International affairs (31 - 40 of 50 items)
Military Manpower: Lack of Management Oversight Over Civilian Substitution
NSIAD-88-169: Published: Sep 6, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Army and Air Force civilian substitution, focusing on their: (1) processes for identifying military positions for possible substitution; (2) procedures for making substitutions; and (3) internal controls for managing substitutions.GAO found that: (1) the Army and Air Force did not monitor civilian substitution practices or routinely keep records on...
Inventory Management: Air Force Inventory Accuracy Problems
NSIAD-88-133: Published: May 12, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Air Force's: (1) physical inventory procedures to determine their accuracy and completeness; (2) research into differences between inventory counts and records; and (3) physical security over inventory.GAO found that, although the Air Force has implemented a variety of policies and practices that have improved the Air Force Logistics Command's...
Overseas Support: Current U.S. Administrative Support System Is Too Complicated
NSIAD-88-84: Published: Mar 25, 1988. Publicly Released: May 4, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of State's administrative support to U.S. agencies located overseas, specifically: (1) State's administration of its support program; (2) agencies' satisfaction with the support; (3) the methods State used to distribute costs; and (4) factors adversely affecting the consolidation of various overseas administrative support efforts...
Navy Inventory Management: Inventory Accuracy Problems
NSIAD-88-69: Published: Mar 4, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) accuracy of inventories at the Naval Supply Center in Norfolk, Virginia; and (2) management of these inventories by the Navy Ships Parts Control Center (SPCC).GAO found that the Norfolk Center: (1) inconsistently implemented or misinterpreted Department of Defense (DOD) or Navy policies concerning physical inventories, adjustments, causati...
DOD Inventory Management: Revised Policies Needed
NSIAD-88-75: Published: Jan 14, 1988. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 1988.
GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) inventory management system.GAO found that DOD: (1) had inventory management problems throughout its supply systems; (2) lacked the necessary data to assess the problems facing it; (3) failed to identify and address the causes of its inventory inaccuracies; and (4) did not always correct the errors it found...
Overseas Construction: State Initiates Corrective Actions, but Improvements Still Needed
NSIAD-88-27: Published: Oct 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of State's efforts to correct long-standing construction management problems in its Office of Foreign Buildings Operations (FBO).GAO noted that State believes that its hiring of a private-sector program manager to reorganize FBO will improve its worldwide security construction program. GAO found that: (1) FBO operations have programm...
Strategic Defense Initiative Program: Better Management Direction and Controls Needed
NSIAD-88-26: Published: Nov 27, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 27, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's (SDIO) management of the Systems Analysis and Battle Management (SABM) Program.GAO found that: (1) inadequate direction and planning of some research efforts within the SABM program resulted in inefficiencies because SDIO terminated the contracts before completing inte...
Arms Exports: Licensing Reviews for Exporting Military Items Can Be Improved
NSIAD-87-211: Published: Sep 9, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of State's Office of Munition Control's (OMC) arms export licensing activities and procedures and identified actions OMC took to cope with its increased work load.GAO found that OMC: (1) approved about 90 percent of the license applications it acted on; (2) acted on 80 percent in less than a month; and (3) did not routinely check...
Military Airlift: Management Controls Over Charter Airlift Need To Be Strengthened
NSIAD-87-67: Published: Mar 6, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Department of Defense's (DOD) policies and procedures for chartering commercial aircraft; (2) oversight procedures for monitoring carrier performance and compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety regulations; and (3) the investigation of the accident at Gander, Newfoundland, that resulted in the deaths of 248 U.S. milita...
Military Airspace: Better Planning Is Needed To Meet Future Requirements
NSIAD-87-93: Published: Mar 23, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1987.
GAO reviewed the military's plans for its future airspace requirements to determine whether the plans are adequate.GAO found that: (1) a number of Air Force and Navy units have encountered airspace shortages that have decreased air crew training effectiveness and increased training costs; (2) the Department of Defense (DOD) has not provided guidance to the services in their airspace planning to en...