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The Nation's Fiscal Health: Action is Needed to Address the Federal Government's Fiscal Future
GAO-17-237SP: Published: Jan 17, 2017. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 2017.
The Congress and incoming Administration face serious economic, security, and social challenges that will require difficult policy choices in the short term about the level of federal spending and investments as well as ways to obtain needed resources. At the same time, the federal government is highly leveraged in debt by historical norms. In addition to near term financing decisions, a broader p...
U.S. Postal Service: Status, Financial Outlook, and Alternative Approaches to Fund Retiree Health Benefits
GAO-13-112: Published: Dec 4, 2012. Publicly Released: Dec 27, 2012.
The Postal Service Retiree Health Benefits Fund (PSRHBF) covered about 49 percent of the U.S. Postal Service's (USPS) $94 billion retiree health benefit liability at fiscal year-end 2012. USPS's deteriorating financial outlook, however, will make it difficult to continue the current prefunding schedule in the short term, and possibly to fully fund the remaining $48 billion unfunded liability over...
NASA Procurement: Status of Efforts to Improve Oversight
NSIAD-98-198R: Published: Jul 13, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) efforts to improve its procurement assessment and performance measurement processes, focusing on whether those efforts have been sufficient to warrant removing NASA contract management from the Comptroller General's high-risk list.GAO noted that: (1) removing NASA contract man...
[Comments on Availability of Federal Funds To Pay Expenses of Supervising a Rerun of Teamsters Election]
B-279886: Published: Apr 28, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1998.
GAO commented on the availability of federal funds to pay the expenses of supervising a rerun of the 1996 International Brotherhood of Teamsters election, focusing on the use of funds from the: (1) 1997 Justice Appropriations Act; (2) 1998 Justice and Labor Appropriations Acts; and (3) Judgment Fund. GAO noted that: (1) because the funds in the 1997 Justice Appropriations Act would remain availabl...
Federal Research: Implementation of the Super Collider's Cost and Schedule Control System
RCED-92-242: Published: Jul 21, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the cost and schedule for the Department of Energy's (DOE) Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) project, focusing on the: (1) time frame and basis of its data supporting its April 1992 testimony; and (2) status of its review and the present implementation status of the DOE system for managing the SSC project's cost and schedule.GAO f...
Interpretation of Two Provisions in the Defense Production Act of 1950
B-96983: Published: Aug 1, 1979. Publicly Released: May 6, 1985.
GAO commented on the provisions in subsections 717(a), 301(d), and 305(c) of S. 932, a bill to amend the Defense Production Act of 1950. Subsection 717(a) will require Congress to appropriate funds before an authority to expend the funds can be used. With regard to the loan guarantee authority, the provision requires that a statement be made in the agency's appropriation act specifically setting f...
GPO Needs To Analyze Alternatives To Overcome Physical Limitations in Government Printing Operations
PLRD-82-20: Published: Jan 4, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1982.
GAO was requested to determine if the location, design, and age of the Government Printing Office's (GPO) buildings have adversely affected its manufacturing operations.Numerous inefficiencies in the GPO manufacturing operations can be attributed to the buildings GPO occupies. Inefficiencies in GPO occur from the time paper is first delivered at the receiving docks to the time it leaves the shippi...