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DOD Competitive Sourcing: Lessons Learned System Could Enhance A-76 Study Process
NSIAD-99-152: Published: Jul 21, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) A-76 study process, focusing on efforts by DOD to: (1) improve performance work statements, including encouraging the use of standard templates; and (2) implement other efforts to improve the competitive sourcing process, as well as gather and disseminate lessons learned that could benefit the comp...
Defense Modernization Account: Operations and Benefits
NSIAD-99-134: Published: Jun 11, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the operations and benefits of the Department of Defense's (DOD) Defense Modernization Account, focusing on: (1) the status of funding and uses of the account; and (2) whether DOD has reported to the six congressional committees on the activities of the account as required by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1...
Satellite Control Systems: Opportunity for DOD to Implement Space Policy and Integrate Capabilities
NSIAD-99-81: Published: May 17, 1999. Publicly Released: May 17, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in integrating and improving its satellite control capabilities and in fostering integrated and interoperable satellite control within the government, as directed by the 1996 national space policy; and (2) determined whether opportunities exist for DOD to standardize its satellite control capabilities...
Defense Trade: Decision to Lower FMS Administrative Fee is Premature
NSIAD-99-161R: Published: May 13, 1999. Publicly Released: May 13, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Defense Security Cooperation Agency's (DSCA) decision to lower the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program's administrative fee from 3 percent to 2.5 percent, focusing on how the: (1) FMS program recovers its costs, as required by the Arms Export Control Act; and (2) projected sales levels made through the program will affect cost recovery in the...
Defense Reform Initiative: Organization, Status, and Challenges
NSIAD-99-87: Published: Apr 21, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on: (1) actions taken through the Defense Reform Initiative (DRI) management structure to facilitate achieving the program's objective; and (2) progress the Department of Defense (DOD) made in implementing individual reform initiatives.GAO noted that: (1) by adopting proven management change concepts in implementing the DRI program, DOD has address...
Defense Headquarters: Status of Efforts to Reduce Headquarters Personnel
NSIAD-99-45: Published: Feb 17, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to reduce the size and cost of its headquarters activities, focusing on DOD's: (1) efforts to reduce headquarters positions and associated costs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and Washington Headquarters Services, as required by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997; (...
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Progress Toward Meeting High Altitude Endurance Aircraft Price Goals
NSIAD-99-29: Published: Dec 15, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) High Altitude Endurance (HAE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) program to determine whether the average flyaway cost for the Global Hawk and Darkstar HAE air vehicles will be within DOD's cost goal of $10 million.GAO noted that: (1) DOD does not expect to be able to produce Darkstar or Global Hawk HAE vehicles withi...
Defense Industry: Restructuring Costs Paid, Savings Realized, and Means to Ensure Benefits
NSIAD-99-22: Published: Dec 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on: (1) the six business combinations for which the Department of Defense (DOD), as of September 30, 1998, had certified that the projected restructuring savings should exceed associated restructuring costs; and (2) on a seventh combination, Hughes Aircraft Company's acquisition of General Dynamics' missile operations.GAO noted that:...
Defense Depot Maintenance: Weaknesses in the T406 Engine Logistics Support Decision Methodology
NSIAD-98-221: Published: Sep 14, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the logistics support of the V-22 aircraft's T406 engine, focusing on: (1) the criteria used in determining that the T406 engine is a commercial item for purposes of exemption from establishing in-house maintenance capabilities for new systems identified by the Secretary of Defense under 10 U.S.C. 2464; (2) the rationale and support...
Defense Contractor Restructuring: DOD Risks Forfeiting Savings on Fixed-Price Contracts
NSIAD-98-162: Published: Jul 17, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information related to defense contractor restructuring, focusing on: (1) the Department of Defense's (DOD) use of contract price adjustment clauses, also called reopener clauses; (2) DOD's limited use of reopener clauses for fixed-price contracts; and (3) the potential benefits of using reopener clauses in future business combinations.GAO noted...