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Air Force Electronic Systems Center: Reorganization Resulted in Workforce Reassignments at Hanscom Air Force Base, but Other Possible Effects Are Not Yet Known
GAO-13-366: Published: Apr 25, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 2013.
The reorganization of the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) affected reporting chains of command and workforce composition for some offices at Hanscom Air Force Base, but did not change how former components of the Electronic Systems Center (ESC) at Hanscom carry out their acquisition mission. Personnel in functional offices who provide technical services previously reported to the locally-based E...
TSA's Explosives Detection Canine Program: Status of Increasing Number of Explosives Detection Canine Teams
GAO-08-933R: Published: Jul 31, 2008. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 2008.
This report formally transmits the attached briefing in response to section 1307 of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007. The act requires the Comptroller General to report on the utilization of explosives detection canine teams to strengthen security and the capacity of the national explosives detection canine team program, which is administered by the Transportatio...
Cost Assessment Guide: Best Practices for Estimating and Managing Program Costs--Exposure Draft (Superseded by GAO-09-3SP)
GAO-07-1134SP: Published: Jul 2, 2007. Publicly Released: Jul 2, 2007.
This publication has been superseded by GAO-09-3SP, GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide: Best Practices for Developing and Managing Capital Program Costs, March 2009. From August 13, 2007 - July 14, 2008, GAO is seeking input and feedback on this Exposure Draft from all interested parties. See page 4 for more information. The U.S. Government Accountability Office is responsible for, among oth...
Military Personnel: Medical, Family Support, and Educational Services Are Available for Exceptional Family Members
GAO-07-317R: Published: Mar 16, 2007. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 2007.
The Department of Defense's (DOD) Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a mandatory enrollment program for active duty servicemembers who have family members with special medical needs. When military servicemembers are considered for assignment to an installation within the United States, EFMP enrollment is used to determine whether needed services, such as specialized pediatric care, are av...
Investigation: Military Meals, Ready-To-Eat Sold on eBay
GAO-06-410R: Published: Feb 13, 2006. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 2006.
As a result of widespread congressional and public interest in the federal response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, we conducted a limited investigation into allegations that military Meal, Ready-To-Eat (MRE) rations intended for use in the hurricane relief efforts were instead sold to the public on the Internet auction site eBay. We focused our efforts on confirming whether selected MREs being of...
File Sharing Program: Users of Peer-to-Peer Networks Can Readily Access Child Pornography
GAO-04-757T: Published: May 6, 2004. Publicly Released: May 6, 2004.
The availability of child pornography has dramatically increased in recent years as it has migrated from printed material to the World Wide Web, becoming accessible through Web sites, chat rooms, newsgroups, and now the increasingly popular peer-to-peer file sharing programs. These programs enable direct communication between users, allowing users to access each other's files and share digital mus...
Defense Management: Issues in Contracting for Lodging and Temporary Office Space at MacDill Air Force Base
GAO-04-296: Published: Jan 27, 2004. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 2004.
Since the September 11, 2001, attacks and the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom, thousands of National Guard and Reserve members have been activated and mobilized to military installations across the country. Some installations, like MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, where more than 3,000 reservists have been mobilized, have had to arrange for off-base lodging in local hotels and apartm...
File-Sharing Programs: Users of Peer-to-Peer Networks Can Readily Access Child Pornography
GAO-03-1115T: Published: Sep 9, 2003. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 2003.
The availability of child pornography has dramatically increased in recent years as it has migrated from printed material to the World Wide Web, becoming accessible through Web sites, chatrooms, newsgroups, and now the increasingly popular peer-to-peer file sharing programs. These programs enable direct communication between users, allowing users to access each other's files and share digital musi...
Military Space Operations: Common Problems and Their Effects on Satellite and Related Acquisitions
GAO-03-825R: Published: Jun 2, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 2003.
In fiscal year 2003, the Department of Defense expects to spend more than $18 billion to develop, acquire, and operate satellites and other space-related systems. Satellite systems collect information on the capabilities and intentions of potential adversaries. They enable military forces to be warned of a missile attack and to communicate and navigate while avoiding hostile action. And they provi...
Contract Management: Reporting of Small Business Contract Awards Does Not Reflect Current Business Size
GAO-03-704T: Published: May 7, 2003. Publicly Released: May 7, 2003.
According to information in the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS), in fiscal year 2001, small businesses received approximately 23 percent of federal contract dollars awarded. However, concerns have been raised that large companies are receiving federal contracts intended for small businesses.According to FPDS, five large companies that we reviewed received contracts totaling $1.1 billion in...