Cost control (51 - 60 of 87 items)
Need To Improve Consolidation Feasibility Studies and Maintenance Practices--GSA
090185: Aug 31, 1977
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Analysis of Energy Reorganization Savings Estimates and Plans
EMD-82-77: Published: Aug 2, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1982.
Pursuant to several congressional requests, GAO reviewed aspects of the administration's proposed reorganization of the Department of Energy (DOE). Specifically, GAO reviewed: (1) the extent to which the administration's fiscal year 1983 budget proposal recognized reorganization costs and savings; (2) the adequacy of documentation in support of the administration's cost savings estimates and its p...
Status of Major Acquisitions as of September 30, 1981: Better Reporting Essential to Controlling Cost Growth
MASAD-82-24: Published: Apr 22, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1982.
GAO reviewed the status of major Federal acquisitions, including acquisitions financed solely with Federal funds and those financed jointly with Federal, State, and other funds. Cost growth of major Federal acquisitions has been a longstanding problem and is a major reason for the preparation annual financial status reports by GAO. This year's data were collected on 802 projects. Previous status r...
Summaries of Conclusions and Recommendations on the Operations of Civil Departments and Agencies
OISS-82-1: Published: Jan 25, 1982. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1982.
A summary is provided of conclusions and recommendations resulting from GAO audits and other review work in federal civil departments and agencies. While the reports have previously brought the matters to the attention of Congress and department officials, the summary was compiled to assist congressional committees in their review of budget requests for fiscal year 1982.The summaries include agenc...
Review of Government-Wide Contracting Systems for Film and Videotape Productions
PLRD-81-61: Published: Sep 21, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1981.
GAO reviewed the utilization and operation of the uniform, Government-wide contracting systems for film and videotape productions.GAO found that the reports required to be submitted by agencies to the National Audiovisual Center are sometimes inaccurate, incomplete, and untimely and that the utilization of the contracting systems by Federal agencies could be improved. Complete and reliable data ar...
Improving Inspector General Operations
115779: Jun 10, 1981
The offices of inspector general have been most successful in realizing savings. Due to their audit and investigative efforts, about $1.4 billion was saved during fiscal year 1980. This represents a savings of approximately seven dollars for every dollar spent on audit and investigation by these offices. In spite of this effectiveness, Inspectors General (IG) continue to have staffing problems tha...
Comments on S. 266, a Bill To Establish a Federal Medical Resources Sharing Committee
B-202672: Published: Apr 24, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1981.
Legislation has been proposed which would establish a Federal Medical Resources Sharing Committee to ensure the most efficient and effective use of Federal health care resources. The bill closely parallels legislation that GAO had recommended in 1978. It specifically addresses obstacles precluding or inhibiting interagency sharing of medical resources among Federal agencies. If effectively impleme...
Effectiveness of GSA's Practice of Centrally Purchasing Low Dollar Value Items Under Nonstores Program
MASAD-81-12: Published: Mar 3, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1981.
GAO reviewed the General Services Administration (GSA) practice of centrally procuring low dollar value items under the nonstores program. Under this program, the Federal Supply Service (FSS) annually makes thousands of low demand procurements in which the total value of the items purchased is less than $500.The administrative cost to centrally purchase these items frequently exceeds the value of...
Federal Agencies' Maintenance of Computer Programs: Expensive and Undermanaged
AFMD-81-25: Published: Feb 26, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1981.
Computer software maintenance consumes a large share of the federal government's automatic data processing (ADP) resources. A review was performed of computer software maintenance operations at 15 federal computer sites.Agencies have a limited overview of their software maintenance operations and have made little concentrated effort to effectively manage and minimize the resources required to main...
Ways To Reduce Government Spending
114339: Jan 29, 1981
GAO has made both programmatic and administrative recommendations for budget savings over the past several years. There is fraud, abuse, and waste in Government. There are many things the Government could do to improve its internal controls over agency programs, collect debts owed to the Government, and take action on previous audit findings that could result in large savings to the Government. GA...