Program evaluation (61 - 70 of 97 items)
The Tertiary Incentive Program Was Poorly Designed and Administered
EMD-81-147: Published: Sep 29, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1981.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Energy's (DOE) tertiary incentive program to determine: (1) the total number of certifications DOE received for tertiary recovery projects during the 2 months prior to and following the President's January 28, 1981, decontrol order; (2) the amount of expenses producers recouped during this 4 month period; (3) the resources DOE...
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...
DOD Opportunities To Realize Great Savings by Taking Certain Actions in the Logistics Area
114895: Mar 31, 1981
The consolidation of base support services at military installations is a simple way to save money. The Department of Defense (DOD) has established three programs aimed at reducing base support costs, of which the Defense Retail Interservicing Support (DRIS) program shows the greatest potential. GAO believes that DOD has not consolidated base support services more because of: (1) parochial interes...
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...
Certain Activities of the Economic Opportunity Commission of Nassau County, New York
HRD-81-23: Published: Dec 22, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 24, 1980.
GAO reviewed activities of the Economic Opportunity Commission and the Community Economic Development Corporation in Nassau County, New York. It was alleged that Emergency Energy Assistance Program (EEAP) funds were used for other purposes or were unaccounted for. The Commission commingled the funds with other Community Services Administration funds in the same bank account and made advances from...
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...
Do NRC Plans Adequately Address Regulatory Deficiencies Highlighted by the Three Mile Island Accident?
EMD-80-76: Published: May 27, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1980.
As a result of the the numerous studies concerning the accident at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Powerplant, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) drafted the Three Mile Island Action Plan, which includes 51 major tasks that NRC believes are necessary to respond to the many investigations and studies of the accident. In evaluating the plan and the adequacy of the NRC process for prioritizing and...
U.S. Response to Jamaica's Economic Crisis
ID-80-40: Published: Jul 17, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1980.
Assistance from the Agency for International Development (AID) to Jamaica increased sharply in 1977 with balance-of-payment support and developmental aid of nearly $30 million. This increase reflected the U.S. interest in the Caribbean and a concern for the economic deterioration of a neighboring nation. Despite the efforts of the United States, Jamaica, and other donors to halt the decline, the e...
The Objectives of the Cancer Control Program and the National Cancer Institute's Administration of Program Contracts
HRD-80-57: Published: Jun 13, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1980.
The origin of the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) cancer control progam can be traced to the National Cancer Institute Act of 1937, which gave NCI responsibility for conducting research to prevent, diagnose, treat, and control cancer in humans. However, not until Congress enacted the National Cancer Act of 1971 was a separate cancer control program established. Originally, NCI administered the c...