National security (21 - 30 of 53 items)
Navy Homeports: Expanded Structure Unnecessary and Costly
NSIAD-91-158: Published: Jun 14, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's strategic homeporting program to accommodate growth and prevent overcrowding at existing homeports, focusing on the: (1) berthing capacity of existing homeports; (2) strategic considerations that would be affected if the Navy did not open new homeports; and (3) costs to develop and operate each new homeport.GAO found that: (1) existing h...
U.S. Attorneys: Better Models Can Reduce Resource Disparities Among Offices
GGD-91-39: Published: Mar 6, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Justice's (DOJ) process for allocating attorneys among the 94 U.S. Attorney offices.GAO found that: (1) between 1980 and 1989, the number of criminal matters and cases U.S. Attorneys handled increased by 36 percent, and the number of civil matters and cases increased by about 7 percent; (2) the U.S. Attorneys' offic...
Industrial Base: Significance of DOD's Foreign Dependence
NSIAD-91-93: Published: Jan 10, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) dependency on foreign sources for critical components of its weapon systems, focusing on the M1 Abrams tank and the F/A-18 Hornet fighter aircraft.GAO found that: (1) DOD did not know the overall extent of foreign sourcing or dependency and their significance for national security; (2) DOD had limited information o...
Army Logistics: Better Management of the Army's Unserviceable Inventories Could Save Millions
NSIAD-91-23: Published: Nov 30, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Army's plans for using its unserviceable asset inventories.GAO found that: (1) at three Army inventory control points, item managers initiated purchases for new assets without considering the potential for repairing unserviceable items in storage; (2) the Army could have repaired between 167 and 285 of the 815 items the inventory control points...
El Salvador: Accountability for U.S. Military and Economic Aid
NSIAD-90-132: Published: Sep 21, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed accountability for and controls over U.S. military and economic assistance to El Salvador, to determine: (1) whether any assistance was subject to misuse or diversion; and (2) what accountability and controls are in place.GAO found that: (1) the United States has provided $3.5 billion in economic and military aid to El Salvador since 1980; (2) ther...
Corps of Engineers: Weak Contracting Practices
NSIAD-90-268: Published: Sep 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army Corps of Engineers' contract for upgrading electrical systems at Clear Air Force Station, Alaska, to determine whether the Corps correctly restricted the purchase of certain brand-name electrical equipment.GAO found that the Corps' Alaska District improperly restricted the purchase of electrical equipment, since: (1) it did not perform mar...
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...