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Joint Intelligence Analysis Complex: DOD Needs to Fully Incorporate Best Practices into Future Cost Estimates
GAO-17-29: Published: Nov 3, 2016. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 2016.
GAO assessed the cost estimate for the military construction project to consolidate and relocate the Joint Intelligence Analysis Complex (JIAC) at Royal Air Force (RAF) base Croughton and found that it partially met three and minimally met one of the four characteristics of a reliable cost estimate defined by GAO best practices, as shown in the table below. For example, it minimally met the credib...
Joint Intelligence Analysis Complex: DOD Partially Used Best Practices for Analyzing Alternatives and Should Do So Fully for Future Military Construction Decisions
GAO-16-853: Published: Sep 30, 2016. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 2016.
The Department of Defense's (DOD) decision to consolidate and relocate its Joint Intelligence Analysis Complex (JIAC) to Royal Air Force (RAF) base Croughton in the United Kingdom (U.K.) was influenced by the JIAC's current facilities' deteriorating condition and DOD criteria that guided its analysis of alternatives (AOA). DOD determined the current facilities are not well suited to the JIAC's mis...
Space Situational Awareness: Status of Efforts and Planned Budgets
GAO-16-6R: Published: Oct 8, 2015. Publicly Released: Oct 8, 2015.
Space systems provide critical capabilities essential for government and commercial operations. These systems are increasingly vulnerable to a variety of intentional and unintentional threats. The government relies primarily on the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Intelligence Community to provide Space Situational Awareness (SSA)—the current and predictive knowledge and characterization of s...
Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications: Update on DOD's Modernization
GAO-15-584R: Published: Jun 15, 2015. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 2015.
GAO provided an in-depth classified briefing in April 2015 to congressional defense committee staff on the results of its review of several on-going nuclear command, control, and communications (NC3) modernization programs or efforts within the Department of Defense (DOD). NC3 is a large and complex system comprised of numerous land-, air-, and space-based components used to assure connectivity be...
Operational Contract Support: Management and Oversight Improvements Needed in Afghanistan
GAO-12-290: Published: Mar 29, 2012. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 2012.
The Department of Defense (DOD) has taken steps to enhance its existing training program for contracting officers representatives (CORs), but the required training does not fully prepare them to perform their contract oversight duties in contingency areas such as Afghanistan. DOD requires that CORs be qualified by training and experience commensurate with the responsibilities to be delegated...
Telecommunications: Competition, Capacity, and Costs in the Fixed Satellite Services Industry
GAO-11-777: Published: Sep 7, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 2011.
Commercial satellites are used by the U.S. government to provide a variety of fixed satellite services, such as military communications. However, the number of satellite operators providing such service has declined since 2000. Further, until recently, three vendors, known as satellite service providers, had sole authority to contract with the Department of Defense (DOD) under its primary satellit...
Contract Management: DOD Could Benefit From the Use of Internal Recovery Auditing
NSIAD-00-66R: Published: Mar 10, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 2000.
GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) internal recovery auditing program.GAO noted that: (1) the Fiscal Year (FY) 1996 National Defense Authorization Act required the Secretary of Defense to conduct a demonstration program to evaluate the feasibility of using private contractors to identify overpayments the Department of Defense (DOD) has made to vendors; (2) the program be...
Defense Computers: U.S. Transportation Command's Management of Y2K Operational Testing
AIMD-00-21: Published: Nov 15, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the U.S. Transportation Command's (TRANSCOM) year 2000-related end-to-end testing activities, focusing on TRANSCOM's management of its end-to-end test of its ability to plan and execute joint major theater war (MTW) deployment operations.GAO noted that: (1) year 2000 end-to-end testing is an essential component of an effective year 2...
Defense Transportation: Status of U.S. Transportation Command Savings Initiatives
NSIAD-98-99: Published: May 8, 1998. Publicly Released: May 8, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the U.S. Transportation Command's (USTRANSCOM) savings initiatives, focusing on the: (1) extent to which USTRANSCOM expects to achieve long-term savings in its operating and infrastructure costs; and (2) changes regarding transportation rates and customer charges.GAO noted that: (1) USTRANSCOM and its components have sought to reduce...