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Navy Laboratories: Plans for Consolidation and Progress Toward Implementation
NSIAD-93-160: Published: Jun 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) plans to consolidate its naval research and development laboratories, focusing on the: (1) consolidation planning process and initial plan; (2) plan's implementation status; and (3) impact of consolidation on Navy programs.GAO found that: (1) the Navy expects to eliminate 2,770 positions and transf...
Defense Civilian Downsizing: Challenges Remain Even With Availability of Financial Separation Incentives
NSIAD-93-194: Published: May 14, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided an update on: (1) the status of the Department of Defense's (DOD) civilian work force reductions; (2) some of the problems and consequences resulting from DOD civilian downsizing; and (3) a preliminary assessment of DOD initial use of financial separation incentives.GAO found that: (1) DOD has reduced its civilian work force by 127,000 positions; (...
Administrative Due Process: Denials and Revocations of Security Clearances and Access to Special Programs
T-NSIAD-93-14: Published: May 5, 1993. Publicly Released: May 5, 1993.
GAO discussed the administrative due process procedures that are in place for individuals who are denied security clearances and access to special programs. GAO noted that: (1) the Departments of Defense (DOD), Energy (DOE), and State do not require that individuals be formally notified when their access or clearances are suspended; (2) DOE considers suspensions to be the first step in its adminis...
U.S. Military Presence in Europe: Issues Related to the Drawdown
T-NSIAD-93-3: Published: Apr 27, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1993.
GAO discussed the U.S. military drawdown in Europe, focusing on: (1) the status of the drawdown and changing requirements; (2) U.S. and host nation financial obligations related to base closures in Europe; and (3) efforts to dispose of excess equipment. GAO noted that: (1) negotiations with Germany concerning the residual value of U.S. real property investments are deadlocked and need high-level i...
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...
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...
Mission-Critical Systems: Defense Attempting to Address Major Software Challenges
IMTEC-93-13: Published: Dec 24, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) mission-critical systems, focusing on: (1) common software development problems affecting these systems; (2) factors contributing to their continued operation; and (3) actions DOD is taking to address software development problems.GAO found that: (1) management, requirements definition, and testing problems contrib...
Senior Executive Service: Opinions About the Federal Work Environment
GGD-92-63: Published: May 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the working relationships between career executives and political appointees within the Senior Executive Service, focusing on whether changes or improvements were necessary.GAO found that: (1) in general, career executives and political appointees had similar opinions and were satisfied with many aspects of their work environment; (2) aspects that...
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...
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...