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Bigeye Bomb: An Evaluation of DOD's Chemical and Developmental Tests
PEMD-86-12BR: Published: May 23, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed data on the Bigeye bomb to determine whether it was ready for production.GAO found that: (1) only developmental testing information was available; (2) the bomb did not meet technical specifications and, therefore, operational testing should cease until the specifications are met; (3) the test results contained inconsistencies; (4) the test crite...
Weather Satellites: User Views on the Consequences of Eliminating a Civilian Polar Orbiter
RCED-86-111: Published: Mar 7, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) how the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Department of Defense (DOD), and foreign countries use NOAA polar-orbiting satellites; (2) how the loss of one or both satellites would affect these users; (3) the extent to which the two NOAA geostationary weather s...
Designing Evaluations: A Workbook
129366: Feb 1, 1986
This document, which presents designs for three specific evaluations, is intended to be used as a companion-piece to the transfer paper, Designing Evaluations. The designs have four purposes to: (1) serve as guidance to managers and staff in the execution phase of the job; (2) minimize time that would otherwise be lost on a job when staffing changes must be made later on; (3) give job sponsors a c...
Weather Satellite Costs Have Increased: Problems Have Occurred in Their Manufacturing Quality Control
RCED-86-28: Published: Oct 31, 1985. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) policies and practices for planning and procuring its weather satellites, including quality assurance practices and the reasons for the increasing weather satellite costs.GAO found that two problems occurred in the quality control of weather satellite manufacturing: (1) both polar orbitin...
Observations on Navy Nuclear Weapon Safeguards and Nuclear Weapon Accident Emergency Planning
NSIAD-85-123: Published: Jul 29, 1985. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's plans to use Staten Island, New York as the home port for a surface action group, which would be capable of handling nuclear-armed cruise missiles.GAO found that the Navy: (1) estimated that it would cost $291 million to acquire and construct a home port site on Staten Island; (2) worked with local officials to initiate emergency prepare...
Status of the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Modernization Program
NSIAD-85-78: Published: Jul 8, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1985.
GAO reviewed various aspects of the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) modernization program, focusing on: (1) cost, performance, and system development issues pertaining to the Peacekeeper missile system; and (2) progress made by the Air Force in developing the small ICBM and its survivable basing modes.GAO found that the ICBM modernization program is progressing as planned with no major d...
Summaries of Conclusions and Recommendations on Department of Defense Operations
OIRM-85-2: Published: Feb 28, 1985. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1985.
Summaries are provided of conclusions and recommendations resulting from GAO audits and other reviews of the Department of Defense. The summaries presented are those on which no satisfactory legislative or administrative actions have been taken. They are submitted for use in congressional review of budget requests for fiscal year 1986...
Planning for Navy Shore Facilities: Improvements Possible
NSIAD-85-6: Published: Nov 5, 1984. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1984.
GAO reviewed selected Navy activities' use of the Shore Facilities Planning System (SFPS) to determine whether the activities' use of the system resulted in accurate determinations of facility requirements and optimum use of existing facilities.GAO found a number of instances where the use of SFPS by activities resulted in inaccurate facility requirements causing the construction of some unneeded,...
Compensation by 12 Aerospace Contractors
NSIAD-85-1: Published: Oct 12, 1984. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO surveyed employee pay and benefits at 12 aerospace contractors and compared them to broad compensation surveys conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the American Management Association (AMA).GAO found that certain categories of employees in the aerospace industry have fared better than in the economy as a whole. GAO found that compensation f...
Department of Defense's Space Laser Program Plan--Status and Issues
NSIAD-84-132: Published: Aug 9, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 1984.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (D0D) Space Laser Program Plan to evaluate the plan's progress and potential.GAO found that: (1) the 6-year, $908.3 million effort presented in 1982 increased to 7 years and $1,558.3 million in 1983; and (2) DOD was not able to adequately monitor the plan's status because the management and funding structure is too diffuse to be effective. Further, no singl...