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Navy Shipbuilding: Allegations of Mischarging at Bath Iron Works
NSIAD-91-85: Published: Jul 5, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's efforts to address an anonymous source's allegations of improper charges and other contractual issues at the Bath Iron Works Corporation (BIW), a Navy shipbuilding contractor.GAO found that: (1) the Navy's oversight of BIW contracts was ineffective and contributed directly to the improper charges and problems found; (2) the Navy inadequa...
Defense's Planned Implementation of the $77 Billion Defense Business Operations Fund
T-AFMD-91-5: Published: Apr 30, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1991.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) planned implementation of the Defense Business Operations Fund to determine the total cost of support operations. GAO noted that: (1) DOD lacked the policies, procedures, and systems to implement and operate the Fund in a businesslike manner; (2) existing component systems were not capable of providing accurate and reliable cost information and had s...
Biological Warfare: Better Controls in DOD's Research Could Prevent Unneeded Expenditures
NSIAD-91-68: Published: Dec 27, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the medical component of the Department of Defense's (DOD) Biological Defense Research Program, operated by the Army's Medical Research and Development Command.GAO found that: (1) the Army's lack of adequate internal controls resulted in its allocation of at least $47 million for 49 research projects that did not address validated biological warfar...
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...
Military Airlift: Information on Gander Crash and Improved Controls Over Military Charters
NSIAD-90-243BR: Published: Sep 11, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the U.S. government's participation in the Canadian investigation of the 1985 aircraft crash in Newfoundland, focusing on: (1) U.S. agencies' roles in assisting the Canadian Aviation Safety Board in its investigation; (2) the plane's cargo; and (3) military actions to ensure U.S. military charter safety and security.GAO found that: (...
Trends in the Number of Strikes and Use of Permanent Strike Replacements in the 1980s
T-HRD-90-41: Published: Jun 13, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1990.
GAO discussed the practice of hiring permanent employees to replace striking workers, based on data it obtained from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service and on information it obtained through interviews with employers and union representatives. GAO noted that: (1) the number of strikes in the United States from 1980 through 1989 annually averaged 1,250, about half the annual average num...
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...
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...
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...