International affairs (21 - 30 of 50 items)
Test and Evaluation: The Director, Operational Test and Evaluation's Role in Test Resources
NSIAD-90-128: Published: Aug 27, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 27, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the tasks of the Office of the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E), focusing on the Director's: (1) role as chairman of the Test and Evaluation Committee; and (2) use of early operational assessments.GAO found that: (1) the Deputy Secretary of Defense appointed the director as chairman of the Test and Evaluation Committee to be respon...
Weapons Testing: DOD Needs to Plan and Conduct More Timely Operational Tests and Evaluation
NSIAD-90-107: Published: May 17, 1990. Publicly Released: May 17, 1990.
GAO reviewed how the Department of Defense (DOD) could better perform operational testing and evaluation (OT&E) before starting production of weapons systems.GAO found that: (1) DOD and the services made little progress in conducting OT&E before production because of a lack of prototypes, concurrent development and production, and the need to initiate production to obtain test articles; (2) those...
Military Health Care: Recovery of Medical Costs From Liable Third Parties Can Be Improved
NSIAD-90-49: Published: Apr 19, 1990. Publicly Released: May 4, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the effectiveness of the Department of Defense's (DOD) medical cost recovery in third-party liability cases.GAO found that: (1) 8 of the 13 Army and Navy medical facilities it studied did not identify and report more than half of the potential third-party liability cases because they lacked standard procedures; (2) some Air Force and Navy installa...
Test and Evaluation: An Assessment of DOD's Operational Test and Evaluation Capability Improvement Program
NSIAD-90-141: Published: Mar 30, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1990.
GAO reviewed whether the Department of Defense (DOD) Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) Capability Improvement Program was within the jurisdiction of the Office of the Director, OT&E.GAO found that: (1) the OT&E Capability Improvement Program was not within the scope of the Director's mission, since the services had primary responsibility for planning, programming, and budgeting for adequate t...
Army Inventory: Growth in Inventories That Exceed Requirements
NSIAD-90-68: Published: Mar 22, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the growth of the Army Aviation Systems Command's (AVSCOM) inventories beyond military requirements, focusing on: (1) causes for excessive stock increases; and (2) actions needed to limit inventory growth without affecting military capabilities.GAO found that: (1) unrequired AVSCOM inventories increased from $207 million to $804 million, or 289 per...
U.S. Information Agency: Inappropriate Uses of Educational and Cultural Exchange Visas
NSIAD-90-61: Published: Feb 16, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 1990.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the activities of international visitors participating in educational and cultural exchange programs in the United States under J visas.GAO found that: (1) although participants' activities were generally consistent with the intent of the J-visa program in encouraging cultural and educational exchange, some activities involved employment with no...
Army Inventory: A Single Supply System Would Enhance Inventory Management and Readiness
NSIAD-90-53: Published: Jan 25, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed 13 Army retail-level activities' inventory management, focusing on the extent to which the activities identified and reported inventory excesses to the wholesale level for return to the supply system.GAO found that: (1) the retail activities generally did not comply with Army regulations that they report excess inventory; (2) the 13 retail activiti...
AID-Financed Procurement: Allegations of Irregularities in the Procurement of an Oil Drilling Chemical
NSIAD-90-41: Published: Dec 15, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the quality of an oil-drilling product (CELTROL-LV) that a U.S. firm supplied to Jordan and Pakistan under the Agency for International Development's (AID) Commodity Import Program, focusing on another U.S. firm's allegations that the contractor failed to comply with the contract specifications or AID source and origin regulations.GAO found that: (...
Navy Supply: Naval Air Stations Have Inventory Accuracy Problems
NSIAD-90-45: Published: Dec 7, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1989.
GAO reviewed the Navy's inventory management procedures and practices at naval air stations, focusing on the Norfolk, North Island, and Oceana Naval Air Stations.GAO found that: (1) 38 percent of the Norfolk station's inventory records and 21 percent of the Oceana station's records included errors; (2) the Navy's system for inventory error evaluation and correction was inadequate, because it had o...
Army Logistics: Use of Long Supply Assets in Depot-Level Repair Programs Could Reduce Costs
NSIAD-90-27: Published: Nov 16, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of the Army's inventory operations, focusing on: (1) whether the Army had a program to use long-supply spares and repair parts in depot-level repair programs and, if so, whether the program worked effectively; and (2) the economic advantages of using those assets in repair programs.GAO found that: (1) although the Army developed an a...