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Weapons Acquisition: Implementation of the 1991 DOD Full Funding Policy
NSIAD-92-238: Published: Sep 24, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of a full funding policy for programs reviewed by the Defense Acquisition Board (DAB), focusing on all major DAB decisions under the policy to: (1) determine the policy's impact and effectiveness; (2) identify programs' shortfalls and how they were estimated; and (3) ascertain if shortfall offsets we...
Digests of Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States, Vol. III, No. 9
147666: Jun 1, 1992
GAO published its monthly digest of decisions of the Comptroller General for the month of June 1992. These decisions involved appropriations, financial management, civilian personnel, military personnel, procurement, and miscellaneous topics...
Digests of Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States, Vol. III, No. 3
146442: Dec 1, 1991
GAO published its monthly digest of decisions of the Comptroller General for the month of December 1991. These decisions involved appropriations, financial management, civilian personnel, military personnel, and procurement...
Defense Contract Audits: Defense Contract Audit Agency's Staff Qualifications, Experience, Turnover, and Training
AFMD-91-72: Published: Jul 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Defense Contract Audit Agency's (DCAA) audit staff, focusing on recruitment, qualifications, experience, turnover, and training.GAO found that: (1) between fiscal years (FY) 1986 and 1990, DCAA expanded its recruitment program and used direct-hire authority to recruit and hire over 4,600 auditors to fill new staff positions autho...
Serving the Congress
144018: Apr 1, 1991
GAO published a booklet summarizing: (1) its mission; (2) how it ensures the quality of its work; (3) how it communicates the results of its work; and (4) how to obtain GAO services...
Test and Evaluation: Improvements Are Being Made in the Department of Defense's Test Planning
NSIAD-90-303: Published: Sep 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the Department of Defense's (DOD) test planning processes, focusing on the Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP) process for weapons systems acquisitions.GAO found that: (1) the military services instituted similar TEMP and test processes in accordance with DOD guidance; (2) DOD adequately identified the key weaknesses and strengths of TEMP and te...
Trends in the Number of Strikes and Use of Permanent Strike Replacements in the 1980s
T-HRD-90-41: Published: Jun 13, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1990.
GAO discussed the practice of hiring permanent employees to replace striking workers, based on data it obtained from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service and on information it obtained through interviews with employers and union representatives. GAO noted that: (1) the number of strikes in the United States from 1980 through 1989 annually averaged 1,250, about half the annual average num...
Legislative Proposals to Establish Professional Acquisition Corps
T-NSIAD-90-27: Published: Mar 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1990.
GAO discussed a legislative proposal to create a professional acquisition work force and corps within each military service. GAO noted that: (1) it supported the goal of developing a professional acquisition work force; (2) it had previously identified desirable characteristics of such a work force, including early entry into the profession, intensive training, a career path with incentives, and t...
Thomas D. Morris, 1970-1975, 1980-1982
OP-13-OH: Published: Jan 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1990.
GAO presented a transcript of a videotape interview of Thomas D. Morris, a senior GAO official from 1970 to 1975 and 1980 to 1982, as part of its program to record key government officials' observations and impressions and ensure that the bases for policy decisions and other important events are systematically recorded for posterity...
Defense-Related Audits, 1937-1975: Interview With Hassell B. Bell, J. Kenneth Fasick, and James H. Hammond
OP-9-OH: Published: Feb 1, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1989.
GAO presented a transcript of a videotape interview of Hassell B. Bell, who served GAO from 1945 to 1975, J. Kenneth Fasick, who served from 1954 to 1981, and James H. Hammond, who served from 1937 to 1974. These individuals worked in various capacities and assumed key roles in auditing the government's defense-related activities. GAO conducted the interview as part of its program to record key go...