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Strategic Defense Initiative Program: Status of Airborne Optical Adjunct and Terminal Imaging Radar
NSIAD-86-153: Published: Jun 23, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the status of the Department of Defense's (DOD) Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's technology validation experiments on the Airborne Optical Adjunct (AOA) and the Terminal Imaging Radar (TIR) as part of its program to determine the feasibility of developing a defense against nuclear ballistic missiles.GAO found that: (1) the Army Str...
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...
Unit Training: How It Is Evaluated and Reported to the Congress
NSIAD-86-94: Published: Jun 17, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined how the Department of Defense (DOD) evaluates the effect of unit training on readiness, specifically: (1) the methods commanders use to determine if their units can perform wartime missions; (2) training program output indicators to provide more information about the services' ability to achieve their training goals; and (3) assistance to Congress...
Designing Evaluations: A Workbook
129366: Feb 1, 1986
This document, which presents designs for three specific evaluations, is intended to be used as a companion-piece to the transfer paper, Designing Evaluations. The designs have four purposes to: (1) serve as guidance to managers and staff in the execution phase of the job; (2) minimize time that would otherwise be lost on a job when staffing changes must be made later on; (3) give job sponsors a c...
Digests of Unpublished Decisions of the Comptroller General, Vol. II, No. 3
129437: Dec 1, 1985
GAO published its monthly digest of unpublished decisions of the Comptroller General for December 1985. These decisions involved general government matters, civilian personnel law, military personnel law, procurement law, and transportation law...
The Federal Government's 1943 Acquisition of Land at Harris Neck, Georgia
RCED-85-76: Published: May 29, 1985. Publicly Released: May 29, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed various issues raised about the federal government's 1943 Harris Neck land acquisition which, in 1962, became the Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge in McIntosh County, Georgia.GAO noted that, since the government's Harris Neck land acquisition occurred about 42 years ago, obstacles limited the availability and verification of information that co...
Limited Survey of the Need To Delay Implementation of the Competition in Contracting Act of 1984
OGC-85-5: Published: Apr 8, 1985. Publicly Released: May 9, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO performed a survey of selected federal organizations to determine: (1) their level of readiness to begin implementing the Competition in Contracting Act of 1984; (2) whether there were any anticipated problems in meeting the act's implementation date; and (3) whether there was a need for the implementation date to be delayed or extended.Officials at 9 of...
Land Use Bibliography
RCED-85-119: Published: May 1, 1985. Publicly Released: May 1, 1985.
This bibliography includes information on GAO documents directly related to land use planning, management, and control released between January and December 1984...
Summaries of Conclusions and Recommendations on Department of Defense Operations
OIRM-85-2: Published: Feb 28, 1985. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1985.
Summaries are provided of conclusions and recommendations resulting from GAO audits and other reviews of the Department of Defense. The summaries presented are those on which no satisfactory legislative or administrative actions have been taken. They are submitted for use in congressional review of budget requests for fiscal year 1986...
Observations on Ways the Navy Can Improve Curricula Development for Initial Skill Training
NSIAD-85-33: Published: Dec 18, 1984. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 1984.
GAO reviewed selected Navy schools which provide initial skill training for entry-level sailors to determine whether the Navy's system for developing curricula adequately considers the diversity inherent in Navy occupations.In many cases, GAO found that the jobs required of sailors in the same occupations varied between shore duty and sea duty, as well as among ships. Without a thorough analysis o...