Inspector General (1 - 10 of 13 items)
Missile Defense: Review of Results and Limitations of an Early National Missile Defense Flight Test
GAO-02-124: Published: Feb 28, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 2002.
The Department of Defense (DOD) awarded contracts to three companies in 1990 to develop and test exoatmospheric kill vehicles. One of the contractors--Boeing North American--subcontracted with TRW to develop software for the kill vehicle. In 1998, Boeing became the Lead System Integrator for the National Missile Defense Program, and chose Raytheon as the primary kill vehicle developer. Boeing and...
Debt Collection: Defense Finance and Accounting Service Needs to Improve Collection Efforts
GAO-01-686: Published: Jun 29, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 2001.
Improper payments are a long-standing problem throughout the government. The Department of Defense (DOD) has been overpaying contractors by hundreds of millions of dollars each year. For fiscal years 1994 through 1999, DOD contractors returned nearly $1.2 billion that the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) had mistakenly paid them as a result of errors, such as paying the same invoice t...
Gulf War Illnesses: Public and Private Efforts Relating to Exposures of U.S. Personnel to Chemical Agents
NSIAD-98-27: Published: Oct 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the extent to which federal government agencies and private organizations are examining; (1) the potential exposure of U.S. military personnel to chemical warfare agents in the Persian gulf; and (2) the circumstances surrounding gaps in the Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Desk Log maintained by the U.S. Central Command (CENTCO...
Naval Criminal Investigative Service: Fraud Interview Policies Similar to Other Federal Law Enforcement Agencies
NSIAD-97-117: Published: Apr 7, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Naval Criminal and Investigative Service's (NCIS) policies and practices regarding agent interviews of suspects and witnesses during procurement fraud investigations, focusing on: (1) NCIS's policies on interviewing, including agent conduct and demeanor and the carrying and display of weapons; (2) controls to deter inappropriate conduct by ag...
DOD Procurement: Use and Administration of DOD's Voluntary Disclosure Program
NSIAD-96-21: Published: Feb 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) Voluntary Disclosure Program, focusing on the: (1) extent to which defense contractors participate in the program; (2) amount of money that has been recovered under the program; (3) time taken to close disclosure cases; (4) most common type of disclosures; and (5) extent of overlap between voluntary...
Foreign Investment: Implementation of Exon-Florio and Related Amendments
NSIAD-96-12: Published: Dec 21, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 21, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States' (CFIUS) implementation of the Exon-Florio legislation and related amendments, focusing on: (1) the characteristics of foreign investments in the United States and the extent to which they are reported to CFIUS; (2) the factors CFIUS considers in determining whether a foreign investment resul...
Defense Health Care: Efforts to Manage Mental Health Care Benefits to CHAMPUS Beneficiaries
T-HRD-92-27: Published: Apr 28, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1992.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) management of mental health benefits under its Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS). GAO noted that: (1) DOD-sponsored surveys conducted by a contractor have identified systematic problems affecting the quality of care being provided to children and adolescents in residential treatment centers; (2) as a result of th...
Special Access Programs: DOD Is Strengthening Compliance With Oversight Requirements
NSIAD-89-133: Published: May 4, 1989. Publicly Released: May 4, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) monitoring of highly classified special-access programs.GAO found that: (1) DOD has increased the number of organizations that review or monitor special-access programs; (2) some such organizations have had difficulty in timely obtaining program access; (3) the Air Force and Navy have not fully complied with DOD re...
Information Security: Need for DOD Inspections of Special Access Contracts
NSIAD-86-191: Published: Aug 7, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 7, 1986.
GAO reported on its testimony concerning a defense contractor's control of classified documents for a special-access program.GAO noted that, although the Department of Defense (DOD) component responsible for the carve-out contract had a permanent on-site security representative at the plant, the individual was not overseeing the document-accountability system on a continuing basis, partly because...
DOD Tempest Protection: Better Evaluations Needed To Determine Required Countermeasures
NSIAD-86-132: Published: Jun 27, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) and military services' adherence to national TEMPEST policy. TEMPEST refers to technical investigations and studies of compromising emanations from electronic data processing equipment. National security policy requires federal agencies to protect classified information from such emanations.GAO found that: (1) TEMP...