National security (31 - 40 of 141 items)
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...
Quadrennial Defense Review: Opportunities to Improve the Next Review
NSIAD-98-155: Published: Jun 25, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether: (1) the Quadrennial Defense Review's (QDR) force structure and modernization assessments examined alternatives to the planned force; and (2) opportunities exist to improve the structure and methodology of future QDRs. GAO did not evaluate the rationale for the Department of Defense's (DOD) proposed defense strategy.GAO noted that: (1) QDR...
Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle: DOD Guidance Needed to Protect Government's Interest
NSIAD-98-151: Published: Jun 11, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program, with emphasis on the Department of Defense's (DOD) revised acquisition approach, focusing on whether: (1) DOD's goal of reducing recurring space launch costs could be achieved; (2) DOD's planned investment would result in commensurate benefits; and (3) there are risks that could affect the progr...
Defense Transportation: The Army's Hunter Pilot Project to Outsource Relocation Services
NSIAD-98-149: Published: Jun 10, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Army's Hunter pilot program, an alternative approach for providing relocation services for its personnel stationed at Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah, Georgia, focusing on: (1) data collected to date; (2) GAO's observations on how the Army plans to evaluate the data; and (3) other pilot tests that are under way or planned in the...
DOD's Rationale for Imposing Domestic Source Restrictions
NSIAD-98-144R: Published: Apr 10, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the criteria and processes used by the Department of Defense (DOD) to impose, retain, or rescind domestic source restrictions on procurement.GAO noted that: (1) the justification for imposing domestic source restrictions is generally based on national security concerns; (2) these concerns include the need to retain a unique domestic...
Defense Acquisitions Issue Area Plan for Fiscal Years 1998-2000
IAP-98-7: Published: Apr 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1998.
GAO provided information on its Defense Acquisitions issue area plan for fiscal years 1998 through 2000, focusing on: (1) the justification for systems; (2) development and acquisition of weapon and space systems; (3) the Department of Defense's and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's budgeting for their procurement and research, development, test, and evaluation accounts; (4) the...
Defense Contracting: Sufficient, Reliable Information on DOD's Mentor-Protege Program Is Unavailable
NSIAD-98-92: Published: Mar 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Pilot Mentor-Protege Program, focusing on: (1) DOD's management of the program, including its efforts to evaluate the program's effectiveness; and (2) the manner in which program funds have been obligated.GAO noted that: (1) data limitations preclude GAO's assessing the extent to which the program is achieving th...
DOD'S Mobility Requirements: Value of Intratheater Lift Analyses Can Be Enhanced
NSIAD-98-53: Published: Jan 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) 1996 Intratheater Lift Analysis (ILA), focusing on whether: (1) the analysis and recommendations in the study were appropriately linked; (2) the study considered all options in meeting the requirements for various lift assets; and (3) improvements could be made to enhance the study's value as a decisionmaking tool...
Base Operations: Contracting for Firefighters and Security Guards
NSIAD-97-200BR: Published: Sep 12, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about contracting for firefighter and security guard services within the Department of Defense (DOD), focusing on: (1) the military services' positions on contracting for firefighters and security guards; (2) lessons learned from using contract firefighters and security guards at military bases; and (3) the cost-effectiveness of contrac...
Export Controls: Sales of High Performance Computers to Russia's Nuclear Weapons Laboratories
T-NSIAD-97-128: Published: Apr 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the sale of high performance computers to Russia's nuclear weapons laboratories, focusing on: (1) the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and its implications for high performance computer exports to Russian laboratories; (2) U.S. export regulations as they apply to the Russian nuclear weapons laboratories; (3) the Russian request for such computers dur...