Engineering (1 - 10 of 33 items)
Army Corps of Engineers: Factors Contributing to Cost Increases and Schedule Delays in the Olmsted Locks and Dam Project
GAO-17-147: Published: Feb 16, 2017. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 2017.
Reports by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and consultants it hired identified the construction method, contract type, and other factors as primary contributors to cost increases and schedule delays in the Olmsted Locks and Dam project. Specifically, the 2012 Corps' post-authorization change report (PACR) and a 2012 consultant report identified the Corps' 1997 selection of an innovative i...
Public Transportation: New Starts Program Is in a Period of Transition
GAO-06-819: Published: Aug 30, 2006. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 2006.
The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) authorized about $7.9 billion in commitment authority, through fiscal year 2009, for the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) New Starts program, which is used to select fixed guideway transit projects, such as rail and trolley projects, and to award full funding grant agreements (FFGAs). The Ne...
[Comments on Air Force and Army Corps of Engineers Failure To Comply With FAR Provisions]
B-277979: Published: Jan 26, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1998.
GAO commented on the Air Force and the Army Corps of Engineers failure to comply with certain Federal Acquisition Regulation provisions. GAO noted that the all-encompassing work statement contained in the indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contracts did not reasonably describe the scope of the services, and therefore did not provide potential offerors notice of the work that would be within...
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 Relocation: Transfer of the Naval Explosives Development Engineering Department
NSIAD-89-176BR: Published: Aug 17, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's studies supporting the proposed transfer of the Naval Explosives Development Engineering Department (NEDED) from the Naval Weapons Station in Yorktown, Virginia, to the Naval Ordnance Station in Indian Head, Maryland.GAO found that the Navy: (1) cited business consolidation and improved leadership and supervision as the primary reasons f...
Navy Strategic Forces: Trident II Proceeding Toward Deployment
NSIAD-89-40: Published: Nov 21, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the acquisition status of the Navy's Trident II system.GAO found that the: (1) Trident II system development is on schedule; (2) Navy will need to continue testing the system after the December 1989 initial operational capability date to obtain sufficient data to verify missile performance; (3) Department of Defense's December 31, 1987, estimated p...
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...
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...
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...
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...