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Investigative Techniques: Federal Agency Views on the Potential Application of 'Brain Fingerprinting'
GAO-02-22: Published: Oct 31, 2001. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 2001.
Federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies are seeking to add new techniques to their arsenal of investigative tools. "Brain fingerprinting" measures brain wave responses to determine whether an individual recognizes certain details of an event or activity. Because the technique requires specific information about the event that would be known only to the perpetrator and the investigator, B...
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Progress of the Global Hawk Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration
NSIAD-00-78: Published: Apr 25, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Global Hawk Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration, focusing on: (1) whether the average unit flyaway price for the 10 Global Hawk production aircraft numbered 11 through 20 will be within the Department of Defense's (DOD) price goal of $10 million each in fiscal year 1994 dollars; (2) the status of the military user demonstration, includi...
Defense Budget: Analysis of Real Property Maintenance and Base Operations Fund Movements
NSIAD-00-87: Published: Feb 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 29, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the extent to which the Department of Defense (DOD) has moved funds that directly affect readiness to pay for real property maintenance and base operations, focusing on: (1) the net differences between the initial congressional designations of operation and maintenance (O&M) funding for real property maintenance and base operations a...
Defense Infrastructure: Observations on Aviation Training Consolidation and Expansion Plans
NSIAD-99-143: Published: Jul 12, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to reduce the infrastructure that supports initial pilot training, focusing on: (1) DOD's prior efforts to reduce aircraft training infrastructure; (2) plans for expanding pilot training capacity; and (3) the likelihood of further consolidations.GAO noted that: (1) little consolidation activi...
Military Bases: Transfer of the 458th Operations Group to McGuire Air Force Base
NSIAD-98-207BR: Published: Jul 28, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the transfer of the 458th Operations Group from Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), Louisiana, to McGuire AFB, New Jersey, focusing on: (1) factors that prompted the transfer of this unit and decisions of the 1993 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission that affected Barksdale AFB; (2) the estimated costs, savings, and operational...
Defense Infrastructure: Central Training Funding Projected to Remain Stable During 1997-2003
NSIAD-98-168: Published: Jun 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) central training activities, focusing on: (1) trends in central training funding and causes for those trends; (2) DOD's initiatives to reduce central training funding requirements or improve the effectiveness and efficiency of central training programs; and (3) DOD's management of those initiatives. GAO did not val...
Defense Spending and Employment: Information Limitations Impede Thorough Assessments
NSIAD-98-57: Published: Jan 14, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined defense and other federal spending in the state of New Mexico, focusing on: (1) characteristics of New Mexico's economy and changes in it; (2) the amount of direct defense-related and nondefense-related federal spending in the state and the direct federal employment associated with both, over time; and (3) the extent to which available government d...
Military Base Closures: Detailed Budget Requests Could Improve Visibility
NSIAD-97-170: Published: Jul 14, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) accounts and made recommendations on the validity of the Department of Defense's (DOD) proposed budget request for base closure activities. GAO did not independently determine the reliability of this information.GAO noted that: (1) because the first BRAC account for 1988 base closures is no longer funded an...
Defense Industry: Trends in DOD Spending, Industrial Productivity, and Competition
PEMD-97-3: Published: Jan 31, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed productivity and competition in the defense industrial base since the end of the Cold War, focusing on: (1) overall trends in productivity, competition, and other financial indicators in the defense industry over time, where possible; and (2) the relationship between these trends and indicators of defense spending over time, where possible.GAO foun...
Acquisition Reform: DOD Faces Challenges in Reducing Oversight Costs
NSIAD-97-48: Published: Jan 29, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Reducing Oversight Costs reinvention laboratory, focusing on: (1) the laboratory's success in effecting changes to DOD oversight requirements and reducing oversight costs; (2) any obstacles to achieving these benefits; and (3) lessons learned from laboratory experiences.GAO found that: (1) overall, the reinvention laboratory has made only limited prog...