Procurement (11 - 20 of 32 items)
Survey of Canal Zone Organization's Fiscal Year 1977--Capital Investment Program
089012: May 11, 1977
No summary is currently available...
Organization and Operations of the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission
B-166850: Published: Dec 21, 1972. Publicly Released: Nov 18, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Selected Provisional Payments Under Regional Defense Contracts
117081: Dec 1, 1981
GAO examined selected provisional payments under contracts administered by the Defense Contract Administration Services Region (DCASR), Boston. In conducting its investigation, GAO visited the DCASR regional offices in Boston and the management area offices in Boston and Hartford. The purpose of the visits was to examine the procedures and controls related to provisional approval of contractor rei...
The Use of Obsolescent Computers Involves Unnecessary Costs and Problems
115900: Jul 23, 1981
Implementing modern computer technology can help the government achieve the objectives of reducing the size and cost of government and improving productivity. GAO undertook a study to determine if the federal computer inventory is outmoded, how this situation arose, and how to prevent it from recurring. It was found that over half of the medium- and large-scale computers used by the government are...
Relocation of AIR-630 From California to Washington, D.C.
PLRD-81-15: Published: Apr 2, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1981.
GAO was requested to inquire into the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) decision to relocate its Target and Range Systems Division (AIR-630) from Camarillo, California, to NAVAIR headquarters in Washington, D.C. In October 1980, NAVAIR stated that it had thoroughly reviewed the AIR-630 mission and operation and had determined that the move would reduce operational costs. The NAVAIR review showed...
Reflections on 15 Years
115185: Jan 1, 1981
A number of events combined to form the catalyst which catapulted GAO from a 1966 organization best known for its audits of Government contracts to the 1981 entity which analyzes the economic impact of a development program or advises Congress on the need to develop a more focused policy on the role of the liquid metal fast breeder reactor. A GAO review of the adequacy of implementation of the Tru...
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...
Federal Year-End Spending: Symptom of a Larger Problem
PAD-81-18: Published: Oct 23, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1980.
GAO was asked to determine the spending patterns of each major agency and department in selected object classes for fiscal years 1977, 1978, and 1979.GAO found that Government-wide fourth quarter spending surges continue to exist, although they have declined from 33 percent in the last quarter of fiscal year 1977 to 29 percent at the end of fiscal year 1979. However, the decline can be misleading...
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...
S. 2880, The Consultant Reform Act of 1980
113056: Aug 19, 1980
In the use of consultant services, the major problems which have been identified over the past 20 years have included failure to maintain adequate information on the number and cost of consulting services; failure to obtain adequate competition in awarding procurement contracts for consulting services; inconsistent, improper, or excessive rates of pay for consulting services; use of consulting ser...