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Defense Communications: White House Communications Agency Activities and Funding
T-NSIAD-96-168: Published: May 16, 1996. Publicly Released: May 16, 1996.
GAO discussed the White House Communications Agency's (WHCA) activities and funding, focusing on the events that led to the separate review of WHCA by the Department of Defense (DOD) Inspector General (IG). GAO noted that: (1) it attempted to obtain WHCA data from September 1994 to January 1995, but the White House, WHCA, and DOD failed to provide sufficient information to verify reported WHCA act...
Weapon Systems Procurement
NSIAD-96-152R: Published: Apr 30, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) study on weapon systems procurement, focusing on the accuracy of the data and methodologies used in the study. GAO found that: (1) because DOD is generally optimistic in its weapon system procurement planning, DOD procurement programs are vulnerable to instability and unit costs could be higher than originally plan...
Defense Health Care: TRICARE Progressing, but Some Cost and Performance Issues Remain
T-HEHS-96-100: Published: Mar 7, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1996.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of TRICARE, its nationwide managed health care program. GAO noted that: (1) although early TRICARE implementation is basically proceeding as planned, there was some initial beneficiary confusion due to a shortage of adequately trained staff and uncoordinated education and marketing efforts; (2) DOD needs to gather demographic and other...
Marine Corps: Improving Amphibious Capability Would Require Larger Share of Budget Than Previously Provided
NSIAD-96-47: Published: Feb 13, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Marine Corps' and Navy's capability to conduct amphibious assaults, focusing on the: (1) status of the amphibious fleet; (2) Marine Corps' and Navy's plans to better conduct amphibious operations; and (3) cost of planned changes and how they will affect future defense budgets.GAO found that: (1) the Marine Corps and the Navy currently have the...
Navy Negative Undelivered Orders
AIMD-96-37R: Published: Feb 12, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 1996.
GAO examined the Navy's appropriation balances for undelivered orders and related balances for accounts payable as of September 30, 1994. GAO noted that: (1) Defense and Finance Accounting Service (DFAS)-Cleveland reduced two appropriation balances for undelivered orders by $72 million; (2) negative balances for undelivered orders could indicate that orders were not properly recorded, disbursement...
Defense Acquisitions Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-3(1): Published: Jan 2, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1996.
GAO presented its active assignments in the Defense Acquisition issue area as of January 2, 1996...
[Comments on Army's Planned Procurement of Fragmentation Artillery Parts]
B-265884: Published: Nov 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's justification for procuring high fragmentation artillery ammunition under limited competition. GAO noted that: (1) although the Army's justification and approval document discussed in depth the need to prove-out the two ammunition plants' new manufacturing process, the Army did not clearly document the need for a mobilization base; (2) o...
1996 Defense Budget: Potential Reductions, Rescissions, and Restrictions in RDT&E and Procurement
NSIAD-95-218BR: Published: Sep 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1995.
GAO examined the Department of Defense's fiscal year (FY) 1996 budget request and prior years' appropriations for selected research, development, test, and evaluation and procurement programs focusing on identification of potential reductions in the FY 1996 budget request and potential rescissions to prior years' appropriations.GAO found that: (1) due to schedule delays, changes in program require...
Future Years Defense Program: 1996 Program Is Considerably Different From the 1995 Program
NSIAD-95-213: Published: Sep 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1996 Future Years Defense Program (FYDP) with its FY 1995 FYDP, focusing on: (1) what major program adjustments DOD made from FY 1995 to FY 1996; (2) the implications of these changes for the future; and (3) whether the FY 1996 FYDP complies with statutory requirements.GAO found that: (1) the FY 19...
Inventory Management: Purchasing Parts From Contractor-Operated Stores and Commercial Sources
NSIAD-95-176: Published: Sep 11, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO compared the cost of vehicle repair parts purchased from Air Force Contractor Operated Parts Stores (COPARS) with those purchased directly from commercial suppliers and provided information on whether the provisions of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-76 are to be applied when terminating a COPARS contract.GAO found that: (1) GAO's review...