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Chemical Weapons: Destruction Schedule Delays and Cost Growth Continue to Challenge Program Management
GAO-04-634T: Published: Apr 1, 2004. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 2004.
Since its inception in 1985, the Chemical Demilitarization (Chem-Demil) Program has been charged with destroying the nation's large chemical weapons stockpile of over 31,000 tons of agent. The program started destroying the stockpile in 1990. As of March 2004, the program had destroyed over 27 percent of the stockpile. The program has recently reorganized into the Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) t...
Military Activities: Display of Equipment at the Former Philadelphia Naval Base in July 2000
GAO-01-77R: Published: Oct 18, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 2000.
The Department of Defense (DOD) displayed military items for Members of Congress at the former Philadelphia Naval Base prior to the Republican National Convention in July 2000. To minimize the chance that the display would be associated with partisan events, DOD limited it to three days and imposed certain restrictions. According to several servicemembers and a DOD official present at the display,...
Defense Acquisitions: Comanche Program Cost, Schedule, and Performance Status
NSIAD-99-146: Published: Aug 24, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's Comanche Helicopter Program, focusing on: (1) the risks in the Army's restructured plans for developing and testing the Comanche; (2) the changes in the Comanche's performance capabilities and requirements; (3) cost estimates for development; and (4) the Comanche's impact on the Army's overall aviation modernization efforts.GAO noted tha...
Federal Management: Challenges Facing the Department of Transportation
T-RCED/AIMD-99-94: Published: Feb 25, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the critical management challenges facing the Department of Transportation (DOT), focusing on DOT's ability to: (1) achieve its goals of ensuring safe and efficient movement of people and goods; and (2) make cost-effective investments in the nation's transportation infrastructure.GAO noted that: (1) the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) faces...
Bus Service Pricing Allegations
NSIAD-98-148R: Published: Apr 6, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined allegations that the Army was overcharged for bus service provided under an acquisition agreement with the Hungarian Ministry of Defense, focusing on: (1) the U.S. statutory requirements governing the acquisition agreement; and (2) GAO's views on the results of two Army reviews of bus service pricing.GAO noted that: (1) the U.S. Army Europe's Inter...
GPRA Performance Reports
GGD-96-66R: Published: Feb 14, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO presented its initial observations on selected agencies' implementation of the Government Performance and Results Act. GAO noted that: (1) among the 13 pilot projects selected for review, there are some individual practices that can enhance the general usefulness of future performance reports to decisionmakers and the public; (2) these practices include d...
Chemical Weapons Destruction: Issues Affecting Program Cost, Schedule, and Performance
NSIAD-93-50: Published: Jan 21, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of the Army's Chemical Munitions Stockpile Disposal Program, focusing on: (1) operational difficulties at the Army's prototype disposal facility; and (2) problems in obtaining environmental permits to construct and operate disposal facilities.GAO found that: (1) the Army's operation of the prototype disposal facility was generally sa...
NOAA Aircraft Operations: Cost Analysis Does Not Support Decision to Relocate
GGD-93-41: Published: Dec 21, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 21, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) decision to relocate its Aircraft Operations Center (AOC) from Miami International Airport (MIA) to MacDill Air Force Base, focusing on whether NOAA: (1) overstated current rental costs; (2) estimated an annual 10-percent rent increase at MIA; (3) correctly assumed that alternative sites...
Defense Printing Service: Relocation of the Southeast Area Headquarters
NSIAD-92-290: Published: Aug 11, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's decision to relocate the functions of the Defense Printing Service's (DPS) Southeast Area headquarters from Charleston, South Carolina, to Norfolk, Virginia.GAO found that: (1) the DPS Management Office could not provide data to support its decision to relocate the Southeast Area headquarters functions; (2) Southeast Area headquarters pe...
Allied Contributions in Support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm
T-NSIAD-91-52: Published: Jul 31, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1991.
GAO discussed the status of allied contributions to support Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm and the use of such contributions to defray U.S. costs. GAO noted that: (1) the European Commission (EC) and 49 countries contributed support for the Persian Gulf crisis; (2) during the Persian Gulf crisis, 36 countries sent ground, air, or naval forces or support units to the region; (3) allies p...