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Impact Aid: San Antonio Military School Districts Can Adjust to Reduced Federal Assistance
HRD-88-63BR: Published: May 19, 1988. Publicly Released: May 19, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Education's reductions in impact aid payments to the three military school districts located on Lackland Air Force Base (AFB), Randolph AFB, and Fort Sam Houston, in Bexar County, Texas, to: (1) evaluate the reasonableness of the reductions; (2) determine the magnitude of the school districts' funding problems; and (3) identify...
National Aero-Space Plane: A Technology Development and Demonstration Program To Build the X-30
NSIAD-88-122: Published: Apr 27, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1988.
GAO reviewed the National Aerospace Plane (NASP) Program, a joint Department of Defense (DOD) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) technology development and demonstration program to build and test the X-30 experimental flight vehicle.GAO found that: (1) although NASP was a technologically challenging and high-risk program, it had potentially high payoffs; (2) the program sched...
DOD Voluntary Education: Determining and Meeting Postsecondary Education Needs in Europe
HRD-88-12: Published: Dec 15, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1987.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO evaluated how the overseas military services educational programs are: (1) determining their current needs assessments; and (2) providing undergraduate educational services in Europe.GAO visited ten military installations and found that, although the needs assessment process varied in scope, focus, and methodology, the services generally applied the stand...
Department of Defense Hazardous Waste Management
T-NSIAD-88-4: Published: Nov 5, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1987.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) compliance with environmental protection laws through its hazardous waste generation, storage, and disposal management, and disposal site cleanup efforts. GAO found that: (1) although it had previously cited storage and disposal problems at 12 installations, delayed disposal, slow construction of storage facilities, and limited hazardous waste reduct...
Hazardous Waste: Tinker Air Force Base Is Making Progress in Cleaning Up Abandoned Sites
NSIAD-87-164BR: Published: Jul 10, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to dispose of hazardous waste at Tinker Air Force Base (AFB).GAO found that, in 1985, Tinker AFB: (1) created the Installation Program Technical Review Committee to resolve problems in a more timely and effective manner; (2) established an environmental action group to increase its responsiveness to hazardo...
Drug Smuggling: Large Amounts of Illegal Drugs Not Seized by Federal Authorities
GGD-87-91: Published: Jun 12, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the capabilities of the federal government to interdict illegal drug smuggling across the southern border of the United States.GAO found that: (1) the Customs Service and the Coast Guard are the principal interdiction agencies and are jointly responsible for both air and marine interdiction; (2) the Department of Defense provides support for air...
DOD Acquisition Programs: Status of Selected Systems
NSIAD-87-128: Published: Apr 2, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed selected major defense acquisition programs scheduled to reach either full-scale development or full-rate production during fiscal year 1988 or 1989.GAO found that: (1) all of the programs were candidates for designation as Defense Enterprise Programs; (2) 9 of the 19 programs had current cost estimates that increased their baseline cost estimates...
Chemical Warfare: Progress and Problems in Defensive Capability
PEMD-86-11: Published: Jul 31, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) program to improve its chemical warfare defense capabilities.GAO found that: (1) development of medical doctrines to support military operations in a chemically contaminated environment is inadequate; (2) the status of the medical equipment has remained unchanged for many years and there is little progress in pr...
Attack Warning: ADP Replacement for Warning and Assessment System Still Years Away
IMTEC-86-15: Published: Jun 11, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed: (1) the Tactical Warning/Attack Assessment (TW/AA) system's capabilities; and (2) Department of Defense (DOD) efforts to modernize the warning and assessment information processing systems at the ballistic missile and air defense command centers.GAO found that: (1) the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) computer system and the com...
DOD Acquisition: Case Study of the Air Force Small Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
NSIAD-86-45S-16: Published: Jul 31, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1986.
GAO provided a supplement to its report on the defense acquisition work force. GAO examined the role of the program manager and contracting officer in developing the Small Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) program's acquisition strategy.GAO found that: (1) the Small ICBM acquisition strategy had a three-phase approach, starting with several competing contractors and resulting in the select...