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Drug Control: Financial and Management Challenges Continue to Complicate Efforts to Reduce Illicit Drug Activities in Colombia
GAO-03-820T: Published: Jun 3, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 2003.
The United States has been providing assistance to Colombia since the early 1970s to help reduce illicit drugs. In 1999, the Colombian government introduced Plan Colombia--program that, among other things, proposed reducing illicit drug activities by 50 percent over 6 years. In fiscal years 2000-03 alone, the United States provided more than $2.5 billion in counternarcotics assistance. Despite thi...
Use of Legislative Incentive for Performance-Based Contracting Unknown
GAO-03-674R: Published: May 22, 2003. Publicly Released: May 22, 2003.
The Department of Defense (DOD) spent about $93 billion in fiscal year 2002 to acquire various types of services, such as base operations, logistical support, and information technology. To achieve greater cost savings and better outcomes when agencies acquire these and other services, Congress and the executive branch have encouraged greater use of performance-based contracting. Performance-based...
Army Logistics: Report on Manpower and Workload System Inadequate and System Interface Untested
GAO-03-21: Published: Oct 30, 2002. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 2002.
At the direction of the House Committee on National Security, the Army began developing the Army Workload and Performance System (AWPS) in 1996. This automated system was intended to address a number of specific weaknesses highlighted in several GAO and Army studies since 1994 regarding the Army's inability to support its civilian personnel requirements by using an analytically based workload fore...
Commercial Activities Panel: Improving the Sourcing Decisions of the Government; Final Report, April 2002
A03209: Apr 30, 2002
The Floyd D. Spence National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (the Act) required that the Comptroller General of the United States convene a panel of experts to study the policies and procedures governing the transfer of commercial activities for the federal government from government personnel to a federal contractor. The Panel held a total of 11 meetings over the period of May 2001...
Army Management: Need to Reassess Risk and Resources for Inspecting Ceremonial Rifles
GAO-01-967: Published: Sep 28, 2001. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2001.
Since the 1920s, the Army's Ceremonial Rifle Program has lent obsolete or condemned rifles to veterans' organizations for funerals and other ceremonies. The M-1 is the only rifle currently authorized for this purpose. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 authorized the Secretary of the Army to conditionally loan or donate M-1 rifles and required that GAO review and report on...
Anti-Drug Media Campaign: Aspects of Advertising Contract Mismanaged by the Government; Contractor Improperly Charged Some Costs
GAO-01-1017T: Published: Aug 1, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2001.
This testimony discusses the Office of National Drug Control Policy's (ONDCP) advertising contract for Phase III of the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign. GAO found that the contractor, Ogilvy & Mather, improperly charged the government for some of its labor costs incurred under this contract. Ogivley & Mather submitted time sheets claiming hours that some employees said they did not work on...
Defense Planning: Opportunities to Improve Strategic Reviews
GAO-01-514R: Published: Mar 20, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 2001.
For several years, GAO has reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to strategically plan for the nation's defense needs and prepare related budgets. In particular, GAO evaluated DOD's methodology for conducting the 1993 Bottom-Up Review and the 1997 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), and its preparation of several Future Years Defense Programs (FYDP). As DOD began a new effort to review...
Department of the Air Force: Unauthorized Activity Codes Used to Requisition New and Excess DOD Property
GAO-01-196R: Published: Jan 8, 2001. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2001.
GAO examined the military's inventory management activities to determine if activity codes identified as unauthorized to requisition had been used to buy property for the Air Force. GAO found that as of June 2000, the Air Force maintained 4,239 activity codes identified as unauthorized to requisition government property. However, during the last five years, 193 of these codes were inappropriately...
Department of the Navy: Unauthorized Activity Codes Used to Requisition New and Excess DOD Property
GAO-01-206R: Published: Jan 8, 2001. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2001.
GAO examined Navy inventory management activities to determine whether any unauthorized activity codes had been used to requisition new and excess property. GAO found that as of June 2000, the Navy maintained 2,002 activity codes identified as unauthorized to requisition government property. However, during the last five years, 663 of these codes were used to requisition more than $2 billion in ne...
Department of the Army: Unauthorized Activity Codes Used to Requisition New DOD Property
GAO-01-85R: Published: Dec 6, 2000. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 2001.
This report focuses on the military's inventory management activities. Army activities and contractors are assigned activity codes to requisition property in the military supply system. Some of these codes are identified as "unauthorized" to requisition and are primarily used as a ship-to address. GAO found that 15 percent of Army activity codes identified as unauthorized to requisition were inapp...