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The Army Was Justified in Negotiating a Supplemental Agreement for Part of a Barracks Complex at Fort Irwin, California
NSIAD-85-22: Published: Apr 3, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 3, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the contracting arrangements for construction of the final 2 buildings of an 11-building complex at the National Center for Combat Training, Fort Irwin, California, and the Army's justification in negotiating a supplemental agreement to an existing contract rather than awarding a new contract on the basis of competitive bidding.GAO found that, a...
Analyses of Proposal That an Indefinite Moratorium Be Placed on SPR Development and Oil Fill
126649: Apr 1, 1985
Testimony was given on the results of GAO analyses of the potential impact of the administration's proposal that an indefinite moratorium be placed on Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) development and oil fill at the end of fiscal year 1985. SPR storage facilities have been and are being developed at six sites: two sites are completed, three are in development, and a sixth is in the initial constr...
Florida's Sunshine Skyway Bridge--Design and Construction Concerns
RCED-85-32: Published: Dec 14, 1984. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the construction of Florida's Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Specifically, GAO reported on the design process, federal and state efforts to ensure that the bridge is being built to specifications, and a group of technical concerns about the bridge.GAO found that Florida followed its consultant engineer contracting procedures, although it did not audit th...
The Army's Construction of Dependent Classrooms at Fort Irwin, CA
NSIAD-85-29: Published: Dec 13, 1984. Publicly Released: Dec 13, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's construction of temporary classrooms at Ft. Irwin, California, using operation and maintenance funding which had been appropriated to the Department of Defense (DOD) Dependent School Program.GAO found that relevant legislation authorizes DOD to construct educational facilities on military bases and that appropriations were available to D...
Status of the Department of State's Security Enhancement Program
NSIAD-84-163: Published: Sep 14, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO updated an earlier report concerning the Department of State's Security Enhancement Program (SEP) to determine whether: (1) the program deficiencies previously identified have been corrected; and (2) further program deficiencies have developed which need to be corrected.GAO found that the 1985 Department of Defense (DOD) budget request contains $25 million...
Use of Cathodic Protection To Combat Corrosion of Bridge Decks
RCED-84-165: Published: Jul 19, 1984. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the protection of reinforced concrete bridge decks and the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) efforts to promote cathodic protection to combat corrosion of the reinforcing steel in the decks.According to FHwA, one way of extending the life of corroding reinforced concrete bridge decks is cathodic protection. Therefore, promotion of catho...
Further Improvements Needed in Navy's Oversight of Contracting for Facilities Construction on Diego Garcia
NSIAD-84-62: Published: May 23, 1984. Publicly Released: May 23, 1984.
GAO reviewed the Navy's oversight and management of the acquisition of facilities for its base on the island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. The Navy awarded a cost plus award fee contract for various improvements to the island.GAO believes that, under a cost plus award fee contract, strong contract administration is vital to protect the Government's interests. GAO found that: (1) the Navy di...
The Malden and Elk-Pinch, WV, Wastewater Treatment Projects
124214: May 23, 1984
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed problems encountered at the Malden and Elk-Pinch, West Virginia, wastewater treatment projects. At the Malden project, GAO noted high user charges and serious performance problems which cause the plant to continually exceed its water pollution control permit limits. Residents have failed to hook into the service in large numbers and some are de...
Information on Relicensing Cases at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
RCED-84-116: Published: May 15, 1984. Publicly Released: May 22, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the relicensing of existing non-Federal hydroelectric facilities by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), focusing on whether: (1) the public benefits when competing applications are filed for a facility; and (2) FERC can serve as a surrogate for competition when no competing application is filed. To qualify for a hydroelectric project l...
[Query Concerning Definition of "Site-of-Work" Under Davis-Bacon Act]
B-214882: Published: May 16, 1984. Publicly Released: May 16, 1984.
GAO was queried as to its definition and application of "site of work" under the Davis-Bacon Act. For many years, GAO defined "site of work" to be the exact confines of the place of performance of the construction work. Subsequently, GAO took the position that the act could extend to offsite construction activities given certain conditions. Since GAO accepted the view of the Department of Labor, w...