Cost analysis (81 - 90 of 188 items)
Dealing With Major Problem Areas in the Nuclear Defense Complex Expected to Cost Over $100 Billion
T-RCED-88-53: Published: Jul 13, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1988.
GAO discussed problems with the Department of Energy's (DOE) nuclear defense complex. GAO noted that the major problem areas DOE must address include: (1) facility, equipment, and capability upgrades to meet nuclear defense needs and to ensure safe and environmentally acceptable operation; (2) environmental restoration to clean up existing contamination at DOE installations; and (3) safe radioacti...
New L.A. Federal Courthouse: Evidence Is Insufficient To Suggest That Congress Reconsider Its Approval
GGD-88-43BR: Published: Mar 23, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined alternative proposals of the General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, for meeting the long-term space needs of the District Court in Los Angeles, California.GAO found that the GSA proposal would: (1) provide space for the court's expansion needs in a planned GSA federal building; (2) split c...
Food and Drug Administration: Insufficient Planning for Field Laboratory Consolidation Decisions
HRD-88-21: Published: Dec 4, 1987. Publicly Released: Jan 5, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) plans to close or consolidate its field laboratories, particularly the: (1) criteria it used to determine which of its laboratories to close or merge; (2) cost-effectiveness of the closings; and (3) impact of the closings on FDA ability to carry out its functions.GAO found that FDA: (1) plans to close fiv...
Nuclear Materials: Alternatives for Relocating Rocky Flats Plant's Plutonium Operations
RCED-87-93: Published: Apr 14, 1987. Publicly Released: May 6, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined operations at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Rocky Flats Plant to determine: (1) whether relocating the plutonium-processing operations to other DOE sites is a viable alternative to correcting problems with the processing building; (2) what effect such a relocation would have on public health and safety in the Denver, Colorado, area; and (3) w...
Telephone Communications: Issues Affecting Rural Telephone Service
RCED-87-74: Published: Mar 17, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) efforts to track and evaluate the effects of its regulatory decisions on telephone service to rural areas; and (2) the key issues and problems facing rural telephone companies and subscribers.GAO found that, although FCC issued regulatory decisions designed to price telephone service more compet...
Navy Contracting: Progress Toward Competing Trident Submarine Construction
NSIAD-86-215FS: Published: Sep 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 7, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Navy's efforts to establish competition in the Trident submarine construction program.GAO noted that, through fiscal year 1986, the Navy awarded 13 contracts to one contractor for the design and construction of the Trident submarine. GAO found that the Navy decided to establish competition for the submarine's construction because: (1) of the potential to save money; and (2) it bel...
Motor Carriers: Analysis of Estimated Costs To Establish a Motor Carrier Administration
RCED-86-211BR: Published: Aug 8, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) analyzed the cost impact of proposed legislation to establish a motor carrier administration within the Department of Transportation (DOT); and (2) identified and provided information on readily identifiable motor carrier activities that DOT excluded from the hypothetical organization.GAO found that separating the motor carrier program into a free-s...
Department of Energy's Transuranic Waste Disposal Plan Needs Revision
RCED-86-90: Published: Mar 21, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed certain aspects of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Transuranic (TRU) Waste Disposal and Defense Waste Management Plan to determine: (1) whether the plan covered the permanent disposal of all TRU waste; (2) whether the plan identified all costs for the permanent disposal of TRU waste; and (3) the status of DOE efforts to resolve environmental and s...
Problems in Constructing Embassy Facilities in Cairo, Egypt
129910: May 20, 1986
GAO testified on the State Department Foreign Buildings Office's (FBO) difficulties in constructing embassy facilities in Cairo, Egypt. GAO noted that: (1) design problems and changes caused delays and added costs; (2) FBO inadequately evaluated the contractors' financial and technical capabilities; (3) FBO inadequately monitored the site project manager's activities; and (4) the project manager i...
Bureau of Reclamation's Bonneville Unit of the Central Utah Project Future Repayment Arrangements
129273: Mar 11, 1986
GAO testified on its concerns regarding future repayment arrangements for the Bureau of Reclamation's Bonneville Unit, Central Utah Project. In a previous report, GAO concluded that: (1) the Bureau's use of the Water Supply Act of 1958 to defer the repayment of costs associated with the majority of municipal and industrial water supplies of the Bonneville Unit was illegal; (2) such a deferment cou...