North Atlantic Treaty Organization (81 - 90 of 133 items)
The Defense and Economic Cooperation Agreement--U.S. Interests and Turkish Needs
ID-82-31: Published: May 7, 1982. Publicly Released: May 17, 1982.
GAO was asked to review the 1980 Defense and Economic Cooperation Agreement (DECA) with Turkey, focusing on: (1) the impact of U.S. security assistance in meeting Turkey's needs; (2) the U.S. use of military facilities; and (3) proposed military construction.Turkey is faced with tremendous economic problems, including a lack of foreign exchange, a high debt burden, and balance of payment difficult...
Agreements on Inter-NATO Defense Trade
ID-82-30: Published: May 5, 1982. Publicly Released: May 5, 1982.
GAO reviewed the general Memorandums of Understanding between the Department of Defense (DOD) and 11 allies of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to determine whether these agreements had provided increased reciprocal opportunities for firms of one country to compete for defense procurements by another country.GAO was unable to review the agreements because DOD has not established an adequate...
Proposed Program for New 9-mm Handguns Should Be Reexamined
PLRD-82-42: Published: Mar 8, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Defense's (DOD) decision to standardize its inventory of sidearms by purchasing all new, semiautomatic 9-mm pistols. GAO also looked at the feasibility of converting the current inventory of pistols to use 9-mm ammunition.In response to congressional interest in standardizing handguns to save money on logistics and maintenance cos...
Critical Considerations in Developing Improved Capability To Identify Aircraft as Friend or Foe
C-MASAD-82-6: Published: Feb 24, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1982.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense programs designed to improve U.S. capabilities to identify aircraft as friend or foe. These programs, for which Congress will be asked to provide funds, could potentially involve significant expenditures.GAO found that the primary systems in use by the United States and some other forces in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) are the Mark X and XII...
The European Branch: GAO in the Center of the Old World
120966: Jan 1, 1982
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 17, Issue 4, Fall 1982, discusses the functions of the European Branch of the GAO International Division. The branch has spent equal amounts of time reviewing both defense and foreign affairs activities. It has performed studies of foreign government programs and prepared reviews of military preparedness and logistics in the North Atlantic Treat...
Pricing Data on the Proposed Sale of AWACS to Saudi Arabia
ID-81-65: Published: Sep 18, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 17, 1981.
GAO reviewed the pricing data associated with the proposed sale of E-3A Airborne Warning and Control Systems (AWACS) to decide whether the U.S. military would be charging Saudi Arabia a full pro rata share of nonrecurring costs.The Department of Defense stated that the estimated value of the sale, $5.8 billion, included: five aircraft worth $1,200 million, spare parts worth $500 million, support e...
Problems With the U.S. Management of Foreign Currency Transactions for NATO Programs
ID-82-10: Published: Dec 16, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1981.
GAO examined allegations concerning the management and adequacy of internal auditing of foreign currency transactions in support of U.S. participation in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) infrastructure and international military programs. GAO also reviewed actions taken by Army officials in Europe to correct foreign currency purchasing and timing of payments deficiencies.The NATO/SHAP...
Integrated Approach to U.S. Air Defense of Central Europe Should Result in More Effective Mission Accomplishment
C-MASAD-81-18: Published: Sep 18, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1981.
The U.S. Army and the Air Force air defense forces stationed in central Europe share a joint mission and a combined North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) mission to defend the NATO central region airspace against an attack by the Warsaw Pact. In its review of this mission, GAO focused on critical issues needing Department of Defense (DOD) attention to improve the effectiveness of joint mission...
GAO Report "Cost Waivers Under the Foreign Military Sales Program: More Attention and Control Needed"
115144: May 6, 1981
The Department of Defense has had continuing accounting and financial management problems which result in cost recovery problems under the foreign military sales program. The problems have resulted in the failure to recover hundreds of millions of dollars from other governments. Congress specified the circumstances in which Defense could waive certain costs under this program in the International...
Administration of Export Controls Under Export Administration Act
115085: Apr 30, 1981
Under the Export Administration Act, the United States controls the export of dual use commercial products and processes for national security, foreign policy, and short supply purposes. A GAO review addressed congressional concerns about how well the system is carrying out the act's national security goal of controlling exports of military significant technology and products to Russia and other E...