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High-Risk Series: Defense Infrastructure
HR-97-7: Published: Feb 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1997.
GAO reviewed the difficult process of reducing the Department of Defense's (DOD) infrastructure, focusing on: (1) the need for infrastructure reductions and obstacles that have hindered DOD's ability to achieve significant cost savings in this area; (2) DOD's future years funding plan for infrastructure; and (3) areas in which GAO has identified opportunities for reductions.GAO found that: (1) des...
High-Risk Series: Defense Inventory Management
HR-97-5: Published: Feb 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) management of supplies that support the military services, focusing on DOD's need to be more aggressive in changing its management culture by taking advantage of new management practices, technologies, and logistics systems so that inefficiencies can be eliminated.GAO found that: (1) DOD has clearly had some success in addressing its inventory managem...
High-Risk Series: Defense Weapon Systems Acquisition
HR-97-6: Published: Feb 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) annual expenditure of billions of dollars to acquire new weapons systems, focusing on continuing weaknesses in the way major weapon system requirements are determined, planned, budgeted, and acquired.GAO found that: (1) despite DOD's past and current efforts to reform the acquisition system, wasteful practices still add billions of dollars to defense...
High-Risk Series: Information Management and Technology
HR-97-9: Published: Feb 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1997.
GAO reviewed the information system development and modernization efforts at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Department of Defense (DOD), and the National Weather Service (NWS), focusing on the agencies' problems meeting cost, schedule, and performance goals.GAO found that: (1) information systems are now integral to nearly every aspect of over $1...
High-Risk Series: Quick Reference Guide
HR-97-2: Published: Feb 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1997.
GAO published a Quick Reference Guide that summarizes the status of the 20 high-risk program areas it has tracked since its last report series, and 5 areas that are newly designated as high-risk. The areas subject to review included the: (1) Department of Defense's (DOD) financial, contract, weapons system acquisition, and inventory management systems; (2) DOD infrastructure; (3) Internal Revenue...
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...
Military Personnel Reassignments: Services Are Exploring Opportunities to Reduce Relocation Costs
NSIAD-96-84: Published: Feb 16, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the services' practices for relocating personnel, focusing on whether: (1) opportunities exist to reduce the costs of permanent change-of-station (PCS) moves; (2) the number of moves and related costs have decreased in proportion to the reductions in military end stregnths; and (3) frequent reassignments significantly impair military readiness.GAO...
Defense Research and Development: Fiscal Year 1993 Trustee and Adviser Costs at Federally Funded Centers
NSIAD-96-27: Published: Dec 26, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the stipends and expenses of the boards of trustees and other management advisory personnel who served in fiscal year 1993 at the Department of Defense's (DOD) Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDC), focusing on: (1) the extent to which FFRDC used federal funds to pay those costs; (2) the range of and highest daily...
Defense Research and Development: Affiliations of Fiscal Year 1993 Trustees for Federally Funded Centers
NSIAD-95-135: Published: Jul 26, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the boards of trustees whose served in fiscal year (FY) 1993 at the Department of Defense's (DOD) federally funded research and development centers (FFRDC), focusing on: (1) how trustees are elected to each board; (2) FFRDC trustees and officers who left in FY 1993 to take executive positions in the federal government; (3) trustees'...
High Risk Series: An Overview
HR-95-1: Published: Feb 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1995.
GAO reviewed the federal government's progress in implementing recommended reforms in its business and financial operations that were identified as high-risk problems in its 1992 series, focusing on: (1) six current high-risk categories that affect the government's revenue collection efforts and federal expenditures; (2) progress achieved in most of the high-risk areas; and (3) recent legislation...