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Improper Lobbying Activities by DOD on the Proposed Procurement of the C-5B Aircraft
120031: Nov 30, 1982
As requested, the Comptroller General commented on GAO reports concerning the investigation of the cooperative effort between the Department of the Air Force and Lockheed Corporation to influence House consideration of a bill which would authorize procurement of the C-5B aircraft. GAO found that there was a cooperative effort and that the Air Force's participation in this effort violated an approp...
Congressman Quie's Request for Comments on Constituent's Proposal for Improving Labor Cost Estimates
PSAD-77-12: Published: Nov 30, 1976. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1982.
A constituent's proposal for improving labor cost estimates involved techniques for improving technical evaluations of contractors' noncompetitive price proposals, with emphasis on estimating direct labor costs. Information gathered in reviewing technical evaluations of 40 fixed price noncompetitive proposals submitted to the Department of Defense (DOD) was used to appraise the situation.DOD has r...
The Defense Science Board's Task Force on Embedded Computer Resources Acquisition and Management
119027: Jul 22, 1982
The Comptroller General discussed Department of Defense (DOD) Instruction 5000.5x and the GAO review of the objectivity of a Defense Science Board task force. The task force was convened to review DOD acquisition, management, and utilization of computers to support its military mission. The objectives of the proposed DOD Instruction are to curtail high costs from hardware and software proliferatio...
Per Diem Expense Claim
B-197430(JAB): Published: Feb 2, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 2, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Proposed Sale of AWACS to Saudi Arabia
116598: Oct 5, 1981
GAO took no position on whether Congress should approve the sale of the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) to Saudi Arabia. U.S. officials believe that the United States is unlikely, under current circumstances, to obtain formal access to military facilities in key Arabian Peninsula countries. Saudi Arabia's reluctance to entertain U.S. access overtures is not inconsistent with sensitivi...
The Proposed Sale of E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) Aircraft to Saudi Arabia
116560: Oct 1, 1981
GAO takes no position on whether Congress should approve the sale of E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft to Saudi Arabia. However, there is a strong rationale for using an airborne early warning system to defend the Saudi oil fields, and the United States needs access to Saudi Arabian military bases and facilities for effective military projection during a crisis in the regio...
Missile System Review
115333: May 19, 1981
The North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) has been upgrading its computers since they became operational in 1966, because officials were aware that the missile warning and space surveillance system computers originally installed would not meet growing mission requirements for very long. In 1970, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) established a program for all Unified and Specified Commands to im...
Claim for Accrued Retired Pay
B-190075: Published: Sep 7, 1978. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 1978.
No summary is currently available...
Need for Greater Program Overview of the Inservice Training Review Organization
FPCD-78-7: Published: Nov 8, 1977. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1977.
The Interservice Training Review Organization was established in 1972 by mutual agreement among the services to identify opportunities to make their training more effective and efficient by eliminating duplication and standardizing instruction programs. The Army, Navy, and Air Force are concurrently developing computer-managed or computer-assisted instruction systems. The Army's computer-assisted...
Alleged Irregularities in the Subcontract Award for Aircraft Shelter Program in the United Kingdom
PSAD-77-71: Published: Feb 10, 1977. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 1977.
The United States' role in the procurement of 83 tactical aircraft shelters at four air bases occupied by the United States in England was questioned, particularly whether the United States' interests were properly represented by the British Department of the Environment. Concern was expressed over the selection of an Italian firm to subcontract steel components instead of an American firm.The Air...