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Corps of Engineers' Benefit-Cost Computation for the Stonewall Jackson Lake Project
117010: Dec 9, 1981
GAO made a limited analysis of the benefit-cost computation for the Stonewall Jackson Lake Project, a multipurpose project being built by the Army Corps of Engineers to provide flood protection, water quality control, area development, water supply, and recreation benefits. Although originally estimated to be completed in 1976 at a cost of $34.5 million, completion is currently estimated for 1987...
Procurement of Support Services at the Transportation Systems Center
116913: Nov 23, 1981
The Transportation Systems Center currently uses seven support service contracts to support its technical staff, provide certain employee services, and assist in the operation of the facility. The cost of these contracts for fiscal year 1981 was approximately $8.3 million.During a review, GAO noted that costs for the Center's health unit were excessive. The contract called for health services whic...
Cost Estimating and Analysis in Program Evaluation
116154: Jan 1, 1981
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 16, Issue 3, Summer 1981. Evaluations have been designed to compare the effectiveness of programs but have seldom included thorough cost comparisons. The implicit assumption often seems to be that the most effective programs are also the most cost-effective. Human service programs have not had good cost models to borrow from because many of these proje...
Need For and Plans To Strengthen Procurement and Property Management Controls at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Laboratories
PSAD-80-66: Published: Aug 18, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1980.
GAO reviewed the procedures and controls designed to prevent fraud, abuse, and waste in selected procurement and property management operations at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.GAO found a serious lack of adherence to procedures and controls prescribed by Federal Procurement and Property Management Regulations. At the National Severe Storms Laboratory, deficiencies existed in...
Questions About the Cost-Benefit Analyses of the Professional Standards Review Organization Program
HRD-80-93: Published: Jun 12, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 1980.
Inquiries were made concerning the cost-benefit analyses of the Professional Standards Review Organization (PSRO) program conducted by the Congressional Budget Office and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Under the Social Security Act, PSRO's do not have statutory authority to review medical care services provided to nonfederally reimbursed patients. Private health insurers may co...
The General Services Administration Should Improve the Management of Its Alterations and Major Repairs Program
LCD-79-310: Published: Jul 17, 1979. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1979.
The General Services Administration (GSA) manages an alterations and major repairs program for 3,300 federal buildings. As of May 1979, estimated costs of all work requirements in the program were about $1.4 billion. In fiscal year (FY) 1978, GSA obligated about $212 million for alterations and repairs, and it plans to obligate about $203 million in FY 1979. GSA also performs alterations work on a...
Historic Preservation Program of the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation
CED-79-71a: Published: Mar 31, 1979. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1979.
A request was made for a review of the proposed demolition of Kann's Department Store as part of a historic preservation program of the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation. Specifically requested was a determination as to whether applicable laws, regulations, and procedures had been followed, and whether the Corporation had fully compared the cost of demolition to the costs of other altern...
Bureau of the Census' Planning, Budgeting, and Accounting for the 1980 Census
108723: Mar 7, 1979
The estimates for the Bureau of the Census' 1980 census are discussed with emphasis on the Bureau's planned procedures to reduce the population undercount. Bureau records indicate a planned expenditure of about $920 million for the 1980 census. When anticipated inflation is considered, it is likely that the 1980 census will cost about $1 billion. The increase of $331 million above the 1970 census...
Costs and Benefits of Government Regulation
107970: Nov 21, 1978
An analysis of costs and benefits of government regulation dealt with the various types of regulatory costs to society, alternatives to regulatory methods, and the need for coordination of regulation. Regulatory costs include direct costs of compliance such as costs of paperwork, equipment modifications, and testing procedures. Indirect costs result from the redirection of industrial research and...
Development of a National Make-or-Buy Strategy: Progress and Problems
PSAD-78-118: Published: Sep 25, 1978. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1978.
There has been much controversy regarding the question of whether the government should provide its own needed goods and services or contract for them with private enterprise. The Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provides overall procurement policy direction for executive agencies. OMB Circular A-76 states that no executive agency will start...