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State Department: Overseas Emergency Security Program Progressing, But Costs Are Increasing
NSIAD-00-83: Published: Mar 8, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO described the Department of State's Overseas Emergency Security Program, focusing on: (1) progress that State has made in implementing the program funded by the emergency supplemental appropriations and the challenges State faces in completing the program; and (2) State's long-term capital construction program and its response to a study on overseas presenc...
Bureau of Indian Affairs: Information on Potential Budgetary Reductions for Fiscal Year 1998
RCED-97-136R: Published: Apr 25, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1997.
GAO provided information on selected activities within the Construction account and the Operation of Indian Programs account of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), focusing on: (1) trends in the agency's carryover balances; and (2) potential reductions to its fiscal year (FY) 1998 funding requests.GAO noted that: (1) during FY 1994 and 1996, unobligated balances in the Construction account decreas...
Emergency Relief: Status of the Replacement of the Cypress Viaduct
RCED-96-136: Published: May 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the replacement of the Cypress Viaduct in Oakland, California, focusing on the: (1) expected completion date and reasons for construction delays; (2) estimated cost of the project and reasons for any cost growth; and (3) guidance governing the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) use of emergency relief funds.GAO found that: (1) th...
RCED-95-216R: Published: Jun 2, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 5, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on Chicago's Central Area Circulator, one of the major federal infrastructure investments for the future, focusing on: (1) the project's estimated costs; (2) current plans for the project's financing; and (3) issues concerning the project that are not fully resolved. GAO noted that: (1) the Circulator project is estimated to cost $775 m...
Navy Ships: Lessons of Prior Programs May Reduce New Attack Submarine Cost Increases and Delays
NSIAD-95-4: Published: Oct 20, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's plans to incorporate lessons learned from prior submarine programs into the design and construction of the NSSN, a new class of nuclear-powered attack submarine.GAO found that: (1) by incorporating management lessons from prior submarine construction programs, the Navy could reduce its costs and avoid the schedule delays that it has expe...
HEHS-94-95R: Published: Feb 7, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed changes to Davis-Bacon Act regulations since 1979. GAO found that: (1) regulation has prohibited the use of federal construction wages for determining prevailing wage rates; (2) the Department of Labor's 1982 regulatory change prohibited the combination of urban and rural wages in area wage surveys; (3) since 1983, Labor has been less likely to use...
NSIAD-94-45R: Published: Nov 22, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 22, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the design and construction of certain ground support systems at a B-2 bomber production facility, focusing on: (1) the cost of correcting problems in the systems; and (2) whether the contractor misrepresented problems with these systems to the Air Force. GAO found that the: (1) contractor has begun construction of the production facility and insta...
Navy Ships: Problems Continue to Plague the Seawolf Submarine Program
NSIAD-93-171: Published: Aug 4, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Navy's Seawolf (SSN-21) Class Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine construction program, focusing on: (1) the change in the status of the class design and SSN-21 construction since December 1991; (2) the effectiveness of technical and management actions to resolve lead submarine welding problems and guard against a recurrence of a similar problem in the future; and (3) Navy efforts to...
Navy Ships: Status of SSN-21 Design and Lead Ship Construction Program
NSIAD-93-34: Published: Nov 17, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 25, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's Seawolf Nuclear Attack Submarine construction program, focusing on the: (1) status of the Seawolf's design; (2) status of major subsystem development efforts and their potential impact on the construction program; (3) cost, schedule, and performance status of the construction program; and (4) Seawolf's impact on the nuclear-powered attac...
State Department: Management Weaknesses in the Security Construction Program
NSIAD-92-2: Published: Nov 29, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 7, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the factors that have contributed to the delays and cost increases in the Diplomatic Security Construction Program, focusing on the: (1) extent of the delays and cost increases and the reasons for them; and (2) adequacy of the State Department's management of the program.GAO found that: (1) although State reorganized its Office of Foreign Buildings...