Research and development costs (51 - 60 of 71 items)
[Review of DOD Programs Funded With R&D Appropriations]
B-220682: Published: Feb 21, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's use of fiscal year 1985 research and development appropriations for the acquisition of the Ship Propulsion System. GAO found that, under the authorization act, funds are available only for the Rankine-Cycle Energy Recovery System and the MK-92 Fire Control System, and the obligation of these funds for some other purpose might require...
Collecting Research and Development Costs on Commercial Military Sales
NSIAD-86-44: Published: Feb 28, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) procedures for identifying, monitoring, and collecting nonrecurring research, development, and production costs applicable to commercial sales licensed for export by the Departments of State and Commerce.GAO noted that prior internal audits and congressional reports have concluded that millions of dollars have been lost because effective procedures ha...
University Funding: Federal Funding Mechanisms in Support of University Research
RCED-86-53: Published: Feb 13, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided a summary of: (1) the past and current array of federal funding mechanisms, including relative magnitudes of support, used by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Defense, Energy, and Agriculture to provide funding for university research; (2) the...
Requirement That U.S. Companies Recover U.S. Government Research and Development Costs From Foreign Customers
NSIAD-84-156: Published: Sep 6, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether regulations requiring Department of Defense (DOD) recoupment of commercial sales of research, development, and test and evaluation (RDT&E) costs, from foreign military sales customers, correctly implement U.S. law. GAO also reviewed DOD practices in the recoupment procedures.The Arms Export Control Act states that letters of offer for go...
Survey To Identify Models Used by Executive Agencies in the Policymaking Process
PAD-82-46: Published: Sep 24, 1982. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO processed and analyzed the results of a congressional questionnaire sent to 43 departments, agencies, and other Federal entities to determine the nature and number of major computer models being used by Federal agencies in the policymaking process.Based on the agencies' responses, 357 models were identified. The number of models reported in use range fro...
Better Accountability Procedures Needed in NSF and NIH Research Grant Systems
PAD-81-29: Published: Sep 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1981.
GAO assessed the systems used by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to determine which research proposals by colleges, universities, and other nonprofit research institutions are to be funded and how scientific performance on the grants is assessed when continued support is provided. Specifically, GAO focused on the peer review system of the scientifi...
Comments on H.R. 7689
B-200171: Published: Nov 18, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 18, 1980.
Comments on the Research and Development Authorization Estimates Act, H.R. 7689, are presented. GAO has historically encouraged Congress to think, debate, and act with a longer term perspective and to focus more attention on crosscutting national policy areas such as science and technology. The 2-year budget estimates required by H.R. 7689 would be an important step toward longer range planning an...
Severe Storms Research Activities
110577: Oct 10, 1979
A review was made of the severe storms research activities within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).There is a need for improved communication and coordination between the group that is responsible for issuing public forecasts and warnings and the group that is responsible for research to improve forecasting and warning capability. The problem is complicated by the fact th...
Federal R&D Budget
109022: Apr 5, 1979
A national policy for planning and resource allocation for science and technology programs is needed. There is a high positive correlation between research and development (R&D) investment and economic growth. The federal government must continue to provide major support for basic research and it is important to provide a stable base of funding from year to year. Criteria are needed for determinat...
Reporting of Federal Funds for Research and Development
PSAD-78-133: Published: Aug 9, 1978. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 1978.
Annually, the National Science Foundation (NSF) gathers data from federal agencies on their research and development support. The reporting procedures of four agencies responsible for over 85 percent of the federal research and development funds included in NSF reports were reviewed for 1976 (the completed year), 1977 (the current year), and 1978 (the budget year). The overall totals were found to...