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Senior Executive Service: Implementation of the Navy's Program To Rotate Career SES Members
GGD-88-4: Published: Oct 5, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated the Navy's implementation of its Senior Executive Service (SES) rotation program.GAO found that the: (1) program requires the Navy to rotate SES employees after they have held a position for 5 years; (2) Navy granted 30 permanent exemptions and 10 temporary waivers from mandatory rotation in view of unique skills, program needs, or personal cir...
Fraud Hotline: 8-Year GAO Fraud Hotline Summary
OGC/OSI-87-1FS: Published: Apr 8, 1987. Publicly Released: May 5, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the progress of its Fraud Hotline during the past 8 years.GAO noted that: (1) it has not changed the Hotline's structure or its interviewing, screening, referral, and follow-up procedures in the past 8 years; (2) the Hotline operation is now part of the new Office of Special Investigations; (3) it received over 87,000 calls in the past 8 years t...
Navy Contracting: Allegations About Trident Submarine Program Matters
NSIAD-86-74BR: Published: Jun 13, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed allegations concerning mismanagement and questionable practices in the Trident submarine construction program, specifically: (1) excessive progress payments in submarine construction; (2) advance procurement of long-lead-time material; (3) unwarranted cost escalation on the lead Trident; (4) destruction of Navy records; (5) inappropriate task au...
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...
Outer Continental Shelf Lease Sale 82--Sale Preparation and Subsequent Cancellation
RCED-86-30: Published: Oct 15, 1985. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the recent Outer Continental Shelf lease sale number 82 which was cancelled when no industry bids were received and discussed why: (1) the companies that expressed interest in the offshore sale areas did not bid on the tracts offered; and (2) the Department of the Interior offered to lease certain tracts that Massachusetts believed were environment...
Coordination of Federal Drug Interdiction Efforts
GGD-85-67: Published: Jul 15, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the operations of the National Narcotics Border Interdiction System (NNBIS).NNBIS is an informal coordinating body that recommends, but does not direct, actions by agencies involved in drug interdiction. Each NNBIS center is designed to: (1) gather and collate drug trafficking intelligence and pass information on to law enforcement agencies; (2) as...
Allegations of Contract Buy-In and Substantial Cost Increases in the Navy's Standard Automated Financial System
IMTEC-85-2: Published: Oct 30, 1984. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed allegations made regarding the Navy's Standard Automated Financial System that: (1) the contractor "bought in" on the contract; (2) the Navy had decided to proceed with the project even though costs have substantially increased; and (3) project costs may increase to $200 million.GAO did not find sufficient evidence to conclude that the contracto...
Progress Report on Federal Executive Development Programs
GGD-84-92: Published: Aug 15, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed executive development programs for Senior Executive Service (SES) members, focusing on: (1) how the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is fulfilling its program oversight responsibilities; and (2) how agencies are carrying out executive development programs.GAO found that OPM and the agencies that were evaluated have established and are operating...
The Need for Improved Intelligence Capabilities To Support Drug Interdiction Programs
121867: Jul 7, 1983
Testimony was given concerning the need to improve the quality and timeliness of intelligence data in Federal drug interdiction efforts. Drug source and transit countries are valuable sources of intelligence that can be used to support interdiction efforts. Since the U.S. Customs Service and the Coast Guard do not have the authority to gather intelligence data overseas, they must rely on the Drug...