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Contract Management: Coast Guard's Deepwater Program Needs Increased Attention to Management and Contractor Oversight
GAO-04-380: Published: Mar 9, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 2004.
The Coast Guard's Deepwater program, the largest acquisition program in its history, involves modernizing or replacing ships, aircraft, and communications equipment. The Coast Guard awarded the Deepwater contract to Integrated Coast Guard Systems (ICGS) in June 2002. The Coast Guard estimates the program will cost $17 billion over a 30-year period. ICGS is a system integrator, with responsibility...
NPR's Savings: Claimed Agency Savings Cannot All Be Attributed to NPR
GGD-99-120: Published: Jul 23, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the savings claims from the National Performance Review (NPR), which has been renamed the National Partnership for Reinventing Government, focusing on how the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) estimated savings from selected NPR recommendations targeted toward individual agencies.GAO noted that: (1) NPR claimed savings from agency-specific reco...
High Risk Series: Superfund Program Management
HR-93-10: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
GAO provided information on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) management of the Superfund Program, focusing on EPA: (1) recovery of Superfund clean-up costs from private parties; and (2) inadequate attention to contract management.GAO found that: (1) EPA failed to base its Superfund expenditures on adequate cost-benefit assessments and lacked sufficient program administration to control...
FTS 2000: GSA Must Resolve Critical Pricing Issues
IMTEC-91-79: Published: Sep 11, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the effectiveness of General Services Administration (GSA) efforts to obtain competitive rates for telecommunications services under the Federal Telecommunications System (FTS) 2000 contracts.GAO found that: (1) the government will continue to pay more than commercial prices for FTS 2000 services until the next fiscal year, unless prices are reduce...
Asset Forfeiture: Noncash Property Should Be Consolidated Under the Marshals Service
GGD-91-97: Published: Jun 28, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1991.
GAO reported on various aspects of the Departments of Justice (DOJ) and the Treasury asset forfeiture programs, focusing on: (1) compliance with the legislative requirement to develop and maintain a joint plan to coordinate and consolidate the post-seizure administration of properties seized for drug-related violations; and (2) the potential cost savings if all drug- and nondrug-related seizures w...
General Services Administration's Management of FTS 2000
T-IMTEC-91-9: Published: Apr 18, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1991.
GAO discussed the General Services Administration's (GSA) management of the federal telecommunications system (FTS) 2000 program. GAO noted that: (1) the GSA agreement to assign Navy traffic to one telecommunications corporation, in return for price reductions, may not be in the government's best interests, since it would not result in the desired 60/40 revenue split; (2) while GSA effectively enf...
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...
A-76 Program Issues
T-GGD-90-12: Published: Dec 5, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 1989.
GAO discussed the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Circular A-76 program, focusing on: (1) the program's effect on federal employees and managers; and (2) A-76 program implementation issues. GAO found that: (1) A-76 studies adversely affected employees' morale and productivity and frequently resulted in employee losses; (2) most employees that had their functions contracted out found other...
1990 Census: Overview of Key Issues
GGD-89-77BR: Published: Jul 3, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 3, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO presented an overview of the 1990 decennial census, focusing on the: (1) issues that hinge on the outcome of the census; (2) mechanics of the census; and (3) issues facing census management, including controlling census costs and hiring and retaining a sufficient number of temporary employees to timely and accurately complete the census.GAO found that: (1)...
Transition Series: Commerce Issues
OCG-89-11TR: Published: Nov 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1988.
GAO summarized problems facing the Department of Commerce and provided possible solutions.GAO found that: (1) the International Trade Administration inadequately plans and executes its overseas trade promotion activities; (2) Commerce inadequately oversees and administers the export control system for civilian products with military applications; (3) the Bureau of the Census faces high census cost...