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Defense Transportation: Status of U.S. Transportation Command Savings Initiatives
NSIAD-98-99: Published: May 8, 1998. Publicly Released: May 8, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the U.S. Transportation Command's (USTRANSCOM) savings initiatives, focusing on the: (1) extent to which USTRANSCOM expects to achieve long-term savings in its operating and infrastructure costs; and (2) changes regarding transportation rates and customer charges.GAO noted that: (1) USTRANSCOM and its components have sought to reduce...
Acquisition Reform: Implementation of Key Aspects of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994
NSIAD-98-81: Published: Mar 9, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of actions taken to implement the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act (FASA) of 1994, focusing on whether selected federal organizations were: (1) reducing unique purchasing requirements; (2) increasing the use of simplified acquisition procedures; and (3) obtaining goods and services faster while reducing in-house procedures.G...
Defense Acquisition: Guidance Is Needed on Payments for Conditionally Accepted Items
NSIAD-98-20: Published: Dec 12, 1997. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Air Force's procedures for payment to contractors for work not completed at the time of delivery, focusing on whether: (1) this situation occurred in other programs; and (2) additional guidance was needed to avoid paying contractors for work not done at the time of delivery.GAO noted that: (1) its review of four selected Air Force, Army, and Navy acquisition programs showed that e...
Acquisition Reform: Effect on Weapon System Funding
NSIAD-98-31: Published: Oct 29, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1997.
GAO reviewed the military services' estimated acquisition reform cost reductions on 63 major weapons programs to determine the extent to which the reported cost reductions from acquisition reform will provide funds from approved budgets to support weapons modernization.GAO noted that: (1) while GAO continues to support the Department of Defense's (DOD) effort to reform its acquisition processes, G...
Gulf War Illnesses: Public and Private Efforts Relating to Exposures of U.S. Personnel to Chemical Agents
NSIAD-98-27: Published: Oct 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the extent to which federal government agencies and private organizations are examining; (1) the potential exposure of U.S. military personnel to chemical warfare agents in the Persian gulf; and (2) the circumstances surrounding gaps in the Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Desk Log maintained by the U.S. Central Command (CENTCO...
Environmental Protection: Information Used for Defense Environmental Management
NSIAD-97-135: Published: Jun 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on certain aspects of the Department of Defense's (DOD) environmental compliance and cleanup activities, focusing on the: (1) extent to which DOD components are meeting requirements to provide data on the cost and status of compliance projects; and (2) relative risk characteristics DOD uses to determine priorities for site cleanup.GAO n...
Environmental Cleanup at DOD: Better Cost-Sharing Guidance Needed at Government-Owned, Contractor-Operated Sites
NSIAD-97-32: Published: Mar 27, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Defense's (DOD) policies and practices regarding cleanup of environmental contamination at government-owned, contractor-operated (GOCO) plants, as a followup to its previous reports that showed inconsistent policies and practices on cost sharing. GAO reviewed nine higher-cost case studies at the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and...
Addressing the Deficit: Budgetary Implications of Selected GAO Work for Fiscal Year 1998
OCG-97-2: Published: Mar 14, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 1997.
GAO provided updated information on options that could be used to reduce the deficit, focusing on the budgetary implications of selected program reforms discussed in GAO's work but not yet implemented or enacted.GAO noted that: (1) clearly, Congress has many available options for dealing with the deficit; (2) under the Budget Enforcement Act (BEA), as amended, the spending and revenue options incl...
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 Logistics: Much of the Inventory Exceeds Current Needs
NSIAD-97-71: Published: Feb 28, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the Department of Defense's (DOD) secondary inventory, focusing on the: (1) number of inventory items with inventory that was not needed to satisfy war reserve and current operating requirements and their dollar value, referred to as unneeded inventory; (2) reasons why DOD held 100 years or more of unneeded inventory for some items; and (3) reasons...