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Mandate on the Department of Defense's Contract Award Procedures for Directed Spending Items
GAO-09-113R: Published: Nov 19, 2008. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 2008.
Section 830 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 directed GAO to compare procedures used for awarding noncompetitive defense contracts for new projects pursuant to (1) congressionally directed spending items or congressional earmarks and (2) the special interests of senior executive branch officials.As communicated with congressional staff in July and August 2008, despite...
Military Personnel: DOD's and the Coast Guard's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Programs Face Implementation and Oversight Challenges
GAO-08-924: Published: Aug 29, 2008. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 2008.
In 2004, Congress directed the Department of Defense (DOD) to establish a comprehensive policy to prevent and respond to sexual assaults involving servicemembers. Though not required to do so, the Coast Guard has established a similar policy. In response to congressional requests and Senate Report No. 110-77, GAO evaluated the extent to which DOD and the Coast Guard (1) have developed and implemen...
Department of Defense's Assessment Addresses Congressional Concerns but Lacks Detail on High Energy Laser Transition Plans
GAO-05-933R: Published: Jul 28, 2005. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 2005.
In the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000, Congress directed the Department of Defense (DOD) to develop a laser master plan to include identification of potential weapon applications, critical technologies, a development path for those critical technologies, and the funding required to carry out the master plan. In response to this legislation, the High Energy Laser (HEL) Exec...
Drug Control: Specific Performance Measures and Long-Term Costs for U.S. Programs in Colombia Have Not Been Developed
GAO-03-783: Published: Jun 16, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 2003.
The United States has been providing assistance to Colombia since the early 1970s to help reduce illegal drug activities. In fiscal years 2000-03 alone, the United States provided over $2.5 billion. Despite this assistance, Colombia remains the world's leading producer and distributor of cocaine and a major source of the heroin used in the United States. The report discusses the status of U.S. cou...
Use of Legislative Incentive for Performance-Based Contracting Unknown
GAO-03-674R: Published: May 22, 2003. Publicly Released: May 22, 2003.
The Department of Defense (DOD) spent about $93 billion in fiscal year 2002 to acquire various types of services, such as base operations, logistical support, and information technology. To achieve greater cost savings and better outcomes when agencies acquire these and other services, Congress and the executive branch have encouraged greater use of performance-based contracting. Performance-based...
Army Management: Need to Reassess Risk and Resources for Inspecting Ceremonial Rifles
GAO-01-967: Published: Sep 28, 2001. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2001.
Since the 1920s, the Army's Ceremonial Rifle Program has lent obsolete or condemned rifles to veterans' organizations for funerals and other ceremonies. The M-1 is the only rifle currently authorized for this purpose. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 authorized the Secretary of the Army to conditionally loan or donate M-1 rifles and required that GAO review and report on...
Roles and Functions: Assessment of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Report
NSIAD-93-200: Published: Jul 15, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff's report on the armed forces' roles, missions, and functions, focusing on the: (1) methodology used; (2) potential for eliminations, reductions, consolidations, and realignments; and (3) obstacles to reductions in overlapping military capabilities.GAO found that: (1) the Chairman's report did not sufficient...
Army Maintenance: More Effective Implementation of Maintenance Expenditure Limits Needed
NSIAD-91-270: Published: Sep 18, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1991.
GAO reviewed the Army's policies and procedures for computing and using maintenance expenditure limits (MEL), to determine whether: (1) the Army Materiel Command (AMC) was applying MEL effectively in their repair-or-buy decisions; and (2) AMC was sufficiently overseeing the commands' use of MEL.GAO found that: (1) the three buying commands reviewed did not properly follow or consistently apply the...
Submarine Combat System: BSY-2 Development Risks Must Be Addressed and Production Schedule Reassessed
IMTEC-91-30: Published: Aug 22, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified technical risks in the Navy's SSN-21 Seawolf attack submarine's AN/BSY-2 (BSY-2) automated combat system, focusing on: (1) software and hardware development, design, testing, and integration; and (2) the use of independent verification and validation.GAO found that: (1) the BSY-2 combat system will largely dictate SSN-21 effectiveness, costing $1...
Navy Homeports: Expanded Structure Unnecessary and Costly
NSIAD-91-158: Published: Jun 14, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's strategic homeporting program to accommodate growth and prevent overcrowding at existing homeports, focusing on the: (1) berthing capacity of existing homeports; (2) strategic considerations that would be affected if the Navy did not open new homeports; and (3) costs to develop and operate each new homeport.GAO found that: (1) existing h...