Historic preservation (1 - 10 of 42 items)
Midway Atoll: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Faces Many Competing Priorities
GAO-16-382: Published: Jun 2, 2016. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 2016.
According to officials in the Department of the Interior's U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), operations funding for Midway Atoll (Midway) has decreased in recent years and project-specific funding has varied. Specifically, budget officials said that FWS, after increasing the funding allocated to Midway's operations to more than $4 million by fiscal year 2011, decreased Midway's allocation by m...
Federal Real Property: Improved Data Needed to Strategically Manage Historic Buildings, Address Multiple Challenges
GAO-13-35: Published: Dec 11, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 2013.
The General Services Administration (GSA), the National Park Service (NPS), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have undertaken portfolio-wide efforts in recent years to identify historic buildings they hold, nominate some of those buildings to the National Register of Historic Places, and manage their historic buildings in an effort to comply with the requirements in the National Historic...
Recovery Act: Factors Affecting the Department of Energy's Program Implementation
GAO-10-497T: Published: Mar 4, 2010. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 2010.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act)--initially estimated to cost $787 billion in spending and tax provisions--aims to promote economic recovery, make investments, and minimize or avoid reductions in state and local government services. The Recovery Act provided the Department of Energy (DOE) more than $43.2 billion, including $36.7 billion for projects and activities...
Recovery Act: Project Selection and Starts Are Influenced by Certain Federal Requirements and Other Factors
GAO-10-383: Published: Feb 10, 2010. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 2010.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) aims to stimulate the economy. It provided $787 billion in spending and tax provisions; more than a third of the money was slated for projects and activities, including construction and certain research projects. To implement a project using federal funds, agencies and funding recipients must comply with federal laws and regulations...
Architect of the Capitol: Plans for Renovating the Cannon House Office Building and Garages
GAO-09-673T: Published: May 6, 2009. Publicly Released: May 6, 2009.
The Cannon House Office Building (Cannon Building)--completed in 1908--and the East and West House Underground Garages (East and West Garages)--built in 1968--have deteriorated over time and will need to be repaired, according to assessments conducted for the Architect of the Capitol (AOC). AOC plans to renovate these three facilities over approximately the next 8 years as part of a long-term effo...
St. Elizabeths Hospital: Real Property Issues Related to the West Campus
GAO-01-434: Published: Apr 16, 2001. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 2001.
The west campus of St. Elizabeths hospital is a unique property that is generally acknowledged to be in poor condition. GAO concludes that a significant sum of money and much work would be needed to prepare the west campus for reuse. This work would include stabilizing and mothballing the buildings for the period of time when the excess and disposal process will take place, developing plans for pr...
Feasibility of Moving the Forest Service From the Sidney Yates Building
GGD-00-208R: Published: Sep 28, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the feasibility of moving the Forest Service's Washington, D.C., employees from the Sidney Yates Building into the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) South Building, focusing on: (1) the estimated occupancy level of the modernized South Building; (2) the feasibility of moving Forest Service employees and other operations housed in the Sidney Yates...
Military Infrastructure: Real Property Management Needs Improvement
NSIAD-99-100: Published: Sep 7, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) management of the maintenance of its real properties, focusing on: (1) how the services determine and prioritize maintenance and repair requirements and how they allocate resources to meet their needs; (2) promising practices in facility management that the services could consider; and (3) barriers to implementing...
Federal Real Property Management: Answers to Hearing Questions
GGD-99-130R: Published: Jul 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO responded to congressional questions concerning federal real property management, focusing on: (1) whether GAO would advocate a more uniform management of government-owned real property; (2) whether the dispersion of ownership is a weakness in the effective management of real property; (3) what caused the weaknesses found in the management and maintenance o...
Public-Private Partnerships: Key Elements of Federal Building and Facility Partnerships
GGD-99-23: Published: Feb 3, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the key elements of partnerships between the federal government and the private sector that were formed to help the government acquire and operate federal real estate and facilities more efficiently and effectively, focusing on the experiences of six federal partnerships formed by the: (1) National Park Service; (2) Department of Veterans Affairs...