Appropriations for Military Construction Projects in the United Kingdom Exceed Estimated Air Force Costs

PLRD-83-9: Published: Oct 21, 1982. Publicly Released: Oct 21, 1982.

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GAO reported on Department of the Air Force requests for funding of project design and construction supervision, inspection, and overhead (SIOH) for military construction projects in the United Kingdom.

GAO found that the Air Force requests more design and construction SIOH funds than it needs for military construction projects in the United Kingdom, because it does not adjust its current methodology for requesting funds to take into consideration a cost-sharing agreement between the United States and the British Government which lowers the cost of these services. GAO found that the Air Force could reduce its construction SIOH requests for projects in the United Kingdom by $2.3 million and $3.7 million for fiscal years 1982 and 1983, respectively.

Recommendation for Executive Action

  1. Status: Closed - Implemented

    Comments: When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

    Recommendation: The Secretary of the Air Force should require that the agency revise its method of determining the design and construction SIOH funding needs for military construction projects in the United Kingdom so that it requests only funds equal to the fee set out in the cost-sharing agreement between the United States and British Governments.

    Agency Affected: Department of Defense: Department of the Air Force

 

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