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Navy Office Space: Cost Estimate for Consolidating the Naval Systems Commands May Be High
GGD-91-61: Published: Mar 8, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the General Services Administration's (GSA) cost estimates for consolidating Naval Systems Commands offices in a single facility in northern Virginia.GAO found that: (1) GSA estimated that it would cost $273.8 million to construct 1 million square feet of occupiable space; (2) the GAO construction cost estimate was $34.8 million lower than the GSA...
Overseas Basing: Costs of Relocating the 401st Tactical Fighter Wing
NSIAD-89-225: Published: Sep 21, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's planned relocation of a tactical fighter wing from Torrejon, Spain, to Crotone, Italy, focusing on the relocation's cost and the impact of maintaining the wing, rather than deactivating it.GAO found that: (1) regardless of whether it relocated the air wing, the Air Force would spend $32 million to transfer other units from Torrejon...
GAO's Views on DOE's New Production Reactor Selection Process
T-RCED-89-46: Published: May 24, 1989. Publicly Released: May 24, 1989.
GAO discussed the Department of Energy's (DOE) new production reactor selection process. GAO found that: (1) DOE recommended a two-reactor strategy that will provide tritium for national defense purposes in 12.5 years, but it did not provide Congress with information concerning the total time necessary to construct and obtain tritium from the two suggested reactors or the actions required to ensur...
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...
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...
U.S. Flag Share of the U.S./Canada Trade on the Great Lakes
130474: Jul 22, 1986
GAO discussed the United States' share of the U.S./Canada trade on the Great Lakes. Although Canadian ships have historically carried most of the trade on the Great Lakes, in the last three decades, Canada has increased its trade and captured most of the new trade that resulted from the St. Lawrence Seaway opening. American trade has been falling because: (1) American ships are more expensive to b...
Rural Cooperatives: Information on Two Rural Electrification Administration Proposals
RCED-86-101: Published: May 30, 1986. Publicly Released: May 30, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO obtained information on: (1) the advantages and disadvantages of the Rural Electrification Administration's (REA) engineering standards proposal; and (2) the basis for and potential impacts of the REA proposal to revise its loan approval criteria.GAO found that: (1) advantages of REA performing its standards-setting function included lower facilities constr...
Greater Use of Value Engineering Has the Potential To Save Millions on Wastewater Treatment Projects
RCED-85-85: Published: Jul 16, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1985.
GAO reported on whether value engineering (VE) could be used to achieve cost reductions for wastewater treatment plants funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by extending VE to: (1) design plans of projects costing from $1 million to $10 million; and (2) construction through the use of construction incentive clauses. VE is a method of analyzing a product or service so that its functi...