Cost analysis (101 - 110 of 188 items)
Measuring the Government's Borrowing Costs: A Case for Adjustable (Variable) Interest Rates
126474: Jan 1, 1985
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 20, Issue 1, Winter 1985, described how the government borrows money and the rationale for the measurement of borrowing this cost. As of September 30, 1983, public debt borrowings totalled about $1.4 trillion. The debt consists primarily of marketable interest-bearing obligations which are borrowed for relatively short periods. The preferred way...
Cost and Benefits of Longevity Payments for Time Spent in the Delayed Entry Program
NSIAD-84-145: Published: Sep 26, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the costs and benefits of longevity payments for time spent in the Department of Defense's delayed entry program. The program allows individuals to enlist but to delay reporting for duty for up to 12 months, until appropriated jobs and training are available.GAO found that time spent in the program counts as longevity for determining base pay. GAO...
Establishing New Federal Food-Buying Procedures Would Help Eliminate Unnecessary Special Examinations
RCED-84-150: Published: Sep 24, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1984.
GAO reviewed federal practices for accepting food purchases to determine if federal costs could be decreased by reducing the number of special examinations necessary to ensure the quality of accepted products.GAO found that the direct cost of certification services was $18 million in fiscal year 1982. Although the Department of Agriculture has instructed other federal agencies to waive certificati...
Consolidating Federal Stream Forecasting Activities May Reduce Duplication of Resources and Effort
RCED-84-104: Published: Jul 24, 1984. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1984.
GAO reported on the stream forecasting activities of the National Weather Service (NWS), the Army Corps of Engineers, and other federal water resources operating agencies. The report determined whether opportunities exist to consolidate activities among agencies.GAO found that the agencies have developed independent stream forecasting capabilities which results in duplication of equipment, staff,...
Delays and Increased Cost Result From the Zilwaukee, Michigan, Bridge Project Mishap
RCED-84-144: Published: Jun 27, 1984. Publicly Released: Jul 2, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO presented its second report on the Zilwaukee, Michigan, bridge construction mishap and subsequent events.GAO found that engineering experts agree that a failed expansion joint caused the mishap which increased bridge costs by at least $38 million. In addition, GAO found that bridge repairs were delayed and were not completed until March 1984 at a cost of...
Maintenance Costs on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Can Be Reduced
089034: Mar 18, 1977
No summary is currently available...
Plan To Acquire Commercial Aircraft for the Naval Reserve
B-175251: Published: Jun 21, 1972. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1983.
No summary is currently available...
Cost Information on the USDA Tobacco Program
RCED-84-33: Published: Dec 12, 1983. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO obtained cost information on the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) tobacco price-support program. Specifically, GAO was asked to identify: (1) the costs of the tobacco program prior to passage of the No Net Cost Tobacco Program Act of 1982; (2) the costs that have accrued on the 1982 flue-cured and burley crops; and (3) whether the assessment program is ad...
Agriculture's Soil Conservation Programs Miss Full Potential in the Fight Against Soil Erosion
RCED-84-48: Published: Nov 28, 1983. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 1983.
GAO reported on those aspects of the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) three major conservation programs which deal with soil erosion, including: (1) the seriousness of soil erosion; (2) USDA bases for allocating resources to, and measuring the results of, the programs; (3) possible changes that could improve the programs' effectiveness; and (4) USDA follow up on previous report recommendations.U...
The Proposed Carter Presidential Library
122843: Nov 9, 1983
GAO discussed issues relating to the proposed Carter Presidential Library. The General Services Administration (GSA) has submitted a report to Congress on the proposed Carter Library pursuant to the requirements of the Presidential Libraries Act of 1955. GSA is working with a nonprofit corporation in designing the Carter Library. GSA has the responsibility to ensure that plans for the library adeq...