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Digests of Unpublished Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States, Vol. III, No. 8
134473: May 1, 1987
GAO published its monthly digest of unpublished decisions of the Comptroller General for the month of May 1987. These decisions involved appropriations, civilian employees, military personnel, procurement, and other related issues...
President's Third Special Message for Fiscal Year 1987
OGC-87-4: Published: Apr 6, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1987.
GAO reviewed the President's third special message for fiscal year 1987, which includes 73 proposed rescissions, 3 new deferrals, and 3 revised deferrals.GAO found that: (1) in three instances, amounts proposed for rescission were impermissibly reimpounded and withheld from obligation; (2) differences between amounts reported in the President's message and the amounts in apportionment schedules we...
Elmer B. Staats: Comptroller General of the United States 1966-1981
OP-1-OH: Published: Mar 1, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1987.
GAO presented a transcript of a videotape interview of Elmer B. Staats, the Comptroller General of the United States from 1966 to 1981, as part of its program to record key government officials' observations and impressions and ensure that the bases for policy decisions and other important events are systematically recorded for posterity...
Department of Labor: Assessment of Management Improvement Efforts
HRD-87-27: Published: Dec 31, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1986.
GAO commented on the Department of Labor's responses to its recommendations to: (1) strengthen secretarial direction; (2) correct long-standing problems; (3) obtain better information on program operations; (4) enhance work-force quality and efficiency; and (5) operate in a more business-like manner.GAO noted that: (1) the Secretary of Labor established departmentwide goals and the Secretary's Man...
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...
Supply Management: Improving Marine Corps Procedures for Phasing Out Equipment
NSIAD-87-8: Published: Oct 9, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Marine Corps' procedures for planning and managing the phaseout of weapons systems and equipment, focusing on whether the Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) in Albany, Georgia, was: (1) preparing adequate plans for items it was phasing out; (2) unnecessarily procuring or repairing phased-out items; and (3) coordinating phaseout plans with primary inventory control activities (PICA...
Carrier Landing Systems: Replacement of the Navy's Automatic Landing System May Be Premature
NSIAD-86-214BR: Published: Sep 22, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's plan to replace the AN/SPN-42 automatic carrier landing system (ACLS) with the AN/SPN-46 ACLS. ACLS allows pilots to control aircraft during their final approach and landing aboard a carrier.GAO found that: (1) the Navy has not been able to achieve its automatic landing goal of 70 percent for ACLS due to problems with aircraft-related su...
Improprieties in the Award of an Army/GPO Contract for Printing-Related Services (Project 600-S)
131113: Sep 25, 1986
GAO discussed its investigation of a procurement that the Army and the Government Printing Office (GPO) conducted for electronic publishing services. GAO noted that: (1) GPO terminated the awarded contract due to an unspecified technical error in the procurement process; (2) GPO and the Army did not conduct the procurement in accordance with the Automatic Data Processing Equipment Act, which requi...
Budget Reprogramming: Department of Defense Process for Reprogramming Funds
NSIAD-86-164BR: Published: Jul 16, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) compared the reprogramming process for the Department of Defense (DOD) budget with the same process at civilian agencies; (2) examined DOD reprogramming activities involving its appropriated funds; (3) reviewed congressional committee oversight of DOD reprogramming actions; and (4) examined the number of members who serve on the responsible committees...
Handicapped Workers: Commission Fees Paid to Central Nonprofit Agencies
HRD-86-82BR: Published: Jun 6, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1986.
GAO reviewed the payment of commission fees to the National Industries for the Blind (NIB) and to the National Industries for the Severely Handicapped (NISH), specifically: (1) the procedures that the Committee for Purchase from the Blind and Other Severely Handicapped established to review the adequacy of the commission fee; (2) the reasonableness of the 4-percent fee; and (3) NIB and NISH use of...