Special Operations Command:

Progress Made in Completing Needed Agreements

NSIAD-92-109: Published: Jun 16, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1992.

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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of various agreements between the U.S. Special Operations Command and other Department of Defense (DOD) organizations, focusing on whether the: (1) Command has completed its agreements; (2) parties involved in agreements are satisfied or are seeking to amend the agreements; and (3) agreements are being properly implemented.

GAO found that: (1) as of December 1991, the Command had completed 26 of the 37 agreements considered essential to carrying out the intent of its authorizing legislation; (2) as of March 1990, 4 of the remaining 11 agreements were incomplete because of differences of opinion between the Command and other DOD organizations concerning responsibilities, mutual satisfaction with arrangements employed in the absence of a formal agreement, or requirements to complete other agreements first; (3) the remaining seven agreements are incomplete generally because of later preparation and lower priority, but some have been delayed by differences of opinion about the agreements' terms; and (4) various DOD organizations were generally satisfied with the agreements' conditions and were not seeking revisions, but officials in the Command and other DOD organizations said additional agreements might be needed in the future.