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Drug Control: DOD Needs to Improve Its Performance Measurement System to Better Manage and Oversee Its Counternarcotics Activities
GAO-10-835: Published: Jul 21, 2010. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 2010.
The Department of Defense (DOD) leads detection and monitoring of aerial and maritime transit of illegal drugs into the United States in support of law enforcement agencies. DOD reported resources of more than $1.5 billion for fiscal year 2010 to support its counternarcotics activities. Congress mandated GAO report on DOD's counternarcotics performance measurement system. Specifically, this report...
Drug Control: Specific Performance Measures and Long-Term Costs for U.S. Programs in Colombia Have Not Been Developed
GAO-03-783: Published: Jun 16, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 2003.
The United States has been providing assistance to Colombia since the early 1970s to help reduce illegal drug activities. In fiscal years 2000-03 alone, the United States provided over $2.5 billion. Despite this assistance, Colombia remains the world's leading producer and distributor of cocaine and a major source of the heroin used in the United States. The report discusses the status of U.S. cou...
Drug Control: U.S. Assistance to Colombia Will Take Years to Produce Results
GAO-01-26: Published: Oct 17, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 2000.
The United States has been providing assistance to Colombia since the early 1970s to help the Colombian National Police and other law enforcement agencies, the military, and civilian agencies reduce illegal drug production and trafficking. Recognizing that illegal drug activities are a serious problem, the Colombian government announced a counternarcotics plan known as Plan Colombia. This report r...
Retention Bonuses: More Direction and Oversight Needed
NSIAD-96-42: Published: Nov 6, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 1995.
GAO reviewed whether the Department of Defense (DOD) has effectively managed the Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) Program.GAO found that: (1) the services have awarded some SRB to personnel in high-skill categories where a high percentage of the required positions are already filled; (2) in fiscal year (FY) 1994, 43 percent of the new SRB contracts went to service members in skill categories whe...
Mozambique: Insufficient Effort Made to Attract U.S. Suppliers Under AID Commodity Program
NSIAD-94-73: Published: Feb 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) procurement procedures under the Commodity Import Program (CIP), focusing on: (1) why CIP primarily benefits U.S. competitors; (2) whether changes in law or regulation are needed to prevent this procurement imbalance; and (3) whether AID financing of commodity purchases from South Africa violated san...
Security Assistance: Need for Improved Reporting on Excess Defense Article Transfers
NSIAD-94-27: Published: Jan 18, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of the excess defense articles (EDA) program, focusing on: (1) the scope and size of the EDA program; (2) the types of EDA transferred; (3) the EDA congressional reporting process; (4) the accuracy of EDA pricing and valuing procedures; and (5) EDA program management.GAO found that: (1) between 1990...
Roles and Functions: Assessment of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Report
NSIAD-93-200: Published: Jul 15, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff's report on the armed forces' roles, missions, and functions, focusing on the: (1) methodology used; (2) potential for eliminations, reductions, consolidations, and realignments; and (3) obstacles to reductions in overlapping military capabilities.GAO found that: (1) the Chairman's report did not sufficient...
Air Force Appropriations: Funding Practices at the Ballistic Missile Organization
NSIAD-93-47: Published: Jul 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's advanced strategic missile systems (ASMS) program office's use of fiscal year (FY) 1990 appropriations, focusing on whether the: (1) program office used $21 million of FY 1990 appropriations for development of a new intercontinental ballistic missile boost guidance system as Congress stipulated; and (2) Air Force properly replaced $...
Defense Industrial Base: An Overview of an Emerging Issue
NSIAD-93-68: Published: Mar 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) existence of a viable U.S. industrial base to meet future defense needs; and (2) access to critical items and capabilities produced or controlled by foreign countries.GAO found that: (1) the Department of Defense's (DOD) strategy to rely on free market forces to restructure the defense industrial base is not realistic, since DOD is respons...
Drug Control: Oversight Needed to Prevent Acquisition of Unnecessary Equipment
NSIAD-92-260: Published: Jul 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the procurement and modification of aircraft and other equipment used for drug detection and monitoring, focusing on: (1) whether equipment acquisitions met the Department of Defense's (DOD), the U.S. Customs Service's, and the U.S. Coast Guard's legitimate requirements; and (2) whether the agencies coordinated their acquisitions.GAO found that: (1...