Military forces (31 - 40 of 79 items)
Acquisition Management: Waivers to Acquisition Work Force Training, Education, and Experience Requirements
NSIAD-93-128: Published: Mar 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reported on the Department of Defense's (DOD) compliance with the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act's provisions for waiving qualification requirements for acquisition personnel.GAO found that: (1) DOD issued 33 waivers during fiscal year 1992, of which 30 were due to the individuals not having completed a required program management course or...
Naval Academy Athletic Association: Organizational Status, Financial Operations, and Oversight
NSIAD-91-291: Published: Sep 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Naval Academy Athletic Association (NAAA), a private, nonprofit, voluntary association that provides funds for the Naval Academy's intercollegiate athletic program and operates a gift shop and a tour-guide service at the academy, focusing on: (1) NAAA organizational status and the Naval Academy's control over it; and (2) financia...
General Services Administration's Management of FTS 2000
T-IMTEC-91-9: Published: Apr 18, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1991.
GAO discussed the General Services Administration's (GSA) management of the federal telecommunications system (FTS) 2000 program. GAO noted that: (1) the GSA agreement to assign Navy traffic to one telecommunications corporation, in return for price reductions, may not be in the government's best interests, since it would not result in the desired 60/40 revenue split; (2) while GSA effectively enf...
Air Force Procurement of C-5 Crash Damage Kits
T-NSIAD-89-11: Published: Mar 22, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1989.
GAO discussed the Air Force's acquisition of C-5 aircraft crash damage kits to: (1) examine whether the Air Force adequately justified the acquisition; (2) review the procurement process; and (3) review an allegation that a retired Air Force officer violated conflict-of-interest laws during the procurement process. GAO found that: (1) the Air Force did not have sufficient data to make a proper det...
Transition Series: Transportation Issues
OCG-89-25TR: Published: Nov 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1988.
GAO summarized information on issues relating to the Department of Transportation (DOT).GAO noted that future challenges facing DOT include: (1) enhancing the Secretary of Transportation's leadership in policymaking and program oversight; (2) revising its plan to modernize the air traffic control system; (3) improving the Federal Aviation Administration's effectiveness; (4) improving management of...
Major Acquisitions: Summary of Recurring Problems and Systemic Issues--1960-1987
NSIAD-88-135BR: Published: Sep 13, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) weapon acquisitions to determine whether problems in acquiring defense weapon systems were different than in the past.GAO found that: (1) weapons systems have experienced the same systemic problems and affordability issues since the 1960s; (2) external influences that affected major weapons systems included prep...
Army Budget: Potential Reductions to Aircraft Procurement Budgets
NSIAD-88-227: Published: Sep 27, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's: (1) fiscal year (FY) 1989 budget for helicopter procurement to assess the adequacy of its justifications for certain programs; and (2) budgets for FY 1987 and 1988 to identify potential reductions.GAO found that there were potential budget reductions of $3.5 million for FY 1987, $24.5 million for FY 1988, and $63 million for FY 1989...
Computer Procurement: Decision Needed on Navy's Standard Automated Financial System
IMTEC-88-47: Published: Sep 13, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's management and implementation of its Standard Automated Financial System (STAFS).GAO found that the Navy: (1) initiated STAFS in 1980 to improve its engineering centers' and research laboratories' accounting and financial management; (2) expanded the system's purposes and capabilities into a more comprehensive management information syst...
Army Training: Need to Strengthen Internal Controls Over Troop Schools
NSIAD-88-208: Published: Aug 4, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 4, 1988.
GAO evaluated the Army's management of its contractor-operated troop schools, to determine whether the: (1) Army determined troop school courses and the number of soldiers attending them in accordance with Army regulations; (2) contractors taught courses that were consistent with Army standards and doctrine; and (3) Army established effective controls over the schools' operations.GAO found that: (...
U.S.-Korea Coproduction: A Review of the M-16 Rifle Program
NSIAD-88-117: Published: Apr 11, 1988. Publicly Released: May 6, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Republic of Korea's compliance with its memorandum of understanding with the United States regarding M-16 rifle coproduction.GAO found that Korea violated the understanding by: (1) producing M-16 rifles and rifle parts in excess of the authorized level; and (2) entering into M-16 sales agreements with third parties without prior U.S. government...