Cost analysis (121 - 130 of 165 items)
Space Station: NASA Efforts To Establish a Design-To-Life-Cycle Cost Process
NSIAD-88-147: Published: May 5, 1988. Publicly Released: May 5, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) implementation of cost control measures for space station operations.GAO found that NASA: (1) reviewed its efforts to establish a programwide design-to-life-cycle policy after an inconclusive attempt in 1986; (2) was considering a draft directive to help establish a management system to...
New L.A. Federal Courthouse: Evidence Is Insufficient To Suggest That Congress Reconsider Its Approval
GGD-88-43BR: Published: Mar 23, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined alternative proposals of the General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, for meeting the long-term space needs of the District Court in Los Angeles, California.GAO found that the GSA proposal would: (1) provide space for the court's expansion needs in a planned GSA federal building; (2) split c...
Civilian Agencies' Management and Use of Aircraft
T-GGD-88-15: Published: Feb 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 29, 1988.
GAO discussed federal civilian agencies' management and use of government-owned aircraft. GAO noted that civilian agencies: (1) operated about 1,100 aircraft with an estimated book value of about $2 billion and annual operation and maintenance costs of $650 million; and (2) used aircraft equipped for unique missions for passenger transportation, although commercial airlines and charter air service...
Missile Development: Development Status of the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile
NSIAD-87-168: Published: Aug 14, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 14, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile at the low-rate and full-rate production milestones, focusing on: (1) design stability; (2) test adequacy; and (3) the accuracy of the cost estimate for 17,000 Air Force missiles.GAO found that, at the time of the low-rate production decision: (1) there were design, performance, and cost...
Space Station: National Aeronautics and Space Administration's 1987 Cost Estimate
NSIAD-87-180FS: Published: Jul 21, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the methodology the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) used in estimating the cost of a permanent manned space station program.GAO found that: (1) in late 1986, the NASA Administrator directed the revalidation or modification of a 1984 space station cost estimate of $8 billion; (2) NASA estimated the cost of each known detailed wo...
Space Shuttle: Issues Associated With the Vandenberg Launch Site
NSIAD-87-32BR: Published: Oct 31, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the space shuttle program's Vandenberg launch site (VLS) in California, specifically: (1) the Air Force's cost estimates for various VLS operating levels and VLS technical issues identified in a congressional report; (2) plans for manned spaceflight from VLS; (3) the President's rationale for replacing the space shuttle Challenger...
Contracting Out: NASA Not Complying With OMB Circular A-76
NSIAD-86-15: Published: Nov 27, 1985. Publicly Released: Nov 27, 1985.
GAO reviewed contract administration at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Lewis Research Center.GAO found that: (1) the Center contracted out functions for services without comparing the contract costs to in-house performance costs; and (2) NASA does not comply with the Office of Management and and Budget (OMB) Circular A-76, which requires agencies to perform such cost co...
Weather Satellite Costs Have Increased: Problems Have Occurred in Their Manufacturing Quality Control
RCED-86-28: Published: Oct 31, 1985. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) policies and practices for planning and procuring its weather satellites, including quality assurance practices and the reasons for the increasing weather satellite costs.GAO found that two problems occurred in the quality control of weather satellite manufacturing: (1) both polar orbitin...
Request for Information Concerning Space Transportation System
B-202664: Published: Apr 15, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
No summary is currently available...
Relocation of the Western Executive Seminar Center
126499: Mar 15, 1985
GAO discussed the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) proposal to relocate the Western Executive Seminar Center from Denver to Grand Junction, Colorado. A planned relocation in summer 1984 was deferred based on previous GAO recommendations. Circumstances have changed significantly since the prior GAO analysis, and currently available data suggest a stronger economic case for relocation to Gran...