. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO obtained cost, schedule, and testing information on the U.S. antisatellite program.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force estimates that the antisatellite program will cost $4.1 billion; (2) both the initial and the full operational capability dates have slipped by 1 year, partially because of adverse congressional appropriations action; (3) program costs will p...
Munitions Lift Trailers for Strategic Bombers
127008: May 22, 1985
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Overseas Workload Program--Need To Assess Costs and Contributions
NSIAD-85-54: Published: Feb 28, 1985. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Air Force Logistics Command's (AFLC) management of its Overseas Workload Program to: (1) evaluate the program's contribution to enhanced aircraft readiness and sustainability; and (2) determine if items selected for overseas repair were improving aircraft availability, if shorter turnaround times were resulting in greater availability of parts, and if repair costs were reasonable...
Reducing the Cost of Weapons Acquisitions
125858: Dec 18, 1984
GAO discussed the reduction in the costs of weapons systems acquisition. The Department of Defense (DOD) is initiating steps to identify and solve cost problems, but there continue to be serious structural problems in the acquisition process. Analyzing the historical relationship between budgetary projections in DOD 5-year plans and the obligations ultimately incurred shows that the plans have con...