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Defense Acquisitions: Assessments of Selected Major Weapon Programs
GAO-05-301: Published: Mar 31, 2005. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2005.
The Department of Defense (DOD) is embarking on a number of efforts to enhance warfighting and the way the department conducts business. Major investments are being made to develop improved weapon systems to combat various threats to U.S. security. While the weapons that DOD ultimately develops have no rival in superiority, weapon systems acquisition remains a long-standing high-risk area. GAO's r...
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Changes in Global Hawk's Acquisition Strategy Are Needed to Reduce Program Risks
GAO-05-6: Published: Nov 5, 2004. Publicly Released: Dec 6, 2004.
Global Hawk offers significant military capabilities to capture and quickly transmit high-quality images of targets and terrain, day or night, and in adverse weather--without risk to an onboard pilot. Global Hawk first flew in the late 1990s as a demonstrator and supported recent combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2001, the Air Force began an acquisition program to develop and produce i...
Audit Guide: Auditing and Investigating the Internal Control of Government Purchase Card Programs (Supersedes GAO-03-678G)
GAO-04-87G: Published: Nov 1, 2003. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 2003.
This publication supersedes GAO-03-678G, Audit Guide: Auditing and Investigating the Internal Control of Government Purchase Card Programs, May 2003. The federal government of the United States--the largest and most complex organization in the world--expended approximately $15 billion through federal organizations' purchase card programs in fiscal year 2002. As the steward of taxpayer dollars, fed...
Department of Education: Status of Efforts to Address Major Management Challenges
GAO-03-531T: Published: Mar 12, 2003. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 2003.
In its 2003 performance and accountability report on the Department of Education, GAO identified challenges in, among other areas, student financial aid programs and financial management. The information GAO presents in this testimony is intended to assist Congress in assessing Education's progress in addressing and overcoming these challenges.Education has taken steps to address its continuing ch...
High-Risk Series: An Update
GAO-03-119: Published: Jan 1, 2003. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 2003.
GAO's audits and evaluations identify federal programs and operations that are high risk, in some cases, due to their greater vulnerabilities to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement. Increasingly, we also are identifying high-risk areas to focus on major economy, efficiency, or effectiveness challenges. Since 1990, GAO has periodically reported on government operations that it has designated as...
Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Department of Homeland Security
GAO-03-102: Published: Jan 1, 2003. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 2003.
The new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) faces unique opportunities and risks for ensuring the nation's homeland security. The implementation and transformation of DHS will be complex, and the components being merged into the new department already face a wide array of existing challenges. The information GAO presents in this report is intended to sustain congressional attention and a departm...
Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Department of Education
OCG-99-5: Published: Jan 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1999.
As part of its Performance and Accountability Series, GAO provided information on the major management challenges and program risks facing the Department of Education.GAO noted that: (1) Education continues to experience challenges in its management of student financial aid programs; (2) Education lacks the financial and programmatic information necessary to effectively budget for and manage these...
High Risk Series: Superfund Program Management
HR-93-10: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
GAO provided information on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) management of the Superfund Program, focusing on EPA: (1) recovery of Superfund clean-up costs from private parties; and (2) inadequate attention to contract management.GAO found that: (1) EPA failed to base its Superfund expenditures on adequate cost-benefit assessments and lacked sufficient program administration to control...
OMB's High Risk Program: Benefits Found but Greater Oversight Needed
AFMD-92-63: Published: Aug 6, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) high-risk program, focusing on: (1) the involvement of high-level government officials in the program; (2) the accuracy of program progress and status information presented in the President's fiscal year 1993 budget; and (3) OMB general management, organization, staffing, and recordkeeping practices for t...
State Department: Efforts Under Way to Enhance Management of Overseas Real Property
NSIAD-91-277: Published: Sep 5, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the State Department's actions to address long-standing management and accountability problems with overseas real property.GAO found that: (1) although until May 1991, area managers were expected to visit all posts at least once a year, available information indicated that managers had not visited 15 percent of the posts in the last 3 years and vis...