Courthouse Construction: Information on Project Cost and Size Changes Would Help to Enhance Oversight

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A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The General Services Administration (GSA) and the federal judiciary are in the midst of a multibillion-dollar courthouse construction initiative aimed at addressing the housing needs of federal district courts and related agencies. From fiscal year 1993 through fiscal year 2005, Congress appropriated approximately $4.5 billion for 78 courthouse construction projects. GAO (1) compared estimated and actual costs for recently completed courthouse projects and determined what information GSA provided to Congress on changes to proposed courthouse projects, (2) identified factors that contributed to differences between the estimated ... continued below

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United States. Government Accountability Office. June 30, 2005.

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A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The General Services Administration (GSA) and the federal judiciary are in the midst of a multibillion-dollar courthouse construction initiative aimed at addressing the housing needs of federal district courts and related agencies. From fiscal year 1993 through fiscal year 2005, Congress appropriated approximately $4.5 billion for 78 courthouse construction projects. GAO (1) compared estimated and actual costs for recently completed courthouse projects and determined what information GSA provided to Congress on changes to proposed courthouse projects, (2) identified factors that contributed to differences between the estimated and actual costs of seven projects selected for detailed review, and (3) identified strategies that were used to help control the costs of the seven selected projects."

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United States. Government Accountability Office. Courthouse Construction: Information on Project Cost and Size Changes Would Help to Enhance Oversight, report, June 30, 2005; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc301945/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.