U.S. Army (51 - 60 of 75 items)
Award of Contracts to Arcata Associates, Inc.
114864: Apr 7, 1981
GAO reviewed the award of a Section 8(a) contract to Arcata Associates, Inc. by the Small Business Administration (SBA). Under its Pilot Program Authority, SBA reserved the Army's Combat Development Experimentation Command (CDEC) requirement for Arcata. BDM Services Company (BDM) complained that the CDEC reservation should be withdrawn because the proposed award would be contrary to statutory and...
Request for Relief From Indebtedness
B-199542: Published: Nov 7, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 1980.
Relief from responsibility was requested on behalf of two finance officers for a shortage caused by a duplicate payment. A check was issued for wages against one of the officer's accounts. A replacement check was later issued on the basis of the employee's claim that he did not receive the first check. Both checks were endorsed and cashed and the employee's whereabouts are unknown, so that the mon...
Request for Relief From Liability
B-194782: Published: Aug 25, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1980.
GAO was asked to grant relief from liability to an Army Recreational Fee Cashier for a loss of recreational fees and change funds. The record showed that someone entered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' compound during the night hours and forcibly entered a mobile home via a window. A large steel container containing Government funds was then entirely removed from the mobile home. Examination of...
Faster Processing of Discharges for Adverse Reasons Could Save Millions of Dollars
FPCD-80-57: Published: Jul 3, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 3, 1980.
GAO examined timeframes and procedures used to discharge service members for adverse reasons in the Army, Navy, and Air Force. In an earlier report, GAO recommended that the services establish time guidelines for processing administrative discharges. The Department of Defense (DOD) agreed with the intent of the recommendations, but no formal actions have been initiated.GAO believes that DOD needs...
Allegations of Army Retaliation Against Bristol Electronics, Inc., New Bedford, Massachusetts, as a Result of Earlier Committee Inquiries
PSAD-80-45: Published: Apr 29, 1980. Publicly Released: May 29, 1980.
The president of a firm alleged that his company was experiencing retaliation by the Army as a direct result of the firm's cooperation with, and testimony before, a congressional committee. The firm's president accused the Army of unfair treatment in several actions related to a contract for radio sets. Pursuant to a request from Congressman Jack Brooks, GAO conducted an extensive investigation in...
Propriety of Acceptance of a Civil Office
B-193637: Published: Jan 25, 1979. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1979.
A Regular Army officer requested an advisory opinion concerning a potential conflict between holding the position of Town Attorney on the Board of Zoning Appeals to the Town of Vienna, Virginia, and his status as a commissioned Army officer. Federal legislation dictates that "no officer on the active list of the Regular Army may hold a civil office or the exercise of its functions. The acceptance...
Placing Subcontractor's Name on Debarred Bidders' List for Violations of Davis-Bacon Act
B-193475: Published: Dec 27, 1978. Publicly Released: Dec 27, 1978.
The Army awarded two contracts, both over $2,000, for repair work at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. It was determined that the subcontractor deliberately paid subminimum wage rates to some of its employees, in violation of federal law, and submitted incorrect certified payrolls designed to simulate compliance with labor standards requirements. The contractor failed to respond to several government co...
Army Underpricing of Machine Guns Sold to Foreign Governments
LCD-78-432: Published: Aug 28, 1978. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1978.
An October 1977 report recommended that the Army rebill foreign military sales customers approximately $60.7 million for the value of M-2 50-caliber machine guns sold at less than replacement prices. These contracts were made in 1973 and 1974, and deliveries to customers took place from September 1974 to May 1977. The Department of Defense (DOD) took the position that replacement prices should be...
Army Plans To Realine The Armament Community
LCD-76-448: Published: Aug 3, 1976. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 1976.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's plan to establish a U.S. Army Armament Development Center and Armament Logistics command, focusing on the : (1) annual recurring cost reductions and the one-time costs; (2) community impact data; and (3) environmental impact assessments in the Army's justification study for realignment.GAO noted that: (1) the Army estimated that the annu...
Summaries Of Conclusions And Recommendations On Department Of Defense Operations
PSAD-75-36: Published: Feb 3, 1975. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 1975.
GAO provided a summary of its findings, conclusions, and recommendations on Department of Defense (DOD) operations.GAO noted that: (1) no single organization in DOD has responsibility and authority for total planning and operating of the AUTODIN system; (2) problems associated with this fragmented managerial responsibility are exemplified in two Defense communications programs--a 6-year-old progra...