Department of Defense, Executive (21 - 30 of 41 items)
Unallowable Costs: The Government Does Not Reimburse Contractor Contributions
NSIAD-87-150BR: Published: May 27, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined whether eight defense contractors charged campaign contributions either directly or indirectly to federal government contracts, focusing on: (1) the allowable cost categories the contractors charged the contributions to if they did claim the contributions as contract costs; (2) whether the federal government is reimbursing the contractors for th...
GAO's Review of Contractor Cost Estimating Systems
T-NSIAD-87-25: Published: Apr 8, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1987.
GAO discussed its evaluation of defense contractor cost-estimating systems to determine whether defense contractors were developing and proposing accurate and reliable estimates for negotiating Department of Defense (DOD) contracts. GAO noted that, although DOD relies on price proposals that contractors' estimating systems generate, there is no requirement for contractors to maintain adequate syst...
Public Affairs and Congressional Affairs Activities of Federal Agencies
GGD-86-24: Published: Feb 14, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined: (1) federal executive agencies' public relations budgets and the number of employees involved in these activities; and (2) the extent to which key agency public relations officials meet with each other or with White House staff or Executive Office of the President (EOP) staff to coordinate public information efforts.Public affairs involves effor...
From Satellites to Space Shuttle and Beyond: GAO Evaluates the Military's Role in Space
129474: Jan 1, 1986
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 21, Issue 1, Winter 1986, discusses how GAO has approached the space militarization issue. The focus of GAO work has included evaluating: (1) the Department of Defense's organizational structure and ability to manage the multiservice space program; (2) efforts to develop a space system to improve strategic and tactical force effectiveness; (3) t...
Results of GAO's Review of DOD's Fiscal Year 1985 Ammunition Procurement and Production Base Programs
NSIAD-85-12: Published: Oct 23, 1984. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the military services' justification for their fiscal year 1985 ammunition appropriation requests which totalled $4.9 billion, and the Army's $302.2 million request for the production base.GAO found that, after reviewing significant appropriations requests, most ammunition items were adequately justified. However, $627.6 million of the services' am...
The Trade Reorganization Act of 1983, S. 121
121343: May 12, 1983
Testimony was given concerning proposed legislation that would reorganize the Government's trade functions by creating a new Department of Trade. GAO believes that establishing a Department of Trade would be a means of emphasizing the importance of trade in relation to the U.S. economy and the Government's role in international trade relations. However, establishing a Department of Trade will not...
GAO Views on S. 2127
118860: Jun 29, 1982
A Senate committee requested that GAO provide background information on the extent of procurement competition in the Department of Defense (DOD) and civil agencies. The review showed that, except for an increase in competition for petroleum products, the level of competition in DOD procurements has declined. DOD and six major civil agencies which were reviewed unnecessarily awarded contracts on a...
Validity and Comparability of Quantitative Data Presented by the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency on Inspectors General Activities
AFMD-82-78: Published: May 18, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the accuracy of the quantitative data contained in the first two summary reports of inspectors general activities and accompanying fact sheets issued by the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency.The GAO review disclosed that the data collection methodology for each report was different, standard definitions were not used, and some agen...
The Consolidated Space Operations Center Is Not Supported by Adequate Defense Department Planning
B-205335: Published: Mar 22, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Department of Defense's (DOD) comments on a prior GAO report. The comments were included in the report unevaluated because they were received after the 30-day period allowed for agency response, and the GAO reporting deadline precluded a detailed evaluation of the comments in the report.DOD agreed with the facts which GAO found during its r...
DOD's Space-Based Laser Program--Potential, Progress, and Problems
C-MASAD-82-10: Published: Feb 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1982.
The United States is pursuing directed-energy weapon technologies involving devices for generating and controlling laser, particle, and microwave beams which may revolutionize military strategy, tactics, and doctrine. Laser-weapon technology is the best understood and most mature of the three types of directed-energy weapon technologies. The Department of Defense (DOD) has been developing technolo...