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Inland Waterways Fuel Tax: Additional Data Could Enhance IRS's Efforts to Ensure Taxpayer Compliance
GAO-16-682: Published: Jul 29, 2016. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 2016.
Based on results of audits, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) views vessel operators to be substantially in compliance with requirements to report and pay the Inland Waterways Fuel Tax (fuel tax). IRS seeks to ensure compliance by auditing quarterly excise-tax returns filed by these operators, as well as identifying operators that failed to file (nonfilers).Audits of filed returns: IRS data show...
Maritime Transportation: Implications of Using U.S. Liquefied-Natural-Gas Carriers for Exports
GAO-16-104: Published: Dec 3, 2015. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 2015.
According to Department of Energy (DOE) and industry expectations, in the next few years the United States is expected to change from a net importer of natural gas to a net exporter, with those exports destined for different regions of the world, especially Asia. Five large-scale U.S. liquefaction facilitiesâ€”necessary for conversion of natural gas to liquefied natural gas (LNG) (see fig. below)â...
Littoral Combat Ship: Actions Needed to Improve Operating Cost Estimates and Mitigate Risks in Implementing New Concepts
GAO-10-257: Published: Feb 2, 2010. Publicly Released: Feb 2, 2010.
The Navy plans to spend about $28 billion to buy 55 Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) and at least 64 interchangeable mission packages to perform one of three missions--mine countermeasures, antisubmarine warfare, and surface warfare--in waters close to shore. The Navy has been developing two different LCS seaframes and plans to select one for production in 2010. Due to the small 78-person crew size--40...
Propulsion Systems for Navy Ships and Submarines
GAO-06-789R: Published: Jul 6, 2006. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 2006.
In recent years, the Navy has used nuclear propulsion systems for its submarines and most aircraft carriers and conventional propulsion systems that rely on fossil fuel for its surface combatants and amphibious warfare ships. As the Navy looks to design an affordable force that is capable of meeting future security challenges, some of the assumptions and factors that have guided past Navy decision...
Progress of the DD(X) Destroyer Program
GAO-05-752R: Published: Jun 14, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 2005.
The Navy is developing a new destroyer, the DD(X), to serve as a next-generation multimission surface combatant ship. It will provide advanced land attack capability to support forces ashore and contribute to military dominance in shallow coastal water environments. To reduce program risk and demonstrate the ship's 12 technologies, the Navy is building 10 engineering development models that repres...
NOAA Fleet: Responses to Post-Hearing Questions
GGD-99-60R: Published: Mar 22, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO addressed congressional concerns regarding the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), focusing on: (1) the management challenges facing the Department of Commerce in its administration of NOAA; (2) whether GAO reviewed the latest available studies of NOAA's fleet and modernization efforts or NOAA's fisheries research acquisition plan; (3) w...
Ship Self Defense: Program Priorities Are Questionable
NSIAD-97-195R: Published: Aug 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1997.
As part of GAO's review of the Navy's Ship Self-Defense Program, GAO: (1) reviewed annual Ship Self-Defense and Antiair Warfare Defense program progress reports to Congress; (2) analyzed the Navy's plans for improving ship self-defense capabilities; (3) determined the extent to which scheduled improvements on various ship classes are meeting indicated priorities; and (4) sought information on the...
Navy Ships: Turning Over Auxiliary Ship Operations to the Military Sealift Command Could Save Millions
NSIAD-97-185: Published: Aug 8, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's use of alternative crewing arrangements for Navy auxiliary ships, focusing on: (1) the Navy's plans for turning over the operation of military crewed auxiliary ships to its Military Sealift Command (MSC) for civil service or commercial crewing; (2) whether cost savings would be realized if the Navy turned over the operation of the remain...
Afloat Prepositioning: Not All Equipment Meets the Army's Readiness Goal
NSIAD-97-169: Published: Jul 23, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the readiness of the Army's war reserve equipment prepositioned afloat, focusing on the: (1) extent to which the brigade set of war reserve equipment, which is prepositioned on ships, meets the Army's readiness goal; and (2) status of the Army's efforts to establish facilities to maintain this brigade set of equipment and develop an...
Strategic Mobility: Late Deliveries of Large, Medium Speed Roll-On/Roll-Off Ships
NSIAD-97-150: Published: Jun 16, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Navy's progress in acquiring 19 large, medium speed roll-on/roll-off (LMSR) ships, focusing on: (1) the Navy's efforts to deliver LMSR conversion and new construction ships on schedule and the impact of any delays on the Army meeting its prepositioning afloat requirements; (2) the capability of the LMSR conversion ships to adequately perform their mission; (3) the level of crewing...