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Survey of Canal Zone Organization's Fiscal Year 1977--Capital Investment Program
089012: May 11, 1977
No summary is currently available...
The Fleet Modernization Program: Still Room for Improvement
PLRD-82-65: Published: Jun 14, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Navy's fleet modernization program.The Navy often fails to follow its guidelines concerning the management of its fleet modernization program. As a result, many ship alterations are deferred and data for cost estimates are not available. In addition, the Navy does not always properly order material for the program, resulting in unnecessary...
Further Improvements Needed in the Department of Energy for Estimating and Reporting Project Costs
MASAD-82-37: Published: May 26, 1982. Publicly Released: May 26, 1982.
GAO examined Department of Energy (DOE) policies, procedures, and practices for estimating the costs of major systems and the accuracy of information provided to Congress. The GAO survey focused on the Transient Reactor Test Facility Upgrade and the Program Support Facility projects.GAO found problems with the cost estimating practices, particularly the lack of sufficient guidelines provided to co...
F/A-18 Naval Strike Fighter: Progress Has Been Made But Problems and Concerns Continue
MASAD-81-3: Published: Feb 18, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1981.
GAO reviewed the major technical and cost issues facing the Navy's F/A-18 strike fighter program. Both Congress and the executive branch have expressed concern over the cost and performance of the F/A-18. Many of these issues were raised in a prior GAO report on the program.The F/A-18 has continued to improve during development and has made noteworthy achievements in certain areas. However, cost a...
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...
Impact of Work Cutbacks on Northeast Corridor Improvement Project
CED-81-23: Published: Oct 31, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1980.
The Northeast Corridor Improvement Project was initiated to improve high-speed rail passenger service between Washington, New York, and Boston. Implementation of the program is being handled primarily by the Federal Railroad Administration, but the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrack) will operate and maintain the Corridor when construction is completed.Substantial reductions have bee...
Cost Estimates for U.S. and Canadian F/A-18 Strike Fighters
PSAD-80-74: Published: Aug 19, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 1980.
Information was requested on the cost of the U.S. F/A-18 strike fighter aircraft. The U.S. F/A-18 aircraft's unit cost was compared to the the same aircraft ordered by Canada.The Canadian unit cost estimate of the F/A-18 aircraft is lower than the unit cost of U.S. aircraft which will be delivered over the same time period. However, the estimate for the Canadian purchase does not include research...
The National Visitor Center
105231: Feb 23, 1978
The National Visitor Center project evolved from a relatively simple arrangement, in which railroads that owned Union Station would convert it into a combination visitor center and railroad station and then lease it to the government, to a very complex financial and management arrangement. At present, the project consists of an unusable parking facility, a visitor center with less than planned-for...
Cost of Implementing the Recommendations of the American Indian Policy Review Commission
CED-77-75: Published: May 9, 1977. Publicly Released: May 9, 1977.
An estimate of the cost of implementing the recommendations of the American Indian Policy Review Commission's tentative final report was requested. One part of the Commission's report dealt with estimates of cost and/or savings for implementing 11 recommendations to streamline the management organization and efficiency of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Attempt was made to determine how such cost es...
Status of Advanced Attack Helicopter Program
PSAD-77-32: Published: Feb 25, 1977. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1977.
The Advanced Attack Helicopter is being developed to defeat a wide range of targets, including tanks and other armored vehicles, and will become the Army's primary attack helicopter in the mid-1980's.The program cost estimate was $3.58 billion at September 30, 1976, an increase of $748 million from the prior year and almost double the original cost estimate. The current program unit cost for each...