National security (31 - 40 of 60 items)
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...
DOD Counter-Drug Activities: GAO Review of DOD's Compliance With FY 1989 DOD Authorization Act
T-NSIAD-90-3: Published: Oct 17, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1989.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of 1988 legislation which increased its anti-drug activities by establishing DOD as the lead agency for: (1) detecting and monitoring the entry of illegal drugs into the United States; (2) integrating U.S. command, control, communications, and technical intelligence assets into an effective interdiction communications network; and (3)...
Adequacy of Department of Defense Operational Test and Evaluation
T-NSIAD-89-39: Published: Jun 16, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1989.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) operational testing and evaluation (OT&E) of major weapon systems. GAO found that: (1) there was insufficient management oversight of the OT&E function; (2) such factors as requirements urgency and prototype costs outweighed the need to identify and correct performance shortfalls; (3) DOD had no established policies or procedures for maintaining accu...
Israel: Use of U.S.-Manufactured Tear Gas in the Occupied Territories
NSIAD-89-128: Published: Apr 13, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Israeli Defense Forces' (IDF) use of U.S.-manufactured tear gas in the Palestinian-occupied territories of the West Bank and Gaza, focusing on: (1) medical evidence on the effects of tear gas; (2) U.S. laws and policies relating to tear gas exports and their application to restrict tear gas exports on other occasions; and (3) the Department...
Air Force Contracting: Allegations Concerning Procurement of a Centrifuge Trainer
NSIAD-89-50: Published: Dec 5, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a firm's allegations concerning the Air Force's reprocurement of a centrifuge trainer to determine: (1) whether the awardee's sale to the Air Force of the trainer originally manufactured for the government of Turkey and financed with Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program credits was consistent with the FMS program; (2) whether the Air Force assis...
NATO-Warsaw Pact: Assessment of the Conventional Force Balance
NSIAD-89-23: Published: Dec 13, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 13, 1988.
GAO reviewed the Conventional Defense Study Group's report to Congress on the balance of conventional forces between the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Warsaw Pact.GAO reviewed experts' views of U.S. perspectives on the balance of conventional forces in Central Europe and found that: (1) experts believe that NATO conventional capabilities have improved over the last decade, and...
Navy Contracting: Alleged Improprieties of a Contractor Operating Navy Ships
NSIAD-89-11FS: Published: Nov 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed certain allegations concerning a contractor's operation of a Military Sealift Command (MSC) oceanographic ship to determine whether the contractor: (1) provided the required number of crew members and certain crew specialties; and (2) misused a government travel request.GAO found that: (1) crew shortages resulted from unexpected resignations or...
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...
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...
Inventory Management: Supply Problems at the 90th Army Reserve Command
NSIAD-88-86BR: Published: Feb 5, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed supply management practices at the 90th Army Reserve Command (ARCOM), focusing on: (1) actions taken to correct supply management problems identified in an Army Audit Agency report; and (2) allegations of theft and diversion of government property.GAO found that: (1) 90th ARCOM and its parent unit, 5th Army, are acting to correct the deficiencie...