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Interim Observations on Effectiveness of DOD's Manufacturing Technology Program
AFMD-83-105: Published: Sep 28, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Department of Defense's (DOD) Manufacturing Technology (MT) program.GAO stated that the primary objective of the MT program is to improve productivity and reduce DOD acquisition costs. The program provides funds for demonstrations of new or improved manufacturing processes, techniques, or equipment in defense contractor and...
Review of the Small Business Administration's Management, Organization and Review Functions
089619: Aug 18, 1975
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Misuse of SBA's 8(a) Program Increased Cost for Many ADP Equipment Acquisitions
AFMD-82-9: Published: Oct 16, 1981. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 1981.
GAO reviewed the use of contracts under Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act by various federal agencies as a means of acquiring automatic data processing (ADP) equipment. GAO sought to determine whether government computer acquisition opportunities are being made available to as many small and disadvantaged businesses as possible under the 8(a) program and if federal procurement policies and re...
Need To Determine Whether Existing Federal Programs Can Meet the Needs of Women Entrepreneurs
CED-81-90: Published: Apr 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1981.
GAO reviewed the actions taken by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Interagency Committee on Women's Business Enterprise to promote women entrepreneurs and to suggest ways to improve such activities.The SBA and the Interagency Committee have not given enough attention to using existing SBA and other Federal resources to meet the needs of women entrepreneurs. Their attention has been...
The 8(a) Pilot Program for Disadvantaged Small Businesses Has Not Been Effective
CED-81-22: Published: Jan 23, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 1981.
The implementation of the 8(a) pilot contracting program of the Small Business Administration (SBA) is discussed. SBA awards procurement contracts under this program to socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses for the purpose of helping them become competitive. When SBA uses the pilot program, it has the exclusive authority to designate procurement requirements. The Department of t...
The Small Business Administration's 8(a) Pilot Program
114222: Jan 23, 1981
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has the authority to enter into procurement contracts with federal agencies for the purpose of subcontracting to small businesses to help them achieve a competitive position in the marketplace. A special pilot contracting program between the Army and SBA was created. In the regular 8(a) program, agencies volunteer these contracts. In the pilot program, SBA h...
First Look at Senior Executive Service Performance Awards/SBA
FPCD-80-86: Published: Sep 19, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1980.
GAO reviewed the Senior Executive Service (SES) bonus payments at the Small Business Administration (SBA).GAO concluded that the performance awards were within the requirements of the Civil Service Reform Act, as well as Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance. SBA paid bonuses for performance in the first 6 months of fiscal year 1980. SBA planned to again pay bonuses for the second half of...
Who Is Accountable? To Whom? For What? How?
112501: Jun 1, 1980
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 15, Issue 2, Spring 1980. Accountability requires that information regarding the actions and decisions of the person or organization being held accountable must be transmitted; this information must be received and the necessary actions taken; and the information must be used to improve performance, correct deficiencies, or reward superior service. Gov...
EPA Efforts To Guard the Public in a Period of Radiation Proliferation
105670: Apr 18, 1978
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has broad responsibility to provide federal radiation guidance for all radiation directly or indirectly affecting health. EPA attempts to implement its responsibilities have resulted in challenges to its authority, and considerable disagreements have occurred in obtaining cooperation with relevant regulatory agencies. To date, under its original 1970 autho...