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U.S. Infrastructure: Funding Trends and Federal Agencies' Investment Estimates
GAO-01-986T: Published: Jul 23, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 2001.
This testimony discusses the (1) federal government's role in ensuring a sound public infrastructure and (2) estimates of future investment requirements developed by seven federal agencies: the Appalachian Regional Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Federal Highway Administration, the General Services Administration, and the U.S. Army Corps of...
Navy Aircraft Carriers: Cost-Effectiveness of Conventionally and Nuclear-Powered Carriers
NSIAD-98-1: Published: Aug 27, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 27, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO: (1) compared the relative effectiveness of conventionally powered and nuclear-powered aircraft carriers in meeting national security requirements; (2) estimated the total life-cycle costs of conventionally powered and nuclear-powered carriers; and (3) identified implications of an all-nuclear carrier force on overseas homeporting in Japan and overseas pr...
Civil Military Program: List of Fiscal Year 1997 Approved Projects
NSIAD-98-159R: Published: Apr 24, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the projects undertaken in fiscal year (FY) 1997 by the Department of Defense (DOD) through its Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) Program.GAO noted that: (1) Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) officials told GAO that some funding requests were made orally with no supporting documentation provided to OSD; (2) they also said th...
Executive Guide: Leading Practices in Capital Decision-Making (Superseded by AIMD-99-32)
AIMD-98-110: Published: Apr 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1998.
This publication has been superseded by AIMD-99-32, Executive Guide: Leading Practices in Capital Decision-Making, December 1998. GAO published a guide: (1) summarizing the 12 fundamental practices that have been successfully implemented by organizations recognized for their outstanding capital decisionmaking practices; and (2) providing examples of leading practices from which the federal governm...
[Comments on Air Force and Army Corps of Engineers Failure To Comply With FAR Provisions]
B-277979: Published: Jan 26, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1998.
GAO commented on the Air Force and the Army Corps of Engineers failure to comply with certain Federal Acquisition Regulation provisions. GAO noted that the all-encompassing work statement contained in the indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contracts did not reasonably describe the scope of the services, and therefore did not provide potential offerors notice of the work that would be within...
Program Status: Naval Surface Fire Support
NSIAD-97-179R: Published: Aug 6, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Navy's two-phased Naval Surface Fire Support program, focusing on: (1) the status of the Navy's near-term phase, consisting of a modified 5-inch gun, extended-range guided munition, and warfare control system; and (2) identifying issues surrounding the long-term phase, which is needed to address currently stated requirements.GAO noted that: (1) the near-term phase of the Naval Sur...
Coast Guard's Marine Safety Program Staffing
RCED-96-162R: Published: Jun 11, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the staffing practices and availability of training for the Coast Guard Marine Safety Program. GAO noted that: (1) while Congress provided funding for 875 additional positions for the Marine Safety Program, the program's authorized staffing level only increased to 706 positions because the Coast Guard reduced the program size and allocated some pos...
NSIAD-96-167R: Published: May 29, 1996. Publicly Released: May 29, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on how the Department of Defense (DOD) prioritizes its Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) budget. GAO noted that: (1) the extent to which MWR activities are supported by DOD appropriated funds is based on the type of activity or program being supported; (2) MWR activities such as child development centers, libraries, and youth activi...
Marine Safety: Current Status of the VTS 2000 Program and Key Stakeholders' Views on It
T-RCED-96-129: Published: Apr 25, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1996.
GAO discussed the Coast Guard's vessel traffic service (VTS) 2000 program. GAO noted that: (1) it is difficult to judge whether VTS 2000 is the best marine safety system because it is unknown how many ports need the system, how much it will cost, and whether other cost-effective alternatives are available; (2) most key stakeholders do not support VTS 2000 because they believe it will be too costly...
Federal Agencies' Analysis of TDY Travel Processes
AIMD-96-76R: Published: Apr 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed 25 agencies that have recently revised their travel processes. GAO noted that: (1) 11 agencies reported that they had recently revised their temporary duty (TDY) travel processes and had also analyzed the processes for systems supporting travel operations; and (2) 14 agencies reported that they had recently revised their TDY travel processes, but h...