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Rescissions of Budget Authority in President's Seventh Special Message for FY 1980
OGC-80-12: Published: May 30, 1980. Publicly Released: May 30, 1980.
Under the Impoundment Control Act of 1974, GAO is required to review and comment on executive branch proposals for rescissions and/or deferrals of impounded fund accounts.The President's seventh special message for fiscal year 1980 proposed 53 rescissions of budget authority totaling $1,472.7 million, and 21 new deferrals totaling $6,916.4 million. Except as noted in the comments, the information...
Evaluation of the Decision To Begin Production of the Roland Missile System
PSAD-79-100: Published: Aug 17, 1979. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1979.
In June 1979, following the 4.5-year period of fabricate and test, the Secretary of Defense approved limited production of the Roland Missile system. Roland is a European-developed missile system being acquired to strengthen the Army's defenses against low-flying aircraft. The system is required to be capable of defending critical corps and rear-area targets in clear or adverse weather.The decisio...
GAO Efforts Related to Fraud, Abuse, and Mismanagement in Federal Programs
B-171019: Published: Mar 15, 1979. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1979.
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Pricing of F-100 Engines for the F-15 and F-16 Aircraft Programs
PSAD-79-50: Published: Mar 9, 1979. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1979.
A review of the reasonableness of contract modifications and prices negotiated between the Air Force and Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Group was made.The modification is a comprehensive amendment which sets definite prices, terms, and conditions for domestic and European participating industry coproduced F-100 aircraft engines and exercises production options. Analysis of the work performed by the va...
Summaries of Conclusions and Recommendations on Department of Defense Operations
OIM-79-01: Published: Jan 22, 1979. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 1979.
A summary of GAO recommendations and conclusions resulting from its audits and other review work in the Department of Defense, compiled to assist congressional committees in their review of budget requests for fiscal year l980 is presented. The reports previously have been brought to the attention of Congress and departmental officials. Suggested questions to be asked in appropriations hearings ar...
Contracting for Real Estate Fees Incurred by Federal Agencies
PSAD-79-7: Published: Nov 6, 1978. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 1978.
As a matter of practice, Government employees have paid and then have been reimbursed for the real estate agent fees involved in selling their homes when they move at Government expense. Generally, no attempt has been made to obtain competition in contracting for these services.While statistics showing the exact number of civilian Federal employees moving annually were not readily available, it wa...
The Sale of Sixty F-15s to Saudi Arabia
105719: May 4, 1978
An analysis of the proposed sale of F-15 aircrafts to Saudi Arabia was based on the 1974 Department of Defense (DOD) survey of Saudi Arabia's defense needs, the March 1978 DOD analysis supporting the F-15 sale, and a study by the Department of State of the military balance and military technology capacities in the Persian Gulf region. The information obtained indicated that: (1) the Saudis do have...
Defense Subcontract for Machine Tools to Mitsubishi International Corporation
PSAD-78-104: Published: May 3, 1978. Publicly Released: May 3, 1978.
A prime contract with the Department of Defense requires the Chrysler Corporation to use its best efforts to place subcontracts in labor surplus areas. Under this contract, a subcontract for a tank turret machining system will be performed by the Android Corporation and a Japanese firm, Mitsubishi International Corporation. Android will perform a portion of the work in a labor surplus area. Defens...
Review of Contract for Painting at Marine Corps Air Stations
PSAD-78-73: Published: Jan 31, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1978.
A review was conducted of a pending award of a contract for painting at the Marine Corps Air Stations at El Toro and Santa Ana, California. The Government estimate should have been about 24 cents per square foot rather than the initial estimate prepared of 17 cents per square foot. No indications were found of significant problems in the quality control of contractors' performance. Some minor defi...
Pricing of a Noncompetitive, Fixed-Price Incentive Contract for Maintenance and Modification of Three Special Purpose Aircraft
PSAD-78-9: Published: Nov 10, 1977. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1977.
Examination of the pricing of a negotiated, noncompetitive, fixed-price incentive contract awarded to E-Systems, Inc., by the Aeronautical Systems Division of the Air Force Systems Command indicated that the contract target price was overstated by as much as $1.4 million because contracting personnel did not adequately evaluate the proposal. The contract provided for the maintenance and modificati...