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Procedures Used by Army for Awarding Lease Contract
B-205071: Published: Nov 5, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
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Analysis of the Implementation of DOD's Resources Management Public Affairs Plan
NSIAD-85-53: Published: Feb 15, 1985. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Defense (DOD) Public Affairs Plan which was designed to enhance media and public understanding of and support for the DOD management improvement program.GAO was unable to determine the full extent of the plan's activities and their associated costs; however, based on an examination of available speeches and transcripts, GAO did...
Reducing the Cost of Weapons Acquisitions
125858: Dec 18, 1984
GAO discussed the reduction in the costs of weapons systems acquisition. The Department of Defense (DOD) is initiating steps to identify and solve cost problems, but there continue to be serious structural problems in the acquisition process. Analyzing the historical relationship between budgetary projections in DOD 5-year plans and the obligations ultimately incurred shows that the plans have con...
Unpublished Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States, Vol. I, No. 1
126323: Oct 1, 1984
GAO published a monthly digest of unpublished decisions of the Comptroller General for the month of October 1984. These decisions involved general government matters, civilian and military personnel law, procurement law, transportation law, and special studies and analysis...
Review of the Air Force Practice of Contracting Through the Central Intelligence Agency and State Department To Obligate Funds Prior to End of Fiscal Year
AFMD-84-79: Published: Sep 28, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the legality and of the Air Force practice of using the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Department of State to enter into contracts to satisfy Air Force intelligence requirements for research studies before the end of the fiscal year.GAO found that the Air Force practice of placing orders with other agencies which, in turn, awarded con...
Improving the Management of the Federal Government
125264: Sep 19, 1984
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed current government management improvement efforts and past management reforms, and it focused on two key management areas: human resources and management support systems. The administration has devoted substantial energies to improve management by various means and has recently broadened its efforts to by initiating a long-range program aimed at i...
Evaluation of Whether the Air Force Improperly Denied Solicitation Packages to Chem-Fab Corporation
NSIAD-84-146: Published: Aug 8, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 1984.
Pursuant to congressional requests, GAO determined whether an Air Force activity violated defense acquisition regulations and federal law by denying solicitation packages to a small business contractor.GAO found that the Air Force would ordinarily have sent solicitation packages to the firm upon request, but did not in eight instances because of staff shortages and an unusually large volume of req...
Analysis of Selected Sections of DOD Revised Breakout Regulation
NSIAD-84-138: Published: Jun 19, 1984. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed certain parts of the Department of Defense's (DOD) parts breakout regulation to determine whether they inhibit or promote competition. GAO also examined issues associated with DOD breakout efforts. Parts breakout refers to the practice of acquiring a part directly from the manufacturer that is not the prime contractor.GAO found that DOD has experie...
Implementation of the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act of 1982
124299: May 22, 1984
GAO discussed first-year efforts to implement the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act. GAO noted that agencies generally made adequate efforts to implement the act by assessing the vulnerability of their internal controls and accounting systems and by submitting the required reports. GAO stated that material weaknesses reported by agencies included problems with: (1) accounting and financial...
Department of the Army's Competitive Test and Evaluation of Alternative Light Antiarmor Weapons
NSIAD-84-57: Published: Feb 14, 1984. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's competitive test and evaluation of alternative light antiarmor weapons (LAW's).After testing six types of LAW's and evaluating the test results and the price proposals provided by the weapon system's contractors, the Army informed Congress that it had selected a weapon developed in Sweden for further testing. The Marine Corps chose th...