Department of Defense, Executive (21 - 30 of 33 items)
Test and Evaluation: The Director, Operational Test and Evaluation's Controls Over Contractors
NSIAD-91-60: Published: Dec 21, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) Office of the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation's (DOT&E) use of contractors.GAO found that: (1) DOT&E policies and procedures for managing contracts for operational test and evaluation (OT&E) support complied with existing guidelines; (2) DOT&E took measures that were consistent with regulat...
Budget Issues: Capping of Outlays Is Ineffective for Controlling Expenditures
AFMD-90-111: Published: Sep 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about federal and state experience with outlay caps.GAO found that: (1) during fiscal years 1970 through 1990, Congress enacted only three outlay caps on two federal programs; (2) states used methods other than outlay caps to control expenditures; (3) agencies had no problems implementing outlay caps; (4) outlay caps failed to produce l...
Test and Evaluation: The Director, Operational Test and Evaluation's Role in Test Resources
NSIAD-90-128: Published: Aug 27, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 27, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the tasks of the Office of the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E), focusing on the Director's: (1) role as chairman of the Test and Evaluation Committee; and (2) use of early operational assessments.GAO found that: (1) the Deputy Secretary of Defense appointed the director as chairman of the Test and Evaluation Committee to be respon...
Observations Concerning Plans and Programs To Assure the Continuity of Vital Wartime Movements Through U.S. Ports
NSIAD-83-18: Published: Aug 30, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 1983.
GAO conducted a study of defense and civil agencies' current efforts to ensure that U.S. ports can sustain military deployment operations during mobilization given the number of public and private organizations involved. The United States would be very dependent on ports during a war because troops and material would be transported by ships and, as a result, a need exists for secure operational po...
Federal Actions Needed To Retain Essential Defense Rail Service
PLRD-83-73: Published: May 20, 1983. Publicly Released: May 20, 1983.
GAO examined the Department of Defense's (DOD) and the Department of Transportation's (DOT) efforts to: (1) maintain minimum levels of rail service at defense installations; and (2) identify and correct rail deficiencies.Despite the conclusions of a DOD study which determined that the condition of network and branch rail lines was satisfactory for national defense, GAO found that the number of mil...
Validity and Comparability of Quantitative Data Presented by the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency on Inspectors General Activities
AFMD-82-78: Published: May 18, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the accuracy of the quantitative data contained in the first two summary reports of inspectors general activities and accompanying fact sheets issued by the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency.The GAO review disclosed that the data collection methodology for each report was different, standard definitions were not used, and some agen...
Deferral of Budget Authority
OGC-82-10: Published: Mar 25, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1982.
GAO reviewed a deferral in budget authority provided for the Coast Guard's acquisition, construction, and improvement (AC&I) account pursuant to the Impoundment Control Act of 1974.The Coast Guard plans to obligate approximately $405 million from the account in fiscal year (FY) 1982, $358 million in FY 1983, and $22.8 million in FY 1984. These amounts include unobligated carryover balances in addi...
DOT Should Terminate Further LORAN-C Development and Modernization and Exploit the Potential of the NAVSTAR/Global Positioning System
MASAD-81-42: Published: Sep 18, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1981.
GAO performed a follow-up review of a previous report which concluded that the Department of Defense's satellite-based NAVSTAR/Global Positioning System (GPS) could be a national asset and could replace many existing navigation systems at substantial savings. The report considered these systems, including the Department of Transportation's (DOT) LORAN-C system, to be unneeded by the early 1990's a...
Protection and Prompt Disposal Can Prevent Destruction of Excess Facilities in Alaska
LCD-80-96: Published: Sep 12, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 1980.
Federal agencies have not protected and maintained facilities which they have built on lands withdrawn from the public domain in Alaska and no longer need. Long delays in the disposal process and the lack of protection have allowed property improvements to suffer extensive deterioration and vandalism. The Bureau of Land Management determines if the land is suitable for return to the public domain...
Comments on S. 957
B-148903: Published: Jan 16, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1980.
Legislation has been proposed which would provide that civilian air traffic controllers of the Department of Defense (DOD) shall be treated the same as air traffic controllers of the Department of Transportation (DOT) for retirement and second career training program purposes. The bill would also expand the definition of air traffic controller to include those civilian employees of DOD and DOT who...