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Reporting of Small Business Contract Awards Does Not Reflect Current Business Size
GAO-03-776R: Published: May 7, 2003. Publicly Released: May 7, 2003.
We have prepared this report in response to concerns about whether large companies are receiving federal contracts intended for small businesses. We reviewed awards to five large companies to determine (1) how contracts awarded to the companies were reported in Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS), (2) why federal contract officials reported the contracts as small business awards, and (3) what a...
File-Sharing Programs: Child Pornography Is Readily Accessible over Peer-to-Peer Networks
GAO-03-537T: Published: Mar 13, 2003. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 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, 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...
Polar-Orbiting Environmental Satellites: Status, Plans, and Future Data Management Challenges
GAO-02-684T: Published: Jul 24, 2002. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 2002.
This testimony discusses the planned National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS). Today's polar-orbiting environmental satellite program is a complex infrastructure encompassing two satellite systems, supporting ground stations, and four central data processing centers that provide general weather information and specialized environmental products to a variety of us...
Military and Veterans' Benefits: Observations on the Transition Assistance Program
GAO-02-914T: Published: Jul 18, 2002. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 2002.
Since its inception, the Transition Assistance Program has served more than one million separating and retiring military personnel through the coordinated efforts of the Departments of Defense, Transportation, Labor (DOL), and Veterans Affairs. In fiscal year 2001, the military branches and DOL spent $47.5 million to provide transition assistance to 222,000 separating and retiring service members...
Military Training: DOD Needs a Comprehensive Plan to Manage Encroachment on Training Ranges
GAO-02-727T: Published: May 16, 2002. Publicly Released: May 16, 2002.
The following eight "encroachment" issues are hampering the military's ability to carry out realistic training: endangered species' critical habitat, unexploded ordnance and munitions, competition for radio frequency spectra, protected marine resources, competition for airspace, air pollution, noise pollution, and urban growth around military installations. Officials at all the installations and m...
Military Personnel: Longer Time Between Moves Related to Higher Satisfaction and Retention
GAO-01-841: Published: Aug 3, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 2001.
About one-third of all military service members make permanent change of station (PCS) moves each year. These moves, which may involve the members' dependents and household goods, are a considerable cost to both the government and individual service members. Not all relocation and moving costs are covered by the government. Reimbursements are based on what property a member was authorized to move...
Human Capital: Taking Steps to Meet Current and Emerging Human Capital Challenges
GAO-01-965T: Published: Jul 17, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 2001.
This testimony discusses GAO's three-stage approach for addressing the federal government's human capital challenges. First, agencies must take all administrative steps available to them under current laws and regulations to manage their people for results. While much of what agencies need to accomplish these steps is already available to them, they will need the sustained commitment from top mana...
Principles of Federal Appropriations Law: Second Edition, Volume IV
GAO-01-179SP: Published: Mar 1, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 2001.
GAO published a second edition of Volume IV of its Principles of Federal Appropriations Law, Second Edition, which includes a discussion of the statutes and regulations governing appropriations matters as well as references to significant issues rendered by the Comptroller General and the courts...
Military Personnel: Preliminary Results of DOD's 1999 Survey of Active Duty Members
T-NSIAD-00-110: Published: Mar 8, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Defense's 1999 Survey of Active Duty Personnel, focusing on: (1) military personnel's satisfaction with military life and the aspects of military life that influence decisions to stay in or leave; (2) the extent to which military personnel are working long hours and spending time away from home; and (3) the personal financial con...
Fiscal Year 2000 Budget: DOD's Procurement and RDT&E Programs
NSIAD-99-233R: Published: Sep 23, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1999.
GAO examined the Department of Defense's fiscal year (FY) 2000 budget request and prior years' appropriations for selected weapon system procurement and research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) programs.GAO noted that: (1) opportunities to reduce the aggregate FY 2000 procurement and RDT&E requests by about $966.9 million and to rescind prior years' total procurement and RDT&E appropria...