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Missile Defense: Status of the National Missile Defense Program
NSIAD-00-131: Published: May 31, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Missile Defense program, focusing on: (1) programmatic changes to the program and whether significant performance and schedule risks remain; and (2) program officials' efforts to control costs, program estimate, and the potential for cost increases.GAO noted that: (1) to reduce risks, the Department of Defense (DOD) has delayed initial...
Crime Technology: Department of Defense Assistance to State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies
GGD-00-14: Published: Oct 12, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the crime technology assistance provided by the Department of Defense (DOD) to state and local law enforcement agencies during fiscal years (FY) 1996 through 1998, focusing on: (1) grants or other types of direct federal funding; (2) access to support services and systems, such as counterdrug or other intelligence centers; and (3) in-kind transfers...
Contract Management: DOD Begins New Effort to Improve Reporting of Contract Service Costs
NSIAD-00-29: Published: Oct 13, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 13, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the actions taken by the Department of Defense (DOD) to improve the accuracy of its cost reporting for contract services.GAO noted that: (1) DOD has taken a number of steps intended to improve the accuracy of costs reported for contract services but recognizes more needs to be done; (2) in an effort to achieve greater accuracy and co...
Chemical and Biological Defense: Coordination of Nonmedical Chemical and Biological R&D Programs
NSIAD-99-160: Published: Aug 16, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the coordination of federal research and development (R&D) efforts to develop nonmedical technology related to chemical and biological (CB) defense, focusing on: (1) federal programs that conduct nonmedical CB defense-related R&D; and (2) the existing mechanisms for coordinating these programs.GAO noted that: (1) four federal programs that fund R&D...
Military Bases: Review of DOD's 1998 Report on Base Realignment and Closure
NSIAD-99-17: Published: Nov 13, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) report on the costs and savings attributable to the rounds of base realignments and closures (BRAC), focusing on: (1) the costs and savings of prior BRAC rounds and estimated costs and savings of future BRAC rounds; (2) the impact of prior BRAC rounds on military capabilities, excess capacity, base reuse and econ...
National Missile Defense: Even With Increased Funding Technical and Schedule Risks Are High
NSIAD-98-153: Published: Jun 23, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Missile Defense (NMD) program funding requirements and schedule and technical risks, focusing on: (1) why the Department of Defense (DOD) significantly increased the program's near-term funding in its May 1997 Quadrennial Defense Review; (2) how funding increases authorized and appropriated by Congress for the program in fiscal years 1...
DOD Consulting Services: Erroneous Accounting and Reporting of Costs
NSIAD-98-136: Published: May 18, 1998. Publicly Released: May 18, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) underreporting of advisory and assistance services costs and whether costs for these services may be included in a miscellaneous budget category.GAO noted that: (1) DOD's directives and instructions require increased scrutiny of advisory and assistance services and affirm the need for enhanced manage...
Defense Spending and Employment: Information Limitations Impede Thorough Assessments
NSIAD-98-57: Published: Jan 14, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined defense and other federal spending in the state of New Mexico, focusing on: (1) characteristics of New Mexico's economy and changes in it; (2) the amount of direct defense-related and nondefense-related federal spending in the state and the direct federal employment associated with both, over time; and (3) the extent to which available government d...
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...
Defense Infrastructure: Inventory Control Point Consolidation Savings Would Be Substantial
NSIAD-97-157: Published: Aug 13, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Office of the Secretary of Defense's (OSD) report on its review of the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) management of all Department of Defense (DOD) inventory control points (ICP).GAO noted that: (1) OSD used conservative assumptions and cost factors in estimating cost savings from consolidating service ICPs under DLA; (2) its projected cost savings of $2.2 billion to $3.8 billio...