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Federal Acquisitions and Contracting: Systemic Challenges Need Attention
GAO-07-1098T: Published: Jul 17, 2007. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 2007.
In fiscal year 2006, the federal government spent over $400 billion for a wide variety of goods and services, with the Department of Defense (DOD) being the largest purchaser. Given the large and growing structural deficit, the government must get the best return it can on its investment in goods and services. For decades, GAO has reported on a number of systemic challenges in agencies' acquisitio...
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...
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...
Review of Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center's Dekitting Policy
NSIAD-85-89: Published: Jul 22, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Air Force's dekitting program; (2) the justification for the program; and (3) the effect dekitting would have on government costs.GAO noted that: (1) the kit concept was adopted to overcome problems caused by parts shortages and the need to manage a multitude of small parts in a nonautomated environment; and (2) the Oklahoma City Air Logis...
Status of the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Modernization Program
NSIAD-85-78: Published: Jul 8, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1985.
GAO reviewed various aspects of the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) modernization program, focusing on: (1) cost, performance, and system development issues pertaining to the Peacekeeper missile system; and (2) progress made by the Air Force in developing the small ICBM and its survivable basing modes.GAO found that the ICBM modernization program is progressing as planned with no major d...
Organization and Operations of the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission
B-166850: Published: Dec 21, 1972. Publicly Released: Nov 18, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Program Administration by the Delta Community Action Association, Inc. Tallulah, LA
B-130515: Published: Nov 12, 1969. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Selected Provisional Payments Under Regional Defense Contracts
117081: Dec 1, 1981
GAO examined selected provisional payments under contracts administered by the Defense Contract Administration Services Region (DCASR), Boston. In conducting its investigation, GAO visited the DCASR regional offices in Boston and the management area offices in Boston and Hartford. The purpose of the visits was to examine the procedures and controls related to provisional approval of contractor rei...
Preliminary Information on Funding Commitments From Comprehensive Employment and Training Act Titles III and IV During Fiscal Year 1981
HRD-81-108: Published: Jun 15, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1981.
In response to congressional concern that awards pertaining to grants and contracts awarded by the Department of Labor (DOL) using Comprehensive Employment and Training Act discretionary funds were allegedly made in substantial numbers during the closing months of the past administration and that questionable actions took place during the award process, GAO reviewed several programs.Preliminary da...
Relocation of AIR-630 From California to Washington, D.C.
PLRD-81-15: Published: Apr 2, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1981.
GAO was requested to inquire into the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) decision to relocate its Target and Range Systems Division (AIR-630) from Camarillo, California, to NAVAIR headquarters in Washington, D.C. In October 1980, NAVAIR stated that it had thoroughly reviewed the AIR-630 mission and operation and had determined that the move would reduce operational costs. The NAVAIR review showed...