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Information System: Status of the Continental Army Management Information System
NSIAD-87-23BR: Published: Oct 24, 1986. Publicly Released: Nov 24, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the background of the Continental Army Management Information System (CAMIS) and the Developmental Army Readiness and Mobilization System (DARMS); and (2) the management and funding issues facing the Reserve Component Automation (RCA) program, which replaced CAMIS and DARMS.The Army began CAMIS in 1979 and intended it to automat...
Budget Issues: Cost Escalation on Three Major Department of Transportation Projects
AFMD-86-31: Published: Jul 17, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1986.
GAO examined the U.S. Coast Guard's Short Range Recovery Helicopter Program, the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Surveillance Radar Program, and the Urban Mass Transportation Administration's (UMTA) Buffalo Light Rail Rapid Transit System to determine the reasons for cost growth between the latest estimates for the projects and the initial estimates provided to Congress.GAO found t...
Budget Estimates for Fiscal Year 1987
130220: Jun 26, 1986
GAO testified on its budget request for fiscal year (FY) 1987, specifically regarding proposed reductions under the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. GAO noted that the proposed reductions under the act could adversely affect its work of improving the effectiveness of government programs, resulting in less savings. GAO also noted that its request for $349.6 million: (1) co...
Army Budget: Potential Reductions to Aircraft Budgets
NSIAD-86-143BR: Published: Jun 20, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) examined the Army's request for the procurement of six aircraft systems in its fiscal year (FY) 1987 budget; and (2) reviewed the Army's justification for its FY 1987 estimates and its use of funds in its previous years' programs.GAO found potential reductions of between $1.5 million and $31 million for the six programs for FY 1987 due to reduced or ov...
Coast Guard Acquisitions: Status of Reform Actions
RCED-86-161BR: Published: Jun 11, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Coast Guard's acquisition reform actions, specifically its item identification, contracting, and management procedures.GAO found that the Coast Guard: (1) improved its acquisition planning; (2) utilized government-sponsored training programs for its managers responsible for identifying and planning resource requirements and for coordinating th...
Information on the Accuracy of Defense Manpower Requirements
NSIAD-86-87BR: Published: Mar 26, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the defense manpower-requirements programs to assess the degree to which the services' policies and procedures for determining manpower needs accurately identify the quality and quantity of manpower required for national defense.GAO found that: (1) the Navy's application of staffing standards exists for only a third to a half of its shore-based pos...
Aquila Remotely Piloted Vehicle: Recent Developments and Alternatives
NSIAD-86-41BR: Published: Jan 4, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Aquila Remotely Piloted Vehicle Program focusing on its technical problems, their effect on the program's cost, schedule, and management, and the Army's consideration of alternatives to the program.GAO found that: (1) the program recently underwent a major restructuring in response to the technical problems revealed in testing; (2) the Army...
Selected Recommendations of the President's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control
128615: Dec 12, 1985
GAO commented on the recommendations of the President's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control (Grace Commission) which identified important actions Congress could pursue in the acquisition area. GAO noted that: (1) there are techniques to produce systems more economically, such as competition, economic production rates, and multiyear procurement; (2) priorities must be established in order to opti...
Outer Continental Shelf Lease Sale 82--Sale Preparation and Subsequent Cancellation
RCED-86-30: Published: Oct 15, 1985. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the recent Outer Continental Shelf lease sale number 82 which was cancelled when no industry bids were received and discussed why: (1) the companies that expressed interest in the offshore sale areas did not bid on the tracts offered; and (2) the Department of the Interior offered to lease certain tracts that Massachusetts believed were environment...
The Extent of Navy Compliance With Congressional Guidelines on the Training and Administration of the Reserve Program
NSIAD-85-139: Published: Sep 5, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's Training and Administration of the Reserve (TAR) Program to determine the extent to which the Navy has complied with congressional guidelines for Department of Defense appropriations bills for fiscal years 1981 through 1984.GAO found that the Navy has fully complied with a guideline requiring the transfer of all TAR personnel funding...