National security (71 - 80 of 141 items)
Cost of Products Sold to DOD
NSIAD-94-90R: Published: Jan 24, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) differences in the costs of products sold to the Department of Defense (DOD) and other federal agencies compared to the costs for similar products sold to commercial customers; and (2) extent that federal procurement laws and regulations contribute to cost differences between the federal government and commercial consumers. GAO found that:...
Defense Inventory: Changes in DOD's Inventory Reporting, 1989-1992
NSIAD-94-112: Published: Feb 10, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed changes in the Department of Defense's (DOD) secondary item inventory since fiscal year (FY) 1989, focusing on the: (1) total value of the inventory; (2) value of potential excess stock; (3) impact of inventory revaluations; and (4) annual funding levels for secondary item inventory acquisitions.GAO found that: (1) the nominal value of DOD secondar...
DOD Minority Contracting
NSIAD-94-117R: Published: Feb 18, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided data on Department of Defense (DOD) minority contracting and the price premiums paid to small disadvantaged business (SDB) contractors. GAO noted that: (1) DOD obligates a large portion of SDB contract dollars to a small number of companies; (2) DOD contracting officers are required to make SDB offers more competitive by increasing other offers by...
Defense Inventory: More Accurate Reporting Categories Are Needed
NSIAD-93-31: Published: Aug 12, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) on-hand approved acquisition objective inventory, focusing on whether its Supply System Inventory Report adequately disclosed the amount of: (1) secondary inventory needed to ensure uninterrupted supply; and (2) excess inventory.GAO found that: (1) of the $53.5 billion in the DOD acquisition objective inventory, on...
Tactical Intelligence: Joint STARS Needs Current Cost and Operational Effectiveness Analysis
NSIAD-93-117: Published: Apr 28, 1993. Publicly Released: May 7, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) acquisition program, focusing on whether the existing cost and operational effectiveness analysis was sufficient to permit an informed full-rate production decision.GAO found that: (1) to support a JSTARS full-rate production decision, the Department of Defense (DOD) needs to...
Acquisition Management: Implementation of the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act
NSIAD-93-129: Published: Apr 26, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO determined whether the Department of Defense (DOD) has effectively implemented the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act.GAO found that: (1) DOD has established an acquisition workforce management structure and issued implementing policies and regulations as required by the act; (2) DOD has identified and designated 127,000 acquisition workforce p...
DOD's Mobility Requirements: Alternative Assumptions Could Affect Recommended Acquisition Plan
NSIAD-93-103: Published: Apr 22, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Department of Defense (DOD) requirements for its sealift and airlift mobility operations, focusing on whether key assumptions in the DOD mobility requirements study were reasonable.GAO found that: (1) DOD ability to move U.S. forces abroad is dependent upon key assumptions regarding the extent of the enemy threat and the amount of advanced warning;...
International Air and Trade Shows: DOD Increased Participation, but Its Policies Are Not Well-Defined
NSIAD-93-96: Published: Mar 11, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) participation in international air and trade shows, focusing on: (1) participation in selected shows since May 1991; (2) changes in DOD policies on participating in these shows and leasing equipment to contractors who participate; and (3) policies of other leading industrialized nations regarding their participatio...
Defense Acquisition: Oversight of Special Access Programs Has Increased
NSIAD-93-78: Published: Dec 21, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 21, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) management and oversight of its special access acquisition programs (SAAP), focusing on: (1) their compliance with applicable laws and regulations; (2) DOD control of SAAP appropriated funds; and (3) a comparison of the cost, schedule delays, and performance results of SAAP and non-special access acquisition programs.GAO found that: (1) DOD properly e...
National Security Issues
OCG-93-9TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed major defense policy, management, and program issues, focusing on: (1) military roles and missions; (2) managing the downsized and restructured military force; (3) U.S. commitments, forward presence, and security assistance programs; (4) the spread of mass destruction weapons; (5) weapons system acquisition; (6) environmental concerns; (7) inventor...