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GAO Schedule Assessment Guide: Best Practices for Project SchedulesExposure Draft
GAO-12-120G: Published: May 30, 2012. Publicly Released: May 30, 2012.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office is responsible for, among other things, assisting the Congress in its oversight of the federal government, including agencies stewardship of public funds. To use public funds effectively, the government must meet the demands of todays changing world by employing effective management practices and processes, including the measurement of governme...
Missile Defense: Opportunities Exist to Strengthen Acquisitions by Reducing Concurrency and Improving Parts Quality
GAO-12-600T: Published: Apr 25, 2012. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 2012.
In fiscal year 2011, the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) experienced mixed results in executing its fiscal year 2011 development goals and tests. For the first time in 5 years, GAO was able to report that the agency delivered all of the targets used in fiscal year 2011 test events with the targets performing as expected. In addition, the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense programs Standard Missile...
Missile Defense: Opportunity Exists to Strengthen Acquisitions by Reducing Concurrency
GAO-12-486: Published: Apr 20, 2012. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 2012.
In fiscal year 2011, the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) experienced mixed results in executing its development goals and Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) tests. For the first time in 5 years, GAO found that all of the targets used in this years tests were delivered and performed as expected. None of the programs GAO assessed were able to fully accomplish their asset delivery and capabil...
Operational Contract Support: Management and Oversight Improvements Needed in Afghanistan
GAO-12-290: Published: Mar 29, 2012. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 2012.
The Department of Defense (DOD) has taken steps to enhance its existing training program for contracting officers representatives (CORs), but the required training does not fully prepare them to perform their contract oversight duties in contingency areas such as Afghanistan. DOD requires that CORs be qualified by training and experience commensurate with the responsibilities to be delegated...
Fiscal Year 2013 Performance Plan
GAO-12-463SP: Published: Mar 1, 2012. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 2012.
This report presents the Government Accountability Office's (GAO) Performance Plan for Fiscal Year 2013. In the spirit of the Government Performance and Results Act, this annual plan informs the Congress and the American people about what we expect to accomplish on their behalf in the coming fiscal year. It sets forth our plan to make progress toward achieving our strategic goals for serving the...
DOD Supply Chain: Suspect Counterfeit Electronic Parts Can Be Found on Internet Purchasing Platforms
GAO-12-375: Published: Feb 21, 2012. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 2012.
Suspect counterfeit and boguspart numbers that are not associated with any authentic partsmilitary-grade electronic parts can be found on Internet purchasing platforms, as none of the 16 parts vendors provided to GAO were legitimate. Suspect counterfeit, which applies to the first two categories of parts that were tested, is the strongest term used by an independent testing...
DOD Financial Management: The Army Faces Significant Challenges in Achieving Audit Readiness for Its Military Pay
GAO-12-406: Published: Mar 22, 2012. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 2012.
The Army could not readily identify the population of Army military payroll accounts given its existing procedures and systems. The Army and DFAS-IN did not have an effective, repeatable process for identifying the population of active duty payroll records. For example, it took 3 months and repeated attempts before DFAS-IN could provide a population of service members who received active duty Army...
Defense Headquarters: Further Efforts to Examine Resource Needs and Improve Data Could Provide Additional Opportunities for Cost Savings
GAO-12-345: Published: Mar 21, 2012. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 2012.
The Department of Defense (DOD) has taken some steps to examine its headquarters resources for efficiencies, but additional opportunities for cost savings may exist by further consolidating organizations and centralizing functions. For purposes of the Secretary of Defenses efficiency initiative, DOD components were asked to focus in particular on headquarters and administrative functions, su...
Space Acquisitions: DOD Faces Challenges in Fully Realizing Benefits of Satellite Acquisition Improvements
GAO-12-563T: Published: Mar 21, 2012. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 2012.
Last year, GAO testified that though acquisition problems still existed in many space programs, the Department of Defense (DOD) was beginning to launch satellites that had long been lagging behind schedule and it had taken positive actions to instill better practices and more focused leadership for space. Progress has continued. Over the past year, DOD launched the first Navy Mobile User Objective...
Improper Payments: Moving Forward with Governmentwide Reduction Strategies
GAO-12-405T: Published: Feb 7, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2012.
Federal agencies reported an estimated $115.3 billion in improper payments in fiscal year 2011, a decrease of $5.3 billion from the prior year reported estimate of $120.6 billion. The $115.3 billion estimate was attributable to 79 programs spread among 17 agencies. Ten programs accounted for about $107 billion or 93 percent of the total estimated improper payments agencies reported for fiscal year...