Engineering (1 - 10 of 15 items)
Science And Technology: Air Force's Planning Process Meets Statutory Requirement
GAO-02-273: Published: Feb 14, 2002. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 2002.
Congress and the scientific community are concerned that the Air Force's investment in science and technology may be too low to meet the challenges presented by new and emerging threats. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001 requires the Air Force to review its science and technology programs to assess the budgetary resources currently used and those needed to adequately addr...
Environmental Protection: Research and Development of Plasma Arc Technology Used to Treat Hazardous Waste
NSIAD-99-51R: Published: Feb 16, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on three selected research and development initiatives using the plasma arc technology to treat waste, focusing on comparing the characteristics of the largest of the Department of Energy (DOE) initiatives and both Navy shore and ship initiatives.GAO noted that: (1) the three initiatives use a similar source of heat to treat waste, but...
Health and Safety: Environmental Oversight of Classified Federal Research
T-RCED-96-99: Published: Mar 12, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1996.
GAO discussed its review of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) capability to conduct environmental oversight of classified federal research. GAO noted that: (1) EPA conducts limited oversight of classified federal research, primarily relying on agencies' internal environmental monitoring programs; (2) although agencies are required to submit environmental impact statements (EIS) to EPA fo...
Military Airlift: Cost and Complexity of the C-17 Aircraft Research and Development Program
NSIAD-91-5: Published: Mar 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the cost and complexity of the Air Force's C-17 aircraft research and deployment program.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force allocated a $4.2-billion target price to the full-scale engineering development portion of the contract; (2) about 51 percent of that target price was attributable to C-17 design and development, and the remainin...
Degradable Plastics: Standards, Research and Development
RCED-88-208: Published: Sep 20, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO studied federal government activities to encourage the research and development (R&D) of degradable plastics, to: (1) identify the extent of federal and private sector efforts to develop standards for degradable plastics; and (2) describe federal agencies' support of degradable plastics R&D.GAO found that: (1) the federal government and the private secto...
Competition: Information on Federally Funded Research and Development Centers
NSIAD-88-116FS: Published: May 24, 1988. Publicly Released: May 24, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding 12 federally funded research and development centers (FFRDC), focusing on: (1) their official statements of mission; (2) how the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Energy (DOE) oversee FFRDC; and (3) how DOD or DOE place work at FFRDC they sponsor.GAO found that: (1) FFRDC conducted research or policy analyses i...
National Aero-Space Plane: A Technology Development and Demonstration Program To Build the X-30
NSIAD-88-122: Published: Apr 27, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1988.
GAO reviewed the National Aerospace Plane (NASP) Program, a joint Department of Defense (DOD) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) technology development and demonstration program to build and test the X-30 experimental flight vehicle.GAO found that: (1) although NASP was a technologically challenging and high-risk program, it had potentially high payoffs; (2) the program sched...
Federal Research Projects: Concerns About DOE's Super Collider Site Selection Process
RCED-87-175FS: Published: Aug 6, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) selection of a site for its proposed superconducting super collider (SSC) to determine whether: (1) precedents exist for selecting sites for multimillion dollar research projects on the basis of competitive bidding, with states providing land and other incentives; (2) federal research and development funds have b...
Recommendation for Improving Testing of EF-111A Tactical Jamming System
PSAD-78-130: Published: Jun 30, 1978. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1978.
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