National security (21 - 30 of 96 items)
Nuclear Personnel Reliability Program
NSIAD-92-193R: Published: May 15, 1992. Publicly Released: May 15, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Personnel Reliability Program for ensuring that employees assigned to nuclear-related duties are reliable and trustworthy. GAO found that DOD is revising the program's governing directive to address such issues as: (1) formal training for program monitors for properly obtaining and considering appropriate information on employees; (2) more specific sc...
OMB Circular A-76: Flaws in Cherry Point Comparison Preclude Validation of Contracting Decision
NSIAD-92-38: Published: Oct 18, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed an 8-year Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-76 cost study at the Marine Corps Air Station in Cherry Point, North Carolina, which concluded in July 1990 that the station's facilities maintenance, utilities, and motor transportation functions could be performed more economically by a contractor.GAO could not clarify whether services co...
1992 Navy Budget: Potential Reductions in Weapons Procurement Programs
NSIAD-91-301BR: Published: Sep 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's justification for its fiscal year (FY) 1992 and FY 1993 weapons procurement budget request and prior-year appropriations to identify areas for potential reductions and rescissions.GAO identified: (1) $153.9 million in potential reductions to the Navy's FY 1992 budget request and $397.6 million and $8.6 million in potential rescissions fr...
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...
Deferment Actions Associated With the A-12 Aircraft
T-NSIAD-91-50: Published: Jul 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1991.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) decision to defer repayment of progress payments to former Navy A-12 contractors pending a settlement, focusing on the impact analysis, data used, and the reasonableness of the deferment decision. GAO found that: (1) DOD did not document its analysis; (2) DOD based its deferment decision on early information indicating that the contractor was in a we...
Submarine Combat System: Status of Selected Technical Risks in the BSY-2 Development
IMTEC-91-46BR: Published: May 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on specific hardware and software development risks for the Navy's AN/BSY-2 combat system.GAO found that: (1) an independent defense consultant identified three critical technical risk areas involving the immaturity of the system's enhanced modular signal processor, incomplete data-base management design, and potentially lengthy network...
Defense Personnel: Status of Flag Officers, Selectees, and Billets
NSIAD-91-203: Published: Apr 29, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the number of active-duty Navy flag officers and flag officer selectees and the number of flag officer billets that the Navy managed as of February 1, 1991.GAO found that: (1) there were 258 paid active-duty Navy flag officers as of February 1, 1991, excluding the Physician-to-Congress position, since it was not charged against the Navy's end-stren...
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...
Defense Personnel: Status of Implementing Joint Assignments for Military Leaders
NSIAD-91-50BR: Published: Jan 11, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in designating general/flag joint-duty positions as critical and the criteria DOD used for designating critical positions.GAO found that DOD: (1) since the enactment of 1986 legislation requiring it to designate general/flag joint-duty positions as critical, made steady progress in revising its joint-duty...
Navy Strategic Forces: Trident II (D-5) Missile Contract Incentives
NSIAD-91-30: Published: Nov 14, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 17, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Navy's Trident II missile contract reliability incentives and cost-sharing arrangements.GAO found that: (1) between January 1987 and January 1989, the contractor conducted 19 land-launched development missile flight tests, resulting in 1 aborted test, 2 failures, 1 partial success, and 15 successes; (2) during 1987, Congress redu...