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Test and Evaluation: An Assessment of DOD's Operational Test and Evaluation Capability Improvement Program
NSIAD-90-141: Published: Mar 30, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1990.
GAO reviewed whether the Department of Defense (DOD) Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) Capability Improvement Program was within the jurisdiction of the Office of the Director, OT&E.GAO found that: (1) the OT&E Capability Improvement Program was not within the scope of the Director's mission, since the services had primary responsibility for planning, programming, and budgeting for adequate t...
Army Inventory: Growth in Inventories That Exceed Requirements
NSIAD-90-68: Published: Mar 22, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the growth of the Army Aviation Systems Command's (AVSCOM) inventories beyond military requirements, focusing on: (1) causes for excessive stock increases; and (2) actions needed to limit inventory growth without affecting military capabilities.GAO found that: (1) unrequired AVSCOM inventories increased from $207 million to $804 million, or 289 per...
Individual Ready Reserve: Army Needs to Make More Effective Use of Limited Training Funds
NSIAD-90-55: Published: Feb 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Army's Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) training program, intended to train soldiers with previous Army service for swift mobilization and deployment in combat situations, to determine whether the Army focused training funds on skills that required refresher training and were most needed in the early days of conflict.GAO found that the Army: (1)...
Army Inventory: A Single Supply System Would Enhance Inventory Management and Readiness
NSIAD-90-53: Published: Jan 25, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed 13 Army retail-level activities' inventory management, focusing on the extent to which the activities identified and reported inventory excesses to the wholesale level for return to the supply system.GAO found that: (1) the retail activities generally did not comply with Army regulations that they report excess inventory; (2) the 13 retail activiti...
Procurement: Navy Competition Advocate General and ADP Vendor Complaint Handling
NSIAD-90-39BR: Published: Nov 15, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Navy's Office of the Competition Advocate General (OCAG), focusing on a comparison of its contractor complaint handling process with similar Army processes.GAO found that: (1) OCAG had only a limited complaint recordkeeping system, while the Army had a more comprehensive system, which it used to periodically identify and address...
Depot Maintenance: Air Force Defines Backlog Better, but Additional Efforts Are Needed
NSIAD-89-211: Published: Sep 26, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's reported depot maintenance backlog for fiscal year (FY) 1988 and FY 1989 to determine whether the Air Force: (1) identified backlog estimates for specific repairs and overhauls; (2) measured the effects of backlogs on unit readiness and sustainability; and (3) planned any changes to improve its identification of its requirements and...
Army Procurement: Commercial Activity Study for Food Services at Fort Knox May Not Include All Costs
NSIAD-90-5: Published: Oct 6, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a proposed Army contract award for food services at Fort Knox, Kentucky, focusing on whether Fort Knox should have contracted for the required services.GAO found that Fort Knox did not consider the cost of providing additional personnel to supervise military trainees serving as dining hall attendants, which could cost up to $5.6 million over the 5-...
Budget Reprogramming: Opportunities to Improve DOD's Reprogramming Process
NSIAD-89-138: Published: Jul 24, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1987 reprogramming actions to determine the effectiveness of and ways to improve its budget reprogramming process.GAO found that: (1) during FY 1987, Congress reviewed 69 DOD reprogramming requests, representing about 0.5 percent of total DOD funds obligated for the affected appropriation accounts;...
Contract Pricing: Defense Contractor Contributions to the Software Productivity Consortium
NSIAD-89-74: Published: Jul 24, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed selected defense contractors' classification of independent research and development (IR&D) expenses, focusing on whether the contractors could classify an industry consortium's activities and member companies' contributions as IR&D expenses.GAO found that: (1) the Department of Defense (DOD) allowed member companies to treat their contributions to...
Army Maintenance: General Support Maintenance Units Not Prepared to Perform Wartime Missions
NSIAD-89-183: Published: Jul 17, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1989.
GAO evaluated the Army's general support maintenance activities to determine how well the Army was preparing general support units for their wartime missions.GAO found that: (1) most Army general support maintenance units did not know what combat units they would be supporting or what equipment they would be expected to repair in wartime; (2) the Army had maintenance units working on older or outm...