Engineering (1 - 10 of 56 items)
Federally Funded R&D Centers: Observations on DOD Actions To Improve Management
T-NSIAD-96-117: Published: Mar 5, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1996.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to improve the management of its federally funded research and development centers (FFRDC), focusing on the: (1) guidelines to ensure that management fees paid to FFRDC are justified; (2) core work appropriate for FFRDC; (3) criteria for the acceptance of work outside of the core by FFRDC parent corporations; and (4) establishment of an indep...
Federal R&D Laboratories
RCED/NSIAD-96-78R: Published: Feb 29, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 29, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the federal research and development (R&D) laboratories operated by federal agencies and contractors. GAO found that: (1) 515 federal R&D laboratories spent a total of $26.6 billion out of an estimated $69.4 billion obligated for R&D in fiscal year (FY) 1995; (2) each laboratory has a specific mission or R&D program designed to suppo...
Reengineering Organizations: Results of a GAO Symposium
NSIAD-95-34: Published: Dec 13, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 13, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the framework for reorganizing the Department of Defense's (DOD) business practices, focusing on the results of a GAO symposium on private-sector reengineering practices.GAO noted that: (1) five principles for effective reengineering emerged from the GAO-sponsored symposium; (2) while these principles are not intended to be an all-inclusive list on...
U.S. Navy/Military Sealift Command: Weak Contract Administration Led to Unsafe and Poorly Maintained Ships
OSI-94-27: Published: Aug 31, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated the operation of nine tankers leased by the Military Sealift Command (MSC), focusing on whether the: (1) ships' equipment has deteriorated because of inadequate maintenance oversight; and (2) ships are staffed with adequate numbers of crew for safe operation.GAO found that: (1) all of the nine tankers reviewed had numerous problems that could a...
Navy Laboratories: Response to Questions on the Norfolk Detachment Disestablishment
NSIAD-94-114BR: Published: Feb 22, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the disestablishment of the Norfolk, Virginia detachment of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC).GAO found that: (1) under the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission's (BRAC) recommendations, the Norfolk detachment will be closed and relocated to the NUWC Newport division, leaving 9 personnel in Norfolk to monitor ships...
Apache Helicopter: Reliability of Key Components Yet to Be Fully Demonstrated
NSIAD-92-19: Published: Oct 3, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's efforts to address logistical support problems underlying the low availability rates associated with the Apache helicopter, focusing on the: (1) status of the Army's efforts to improve the reliability of seven hardware components and the Apache's maintenance capabilities; and (2) performance of the Apache's FM antenna.GAO found that: (1)...
Navy Engineering Centers: Proposal to Change From Industrial Funding to Another Funding Method
NSIAD-89-47: Published: Dec 7, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) proposal to convert two Navy activities from industrial funding to another funding method, focusing on the: (1) rationale and justification for the conversion; (2) the conversion's impacts on employment and operations; and (3) additional costs and savings involved in the conversion.GAO found that: (1) the DOD propo...
Strategic Defense Initiative Program: Accuracy of Statements Concerning DOE's X-Ray Laser Research Program
NSIAD-88-181BR: Published: Jun 30, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a former Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) employee's allegations that two LLNL scientists misrepresented technical information regarding the Department of Energy's X-ray laser research program.GAO found that: (1) LLNL X-ray laser program and LLNL management personnel, including the employee, had made statements concerning the X-ray las...
Coast Guard Resources
T-RCED-88-28: Published: Mar 22, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1988.
GAO discussed the adequacy of the Coast Guard's resources. GAO found that: (1) although the Coast Guard's budget increased more than 50 percent since 1980, it actually declined when adjusted for inflation; (2) about two-thirds of the budget was devoted to operating expenses; (3) the 1988 appropriation of $267 million was the lowest since 1980, even though the Coast Guard requested $500 to $600 mil...
Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States, Volume 67, December 1987
087966: Dec 1, 1987
This document is one in a series of monthly pamphlets which will he consolidated on an annual basis and entitled Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States. The annual volumes have heen published since the establishment of the General, Accounting Office by the Budget and Accounting Act, 1921. Decisions are rendercod to heads of departments and establishments and to disbursing and ce...