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Navy Shipbuilding Programs: Nuclear Attack Submarine Issues
T-NSIAD-95-162: Published: May 16, 1995. Publicly Released: May 16, 1995.
GAO discussed the continuing production of nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSN). GAO noted that: (1) there are less costly alternatives for maintaining the Navy's required SSN force structure; (2) the Navy could maintain low-rate production of the submarines or defer production until after year 2000; (3) the cost savings from deferring production would be offset by reconstitution costs for exis...
Navy Shipbuilding Programs: Nuclear Attack Submarine Requirements
T-NSIAD-95-120: Published: Mar 16, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1995.
GAO discussed the requirements for continued production of nuclear attack submarines, focusing on: (1) less costly alternatives for maintaining the required submarine force structure; and (2) the adequacy of the Department of Defense's (DOD) justification for building the SSN-23 submarine. GAO noted that: (1) there is currently no competition to build nuclear attack submarines and DOD has not clar...
Monuments at Vicksburg National Military Park
RCED-95-55R: Published: Nov 15, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the overall condition of the monuments at Vicksburg National Military Park, focusing on the cost estimates for replacing or repairing monuments in poor condition. GAO noted that: (1) most of the 640 monuments at Vicksburg are in good or fair condition and need no repair or rehabilitation; (2) 2 of the monuments at Vicksburg are in po...
Motor Carrier Academy
RCED-95-43R: Published: Nov 2, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) plan to move the H. David Howard Motor Carrier Academy to northern Virginia in January 1995. GAO noted that: (1) FHwA believes that the proposed move will foster better management control, improve curriculum development, and save FHwA $300,000 during the first 3 years following the move; (2) the costs for...
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...
National Advanced Driving Simulator
AIMD/RCED-94-303R: Published: Sep 16, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the University of Iowa's contribution of software to the National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) project, focusing on: (1) whether the software's utility to NADS could be fairly and accurately determined prior to completion of NADS design contracts; (2) the technical risks of committing to the software before the design contracts are completed;...
Digests of Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States, Vol. V., No. 11
153698: Aug 1, 1994
GAO published its monthly digest of decisions of the Comptroller General for the month of August 1994. These decisions involved appropriations, financial management, civilian personnel, military personnel, and procurement issues...
Los Angeles Earthquake: Opinions of Officials on Federal Impediments to Rebuilding
RCED-94-193: Published: Jun 17, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed federal laws, unfunded mandates, and regulatory requirements that hinder state and local authorities from expeditiously rebuilding the areas in Southern California devastated by the January 17, 1994 earthquake.GAO found that: (1) state and local officials are encouraged by recent policy and regulatory changes made by the Federal Emergency Managem...
Federal Mandates: Unfunded Requirements Concern State and Local Officials
HEHS-94-110R: Published: Apr 5, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the perspectives of state and local government representatives on the impact of unfunded federal mandates. GAO noted that: (1) state and local officials are concerned with the cost of mandates, the lack of flexibility and impact of mandates on local budgets, and the absence of evidence to support the need for some mandates; (2) the c...
Surface Transportation: Tight Budget Environment Requires Sound Investment Strategy
T-RCED-94-146: Published: Mar 8, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1994.
GAO discussed several issues affecting federal investment in the national highway infrastructure, focusing on: (1) the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) 1995 budget; (2) whether FHwA needs a project tracking system for individual highway demonstration project authorizations; (3) whether states use life-cycle costs to determine their highway budgeting; and (4) whether refinements are needed f...