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Military Base Realignments and Closures: Key Factors Contributing to BRAC 2005 Results
GAO-12-513T: Published: Mar 8, 2012. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 2012.
GAO identified several factors and challenges that contributed to the Department of Defenses (DOD) implementation of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) 2005 and the results achieved. In contrast to other BRAC rounds that were primarily focused on achieving savings by reducing excess infrastructure, the Secretary of Defense identified three goals for BRAC 2005. Specifically, BRAC 2005 was in...
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...
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...
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...
Department of Defense Small Purchases
PSAD-79-81: Published: May 7, 1979. Publicly Released: May 17, 1979.
Purchases made by the Department of Defense (DOD) were examined with particular emphasis on contracts awarded by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to the Cardwell Condenser Corporation.The services and DLA are generally following prescribed procurement procedures to insure that prices are reasonable in awarding small purchases. No consistent pattern of overpricing was found on contracts awarded t...
Comments on Defense Supply Agency Employee's Claim for Travel Expenses Incident to House-Hunting Trip
B-170329: Published: Oct 19, 1976. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1976.
No summary is currently available...
Payment of Home Leave Expenses
B-180047: Published: Jan 15, 1974. Publicly Released: Jan 15, 1974.
No summary is currently available...