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The Gettysburg Address: Issues Related to Display and Preservation
RCED-94-12: Published: Jan 26, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the risks of exhibiting a draft of the Gettysburg Address at the Gettysburg National Military Park, focusing on: (1) whether the National Park Service can meet the Library of Congress' exhibition and preservation requirements; and (2) the estimated cost of exhibiting the document at the park compared to the cost of constructing a facility at the Li...
Central Utah Project Cost Allocations
RCED-94-65R: Published: Jan 25, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the development of cost accounting standards for the Department of the Interior to follow in allocating costs for the Central Utah Project (CUP). GAO found that: (1) the cost accounting standards developed by the Cost Accounting Standards Board provide a sound basis for allocating CUP costs and additional standards are not needed; (2) its audit o...
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...
DOE Management: Funds for Maintaining Contractors' Operations Could Be Reduced and Better Controlled
RCED-94-27: Published: Oct 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1993.
GAO reviewed the amount of prefinancing that the Department of Energy (DOE) obligates to its management and operating (M&O) contractors, focusing on whether: (1) current prefinancing funding levels are appropriate; and (2) prefinancing funding controls adequately ensure that funds are being used for their intended purpose.GAO found that: (1) although DOE has traditionally provided prefinancing to...
Occupational Safety & Health: Employers' Experiences in Complying With the Hazard Communication Standard
HRD-92-63BR: Published: May 8, 1992. Publicly Released: May 8, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed small businesses' compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to identify work-place chemical hazards, focusing on the: (1) difficulties small employers experienced in complying with HCS, in particular with the material safety data sheet (MSDS) requirements; and (2) methodology unde...
Comments on Below-Cost Timber Bills
RCED-92-160R: Published: Apr 1, 1992. Publicly Released: May 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on whether two bills regarding below-cost timber sales on national forests addressed three previous GAO recommendations regarding such sales. GAO noted that both of the bills addressed GAO recommendations that the Forest Service: (1) expand the proposed below-cost sales policy beyond forests as a whole to individual sales; and (2) define the minim...
Bureau of Reclamation: Central Valley Project Cost Allocation Overdue and New Method Needed
RCED-92-74: Published: Mar 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how the Bureau of Reclamation allocates construction costs for the Central Valley Project (CVP), the Bureau's largest water resource project.GAO found that: (1) the Bureau gave limited attention to the congressional mandate to implement an updated cost allocation study by January 1988, mainly because of funding and staffing constraints; (2) the Bur...
DOE Management: DOE Needs to Improve Oversight of Subcontracting Practices of Management and Operating Contractors
T-RCED-91-79: Published: Aug 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1991.
GAO discussed the adequacy of the Department of Energy's (DOE) management controls to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse in subcontracting, focusing on: (1) subcontracting deficiencies at the DOE Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; and (2) the DOE Contractor Purchasing System Review Program's effectiveness in identifying and correcting subcontracting deficiencies. GAO noted that: (1) DOE reviews...
Aviation Noise: Costs of Phasing Out Noisy Aircraft
RCED-91-128: Published: Jul 2, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the economic impact of noise abatement measures on the aviation industry.GAO found that: (1) the passage of the Airport Noise and Capacity Act (ANCA) may discourage some airports from adopting their own noise restrictions, since it requires that new Stage 3 aircraft restrictions not voluntarily agreed to by aircraft operators be approved by the Sec...
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...