Cost analysis (21 - 30 of 38 items)
Department of Agriculture's Payment-In-Kind Program
122983: Nov 3, 1983
In response to a congressional request, testimony was given concerning the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Payment-In-Kind (PIK) Program for 1983. Since 1980, record harvests and decreased domestic and foreign demand have resulted in low commodity prices, decreased farm incomes, and a large buildup of Government-held food stocks. USDA increased its farm program payments fourfold between 1980 an...
Water Resource Construction Costs Could Be Reduced if Value Engineering Were Applied to More Designs and Applied Earlier in the Design Process
RCED-83-127: Published: May 11, 1983. Publicly Released: May 11, 1983.
GAO evaluated the effectiveness of the Corps of Engineers' in-house value engineering (VE) program to identify whether opportunities exist to increase VE savings on water project construction.GAO found that, although VE has reduced the Corps' water resource construction costs by about $565.7 million, greater savings could be achieved by applying VE to more project designs and by applying it earlie...
Effectiveness of Economic Development Programs
120594: Feb 15, 1983
Testifying on the results of its analysis of the effectiveness of economic development programs, GAO stated that it had reached two general conclusions about the historical performance of Federal economic development programs. First, after accounting for the many factors that influence employment growth, these programs did create jobs in the 1970's; however, whether this occurred at the expense of...
Development of the Janus Reactor Complex for Biological Research by the Argonne National Laboratory
B-165117: Published: Feb 18, 1970. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Revitalizing Distressed Areas Through Enterprise Zones: Many Uncertainties Exist
CED-82-78: Published: Jul 15, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1982.
To assist Congress in its deliberations on enterprise zone proposals, GAO reviewed the concept, as well as previous GAO reports on economic development and job creation programs, to identify issues concerning business development, job creation, and the costs of such a program.Enterprise zones have been proposed by the administration as an experimental program to attract businesses and jobs to dist...
Information on Programs Involved in the President's Swap Proposal
CED-82-71: Published: Apr 15, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided statistical information on the Food Stamp, Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), and Medicaid Programs which described: program growth by State, differences in benefit levels among the States, degree of correlation between program growth and unemployment, administrative structure of each program, the extent to which recipients of the F...
How Much Does the Federal Government Spend on Economic Modeling Activities?
PAD-82-26: Published: Feb 16, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified fiscal year (FY) 1978 and FY 1980 federal payments for economic modeling services from each of four private economic forecasting firms. Subsequently, GAO was asked to identify total federal expenditures for both internal and external modeling activities. Due to time constraints, it was agreed that GAO would obtain unverified data from 24 federal...
Proposed Relocation and Consolidation of the Soil Conservation Service at Fort Worth, Texas
CED-82-26: Published: Dec 17, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 17, 1981.
A congressman requested that GAO review the Department of Agriculture's proposed relocation of certain Soil Conservation Service (SCS) functions. The relocation is part of a proposed overall SCS reorganization, consolidation, and employee reduction plan.GAO reviewed the proposal and concluded that neither the SCS proposal nor its supporting data provided an adequate basis for judging the merits of...
Chicago's Tunnel and Reservoir Plan--Costs Continue To Rise and Completion of Phase I Is Unlikely
CED-81-51: Published: Jan 21, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1981.
GAO was asked to provide updated cost information on Chicago's Tunnel and Reservoir Plan (TARP). Previous reports by GAO pointed out the staggering cost of the Metropolitan Sanitary District of Greater Chicago's solution to these problems and questioned whether the country could afford such an expensive and precedent-setting endeavor.In its review, GAO found that: (1) the cost of TARP and its asso...
Problems Plagued Department of Agriculture's Grasshopper Control Program in 1979
CED-80-95: Published: Aug 11, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1980.
The Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) did not adequately manage the program to control grasshoppers in 17 Western States in 1979. Efforts by Federal and State officials and local participants were not sufficiently coordinated. Management weaknesses reduced the ability of the local project managers of APHIS to effectively identify areas to be sprayed to...