International affairs (81 - 90 of 252 items)
OMB Circular A-76: Flaws in Cherry Point Comparison Preclude Validation of Contracting Decision
NSIAD-92-38: Published: Oct 18, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed an 8-year Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-76 cost study at the Marine Corps Air Station in Cherry Point, North Carolina, which concluded in July 1990 that the station's facilities maintenance, utilities, and motor transportation functions could be performed more economically by a contractor.GAO could not clarify whether services co...
Hazardous Waste: Management Problems Continue at Overseas Military Bases
NSIAD-91-231: Published: Aug 28, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed hazardous waste management at the Department of Defense's (DOD) overseas installations, focusing on whether DOD bases overseas were protecting humans and the environment.GAO found that: (1) due to unclear and outdated DOD policy and service regulations, it was difficult to determine the extent to which overseas bases should comply with U.S. laws wh...
Defense Against Nuclear Weapons: Coordinated Strategy Needed Between SDI and Air Defense Initiative
NSIAD-91-264: Published: Sep 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) provided information on whether the Department of Defense (DOD) has refocused the Air Defense Initiative (ADI) based on the changed Soviet threat; and (2) compared the ADI program's funding and schedule with those of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), a companion program.GAO found that: (1) although recent policy decisions suggest that the SDI and...
Army Maintenance: More Effective Implementation of Maintenance Expenditure Limits Needed
NSIAD-91-270: Published: Sep 18, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1991.
GAO reviewed the Army's policies and procedures for computing and using maintenance expenditure limits (MEL), to determine whether: (1) the Army Materiel Command (AMC) was applying MEL effectively in their repair-or-buy decisions; and (2) AMC was sufficiently overseeing the commands' use of MEL.GAO found that: (1) the three buying commands reviewed did not properly follow or consistently apply the...
Defense Management: DOD's Plans to Consolidate Printing
NSIAD-91-268: Published: Aug 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) plans to consolidate the Army's, Air Force's, and the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) printing and duplicating functions into the Navy Publishing and Printing Service (NPPS).GAO found that: (1) the Navy estimated that NPPS consolidation will save about $41 million for the 338 activities included in its preliminary...
Inventory Management: Strengthened Controls Needed to Detect and Deter Small Arms Parts Thefts
NSIAD-91-186: Published: Jul 17, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's management of small arms parts for all the services, focusing on whether inventory controls, oversight by higher commands, and physical security were adequate to deter or detect thefts at four depots.GAO found that: (1) an analysis of one depot's inventory records disclosed significant inventory control problems, including large and cons...
Defense Management: Stronger Oversight of Joint Service Imagery Processing System Needed
NSIAD-91-164: Published: Jul 26, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1991.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) management of the Joint Service Imagery Processing System (JSIPS), focusing on whether: (1) the JSIPS program kept to original cost, schedule, and performance estimates; (2) DOD and the services fully considered user requirements in JSIPS design, development, and planned testing; (3) JSIPS program decisions were appropriately coordinated with closely...
Army Reserve Components: Better Training Could Improve General Support Maintenance Capability
NSIAD-91-219: Published: Jul 9, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) examined how well the Army was preparing its reserve general support maintenance units to perform their wartime missions; and (2) assessed actions underway to improve their capability.GAO found that: (1) although 51 of 56 units GAO surveyed had received some missions guidance as of May 1990, 22 units had not received guidance identifying the specific e...
Air Force Requirements: Requirement Computations for Aircraft Consumable Items Can Be Improved
NSIAD-91-201: Published: Jul 17, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the accuracy of requirement computations for aircraft consumable items managed through the System Support Division of the Air Force stock fund, focusing on whether the Air Force could achieve procurement economies for such items by improving requirement computations.GAO found that: (1) the consumable item requirements computation process improperly...
Defense Inventory: Reports Need Comparable and Comprehensive Data
NSIAD-91-266: Published: Jul 17, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Defense's (DOD) inventory reports for: (1) comparability over time and across organizations; (2) inclusion of appropriate items; and (3) trends in inventory size.GAO found that: (1) in its September 1990 Supply System Inventory Report, DOD reported that its secondary item inventory decreased from $109.5 billion in September 1989 t...