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Major Defense Issues Being Addressed by the General Accounting Office
NSIAD-85-42: Published: Mar 1, 1985. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1985.
GAO summarized the types of defense issues and questions that Congress will address over the next few years, and it discussed several of the completed and ongoing congressional studies on the issues.GAO believes that the sizable increases in defense budgets over the past few years require additional efforts on the part of Department of Defense (DOD) officials to ensure that the funds are spent eff...
Bid Protests at GAO: A Descriptive Guide
126773: Jan 1, 1985
This booklet is the second edition of a guide to aid those interested in the bid protest process. The guide incorporates regulations issued to implement the Competition in Contracting Act of 1984, which provides a specific statutory basis for the resolution of bid protests and continues to recognize GAO as the primary forum for deciding protests...
GAO Views on S. 338
121650: Jun 7, 1983
Testimony was given concerning S. 338, a bill which GAO strongly supports and believes could improve Federal procurement. However, GAO does believe that a few areas of the bill need technical improvements. S. 338 proposes several changes in the Federal procurement statutes which would: (1) remove the present strong statutory preference for sealed bidding; (2) strengthen procedures for publicizing...
GAO Review on High Reliability Electronic Parts Testing and Data Requirements
PLRD-83-20: Published: Nov 29, 1982. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 1982.
GAO reviewed the high reliability electronic parts testing and data requirements under the Department of Defense (DOD) standardization and specification program.GAO was unable to obtain the information needed to identify significant numbers of the same or similar parts with different test and data requirements or the associated cost for such tests and data requirements. However, the information GA...
GAO Views on S. 2127
118860: Jun 29, 1982
A Senate committee requested that GAO provide background information on the extent of procurement competition in the Department of Defense (DOD) and civil agencies. The review showed that, except for an increase in competition for petroleum products, the level of competition in DOD procurements has declined. DOD and six major civil agencies which were reviewed unnecessarily awarded contracts on a...
U.S. General Accounting Office Background Paper on Reducing the Federal Budget: Strategies and Examples
OPP-81-1: Published: Feb 17, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1981.
This report is designed to assist Congress during its consideration of the fiscal year 1982 budget by identifying ways to reduce Federal spending and increase Federal revenues. The report is divided into three chapters. The first chapter provides GAO views on the Congressional Budget Office's options for reducing the Federal budget and notes the specific GAO official to contact for more detailed d...
U.S. General Accounting Office Strategic Plan for Administrative ADP Systems, 1981-85
092315: Nov 6, 1980
No summary is currently available...
Recruiting Management in the United States Army Recruiting Command
FPCD-80-61: Published: Aug 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1980.
GAO reviewed recruiting management in the U.S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC). The audit was conducted at USAREC headquarters and Midwest Region Recruiting Command, and the Army Recruiting Districts. GAO reviewed pertinent records, interviewed management and recruiting officials, and observed the organizational structure.The Army recently completed the most massive investigation of recruiter mal...
Comptroller General's Annual Report 1979
B-119600: Published: Jan 25, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1980.
The activities of GAO are reported for the fiscal year ended September 30, 1979. These activities included assistance to the Congress; auditing/evaluation; legal services and decisions; financial management improvement; settlement of claims; savings and other accomplishments; operating expenses; staffing; participation on Boards, Councils, and Commissions; and proposed legislation affecting GAO. L...