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Interagency Collaboration: State and Army Personnel Rotation Programs Can Build on Positive Results with Additional Preparation and Evaluation
GAO-12-386: Published: Mar 9, 2012. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 2012.
Effective interagency rotational assignments can achieve collaboration-related resultssuch as developing participants collaboration skills and building interagency networksbut programs must be a win-win for the individuals and organizations involved in order to be effective.GAO found policies and practices that help interagency rotation programs achieve collaboration-...
Coast Guard: Opportunities Exist to Further Improve Acquisition Management Capabilities
GAO-11-480: Published: Apr 13, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 2011.
The Coast Guard manages a broad $27 billion major acquisition portfolio intended to modernize its ships, aircraft, command and control systems, and other capabilities. GAO has reported extensively on the Coast Guard's significant acquisition challenges, including project challenges in its Deepwater program. GAO's prior work on the Coast Guard acquisition programs identified problems in costs, mana...
Contingency Operations: Army Should Do More to Control Contract Cost in the Balkans
NSIAD-00-225: Published: Sep 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Army's efforts to control the costs of its Balkans Support Contract, focusing on whether: (1) the Army is taking effective actions to contain costs; and (2) improvements are needed in how the Army and other Department of Defense (DOD) agencies involved in Balkan operations manage activities under the primary Balkan contract.GAO noted that: (1) both...
DOD Competitive Sourcing: Some Progress, but Continuing Challenges Remain in Meeting Program Goals
NSIAD-00-106: Published: Aug 8, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in implementing its A-76 program and the impact of strategic sourcing on the program, focusing on: (1) progress DOD has made in achieving its A-76 goals and the extent to which strategic sourcing is affecting these goals; and (2) the extent to which savings from A-76 and strategic sourcing are likely to be...
DOD Personnel: Inadequate Personnel Security Investigations Pose National Security Risks
T-NSIAD-00-65: Published: Feb 16, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Defense Security Service's (DSS) personnel security investigations, focusing on the: (1) completeness and timeliness of the agency's investigations; and (2) factors that contributed to the deficiencies GAO found.GAO noted that: (1) safeguarding sensitive national security information is one of the most important responsibilities entrusted to p...
DOD Competitive Sourcing: Air Force Reserve Command A-76 Competitions
NSIAD-99-235R: Published: Sep 13, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Air Force Reserve Command's completed competitions for contracts recently won by the private sector for functions at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia, and Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, New York, focusing on the: (1) Command's process for conducting the competitions, including the development of the performance work statemen...
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...
Apache Longbow Helicopter: Fire Control Radar Not Ready for Multiyear Procurement
NSIAD-98-11: Published: Nov 17, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Army's plans to award a multiyear contract for the Apache Longbow Helicopter's fire control radar in December 1997, focusing on determining whether the fire control radar design is stable and ready for multiyear contract award.GAO found that: (1) the award of a multiyear contract for the Apache Longbow fire control radar is inappropriate until the Army has completed development of...
Army Acquisition: Javelin Is Not Ready for Multiyear Procurement
NSIAD-96-199: Published: Sep 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Army's procurement of the Javelin missile system, focusing on whether the: (1) system meets established criteria for multiyear production contracts; (2) Army adequately tested the system to determine its suitability for full-rate production; and (3) Army's purchase of command launch units during limited production is appropriate.GAO found that the Army: (1) has not demonstrated th...
Battlefield Automation: Army Land Warrior Program Acquisition Strategy May Be Too Ambitious
NSIAD-96-190: Published: Sep 11, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Army's Land Warrior System, focusing on: (1) various technology and human factor problems associated with system development; (2) the Army's acquisition strategy; and (3) the Army's plans to integrate the system with the digital battlefield.GAO found that: (1) the Army has not adequately addressed several technical and human factor problems identified during system development, wh...