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National Park Service: Concessions Program Has Made Changes in Several Areas, but Challenges Remain
GAO-17-302: Published: Feb 16, 2017. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 2017.
Have you ever purchased a postcard or eaten a meal at a national park? Chances are you bought it from a concessioner. The National Park Service managed nearly 500 concessions contracts in 2016 that provided visitor services like lodging, food, and retail sales. The Park Service has taken steps to address issues we've previously identified in its concessions program, including a lack of qualified...
Defense Contracting: DOD Initiative to Address Audit Backlog Shows Promise, but Additional Management Attention Needed to Close Aging Contracts
GAO-13-131: Published: Dec 18, 2012. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 2012.
To reduce the backlog of incurred cost audits, the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) implemented an initiative to focus its resources on auditing contractors' incurred costs that involve high dollar values or are otherwise determined to be high risk. Incurred cost audits are conducted on a contractor's annual proposal that includes all costs incurred on certain types of contracts in that fiscal...
DOD Contract Payments: Management Action Needed to Reduce Billions in Adjustments to Contract Payment Records
GAO-03-727: Published: Aug 8, 2003. Publicly Released: Sep 2, 2003.
GAO has reported that the Department of Defense's (DOD) inability to accurately account for and report on disbursements is a long-term, major problem. GAO was requested to determine (1) the magnitude of the adjustments and related costs in fiscal year 2002, (2) why contracts, including payment terms, are so complex, (3) the key factors that caused Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) Colu...
Financial Management: Differences in Army and Air Force Disbursing and Accounting Records
AIMD-00-20: Published: Mar 7, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on differences in the Army's and Air Force's disbursing and accounting records, focusing on: (1) if, and to what extent, contract payment transactions recorded in the Army and the Air Force official accounting records differed from mechanization of contract administration services (MOCAS) disbursing system records; (2) the types of diff...
Core Competencies in Financial Management for Management Analysts and Financial Specialists
JFMIP-ET-98-3: Published: Jun 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1998.
GAO provided information on establishing core competencies for management analysts and financial specialists who work in the federal government. This document concerns the recruitment, development and retention of staff for key financial management positions...
Energy and Science: Five-Year Bibliography 1990-1994
RCED-96-7W: Published: Dec 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1995.
GAO published a list and abstracts of its energy- and science-related products issued from January 1990 through December 1994. The products focus on: (1) the Department of Energy's property management and contract costs; (2) energy research and supplies; (3) uranium enrichment; (4) procurement; (5) nuclear safety and waste disposal; (6) nuclear nonproliferation; (7) environmental cleanups; (8) nuc...
Navy Maintenance: Public/Private Competition for F-14 Aircraft Maintenance
NSIAD-92-143: Published: May 20, 1992. Publicly Released: May 20, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Naval Aviation Depots' (NADEP) airframe repair program, focusing on the: (1) effects of introducing private-sector competition for depot maintenance on F-14 aircraft overhaul costs; (2) Naval Air Systems Command's (NAVAIR) post-award administration of the F-14 competition program; and (3) costs of competed and noncompeted overhauls during the s...
Financial Audit: Financial Reporting and Internal Controls at the Air Force Systems Command
AFMD-91-22: Published: Jan 23, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 1991.
GAO provided information on the Air Force Systems Command's (AFSC) financial management operation, focusing on AFSC need for improved internal controls and financial reporting.GAO found that: (1) AFSC trial balances for fiscal year (FY) 1988 and FY 1989 were substantially incomplete and inaccurate, resulting in unreliable financial reports and statements; (2) AFSC product divisions failed to promp...
Contract Audits: DCAA Needs To Increase Its Management Oversight of Planning Operations
NSIAD-86-6: Published: Feb 14, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1986.
In response to congressional requests, GAO reviewed Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) operations, specifically: (1) DCAA effectiveness in planning and implementing its audit work and managing its resources; and (2) the usefulness of DCAA reports.DCAA audits Department of Defense (DOD) contracts and provides accounting and financial advice on proposed and existing contracts to DOD procurement an...