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National Mediation Board: Progress Made on Some GAO Recommendations to Strengthen Operations, but Key Controls Continue to Be Needed
GAO-16-240: Published: Feb 12, 2016. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 2016.
The National Mediation Board (NMB) has made some progress in addressing the seven recommendations GAO made in December 2013; however, additional actions are needed to fully implement those recommendations and strengthen operations (see table). Without full implementation, NMB lacks reasonable assurance that its limited resources are effectively targeted and may be missing opportunities to improve...
International Labor Grants: Labor Should Improve Management of Key Award Documentation
GAO-14-493: Published: May 15, 2014. Publicly Released: May 15, 2014.
The Department of Labor's (Labor) Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) has guidance and criteria for developing projects covering trade and labor and child labor. In fiscal year 2013, the child labor office obligated about $56 million and the trade and labor office obligated about $13.5 million for technical assistance projects. Officials from both offices said they consider many factors i...
National Mediation Board: Strengthening Planning and Controls Could Better Facilitate Rail and Air Labor Relations
GAO-14-5: Published: Dec 3, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 2013.
The National Mediation Board (NMB) recently updated its strategic plan but is not meeting some federal strategic planning and performance measurement requirements. NMB missed deadlines for updating its strategic plan and lacks performance measures to assess its progress in meeting its goals, even though an agency's strategic plan should form the basis for everything an agency does.NMB also lacks s...
NNSA Management: Progress in the Implementation of Title 32
GAO-02-93R: Published: Dec 12, 2001. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 2001.
GAO reviewed the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) progress in implementing key components of Title 32 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 including NNSA's reorganization efforts; integrated planning, programming, and budgeting improvements; use of its excepted service personnel authority; and efforts to improve its procurement practices. GAO found that a...
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: No More Hunter Systems Should Be Bought Until Problems Are Fixed
NSIAD-95-52: Published: Mar 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) acquisition of the Hunter Short-Range Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), focusing on whether: (1) the system is logistically supportable; (2) previously identified performance deficiencies have been corrected; and (3) the system represents a valid joint-service effort.GAO found that: (1) the Hunter UAV system is not logistically supportable and has seriou...
Defense Industrial Base: DOD's Manufacturing Technology Program Needs Systematic Evaluation
NSIAD-92-74: Published: Mar 12, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Department of Defense (DOD) systematically tracks benefits from its Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) Program, focusing on the Office of the Secretary of Defense's (OSD) efforts to ensure that the: (1) ManTech Program is effectively implemented; and (2) benefits from ManTech projects are appropriately compiled and reported.GAO found th...
Navy Maintenance: Aviation Component Repair Program Needs Greater Management Attention
NSIAD-89-171: Published: Jul 6, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's aviation component repair program, focusing on: (1) whether repair prices were well-supported and reasonable; (2) Navy efforts to improve efficiency and contain costs; and (3) internal program management controls.GAO found that naval aviation depots: (1) during fiscal year (FY) 1988, overhauled almost 200,000 components, with revenues of...
Microwave Landing Systems: Additional Systems Should Not Be Procured Unless Benefits Proven
RCED-88-118: Published: May 16, 1988. Publicly Released: May 24, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) National Airspace System Plan, focusing on: (1) the justification and requirements for replacing improved instrument landing systems (ILS) with microwave landing systems (MLS); (2) potential MLS operational and economic benefits; (3) the MLS siting strategy; and (4) industry and user association views of...
Marine Corps Manpower: Improvements Needed in Processes for Determining Manpower Requirements
NSIAD-87-102: Published: May 26, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the adequacy of the processes the Marine Corps used to determine its manpower requirements for non-Fleet Marine Forces (FMF) and administrative and support components of FMF units.GAO found that the Marine Corps: (1) often based its staffing standards on an official judgment rather than on a measured work load or on methods improvement studies;...
ADP Workstations: SSA's $64-Million Acquisition for Fiscal Year 1987 Should Be Reconsidered
IMTEC-86-34: Published: Sep 16, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) efforts to update its computer systems that process benefit claims, specifically its fiscal year (FY) 1987 procurement of automatic data processing (ADP) furniture for the Claims Modernization Project.GAO found that: (1) SSA did not follow federal regulations requiring agencies to support the need for new...