Department of Defense, Executive (21 - 30 of 31 items)
The Computer Security Act of 1987--H.R. 145
T-IMTEC-87-2: Published: Feb 25, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1987.
GAO discussed legislation which would provide for the security and privacy of sensitive information in federal computer systems through the: (1) development of computer security standards, research, and training; and (2) establishment of security plans by operators of federal computer systems that store and transmit sensitive information. GAO found that: (1) much of the underlying purpose of H.R....
Defense Burdensharing by Japan
118146: Apr 21, 1982
GAO summarized the contents of four reports concerning the defense burdensharing between Japan and the United States. The 1977 report noted that Japan had developed into an economic superpower, but that political, constitutional, and psychological constraints limited its ability to expand or use military power. The major cost sharing by Japan for U.S. forces in 1977 was the provision of land and f...
Request for Update of Shortfall Projection of Industrial Fasteners
ID-82-6: Published: Nov 17, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 17, 1981.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO updated the projection of the shortfall in supply of industrial fasteners in the event of a general mobilization and suggested the method and assumptions for making this projection.GAO stated that the projection can be challenged as an inaccurate quantification of the problem because it: (1) is based on an old Department of Defense war scenario and dated as...
President's Third Special Message for Fiscal Year 1982
OGC-82-4: Published: Nov 24, 1981. Publicly Released: Nov 24, 1981.
GAO reviewed the President's third special message to Congress for fiscal year 1982. The special message proposed two rescissions of budget authority totaling $88.2 million and 72 deferrals of budget authority totaling $482.9 million.A proposed Department of Defense (DOD) budget rescission is based on a decision to purchase 120 instead of 180 F-16 aircraft in 1982. The conference report on this re...
Potential Impediment of Foundry Capacity Relative to National Defense Needs
EMD-81-134: Published: Sep 15, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1981.
GAO expressed concern that the potential impediment of foundry capacity relative to national defense needs is a possible problem heightened by contemplated increases in defense expenditures. Since 1957, about 1400 small foundries have closed. Apparently, this trend has not had a significant impact on total foundry capacity; however, recent closures of large automotive foundries could have differen...
Status Report: "National Materials and Minerals Policy, Research and Development Act of 1980"
EMD-81-124: Published: Jul 27, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1981.
GAO has been monitoring implementation of the National Materials and Minerals Policy, Research and Development Act.The executive branch implementation is evolving fairly rapidly and is, therefore, subject to change with respect to both substantive responses being developed and processes being followed. The Executive Office of the President is developing responses required by the Act primarily thro...
Administration of Export Controls Under Export Administration Act
115085: Apr 30, 1981
Under the Export Administration Act, the United States controls the export of dual use commercial products and processes for national security, foreign policy, and short supply purposes. A GAO review addressed congressional concerns about how well the system is carrying out the act's national security goal of controlling exports of military significant technology and products to Russia and other E...
Better Guidance and Controls Are Needed To Improve Federal Surveys of Attitudes and Opinions
GGD-78-24: Published: Sep 15, 1978. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 1978.
Attitude surveys and public opinion polls are used to obtain data, by means of interviews or questionnaires, from scientifically selected members of a specified universe. As information collection activities, opinion polls and attitude surveys are subject to the forms clearance provisions of the Federal Reports Act. As statistical surveys, they are subject to the standards and guidelines promulgat...
President's Special Messages Proposing Deferral of Budget Authority Provided to the Department of Commerce and Rescission Involving Department of Defense Procurement Funds
OGC-77-27: Published: Aug 15, 1977. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1977.
The President's 16th and 17th special messages for fiscal year 1977 were transmitted to Congress pursuant to the Impoundment Control Act of 1974.The 16th special message proposed a deferral of $11 million in budget authority that had been provided to the Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration, for local public works program activities and a revision to a previously transmitted...
Using Aviation Resources in the United States More Efficiently
LCD-76-445: Published: Mar 31, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1977.
There are 12,000 airfields in the United States, of which more than 4,000 serve the general public and the military community. To promote safety, manage airspace and resources, and provide the required logistics for these functions, the Federal Government has invested more than $1.6 billion to support aviation.The Departments of Commerce, Defense, and Transportation provide overlapping services, i...