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Major Issues Facing a New Congress and a New Administration
T-OCG-93-1: Published: Jan 8, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 8, 1993.
GAO discussed the series of reports concerning the major issues facing the new Congress and the new President. GAO noted that: (1) important issues included the budget deficit, investment, and long-term economic growth; (2) because of defense budget reductions and changing world events, there is a $150 billion gap between Department of Defense planned projects and budgetary resources; (3) escalati...
High Risk Series: Defense Contract Pricing
HR-93-8: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) contracting practices, focusing on the significant risks it faces as a result of overpriced contracts.GAO found that: (1) DOD found $3.67 billion in overcharges in defense contracts in fiscal years 1987 through 1991, of which 37 percent was due to subcontractors' overcharges; (2) DOD required major contractors to establish adequate cost-estimating sys...
High Risk Series: Defense Inventory Management
HR-93-12: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) management of military supplies, focusing on DOD maintenance of: (1) high excess inventory levels; and (2) systems for determining supply needs.GAO found that: (1) each military service and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) individually maintained inventories of spare and repair parts in accordance with their own projected needs; (2) DOD estimated th...
High Risk Series: Defense Weapons Systems Acquisition
HR-93-7: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) annual expenditure of billions of dollars to acquire new weapons systems, focusing on DOD determination, planning, budgeting, and acquisition of major weapons requirements.GAO found that: (1) while the services conduct considerable analyses to justify major acquisitions, these analyses were narrowly focused, and did not fully consider alternative solu...
[DOD's Authority to Net Out Adjustments to M Accounts]
B-245856.4: Published: Apr 16, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Department of Defense (DOD): (1) practice of netting out adjustments to obligations recorded in its remaining M accounts was proper under new account closing provisions; and (2) complied with the requirement that it arrange for an audit of its accounts to determine invalid and valid balances. GAO noted that: (1) the new account closing...
The Pentagon's Dependence on Foreign Sources
146028: Jan 1, 1992
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 14, Winter 1991/92, discusses the Department of Defense's (DOD) weapons systems that contain foreign components and technology, focusing on: (1) the extent of DOD foreign dependence on foreign components; (2) DOD efforts to control foreign dependence; (3) reducing the risks associated with foreign suppliers; and (4) how the global market has inc...
Military Bases: Letters and Requests Received on Proposed Closures and Realignments
NSIAD-91-224S: Published: May 17, 1991. Publicly Released: May 17, 1991.
GAO provided a supplement including letters and materials it received from various sources regarding the Secretary of Defense's Commission on Base Realignment and Closure's work on the military services' selection process for base closures and realignments.GAO found that: (1) letters on base closures were received from members of Congress, local government officials, and private citizens, and some...
Military Bases: Observations on the Analyses Supporting Proposed Closures and Realignments
NSIAD-91-224: Published: May 15, 1991. Publicly Released: May 15, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reported on the Secretary of Defense's recommendations and the military services' selection process for base closures and realignments.GAO found that: (1) the Army and the Air Force adequately documented their use of the Department of Defense Force Structure Plan and the four military criteria in their selection process; (2) the Navy did not adequately do...
Major Issues Facing the 102nd Congress
T-OCG-91-1: Published: Jan 23, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 1991.
GAO discussed the critical issues Congress and the Administration have faced since November 1988. GAO noted that: (1) the budget deficit could reach $300 billion or more in 1991; (2) long-term economic forecasts imply that the budget deficit and a low domestic saving rate will constrict opportunities for economic growth; (3) Department of Defense weapons programs were hampered by management failur...
[Investigation of Activities of the Chemical Warfare Review Commission]
B-222758: Published: Jun 25, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1990.
In response to a congressional request, GAO answered questions concerning the Chemical Warfare Review Commission's (CWRC) possible violation of applicable laws and regulations by employing two legislative and public affairs consultants. GAO determined that the Office of the Secretary of Defense violated the Advisory Committee Act and other statutory provisions regulating lobbying and public affair...