National security (41 - 50 of 60 items)
Post-DOD Employment: Allegations and Other Issues Involving a Retired Air Force Officer
NSIAD-87-118BR: Published: May 13, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated allegations of impropriety against a retired Air Force officer. GAO specifically reviewed whether the officer: (1) used coercion to obtain a marketing agreement from a government contractor; (2) used his influence to deny the contractor future Air Force contracts; and (3) demanded that the contractor pay him from an existing contract despite do...
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...
Navy's RDT&E Reprogramming
T-NSIAD-87-16: Published: Mar 18, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1987.
GAO discussed the Navy's reprogramming actions on four of its research and development programs: (1) the RACER ship propulsion system for destroyers; (2) the MK-92 fire control system for frigates; (3) the ERASE system to eliminate electromagnetic radiation; and (4) the Satellite Laser Communication System. GAO found that: (1) the Navy allocated the amounts indicated in the appropriations conferen...
Elmer B. Staats: Comptroller General of the United States 1966-1981
OP-1-OH: Published: Mar 1, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1987.
GAO presented a transcript of a videotape interview of Elmer B. Staats, the Comptroller General of the United States from 1966 to 1981, as part of its program to record key government officials' observations and impressions and ensure that the bases for policy decisions and other important events are systematically recorded for posterity...
Inventory Controls: Improper Air Force Disposal and Reuse of F100 Engine Blades
NSIAD-86-182BR: Published: Aug 15, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided an interim report on its findings concerning the disposal and reuse of F100 engine blades by the Air Logistics Center (ALC) in San Antonio, Texas.GAO found that: (1) the San Antonio ALC improperly condemned engine blades and sent them to the disposal yard to be sold as scrap metal; (2) the San Antonio ALC reintroduced some condemned blades into...
Panama Canal: Establishment of Commission To Study Sea-Level Canal and Alternatives
NSIAD-86-97BR: Published: Apr 29, 1986. Publicly Released: May 29, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the establishment of a trilateral commission consisting of the United States, Panama, and Japan to study alternatives to the existing Panama Canal.GAO found that the proposed study, which will examine transportation alternatives in addition to the feasibility of a sea-level canal in Panama, will discharge a 1977 treaty obligation to conduct a...
Allegations About Trident Submarine Program Matters
128860: Jan 14, 1986
GAO discussed its review of allegations concerning mismanagement and questionable practices in the Trident submarine construction program, specifically: (1) contract payments involving work progress and long leadtime materials; and (2) records destruction. GAO noted that the Navy had urged the contractor to cease practices that would cause early payment of work progress, including: (1) retroactive...
Selected Recommendations of the President's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control
128615: Dec 12, 1985
GAO commented on the recommendations of the President's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control (Grace Commission) which identified important actions Congress could pursue in the acquisition area. GAO noted that: (1) there are techniques to produce systems more economically, such as competition, economic production rates, and multiyear procurement; (2) priorities must be established in order to opti...
Supersonic Flights: Air Force Use of Training Areas in Texas and New Mexico
NSIAD-86-4: Published: Nov 8, 1985. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1985.
Pursuant to congressional requests, GAO reviewed the Air Force's decision to use two military operations areas for training involving supersonic flights to determine: (1) the Air Force's need for the projected number of supersonic flights for the 49th Tactical Fighter Wing (TFW); (2) the adequacy of the Air Force's evaluation of the alternative to supersonic flights over both Valentine, Texas and...