Accession Number : ADA292370

Title :   Motor Vehicle Use at the Frederick Cancer Research and Development Center: A Review of Internal Controls and Cost Effectiveness.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Mallette, Samuel J.

PDF Url : ADA292370

Report Date : AUG 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The Frederick Cancer Research and Development Center is a government-owned contractor-operated organization devoted to conducting research on the causes treatments, and cures of cancer. The National Cancer Institute a part of the National Institutes of Health, uses a system of five contracts along with its own Scientists to conduct and support that important research. This study of motor vehicles at the FCRDC is divided into two parts: internal control and cost-effectiveness Our discussion of internal control addresses six general categories of control: oversight responsibility, determining vehicle requirements, security of property and material, proper use of government property, maintenance and repair and acquisition. Our analysis of cost-effectiveness provides a relative cost comparison of various passenger transportation modes used at FCRDC, and addresses the cost effectiveness of current vehicle maintenance and acquisition strategies. We provide specific recommendations for improving control and cost-effectiveness at FCRDC.

Descriptors :   *COST EFFECTIVENESS, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *CANCER, CONTROL, REQUIREMENTS, TRANSPORTATION, POLICIES, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, ORGANIZATIONS, STRATEGY, ACQUISITION, MANAGEMENT, CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION, COMPARISON, SECURITY, REPAIR, INTERNAL, GROUND VEHICLES, VEHICLES, CURING, MEDICAL RESEARCH, PASSENGERS.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Administration and Management
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE