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Coast Guard Cutters: Actions Needed Now to Ensure Better Management of Parts and Supplies
RCED-95-62: Published: Jan 24, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 24, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Coast Guard's inventory management system for its fleet of 240 cutters to identify any wasteful or inefficient practices that should be changed, focusing on: (1) whether the Coast Guard has the systems it needs to effectively manage its inventory of spare and repair parts and supplies; and (2) initiatives the Coast Guard has under way to improv...
Global Positioning Technology: Opportunities for Greater Federal Agency Joint Development and Use
RCED-94-280: Published: Sep 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the development of differential global positioning systems (DGPS), focusing on: (1) the extent to which federal agencies have been developing joint systems or sharing equipment; and (2) additional steps needed to enhance joint development or sharing of DGPS equipment, facilities, and information.GAO found that: (1) between 1988 and 1993, few agenci...
Debt Settlements: FmHA Can Do More to Collect on Loans and Avoid Losses
RCED-95-11: Published: Oct 18, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) debt settlements, focusing on: (1) how well FmHA protects government interests during debt settlements; and (2) additional FmHA loans to borrowers whose previous debts were forgiven.GAO found that: (1) FmHA is not adequately protecting government interests during debt settlements; (2) FmHA wrote off about $3.4 billion in outstanding farm loans...
National Science Foundation: Better Use of Existing Resources Could Improve Program Administration
RCED-94-95: Published: Jun 24, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), focusing on: (1) how EHR establishes current and future priorities for its education programs; and (2) whether EHR has the resources it needs to effectively administer its programs.GAO found that: (1) EHR sets its program priorities through an informal proc...
Advanced Automation System: Implications of Problems and Recent Changes
T-RCED-94-188: Published: Apr 13, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 1994.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Advanced Automation System (AAS), focusing on the: (1) problems confronting AAS; (1) causes of AAS schedule delays and cost increases; and (3) changes affecting AAS. GAO noted that: (1) serious cost and schedule difficulties have affected AAS despite several FAA management initiatives; (2) an overly ambitious development plan, inadequate ov...
Health and Safety: DOE's Implementation of a Comprehensive Health Surveillance Program Is Slow
RCED-94-47: Published: Dec 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the: (1) status of the Department of Energy's (DOE) efforts to implement a comprehensive health surveillance program; and (2) effectiveness of the current DOE health surveillance program.GAO found that: (1) although almost 4 years have passed since the Secretary of Energy directed the establishment of a comprehensive health surveillance program, DO...
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...
Charter Bus Service: Local Factors Determine Effectiveness of Federal Regulation
RCED-93-162: Published: Sep 7, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the impact of federal charter service regulation on public transit operators providing local charter bus service, focusing on: (1) whether the regulation allows communities to cost-effectively and efficiently meet local transportation needs; (2) the extent to which public transit operators and private charter operators have entered into charter s...
Safety and Health: Key Independent Oversight Program at DOE Needs Strengthening
RCED-93-85: Published: May 17, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the effectiveness of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Site Representative Program's oversight of safety and health at DOE facilities.GAO found that: (1) the DOE Office of Environment, Safety, and Health (ES&H) did not implement its plans for a nationwide inspectors program or develop a systematic approach for assessing line management's performanc...
Aviation Safety: Users Differ in Views of Collision Avoidance System and Cite Problems
RCED-92-113: Published: Mar 16, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Traffic Alert/Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), focusing on: (1) pilots' and air traffic controllers' views on TCAS; (2) FAA actions to address TCAS problems; and (3) key aspects of FAA software development and testing for TCAS, including FAA verification and validation plans for the system.GAO found tha...