Cost control (31 - 40 of 87 items)
Government Restructuring: Identifying Potential Duplication in Federal Missions and Approaches
T-AIMD-95-161: Published: Jun 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 1995.
GAO discussed how the federal government addresses its various missions and the potential for government restructuring. GAO noted that: (1) most federal spending is driven by relatively few organizations and missions; (2) most federal departments and agencies address more than one mission area; (3) the monetary significance of a department to a mission area varies considerably; (4) the federal gov...
General Services Administration: Opportunities for Cost Savings and Service Improvements
T-GGD-95-96: Published: Mar 29, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 1995.
GAO discussed congressional oversight of the General Services Administration (GSA), focusing on opportunities for cost savings and service improvements. GAO noted that GSA: (1) has a virtual monopoly over the provision of federal office space, supplies and equipment, and certain other mission-support services; (2) resembles a large business enterprise, although it has structural weaknesses in the...
Federal Motor Vehicles: Private and State Practices Can Improve Fleet Management
GGD-95-18: Published: Dec 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the federal government's management of its motor vehicle fleet, focusing on: (1) obstacles to achieving cost-efficient fleet management; and (2) public and private fleet management practices that might be applicable to the federal fleet.GAO found that: (1) obstacles to cost-efficient federal fleet management include the lack of uniform guidance for...
Federal Buildings Fund Limitations
GGD-93-34R: Published: Apr 5, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Buildings Fund's (FBF) ability to finance needed capital investment in General Services Administration (GSA)-controlled federal buildings. GAO found that: (1) federal agencies' rent payments are insufficient to finance growing capital investment needs and leased space costs due to restrictions on the rent GSA can charge federal agencies...
General Services Administration: Increased Direct Delivery of Supplies Could Save Millions
GGD-93-32: Published: Dec 28, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 28, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the General Services Administration's (GSA) depot-based supply distribution system to determine if shipping directly from suppliers to customer agencies would reduce costs.GAO found that: (1) GSA could save millions of dollars if it shipped orders directly from suppliers to customer agencies; (2) federal agencies pay nearly three times as much in p...
Federal Contracting: Cost-effective Contract Management Requires Sustained Commitment
T-RCED-93-2: Published: Dec 3, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1992.
GAO discussed civilian agency contracting practices and steps which could be taken to improve contractor management and oversight. GAO noted that: (1) civil agency contracting problems included agency reliance on contractors to carry out agency missions, ineffective contract administration, insufficient contract auditing oversight, and a lack of high-level management attention to contract manageme...
Long-Term Neglect of Federal Building Needs
T-GGD-91-64: Published: Aug 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1991.
GAO discussed the General Services Administration's (GSA) public buildings program, focusing on: (1) the consequences of the government's failure to invest sufficiently in public buildings; and (2) obstacles affecting GSA ability to effectively meet federal space needs. GAO noted that: (1) GSA lack of investment in the federal buildings infrastructure is short-sighted and has long-term cost implic...
Telecommunications: GSA's Difficulties Managing FTS 2000
IMTEC-91-45: Published: Jun 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the General Services Administration's (GSA) management of the Federal Telecommunications System (FTS) 2000 contracts, focusing on: (1) whether GSA justified its reassignment of Navy traffic to another vendor; (2) the impact of the reassignment on the revenue allocation between the vendors; and (3) the adequacy of GSA enforcement of the statute requ...
Mail Management: GSA Needs to Improve Support of Agency Programs
GGD-90-49: Published: Aug 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the General Services Administration's (GSA) support to federal agencies in managing the cost of agencies' mail operations.GAO found that: (1) while GSA has recently emphasized strategic planning to meet several of its other responsibilities, it lacks a comprehensive plan for its mail leadership responsibilities; (2) GSA mail management resource le...
How to Enhance Congressional Oversight
T-GGD-90-40: Published: May 8, 1990. Publicly Released: May 8, 1990.
GAO discussed how congressional oversight of executive agencies and programs can greatly enhance program operations by focusing on program and policy implementation. GAO noted that executive agencies need: (1) necessary mission planning systems to provide organizational direction; (2) modern and accurate financial and management information systems to monitor operations; (3) effective evaluation e...