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Defense Budget: Analysis of Operation and Maintenance Accounts for 1985-2001
NSIAD-97-73: Published: Feb 28, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) budget request for fiscal year (FY) 1997 for its operation and maintenance (O&M) accounts, focusing on: (1) how annual funding relates to military and civilian personnel levels through 2001; (2) overall trends from fiscal years 1985 though 2001; and (3) key areas in which most money has been budgeted through 2001.GAO found that: (1) total DOD O&M fund...
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...
Export Controls: Sensitive Machine Tool Exports to China
NSIAD-97-4: Published: Nov 19, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 21, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the circumstances surrounding the export of machine tools by the McDonnell Douglas Corporation to the China National Aero-Technology Import and Export Corporation (CATIC), focusing on: (1) the military and civil applications of the equipment and whether these military applications are important to China's military modernization plans; (2) the proce...
Foreign Missile Threats: Analytic Soundness of Certain National Intelligence Estimates
NSIAD-96-225: Published: Aug 30, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the soundness of certain national intelligence estimates (NIE) on the threat to the United States from foreign missile systems, focusing on comparing the content and conclusions of NIE 95-19, which analyzed emerging threats to North America during the next 15 years, with the content and conclusions of two previous NIEs prepared in 1993.GAO found th...
Federally Funded R&D Centers: Issues Relating to the Management of DOD-Sponsored Centers
NSIAD-96-112: Published: Aug 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1996.
GAO reviewed issues that merit closer attention as Congress and the Department of Defense (DOD) seek to resolve concerns relating to DOD management and use of federally funded research and development centers (FFRDC).GAO found that: (1) on the basis of its work as well as studies done by others, it identified four issues it believes merit attention as Congress and DOD work to resolve concerns rela...
Federally Funded R&D Centers: Information on the Size and Scope of DOD-Sponsored Centers
NSIAD-96-54: Published: Apr 24, 1996. Publicly Released: May 22, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) 11 federally funded research and development centers (FFRDC), focusing on: (1) their funding and staff size; (2) the extent of subcontracted work; (3) their parent organizations; (4) their missions, core competencies, and capabilities; and (5) sponsors' criteria for defining core work and oversight mechanisms and r...
Defense Infrastructure: Budget Estimates for 1996-2001 Offer Little Savings for Modernization
NSIAD-96-131: Published: Apr 4, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) infrastructure activities and their associated costs in the Future Years Defense Program (FYDP) to determine whether DOD plans to spend less for infrastructure activities by fiscal year (FY) 2001; and (2) summarized its work that identified opportunities for DOD to reduce or streamline infrastructure activitie...
Foreign Investment: Implementation of Exon-Florio and Related Amendments
NSIAD-96-12: Published: Dec 21, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 21, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States' (CFIUS) implementation of the Exon-Florio legislation and related amendments, focusing on: (1) the characteristics of foreign investments in the United States and the extent to which they are reported to CFIUS; (2) the factors CFIUS considers in determining whether a foreign investment resul...
Defense Contracting: Contractor Claims for Legal Costs Associated with Stockholder Lawsuits
NSIAD-95-166: Published: Jul 17, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on defense procurement fraud cases focusing on the: (1) Defense Contract Audit Agency's (DCAA) policy on the allowability of legal fees associated with stockholder derivative lawsuits; and (2) number of stockholder lawsuits associated with defense contractor wrongdoing.GAO found that DCAA: (1) performs contract audit functions for the D...
Ballistic Missile Defense: Current Status of Strategic Target System
NSIAD-95-78: Published: Mar 3, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization's (BMDO) Strategic Target System (STARS), focusing on the status of STARS, planned launches, costs, and the status of major hardware acquisition and refurbishment.GAO found that: (1) the Secretary of Defense's 1993 comprehensive review of the nation's defense strategy drastically reduced the...