Accession Number : ADA306872

Title :   Military Sealift Command: Weak Controls and Management of Contractor-Operated Ships.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA306872

Report Date : 12 DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : Two cases involving the Military Sealift Command's (MSC) contractor-operated ships illustrate the dangers of poor management controls and the resulting too-heavy reliance on contractors' integrity. One case involved fraudulent overtime practices by the crew members of a ship management company, and the second case involved the severe deterioration and improper crewing of MSC's sealift tankers. As a result of GAO's 1994 report on the sealift tankers, the Ranking Minority Member of the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management and the District of Columbia, Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, asked GAO to examine MSC's contractor-operated ship programs. Specifically, GAO determined whether MSC has adequate management controls (1) to oversee contractors and prevent contract abuses and (2) to ensure contractual requirements are being met.

Descriptors :   *CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION, *NAVAL VESSELS, *CREWS, *MARINE TRANSPORTATION, *CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, CONTROL, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, MINORITIES, CONTRACTORS, COMPANY LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, PREPOSITIONING(LOGISTICS), TANKER SHIPS, OCEANOGRAPHIC SHIPS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Marine Engineering
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE