National security (81 - 90 of 129 items)
Computer Procurement: Navy Decision to Terminate Its Standard Automated Financial System
IMTEC-89-37: Published: Mar 30, 1989. Publicly Released: May 1, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's decision to terminate its Standard Automated Financial System (STAFS).GAO found that the Navy evaluated four alternatives to identify the most economical means of satisfying its financial management information needs, including: (1) continuing with STAFS after correcting deficiencies, testing the system, and successfully operating STA...
ICBM Modernization: Availability Problems and Flight Test Delays in Peacekeeper Program
NSIAD-89-105: Published: Mar 9, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1989.
GAO provided information regarding the Air Force's progress in achieving and sustaining full operational capability for the Peacekeeper missile force.GAO found that the Air Force: (1) delayed its plans to start full operational capability testing, citing congressional directions, basing mode redirections, gaps between developmental and operational flight testing, and production delays; (2) believe...
Needed Improvements in the Army's Inventory Management System
T-NSIAD-89-19: Published: Mar 23, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1989.
GAO discussed the Army's inventory management practices, focusing on its two-level supply system consisting of a: (1) wholesale level, responsible for computing wholesale-level requirements, buying and storing items, and issuing them to Army installations; and (2) retail level, responsible for computing requirements, requisitioning items from the wholesale level, and issuing them to users. GAO not...
Air Force Contracting: Allegations Concerning Procurement of a Centrifuge Trainer
NSIAD-89-50: Published: Dec 5, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a firm's allegations concerning the Air Force's reprocurement of a centrifuge trainer to determine: (1) whether the awardee's sale to the Air Force of the trainer originally manufactured for the government of Turkey and financed with Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program credits was consistent with the FMS program; (2) whether the Air Force assis...
Air Defense Initiative: Program Cost and Schedule Not Yet Determined
NSIAD-89-2FS: Published: Oct 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) selected aspects of the Department of Defense (DOD) Air Defense Initiative (ADI) Program; (2) DOD use of ADI funding for fiscal year (FY) 1988 and its plans for FY 1989; and (3) DOD officials' opinions on the advantages and disadvantages of, and possible alternatives to, the ADI management structure.GAO found that: (1) Congress consolidated...
Quality and Safety Problems With the Beretta M9 Handgun
T-NSIAD-88-46: Published: Sep 15, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1988.
GAO discussed the military's M9 9-millimeter (mm) handguns, focusing on: (1) M9 safety and quality problems; (2) allegations that the Army attempted to cover up the problems; (3) similarities and differences between M9 tested in 1984 and current M9; and (4) the status of recompetition for award of a follow-on procurement contract. GAO found that: (1) the Army contracted to buy 321,260 M9 valued at...
Computer Procurement: Decision Needed on Navy's Standard Automated Financial System
T-IMTEC-88-7: Published: Sep 13, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the cost and management of the Navy's Standard Automated Financial System (STAFS). GAO found that: (1) project cost estimates increased from $33 million to as high as $479 million; (2) the Navy delayed the system's implementation schedule by over 5 years from its original date of early 1986; (3) the Navy has not fully tested STAFS; (4) STAFS was no...
Army Vehicles: Procurement of 2-1/2-Ton Truck Engines
NSIAD-88-215FS: Published: Aug 15, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's purchase of engines for its 2-1/2-ton truck, specifically the: (1) Army's plans for a new family of medium tactical vehicles; (2) Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) position on the Army's adherence to federal pollution standards for the engines; and (3) status of the Army's plans to replace the current engines.GAO found that the:...
Strategic Defense Initiative Program: Accuracy of Statements Concerning DOE's X-Ray Laser Research Program
NSIAD-88-181BR: Published: Jun 30, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a former Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) employee's allegations that two LLNL scientists misrepresented technical information regarding the Department of Energy's X-ray laser research program.GAO found that: (1) LLNL X-ray laser program and LLNL management personnel, including the employee, had made statements concerning the X-ray las...
Strategic Defense Initiative Organization Management Information and Control Issues
T-NSIAD-88-24: Published: Mar 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 1988.
GAO discussed management information and control issues associated with the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) Program. GAO found that: (1) a continued lack of adequate data on SDI contract awards hindered the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's (SDIO) efforts to provide Congress with needed information; (2) SDIO recently took action to identify more completely the type of contractors who...