National security (41 - 50 of 53 items)
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...
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...
Strategic Defense Initiative Program: Controls Needed Over Construction and Operational Support Funds
NSIAD-86-145: Published: Jul 24, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1986.
GAO studied the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's (SDIO) plans for constructing facilities for the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) program, specifically whether SDIO had adequate management controls in place to identify, plan, review, approve, and notify Congress of SDIO-funded construction projects.GAO found that: (1) SDIO failed to notify Congress in advance of funds it spent on a c...
Military Loans: Repayment Problems Mount as Debt Increases
NSIAD-86-10: Published: Oct 30, 1985. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the repayment records of countries receiving loans under the U.S. foreign aid programs, to determine: (1) the status of the Guaranty Reserve Fund set up to back the loans; (2) how foreign governments repay the loans; and (3) how U.S. military aid shifted from mostly market rate loans to mostly outright grants and concessional interest rate loans.GA...
State Department and USIA Ship Travel and Travel Advances
NSIAD-85-130: Published: Sep 11, 1985. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined travel practices at the Department of State and the U.S. Information Agency (USIA) to determine whether they were in accordance with applicable laws and regulations and in the government's best interest.GAO found that about 260 foreign service travelers used ship transportation during fiscal years 1982 through 1984 at a cost of $556,232 when air...
Transportation of Public Law 480 Commodities--Efforts Needed To Eliminate Unnecessary Costs
NSIAD-85-74: Published: Jun 18, 1985. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1985.
GAO assessed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) and the Maritime Administration's (MARAD) management of the expenditure of U.S. funds for ocean transportation of agricultural commodities.GAO found significant problems indicating that USDA may be paying higher ocean freight differentials than necessary. USDA control over the bidding and negotiation process for ocean transportation contracts was...
Reductions in U.S. Costs To Station Forces in the Federal Republic of Germany and the United Kingdom Are Unlikely
NSIAD-84-130: Published: Jul 31, 1984. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1984.
GAO reported on the prospects for reducing the costs to the government of stationing U.S. troops in Germany and the United Kingdom.GAO found that the United States maintains over 350,000 troops in support of its North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) commitments, and many more are stationed in the United States as NATO reinforcements. The Department of Defense (DOD) estimated that $122.3 billio...
Opportunities for Greater Cost Effectiveness in Public Law 480, Title I Food Purchases
NSIAD-84-69: Published: Apr 19, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1984.
GAO discussed opportunities to improve the effectiveness of subsidized food purchases by recipient, developing countries under the Public Law 480, title I program.Under the program, the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service in fiscal year (FY) 1982 financed about $722 million worth of purchases of agricultural commodities by developing countries. GAO examined 54 of the 86...