National security (1 - 10 of 17 items)
Geospatial Information: OMB and Agencies Can Reduce Duplication by Making Coordination a Priority
GAO-14-226T: Published: Dec 5, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 2013.
The President and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) have established policies and procedures for coordinating investments in geospatial data, however, in November 2012, GAO reported that governmentwide committees and federal departments and agencies had not effectively implemented them. The committee that was established to promote the coordination of geospatial data nationwide--the Federa...
Geospatial Information: OMB and Agencies Need to Make Coordination a Priority to Reduce Duplication
GAO-13-94: Published: Nov 26, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 26, 2012.
While the President and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) have established policies and procedures for coordinating investments in geospatial data, governmentwide committees and federal departments and agencies have not effectively implemented them. The committee that was established to promote the coordination of geospatial data nationwide--the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC)--ha...
Nonproliferation: Agencies Could Improve Information Sharing and End-Use Monitoring on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Exports
GAO-12-536: Published: Jul 30, 2012. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 2012.
Since 2005, the number of countries that acquired an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system nearly doubled from about 40 to more than 75. In addition, countries of proliferation concern developed and fielded increasingly more sophisticated systems. Recent trends in new UAV capabilities, including armed and miniature UAVs, increased the number of military applications for this technology. A number of...
Foreign Police Assistance: Defined Roles and Improved Information Sharing Could Enhance Interagency Collaboration
GAO-12-534: Published: May 9, 2012. Publicly Released: May 17, 2012.
The United States provided an estimated $13.9 billion for foreign police assistance during fiscal years 2009 through 2011. Funds provided by U.S. agencies rose and then fell between fiscal years 2009 and 2011. During fiscal years 2009 through 2011, the United States provided the greatest amount of its foreign police assistance to Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Colombia, Mexico, and the Palestinian T...
Interagency Collaboration: Key Issues for Congressional Oversight of National Security Strategies, Organizations, Workforce, and Information Sharing
GAO-09-904SP: Published: Sep 25, 2009. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 2009.
While national security activities, which range from planning for an influenza pandemic to Iraq reconstruction, require collaboration among multiple agencies, the mechanisms used for such activities may not provide the means for interagency collaboration needed to meet modern national security challenges. To assist the 111th Congress and the new administration in developing their oversight and man...
Defense IRM: Investments at Risk for DOD Computer Centers
AIMD-97-39: Published: Apr 4, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Department of Defense's (DOD) plans to consolidate, outsource, and modernize its computer center operations; and (2) whether DOD has an effective framework in place for making and executing these decisions. GAO did not validate the accuracy of the information provided by DOD on the numbers and costs of computer centers, the alternative ana...
Foreign Technology: Collection and Dissemination of Japanese Information Can Be Improved
NSIAD-93-251: Published: Sep 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. and Japanese organizations' collection and dissemination of foreign technology information, focusing on: (1) the Japanese and U.S. governments' processes for performing these functions; (2) Japanese officials' views on successful foreign technology collection and dissemination efforts; and (3) the collection efforts of U.S. government organiza...
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...
Stars and Stripes: Inherent Conflicts Lead to Allegations of Military Censorship
NSIAD-89-60: Published: Dec 14, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1988.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO investigated allegations of censorship, news management, and command influence at the Stars and Stripes newspapers.GAO found that: (1) institutional and cultural differences between the military and media made it difficult for the papers to simultaneously accomplish their missions to provide accurate, uncensored news and their military mission to provide...
ADP, IRM & Telecommunications 1986
IMTEC-87-18: Published: Jul 1, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1987.
GAO published its annual bibliography containing information on its documents relating to automatic data processing (ADP), information resource management (IRM), and telecommunications. The materials covered in this bibliography include documents released by GAO during 1986 and earlier documents which were judged appropriate for inclusion in the bibliography. This bibliography represents the total...