Engineering (11 - 20 of 56 items)
Strategic Defense Initiative Program: Expert's Views on DOD's Organizational Options and Plans for SDI Technical Support
NSIAD-87-43: Published: Nov 19, 1986. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request and a legislative requirement, GAO reported on the Department of Defense's (DOD) proposal for establishing a new federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), called the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) Institute, to provide the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (SDIO) with technical support.GAO found that: (1) in November 1985, DOD formed...
Defense Organization: Advantages and Disadvantages of a Centralized Civilian Acquisition Agency
NSIAD-87-36: Published: Nov 7, 1986. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 1986.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO: (1) reviewed reports and studies of the organizational structure for defense procurement; and (2) identified the potential advantages and disadvantages of establishing a centralized civilian procurement agency, either within or outside of the Department of Defense (DOD).GAO found that the establishment of a centralized agency would: (1) reduce service pa...
Extended Temporary Appointments to Positions Requiring Senate Confirmation
GGD-86-84FS: Published: Jun 4, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed all cabinet agency positions requiring Senate confirmation to determine: (1) how many of those positions are officially vacant; (2) whether individuals filling the positions were doing so on an acting basis and how long they served in that capacity; (3) whether agencies had submitted nominations to the Senate for the vacant positions; and (4) 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...
Selected Defense Agencies: Current and Historical Information on Missions, Work Force, and Budget
NSIAD-86-81FS: Published: Mar 7, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided a fact sheet showing the current and historical mission, work force, and budget of several Department of Defense agencies.GAO presented information on each agency's: (1) budget and civilian/military work force for the earliest year readily available and for fiscal year 1986; and (2) civilian occupational groups as of September 1975 and 1985, exc...
Navy Contracting: Navy's Plan to Second Source Aegis Shipyard Integration and Testing
NSIAD-86-20FS: Published: Dec 2, 1985. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's plans to establish a second source for the Aegis combat system shipyard test and integration function. Specifically GAO reviewed the: (1) cost-effectiveness of second sourcing this function; (2) selection and role of the second source contractor; (3) effects second sourcing will have on the quality of the system; and (4) ability of ot...
Navy Actions To Improve Overhaul Work at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard
NSIAD-85-51: Published: Mar 1, 1985. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined alleged deficiencies in the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard's (PNSY) Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) for the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Saratoga, focusing on actions the Navy took to: (1) improve overall performance at the shipyard; and (2) preclude a recurrence of the type of technical problems experienced by SLEP.GAO found that, as part of a strat...
Analysis of Selected Sections of DOD Revised Breakout Regulation
NSIAD-84-138: Published: Jun 19, 1984. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed certain parts of the Department of Defense's (DOD) parts breakout regulation to determine whether they inhibit or promote competition. GAO also examined issues associated with DOD breakout efforts. Parts breakout refers to the practice of acquiring a part directly from the manufacturer that is not the prime contractor.GAO found that DOD has experie...
Review of the Reasonableness of Noncompetitive Prime Contract Prices
089367: May 22, 1975
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