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Securing, Stabilizing, and Rebuilding Iraq: Iraqi Government Has Not Met Most Legislative, Security, and Economic Benchmarks
GAO-07-1220T: Published: Sep 4, 2007. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 2007.
This testimony is intended to discuss our report on whether or not the government of Iraq has met 18 benchmarks contained in the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act of 20072 (the Act). The Act requires GAO to report on the status of the achievement of these benchmarks. Consistent with GAO's core values and our desire to be fair and bal...
Securing, Stabilizing, and Rebuilding Iraq: Key Issues for Congressional Oversight
GAO-07-308SP: Published: Jan 9, 2007. Publicly Released: Jan 9, 2007.
As the United States reviews its plans to secure, stabilize, and rebuild Iraq, GAO has enclosed a series of issue papers for Congressional consideration in developing its oversight agenda for the 110th Congress and analyzing the President's revised strategy for Iraq. These papers are based on the continuing work of the U.S. Government Accountability Office and the 67 Iraq-related reports and testi...
Defense Microelectronics: DOD-Funded Facilities Involved in Research Prototyping or Production
GAO-05-278: Published: Mar 11, 2005. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 2005.
The Department of Defense's (DOD) ability to provide superior capabilities to the warfighter is dependent on its ability to incorporate rapidly evolving, cutting-edge microelectronic devices into its defense systems. While many commercial microelectronics advances apply to defense systems, DOD has some unique microelectronics needs not met by industry. Therefore, to maintain military superiority,...
Defense Acquisitions: The Global Information Grid and Challenges Facing Its Implementation
GAO-04-858: Published: Jul 28, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 2004.
The Department of Defense (DOD) is in the midst of transforming military capabilities. The transformation relies in part on the Global Information Grid (GIG), which is focused on building a new Internet-like network capability that DOD envisions will enable weapons and other systems and people to share information quickly, allowing warfighters to identify threats more effectively and to respond wi...
Investigative Techniques: Federal Agency Views on the Potential Application of 'Brain Fingerprinting'
GAO-02-22: Published: Oct 31, 2001. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 2001.
Federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies are seeking to add new techniques to their arsenal of investigative tools. "Brain fingerprinting" measures brain wave responses to determine whether an individual recognizes certain details of an event or activity. Because the technique requires specific information about the event that would be known only to the perpetrator and the investigator, B...
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Progress of the Global Hawk Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration
NSIAD-00-78: Published: Apr 25, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Global Hawk Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration, focusing on: (1) whether the average unit flyaway price for the 10 Global Hawk production aircraft numbered 11 through 20 will be within the Department of Defense's (DOD) price goal of $10 million each in fiscal year 1994 dollars; (2) the status of the military user demonstration, includi...
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...
Defense Industry: Trends in DOD Spending, Industrial Productivity, and Competition
PEMD-97-3: Published: Jan 31, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed productivity and competition in the defense industrial base since the end of the Cold War, focusing on: (1) overall trends in productivity, competition, and other financial indicators in the defense industry over time, where possible; and (2) the relationship between these trends and indicators of defense spending over time, where possible.GAO foun...
Acquisition Reform: DOD Faces Challenges in Reducing Oversight Costs
NSIAD-97-48: Published: Jan 29, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Reducing Oversight Costs reinvention laboratory, focusing on: (1) the laboratory's success in effecting changes to DOD oversight requirements and reducing oversight costs; (2) any obstacles to achieving these benefits; and (3) lessons learned from laboratory experiences.GAO found that: (1) overall, the reinvention laboratory has made only limited prog...
Acquisition Reform: Efforts to Reduce the Cost to Manage and Oversee DOD Contracts
NSIAD-96-106: Published: Apr 18, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) attempts to address the impact of its acquisition regulations and oversight requirements that are cost drivers for DOD acquisitions. GAO limited its review to the top 10 cost drivers, which accounted for nearly 50 percent of the cost premium identified in a Coopers and Lybrand study.GAO found that: (1) in respons...