In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the management of Special Defense Acquisition Fund (SDAF) resources to: (1) determine whether SDAF has been meeting its objective of decreasing the delivery time needed to provide defense articles to foreign recipients under the Foreign Military Sales program; and (2) identify management and legislative policy issues that need to be addressed.
Matter for Congressional Consideration
|Congress should consider allowing 3-year obligation authority for amounts made available to SDAF through appropriation accounts.|
|Congress should consider allowing SDAF to obligate the proceeds of a sale in the year in which the sale is made, stipulating the amount to be made available in an annual appropriation act.|
|Congress should consider amending the Arms Export Control Act to allow DSAA to purchase advanced systems not releasable to foreign countries.|