National security (31 - 40 of 53 items)
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...
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...
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...