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AIMD-93-66R: Published: Sep 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Navy inspectors general activities, focusing on a draft revision of Instruction 5040.7K which prescribes the objectives, policies, and procedures that inspectors general staff are to follow when inspecting Navy units. GAO found that: (1) the objectives and policies of the Naval Command Inspection Program are stated differen...
Legislative Proposals to Establish Professional Acquisition Corps
T-NSIAD-90-27: Published: Mar 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1990.
GAO discussed a legislative proposal to create a professional acquisition work force and corps within each military service. GAO noted that: (1) it supported the goal of developing a professional acquisition work force; (2) it had previously identified desirable characteristics of such a work force, including early entry into the profession, intensive training, a career path with incentives, and t...
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...
Navy Maintenance: Implementing the Commercial Industrial Services Program at San Diego
NSIAD-89-18: Published: Dec 2, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's management of the Commercial Industrial Services (CIS) program in San Diego, California, focusing on: (1) whether the Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion, and Repair (SUPSHIP), San Diego, implemented the program in compliance with Navy policy and regulations and in a manner similar to other West Coast Navy activities; (2) whether Navy...
John E. Thornton, 1935-1976
OP-3-OH: Published: Mar 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1988.
GAO presented a transcript of an interview of John E. Thornton, the Director of the Field Operations Division from 1935 through 1976, 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...
Aircraft Development: The Advanced Tactical Fighter's Costs, Schedule, and Performance Goals
NSIAD-88-76: Published: Jan 13, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Air Force's development of its Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF), especially its ability to meet the cost, schedule, and performance goals.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force awarded two contracts to develop and test the prototype aircraft and a separate ground-based avionics prototype; (2) evaluations of these test results will n...
Battlefield Automation: Army Efforts To Automate Combat Service Support
NSIAD-87-178FS: Published: Jul 31, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Army's effort to automate combat service support (CSS) activities.GAO found that the: (1) Army plans to spend about $600 million to modernize its six CSS components at the corps and theater levels and to automate manual systems at lower command levels; (2) systems will collect, summarize, and organize the most important logisti...
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...
Reserve Components: Army Personnel Qualification Data Could Be Improved
NSIAD-86-53: Published: Mar 26, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Army National Guard and the Army Reserve to determine whether the Army had an effective means of: (1) qualifying individual reservists to meet their job requirements; and (2) evaluating individual soldier proficiency.GAO found that the Army had already identified several problems affecting Reserve component training and had either initiated or planned actions to correct them; howe...
Navy Management and Use of the Selective Reenlistment Bonus Program
NSIAD-85-143: Published: Sep 9, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) Program to determine whether: (1) the program was well managed; (2) bonuses were awarded on the basis of a larger enlisted force than annually authorized by Congress; (3) bonuses were being paid for occupations that were overstaffed; and (4) the current method of paying half of the bonus in a lump sum i...