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Request for Information Concerning Space Transportation System
B-202664: Published: Apr 15, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
No summary is currently available...
The FAA Process of Selecting Locations for Automated Flight Service Stations
RCED-84-95: Published: Mar 2, 1984. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) selection process for leased automated flight service stations (AFSS's).GAO found that the guidance provided to FAA regional offices for evaluating community proposals and costs for AFSS facilities did not contain specific instructions on how to evaluate facility communication costs which generally mak...
Issues Facing the Future Use of Alaskan North Slope Natural Gas
RCED-83-102: Published: May 12, 1983. Publicly Released: May 20, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the marketing and financing obstacles encountered by sponsors of the Alaska Natural Gas Transportation System (ANGTS) and alternatives for transporting and using the abundant natural gas reserves of the Alaskan Arctic.Before ANGTS completion can be assured, its participants, a consortium of gas pipeline companies and three gas producers, must secur...
NSF Expenditures for Planning the Overhaul and Conversion of the U.S. Government Ship Glomar Explorer
PLRD-83-47: Published: Mar 4, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO determined the amount of money that has been spent in planning the conversion of the Glomar Explorer from a mining ship to a mobile scientific deep ocean drilling platform. GAO also gave its opinion of the management controls used by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to ensure the reasonableness of expenditures and specifically addressed the contract...
Cost Increases, Technical Problems, and Lack of User Interest Make Continuation of Helistat Program Questionable
MASAD-83-4: Published: Nov 17, 1982. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1982.
GAO reviewed a Forest Service program to develop a lighter-than-air vehicle to demonstrate that aerial logging operations are economical in steep, inaccessible mountainous terrain.GAO has found that the original net cost of the program has increased about 373 percent. Because the remaining development work has not been clearly defined, the validity of the revised cost estimate has not been assesse...
Information on B-747 and C-5B Aircraft Cost Comparisons
MASAD-82-48: Published: Sep 21, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1982.
GAO was asked to evaluate the cost of the B-747 and C-5B aircraft, competing alternatives for airlift enhancement.GAO found that the cost estimates for the B-747 aircraft prepared by the contractor and those prepared by the Air Force vary widely because of differing estimating methods and assumptions. Major differences between the estimates for the B-747 are in the costs associated with operating...
The Fleet Modernization Program: Still Room for Improvement
PLRD-82-65: Published: Jun 14, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Navy's fleet modernization program.The Navy often fails to follow its guidelines concerning the management of its fleet modernization program. As a result, many ship alterations are deferred and data for cost estimates are not available. In addition, the Navy does not always properly order material for the program, resulting in unnecessary...
West Side Highway Project Cost Estimate
CED-81-33: Published: Dec 4, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 4, 1980.
An investigation of the cost of the West Side Highway Project (Westway) was performed to determine if New York State's current estimate was based on a thorough analysis of all costs expected to be involved in Westway's construction. Westway's current cost estimates are based on preliminary engineering designs that were developed originally by New York State for 1975, and approved by the Secretary...
Cost Estimates for U.S. and Canadian F/A-18 Strike Fighters
PSAD-80-74: Published: Aug 19, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 1980.
Information was requested on the cost of the U.S. F/A-18 strike fighter aircraft. The U.S. F/A-18 aircraft's unit cost was compared to the the same aircraft ordered by Canada.The Canadian unit cost estimate of the F/A-18 aircraft is lower than the unit cost of U.S. aircraft which will be delivered over the same time period. However, the estimate for the Canadian purchase does not include research...
Problems in the Northeast Corridor Railway Improvement Project
CED-79-38: Published: Mar 29, 1979. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1979.
The Northeast Corridor Improvement Project (NECIP) to improve rail passenger service between Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C. will not be completed within the established time and funding limits. A review was made of the project's management and planning which contributed to these problems. Previous audits have raised serious questions about the accuracy, reliability, and validity of many Am...