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Defense Acquisition: Employing Best Practices Can Shape Better Weapon System Decisions
T-NSIAD-00-137: Published: Apr 26, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed issues the Department of Defense (DOD) faces in its acquisition of weapon systems.GAO noted that: (1) the pressures of competing for the funds to launch and sustain a weapon system program create incentives for starting programs too early; overpromising performance capabilities; and understating expected costs, schedules, and risks associated with...
Auditing the Nation's Finances: Fiscal Year 1999 Results Continue to Highlight Major Issues Needing Resolution
T-AIMD-00-137: Published: Mar 31, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2000.
GAO discussed the results of its report on the U.S. government's financial statements for fiscal year (FY) 1999.GAO noted that: (1) significant financial systems weaknesses, problems with fundamental recordkeeping and financial reporting, incomplete documentation, and weak internal controls continue to prevent the government from accurately reporting a significant portion of its assets, liabilitie...
Recovery Auditing: Reducing Overpayments, Achieving Accountability, and the Government Waste Corrections Act of 1999
T-NSIAD-99-213: Published: Jun 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed House Resolution 1827, the Government Waste Corrections Act of 1999, and its relationship to long-standing issues of government accountability for use of public monies and overpayments and the role of recovery auditing in identifying and recovering overpayments.GAO noted that: (1) significant financial system weaknesses, problems with fundamental...
Military Operations: Status of DOD's Efforts to Develop Future Warfighting Capability
NSIAD-99-64: Published: Mar 31, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to develop future warfighting capability, focusing on the: (1) status of DOD's efforts to implement its joint experimentation program; (2) factors that GAO believes contribute to the success of a joint experimentation program; and (3) extent of DOD's support for future warfighting.GAO noted...
Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Department of Defense
OCG-99-4: Published: Jan 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1999.
As part of its Performance and Accountability Series, GAO provided information on the major management challenges and program risks facing the Department of Defense.GAO noted that: (1) DOD continues to struggle to overcome the many problems brought about by decades of neglect and to fully institute sound financial management practices; (2) these problems range from being unable to properly account...
Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
OCG-99-18: Published: Jan 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1999.
As part of its Performance and Accountability Series, GAO provided information on the major management challenges and program risks facing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).GAO noted that: (1) NASA's contract management function encompasses several processes, including financial management and oversight; (2) both of these processes require accurate and reliable information;...
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...
Military Bases: Lessons Learned From Prior Base Closure Rounds
NSIAD-97-151: Published: Jul 25, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1997.
GAO reported on lessons learned from the base realignment and closure (BRAC) rounds held in 1988, 1991, 1993, and 1995, focusing on: (1) lessons related to savings, costs, and economic impact and improvements needed in the Department of Defense's (DOD) process for identifying bases for realignment and closure; and (2) what legislative actions would be needed if further BRAC rounds were to be autho...
High-Risk Series: Defense Contract Management
HR-97-4: Published: Feb 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1997.
GAO reviewed the high risks in contract management that the Department of Defense (DOD) continues to face despite improvements in selected areas.GAO found that: (1) improvement and simplification of DOD's contract payment system is imperative; (2) if DOD does not achieve effective control over its payment process, DOD's Defense Finance and Accounting Service will continue to risk overpaying contra...
High-Risk Series: Defense Financial Management
HR-97-3: Published: Feb 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) inability to put in place the financial management operations and controls required to produce the information it needs to ensure adequate accountability and support decision-making, focusing on DOD's need to transform candid acknowledgements of problems in six critical areas into comprehensive, realistic corrective actions.GAO found that: (1) DOD's f...