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Federal Research: Implementation of the Super Collider's Cost and Schedule Control System
RCED-92-242: Published: Jul 21, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the cost and schedule for the Department of Energy's (DOE) Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) project, focusing on the: (1) time frame and basis of its data supporting its April 1992 testimony; and (2) status of its review and the present implementation status of the DOE system for managing the SSC project's cost and schedule.GAO f...
Cleanup Technology: Better Management for DOE's Technology Development Program
RCED-92-145: Published: Apr 10, 1992. Publicly Released: May 11, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) management of its Technology Development (TD) Program, focusing on ways that DOE can increase the program's effectiveness.GAO found that: (1) DOE established the TD Program as part of its efforts to clean up the environment; (2) although DOE has begun to implement the TD Program and fund major research and developme...
Federal Research: Concerns About the Superconducting Super Collider
T-RCED-92-48: Published: Apr 9, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1992.
GAO discussed the Department of Energy's (DOE) Superconducting Super Collider (SSC). GAO noted that: (1) DOE has made considerable progress on the development of the superconducting magnets, but more work is needed before industry can mass-produce the magnets; (2) the potential impact of cost and schedule changes is unknown because DOE does not have an integrated management system in place to moni...
Aerospace Plane Technology: Research and Development Efforts in Japan and Australia
NSIAD-92-5: Published: Oct 4, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO composed investment in Japanese and Australian aerospace vehicle research and technological development efforts with the joint Department of Defense (DOD) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) National Aero-Space Plane (NASP) Program.GAO found that: (1) Japan has not officially approved a plan to build an aerospace plane, although it ha...
Federal Research: Status of DOE's Superconducting Super Collider
RCED-91-116: Published: Apr 15, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Superconducting Super Collider (SSC), focusing on the: (1) stability of DOE and SSC laboratory project management; (2) uncertainties related to the SSC site geology; (3) uncertainties and risks associated with magnet development and production; and (4) Texas' proposed contribution to the project's cost...
Better DOE Controls Needed Over Contractors' Discretionary R&D Funds
T-RCED-91-25: Published: Mar 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1991.
GAO discussed the Department of Energy's (DOE) management oversight of three multiprogram laboratories' discretionary research and development (R&D) activities. GAO noted that DOE: (1) had specific authority to approve laboratories' reasonable use of funds for discretionary R&D activities; (2) guidance was not clear enough to ensure that laboratories used discretionary R&D funds appropriately; (3)...
Military Airlift: Cost and Complexity of the C-17 Aircraft Research and Development Program
NSIAD-91-5: Published: Mar 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the cost and complexity of the Air Force's C-17 aircraft research and deployment program.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force allocated a $4.2-billion target price to the full-scale engineering development portion of the contract; (2) about 51 percent of that target price was attributable to C-17 design and development, and the remainin...
Federal Research: Super Collider Estimates and Germany's Industrially Produced Magnets
RCED-91-94FS: Published: Feb 12, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided: (1) a chronological history of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Superconducting Super Collider's (SSC) cost estimates; (2) information on Germany's experience with industrially produced superconducting magnets for its Hadron Electron Ring Accelerator (HERA); and (3) information on the SSC approach to developing and producing superconducting magnet...
Energy R&D: DOE's Allocation of Funds for Basic and Applied Research and Development
RCED-90-148BR: Published: May 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) process for allocating energy research and development (R&D) funds, focusing on: (1) how DOE prioritized and coordinated funding requests among R&D program areas; (2) how DOE priorities have evolved over the past 10 years; (3) how DOE distributed R&D funding; and (4) the extent to which DOE has invested in major dem...
Standards and Technology: Update of Information About Fee Increases for Measurement Services
RCED-90-63BR: Published: Jan 12, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 12, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the impact of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) proposed price increases on sales of standard reference materials and calibration services, focusing on: (1) fiscal year (FY) 1989 sales and revenue data; (2) NIST efforts to monitor the effects of price increases on small- and medium-sized firms; and (3) NIST...