Federal agencies (31 - 40 of 104 items)
Political Appointees: 10 Year Staffing Trends at 30 Federal Agencies
GGD-93-74FS: Published: Apr 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the historical trends in the employment of noncareer Senior Executive Service (SES) and Schedule C appointees and full-time permanent (FTP) employees, focusing on: (1) the federal agencies with the largest number of political appointees in December 1991; (2) staffing patterns of appointees at 30 federal agencies and governmentwide st...
Public Affairs: Personnel Engaged in Public and Congressional Affairs in Federal Agencies
GGD-93-71FS: Published: Mar 8, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the number of personnel engaged in public and congressional affairs activities in 31 selected federal agencies.GAO found that: (1) the estimated full-time equivalent (FTE) personnel engaged in public and congressional affairs during fiscal years (FY) 1991 and 1992 has increased since FY 1985; (2) 26 agencies reported FTE totals for public and congr...
Database Machine Procurement
IMTEC-92-70R: Published: Aug 18, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1992.
GAO reviewed the risk assessment of the Navy and Air Force multiagency database machine acquisition. GAO found that the: (1) Navy did not formally notify the General Services Administration (GSA) of program changes, risking acquisition delays until GSA approved the changes; (2) Navy plans to monitor agencies' ordering activities by relying on contractor-prepared monthly production and delivery rep...
Government Civil Aircraft: Longstanding Management Problems
T-GGD-92-44: Published: May 21, 1992. Publicly Released: May 21, 1992.
GAO discussed its reviews of acquisition, management, and uses of government civilian aircraft. GAO noted that: (1) civilian agencies own at least 1,300 aircraft worth $2 billion; (2) agencies use most aircraft to satisfy special mission requirements such as firefighting and law enforcement, but 100 are configured and used for routine passenger transportation; (3) over the past 15 years, it has do...
DOD Rental Payments to GSA
T-GGD-92-31: Published: Apr 8, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1992.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) rental payments to the General Services Administration (GSA) for office space. GAO noted that: (1) the President's 1993 budget estimates that DOD payments will increase from $385 million in 1992 to $402 million in 1993, but the payments will actually decrease to $369.7 million, since the budget mistakenly included the Air Force's $32.6 million contri...
Telecommunications: GSA's Difficulties Managing FTS 2000
IMTEC-91-45: Published: Jun 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the General Services Administration's (GSA) management of the Federal Telecommunications System (FTS) 2000 contracts, focusing on: (1) whether GSA justified its reassignment of Navy traffic to another vendor; (2) the impact of the reassignment on the revenue allocation between the vendors; and (3) the adequacy of GSA enforcement of the statute requ...
Implementation of the Certification Requirements of the Procurement Integrity Law
T-NSIAD-91-5: Published: Feb 21, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1991.
GAO discussed 17 federal agencies' implementation of the procurement integrity certification requirements for federal contracts. GAO noted that: (1) between July 16 and November 30, 1989, federal contracting officers and contractor officials signed an estimated 103,000 contract-by-contract certifications, with Department of Defense (DOD) agencies and contractors accounting for more than half of th...
Army ADP Procurement: Contracting and Market Share Information
IMTEC-90-28FS: Published: Mar 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Army's computer procurements during fiscal years 1985 through 1989, focusing on the: (1) extent to which the Army's procurements of mainframe computers and peripherals required compatibility with certain manufacturers' equipment; (2) Army's procurement methods; and (3) Army's Warner Amendment procurements.GAO found that: (1) the...
Government Printing Costs and Printing Management at Five Selected Departments
T-GGD-89-34: Published: Jun 28, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1989.
GAO discussed five agencies' annual printing costs and printing management. GAO found that: (1) the five agencies managed about one-third of the $1.14-billion volume of printing procured through the Government Printing Office (GPO); (2) the federal printing cost reporting form focused on agency printing plant costs, but did not capture many printing overhead costs; (3) total federal printing costs...
Use of Civilian Agencies' Aircraft for Passenger Transportation
T-GGD-88-52: Published: Sep 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1988.
GAO discussed civilian agencies' management and use of government aircraft, specifically: (1) the requirements of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars A-76 and A-126 as they relate to the acquisition, need, and use of government aircraft; (2) actions the agencies took in response to past reports on civilian aircraft; and (3) recent follow-up work on agencies' aircraft management practic...