Military forces (51 - 60 of 76 items)
Who Is Watching the Defense Dollars?
AFMD-82-26: Published: Feb 5, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 1982.
GAO prepared a study to: (1) present background information on the principal Department of Defense (DOD) audit and investigative organizations; (2) summarize findings of earlier reports on these organizations; and (3) discuss the merits of having a statutory inspector general in DOD modeled after those in the civil agencies. The study supplements many oral briefings GAO has given to congressional...
Selected Provisional Payments Under Regional Defense Contracts
117081: Dec 1, 1981
GAO examined selected provisional payments under contracts administered by the Defense Contract Administration Services Region (DCASR), Boston. In conducting its investigation, GAO visited the DCASR regional offices in Boston and the management area offices in Boston and Hartford. The purpose of the visits was to examine the procedures and controls related to provisional approval of contractor rei...
Travel Management Within Federal Government
116005: Jul 30, 1981
Travel, essential to the effective administration of Government programs, has been widely perceived as an area of waste and inefficiency. GAO believes that Federal managers have focused too much attention on the accuracy of travel reimbursements after trips are made and not enough on reviewing the need for the trips. Agency officials do not always require managers to comply with Federal travel pol...
Relocation of AIR-630 From California to Washington, D.C.
PLRD-81-15: Published: Apr 2, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1981.
GAO was requested to inquire into the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) decision to relocate its Target and Range Systems Division (AIR-630) from Camarillo, California, to NAVAIR headquarters in Washington, D.C. In October 1980, NAVAIR stated that it had thoroughly reviewed the AIR-630 mission and operation and had determined that the move would reduce operational costs. The NAVAIR review showed...
DOD Opportunities To Realize Great Savings by Taking Certain Actions in the Logistics Area
114895: Mar 31, 1981
The consolidation of base support services at military installations is a simple way to save money. The Department of Defense (DOD) has established three programs aimed at reducing base support costs, of which the Defense Retail Interservicing Support (DRIS) program shows the greatest potential. GAO believes that DOD has not consolidated base support services more because of: (1) parochial interes...
F/A-18 Naval Strike Fighter: Progress Has Been Made But Problems and Concerns Continue
MASAD-81-3: Published: Feb 18, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1981.
GAO reviewed the major technical and cost issues facing the Navy's F/A-18 strike fighter program. Both Congress and the executive branch have expressed concern over the cost and performance of the F/A-18. Many of these issues were raised in a prior GAO report on the program.The F/A-18 has continued to improve during development and has made noteworthy achievements in certain areas. However, cost a...
Why Actual Costs of Military Construction Projects Vary From Their Estimates
LCD-81-17: Published: Jan 14, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1981.
GAO was asked to review the Department of Defense's (DOD) reprogramming of funds for military construction projects. It was pointed out that the DOD need for additional project funds above that initially appropriated was increasing. Specifically, GAO was asked to determine: (1) whether cost estimating procedures, including guidelines for inflation were adequate; (2) how the DOD actual costs for fi...
Cost Estimates for U.S. and Canadian F/A-18 Strike Fighters
PSAD-80-74: Published: Aug 19, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 1980.
Information was requested on the cost of the U.S. F/A-18 strike fighter aircraft. The U.S. F/A-18 aircraft's unit cost was compared to the the same aircraft ordered by Canada.The Canadian unit cost estimate of the F/A-18 aircraft is lower than the unit cost of U.S. aircraft which will be delivered over the same time period. However, the estimate for the Canadian purchase does not include research...
Budget Authority Impoundments
OGC-79-13: Published: Jun 26, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1979.
The President's proposed deferral of $1.792 million was rejected. The proposed deferral with no-year budget authority had been made available to the Geological Survey for exploration of the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska...
Budget Estimates for Fiscal Year 1980 and Supplemental Appropriation Request for Fiscal Year 1979
108687: Feb 28, 1979
The financial requirements necessary to carry out the responsibilities of GAO for fiscal year (FY) 1980 were presented. An increased level of funding is required to meet the workload increase GAO must meet in FY 1980. Statutory changes broadened the scope of the GAO overall responsibilities and expanded specific responsibilities. An increase in resources is necessary to meet the new demands and ma...