Construction (51 - 60 of 260 items)
Strategic Defense Initiative Program: National Test Bed Acquisition Has Not Proceeded as Planned
NSIAD-88-180FS: Published: Jun 9, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's (SDIO) progress in acquiring simulation and testing capabilities for its National Test Bed (NTB) Program.GAO found that SDIO: (1) designed NTB to provide a computer-based simulation capability to assess strategic defense systems without actually building or deploying such systems; (2) initiated NTB ac...
Bridge Safety: Structural Soundness of the Zilwaukee Bridge
RCED-88-96: Published: Mar 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Zilwaukee Bridge Project to: (1) determine whether the testing program that the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) implemented confirmed that the bridge was structurally sound; (2) identify construction problems causing concerns about the bridge and determine whether they would affect its ability to perform as designed; and (3) ass...
[Comments on FPI Authority To Construct Prison Camp with Own Funds]
B-230304: Published: Mar 18, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1988.
GAO examined whether or not the Federal Prison Industries (FPI) had the authority to construct a prison camp in Marianna, Florida, using its own funds. GAO held that although FPI does have legislative authorization to make expenditures from its revolving fund to build industrial facilities and secure residential camps at sites selected by the Attorney General for the confinement of prisoners who a...
DC Government: Alternate Sites for Federally Funded DC Correctional Facility
GGD-88-50BR: Published: Mar 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding the suitability of four alternate locations for the proposed federally-funded correctional treatment facility in the District of Columbia.GAO found that the Bureau of Prisons' review of the four alternate sites: (1) considered such site selection criteria as land area, topographic conditions, access, utilities, demographic cha...
Overseas Construction: State Initiates Corrective Actions, but Improvements Still Needed
NSIAD-88-27: Published: Oct 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of State's efforts to correct long-standing construction management problems in its Office of Foreign Buildings Operations (FBO).GAO noted that State believes that its hiring of a private-sector program manager to reorganize FBO will improve its worldwide security construction program. GAO found that: (1) FBO operations have programm...
DC Government: Problems Have Created Delays in Constructing Educational Facilities at Lorton
GGD-88-1BR: Published: Oct 23, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 25, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of $12.3 million in appropriated funds intended for constructing permanent educational and vocational facilities at the District of Columbia's (D.C.) Lorton Prison complex, to determine if D.C. spent the funds in accordance with congressional intent.GAO found that: (1) although the D.C. Department of Public Works (DPW) assigned the pr...
Reports Issued in November 1987
134642: Nov 1, 1987
GAO published its monthly digest of reports and testimonies issued in November 1987...
[Comments on Air Force Rejection of Bid for Failure To Acknowledge Solicitation Amendment]
B-229077: Published: Sep 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1987.
No summary is currently available...
Military Construction: The Letterkenny Army Depot Retrieval System
NSIAD-87-112BR: Published: May 21, 1987. Publicly Released: May 21, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the funding and acquisition of the Automated Storage and Retrieval System at the Letterkenny Army Depot to determine if the Army properly classified it as an equipment procurement, rather than a construction project.GAO found that the Army: (1) originally determined that the Department of Defense's definition of construction did not apply to the...
Chemical Warfare: Planning for Protective Chemical Shelters Needs To Be Improved
NSIAD-87-61: Published: Feb 13, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Air Force plans to acquire chemical protection shelters at overseas locations to: (1) evaluate the Air Force's requirements and planning, particularly for long-term rest and relief; and (2) determine if the Air Force could reduce overall costs.GAO found that, when the Air Force was installing the first survivable collective protection systems (S...