Construction (1 - 10 of 31 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...
Army Corps of Engineers: The Corps Needs to Take Steps to Identify All Projects and Studies Eligible for Deauthorization
GAO-14-699: Published: Aug 21, 2014. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 2014.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (Corps) backlog list of authorized water resources construction projects is incomplete because the agency does not track all authorized projects and the list does not include studies. Specifically, GAO found that the backlog does not include some projects that were authorized but were not appropriated funds. Corps headquarters officials said that the agency does n...
Olympic Games: Costs to Plan and Stage the Games in the United States
GAO-02-140: Published: Nov 8, 2001. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 2001.
Since 1980, the Winter and Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games hosted in the United States have increased in size and magnitude, as have the total direct costs to plan and stage them. The reported direct costs to plan and stage the games discussed in this report ranged from $363 million to more than $2.4 billion. Although the total dollar amount of federal funding and support has increased, the to...
State Department: Overseas Emergency Security Program Progressing, But Costs Are Increasing
NSIAD-00-83: Published: Mar 8, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO described the Department of State's Overseas Emergency Security Program, focusing on: (1) progress that State has made in implementing the program funded by the emergency supplemental appropriations and the challenges State faces in completing the program; and (2) State's long-term capital construction program and its response to a study on overseas presenc...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...