Strategic Defense Initiative Program: Controls Needed Over Construction and Operational Support Funds: Report to the Secretary of Defense [open pdf - 2MB]
The objective of this report was to determine if adequate management controls were in place to identify, plan, review, approve, and notify the Congress of Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (SDIO)-funded construction projects. The report finds that (1) contrary to law, SDIO did not notify the Congress in advance of the expenditure of funds for a construction project that was not previously authorized, (2) contrary to a Department of Defense (DOD) directive, SDIO did not notify the Congress in advance of the expenditure of funds for a construction project at a contractor owned and operated facility undertaken with Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) funds, and (3) agencies involved in SDI research used RDT&E funds for 'projects when Military Construction funds should have been used. This occurred because SDIO did not receive adequate or timely information about construction projects from the SDI research agencies.
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