Program management (71 - 80 of 96 items)
Status of Convention Center Project
AIMD-96-44R: Published: Feb 21, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of the District of Columbia's convention center project, focusing on the: (1) predevelopment and capital project costs; (2) project's financing; (3) revenues generated from dedicated taxes; and (4) project's timetable for completion. GAO noted that: (1) the District estimated predevelopment and capital project costs at abo...
GPRA Performance Reports
GGD-96-66R: Published: Feb 14, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO presented its initial observations on selected agencies' implementation of the Government Performance and Results Act. GAO noted that: (1) among the 13 pilot projects selected for review, there are some individual practices that can enhance the general usefulness of future performance reports to decisionmakers and the public; (2) these practices include d...
Federal Research: Advanced Technology Program's Indirect Cost Rates and Program Evaluation Status
RCED-93-221: Published: Sep 10, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation of the Advanced Technology Program (ATP) by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), focusing on: (1) ATP awardees' indirect costs; (2) completed ATP projects; and (3) NIST plans to evaluate ATP effectiveness.GAO found that: (1) ATP assists U.S. businesses in applying new technology to improve their competitive...
Department of Energy: Project Management at the Rocky Flats Plant Needs Improvement
RCED-93-32: Published: Oct 16, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the adequacy of the implementation of the project management process at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Rocky Flats Plant in Colorado, focusing on: (1) whether DOE and a contractor's implementation of the project management has led to problems affecting any additional projects; (2) what DOE and the contractor have done to identify project manageme...
Department of Energy: Status of Reporting Compliance for DOE's Major System Acquisitions
RCED-92-204FS: Published: Aug 24, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of the Department of Energy's (DOE) compliance with documentation and reporting requirements for its major system acquisitions (MSA).GAO found that: (1) as of June 1992, 27 of 37 DOE MSA had progressed beyond the conceptual design stage and had an estimated total project cost of about $35 billion; (2) seven MSA did not hav...
FTS 2000: GSA Must Resolve Critical Pricing Issues
IMTEC-91-79: Published: Sep 11, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the effectiveness of General Services Administration (GSA) efforts to obtain competitive rates for telecommunications services under the Federal Telecommunications System (FTS) 2000 contracts.GAO found that: (1) the government will continue to pay more than commercial prices for FTS 2000 services until the next fiscal year, unless prices are reduce...
Defense Health Care: Procurement of an Interactive Videodisc Program for AIDS Education
HRD-91-53: Published: Feb 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to initiate an education program for the military services on acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), focusing on: (1) DOD development and management of the program; (2) the legality of DOD procurement of the AIDS education program; and (3) DOD program expenditures through August 1990 and its plans for f...
Air Force Procurement of C-5 Crash Damage Kits
T-NSIAD-89-11: Published: Mar 22, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1989.
GAO discussed the Air Force's acquisition of C-5 aircraft crash damage kits to: (1) examine whether the Air Force adequately justified the acquisition; (2) review the procurement process; and (3) review an allegation that a retired Air Force officer violated conflict-of-interest laws during the procurement process. GAO found that: (1) the Air Force did not have sufficient data to make a proper det...
Transition Series: NASA Issues
OCG-89-15TR: Published: Nov 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1988.
GAO summarized information relating to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) critical program management issues.GAO noted that NASA management problems causing project delays and increasing costs include: (1) lack of a strategic long-term plan for civil space projects; (2) inconsistent and incomplete project cost reports; (3) lack of a life-cycle cost management process for it...
Decennial Census: Issues Related to Questionnaire Development
GGD-86-74BR: Published: May 5, 1986. Publicly Released: May 23, 1986.
In response to congressional requests, GAO examined the Census Bureau's 1990 decennial census planning effort, focusing on the 1990 short-form questionnaire, since it is a major factor affecting response rates, quality of response, respondent burden, and data processing requirements.Because the Bureau incurred the majority of 1980 census costs in the collection, preparation, and processing of data...