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Defense Inventory: Information on Fiscal Year 1992 Secondary Item Funding
NSIAD-92-34FS: Published: Nov 21, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 23, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1992 appropriations request for secondary items.GAO found that: (1) in FY 1992, DOD estimated that its stock funds would obligate $25 billion to purchase secondary items and operate supply centers; (2) of the $25 million, DOD estimated that it would use $16.9 billion to procure secon...
DOD's Plans to Consolidate Printing
T-NSIAD-91-54: Published: Sep 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1991.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) plans to consolidate the Army's, Air Force's, Defense Logistic Agency's, and Marine Corps' printing functions under the Navy Publishing and Printing Service (NPPS), focusing on: (1) issues regarding the savings that DOD estimates will result from the consolidation; and (2) the possible impact of the consolidation on commercial printing procured throu...
Defense Budget and Program Issues Facing the 102nd Congress
T-NSIAD-91-21: Published: Apr 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1991.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) major defense budget, focusing on budget shortcomings Congress identified related to threat, money, strategy, force structure, and programs. GAO noted that: (1) DOD believed that the threat of massive conventional war in Europe had substantially declined, and that well-armed adversaries were the most immediate threat to U.S. interests; (2) the Presid...
Military Exchanges: Exchange Service Management of Army and Air Force Package Stores
NSIAD-91-77: Published: Feb 26, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army and Air Force transfer of their wholesale and retail alcoholic beverage operations to the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, focusing on: (1) whether the Exchange performed an appropriate economic analysis to justify its delivery, storage, and distribution of distilled spirits; (2) the reliability of the Exchange's estimated per-case fre...
Professional Military Education
T-NSIAD-91-4: Published: Feb 5, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 1991.
GAO discussed issues relating to recommendations made by a congressional panel concerning the first phase of joint professional military education at four intermediate and three senior service schools. GAO noted that: (1) intermediate service school officials agreed with the intent but not the implementation of residence requirements for attending phase II at the Armed Forces Staff College (AFSC);...
Defense Reorganization: DOD's Efforts to Streamline the Space Command
NSIAD-91-40BR: Published: Nov 21, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 21, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of a task force's recommendations concerning the U.S. Space Command, focusing on progress in eliminating the separate Army, Navy, and Air Force component headquarters.GAO found that: (1) the Secretary of Defense did not accept the task force's recommendation to eliminate the service component headqua...
Department of Defense Management of Hazardous Materials
T-NSIAD-90-51: Published: Jun 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1990.
GAO discussed the Army's use of Decontamination Solution 2 (DS2). GAO found that: (1) less toxic substitutes for DS2 are available and are being used by the Air Force and the Navy; (2) the Army's storage facilities for DS2 did not comply with regulations; and (3) the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) was selling excess DS2 to the public without providing information on potential dangers and the safet...
Close Air Support: Comparison of Air Force and Marine Corps Requirements and Aircraft
NSIAD-89-218: Published: Sep 19, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the Army's and Marine Corps' close air support mission requirements, focusing on: (1) how the Army and the Marine Corps use mission requirements to determine aircraft operational requirements; (2) how the Air Force and the Marine Corps meet mission requirements; and (3) procedures for requesting and executing close air support missions during comba...
Defense Management: Streamlining the Acquisition Process
T-NSIAD-89-46: Published: Aug 2, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1989.
GAO discussed the extent to which the Department of Defense (DOD) has implemented the President's Blue Ribbon Commission on Defense Management's recommendation to establish within each service a three-tier acquisition management chain to manage major acquisition programs. GAO noted that: (1) the streamlined process required acquisition program managers to report to program executive officers (PEO)...
ADP Acquisition: Army Civilian Personnel System
IMTEC-89-22FS: Published: Mar 3, 1989. Publicly Released: May 18, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed the costs and the Army's acquisition approach for its Civilian Personnel System (ACPERS).GAO found that the: (1) system will upgrade and standardize support for about 450,000 civilian Army personnel; (2) Army decided to design and develop its own system after considering several alternatives, but abandoned its development effort after a study te...