Program management (31 - 40 of 43 items)
Air Traffic Control: Status of FAA's Effort to Modernize the System
RCED-90-146FS: Published: Apr 17, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) National Airspace System Plan (NAS), focusing on the: (1) overall status of the program; and (2) program's 12 major systems' projected cost and schedule as of January 1990.GAO found that: (1) FAA had completed 28 projects, or about 32 percent of all NAS projects, but the completed projects r...
Federal Aviation Administration's Acquisition of the Advanced Automation System
T-IMTEC-87-6: Published: May 8, 1987. Publicly Released: May 8, 1987.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) fiscal year 1988 request for funds to: (1) award the Advanced Automation System (AAS) contract; and (2) continue the New York Terminal Radar Approach Control (NY TRACON) expansion program. FAA plans to have AAS replace existing airport hardware, software, and air traffic controller workstations to: (1) increase controller productivity and s...
Greater Use of Value Engineering Has the Potential To Save the Department of Transportation Millions in Construction Costs
RCED-85-14: Published: Nov 2, 1984. Publicly Released: Nov 2, 1984.
GAO discussed the potential of value engineering (VE) to reduce costs and the extent that it is currently used in Department of Transportation (DOT) administrations with major construction programs.GAO found that, although DOT does not have a policy requiring that VE be used in its construction programs, two of its administrations use this method to a limited extent. DOT believes that VE can produ...
Greater Emphasis on Information Resource Management Is Needed at the Federal Aviation Administration
RCED-83-60: Published: Nov 24, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 23, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) planning, management, acquisition and use of automatic data processing (ADP) for personnel, financial management, accident/incident/violation reporting and other administrative functions.FAA has taken steps to improve its ADP procedures and guidelines for initiating and approving national hardware and softwa...
Need To Periodically Reassess Mass Transit Construction Projects
RCED-83-82: Published: Dec 22, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1982.
GAO reviewed Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) policies for project administration because UMTA has made large expenditures over the past decade to finance construction of capital projects. The review focused on a high-speed rail project in Philadelphia and a project extending the New York City subway system.Although UMTA has taken significant steps to ensure that only meritorious pr...
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...
Mission Effectiveness of the AV-8B Harrier II Could Be Improved if Actions Are Taken Now
MASAD-82-19: Published: Feb 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1982.
GAO reviewed the AV-8B Harrier II program to provide Congress with a status report on its development. The AV-8B Harrier II is a light attack aircraft with vertical and short-takeoff and landing capability being developed by the Navy to provide close air support for Marine Corps amphibian forces. The AV-8B is designed to be a substantially improved version of the AV-8A aircraft currently used by t...
Questioned Highway Safety Program Costs in Mississippi
CED-81-155: Published: Sep 29, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1981.
In response to a congressional request concerning the resolution of questioned highway safety program costs in Mississippi, GAO investigated whether the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) had fairly and equitably reviewed the State's response to two Department of Transportation's Office of Inspector General (OIG) audit reports on the Mississippi Governor's Highway Safety Progra...
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 Plagued Department of Agriculture's Grasshopper Control Program in 1979
CED-80-95: Published: Aug 11, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1980.
The Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) did not adequately manage the program to control grasshoppers in 17 Western States in 1979. Efforts by Federal and State officials and local participants were not sufficiently coordinated. Management weaknesses reduced the ability of the local project managers of APHIS to effectively identify areas to be sprayed to...