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State Department: Overseas Emergency Security Program Progressing, But Costs Are Increasing
NSIAD-00-83: Published: Mar 8, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO described the Department of State's Overseas Emergency Security Program, focusing on: (1) progress that State has made in implementing the program funded by the emergency supplemental appropriations and the challenges State faces in completing the program; and (2) State's long-term capital construction program and its response to a study on overseas presenc...
Surface Infrastructure: Costs, Financing and Schedules for Large-Dollar Transportation Projects
RCED-98-64: Published: Feb 12, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the costs, financing, and schedules for large-dollar transportation projects, focusing on eight projects that will play critical roles in the infrastructure networks of six urban areas in the United States.GAO noted that: (1) in 1997, the Bay Area Rapid Transit system began construction on an 8-mile extension of its existing system to provide trans...
Navy Office Space: Cost Estimate for Consolidating the Naval Systems Commands May Be High
GGD-91-61: Published: Mar 8, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the General Services Administration's (GSA) cost estimates for consolidating Naval Systems Commands offices in a single facility in northern Virginia.GAO found that: (1) GSA estimated that it would cost $273.8 million to construct 1 million square feet of occupiable space; (2) the GAO construction cost estimate was $34.8 million lower than the GSA...
Greater Use of Value Engineering Has the Potential To Save Millions on Wastewater Treatment Projects
RCED-85-85: Published: Jul 16, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1985.
GAO reported on whether value engineering (VE) could be used to achieve cost reductions for wastewater treatment plants funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by extending VE to: (1) design plans of projects costing from $1 million to $10 million; and (2) construction through the use of construction incentive clauses. VE is a method of analyzing a product or service so that its functi...
Savings Possible Through Recognition of Favorable Financing and Tax Abatements in Contract Rents
106278: Jun 27, 1978
Under the new construction and substantial rehabilitation portion of the section 8 lower-income rental program, rents must be approved individually for each proposed unit based on rents for comparable units in the area. Appropriate reductions in contract rents (total rents payable to the owner including the portion payable by the family) may be made where a project proposal is expected to benefit...
Relocation of U.S. Army Signal Activities From Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, to Fort Gordon, Georgia
B-172707: Published: Jun 25, 1974. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Better Planning Can Reduce Size of Wastewater Treatment Facilities, Saving Millions in Construction Costs
CED-82-82: Published: Jul 8, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1982.
GAO conducted a review to evaluate the effectiveness of the facility planning process for constructing wastewater treatment plants and to determine whether changed conditions, such as increases or decreases in population projections or industrial flow for proposed service areas, were recognized and incorporated into the facility plans before the plant was designed or before construction started.GA...
Request To Fully Fund Two Nuclear Aircraft Carriers in Fiscal Year 1983
MASAD-82-27: Published: Mar 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's proposal for fully funding two nuclear aircraft carriers in fiscal year (FY) 1983 to determine if their projected delivery schedule and cost avoidance estimate are achievable. According to the Navy, fully funding both carriers in FY 1983 will result in a delivery date for each which will be about 2 years earlier than would be possible if...
The Effectiveness of the Department of Labor's Office of Construction Industry Services
AFMD-82-28: Published: Dec 18, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 28, 1981.
The overall objectives of the Office of Construction Industry Services (OCIS) are to improve productivity in the construction industry and to reduce the costs of construction services procured by Federal, State, and local governments. Approaches have centered on reducing the seasonality of public construction and improving cooperation among labor, management, and government in construction procure...
Reforming Interest Provisions in Federal Water Laws Could Save Millions
CED-82-3: Published: Oct 22, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 1981.
The cost of financing the construction of federal water projects for irrigation and municipal and industrial consumers has increased substantially since the first projects were built in the early 1900's. Because conditions have changed since repayment policies were established, GAO took a look at the full cost of financing water projects to determine whether expenditures can be reduced.By law, wat...