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Defense Health Care Reform: DOD Needs Further Analysis of the Size, Readiness, and Efficiency of the Medical Force
GAO-16-820: Published: Sep 21, 2016. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 2016.
The Department of Defense's (DOD) approach in its Report on Military Health System Modernization (the Study) did not consistently follow relevant generally accepted research standards for research design and execution. While the Study's recommendations position DOD, over time, to take actions to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Military Health System, GAO found a number of shortco...
Defense Management: Opportunities Exist to Improve Information Used in Monitoring Status of Efficiency Initiatives
GAO-13-105R: Published: Dec 4, 2012. Publicly Released: Dec 4, 2012.
The military departments and SOCOM have taken various steps to track the implementation of their efficiency initiatives. For example, prior to or during fiscal year 2012, they identified necessary programmatic actions to implement initiatives and began to carry out these actions, such as reassigning personnel from organizations being consolidated and terminating weapon system programs. They also s...
Military Base Realignments and Closures: Transportation Impact of Personnel Increases Will Be Significant, but Long-Term Costs Are Uncertain and Direct Federal Support Is Limited
GAO-09-750: Published: Sep 9, 2009. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 2009.
As part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round, the Department of Defense (DOD) plans to relocate over 123,000 military and DOD civilian personnel, thereby increasing the staffing at 18 bases nationwide. In addition, DOD and local officials expect thousands of dependents and DOD contractor employees to relocate to communities near the BRAC 2005 growth bases. These actions will great...
Military Personnel: Strategic Plan Needed to Address Army's Emerging Officer Accession and Retention Challenges
GAO-07-224: Published: Jan 19, 2007. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 2007.
Accessing and retaining high-quality officers in the current environment of increasing deployments and armed conflict may be two of the all volunteer force's greatest challenges. The military services use three programs to access officer candidates: (1) military academies, (2) the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC), and (3) Officer Candidate Schools (OCS). In addition to accessing new officer...
Military Base Closures: Updated Status of Prior Base Realignments and Closures
GAO-05-138: Published: Jan 13, 2005. Publicly Released: Jan 13, 2005.
As the Department of Defense (DOD) prepares for the 2005 base realignment and closure (BRAC) round, questions continue to be raised about the transfer and environmental cleanup of unneeded property arising from the prior four BRAC rounds and their impact on cost and savings and on local economies. This report, which is being issued to the defense authorization committees that have oversight respon...
Defense Budget: Tracking of Emergency Response Funds for the War on Terrorism
GAO-03-346: Published: Apr 30, 2003. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2003.
As of January 2003, Congress had provided a total of $38 billion to the Department of Defense (DOD) to cover emergency response costs related to the war on terrorism. Appropriated in different ways in fiscal years 2001, 2002, and 2003, these funds are meant to pay for expenses that DOD would not normally incur, such as contingency military operations and Pentagon building repairs. Because our prio...
Defense Budget: Analysis of Real Property Maintenance and Base Operations Fund Movements
NSIAD-00-87: Published: Feb 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 29, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the extent to which the Department of Defense (DOD) has moved funds that directly affect readiness to pay for real property maintenance and base operations, focusing on: (1) the net differences between the initial congressional designations of operation and maintenance (O&M) funding for real property maintenance and base operations a...
Defense Infrastructure: Central Training Funding Projected to Remain Stable During 1997-2003
NSIAD-98-168: Published: Jun 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) central training activities, focusing on: (1) trends in central training funding and causes for those trends; (2) DOD's initiatives to reduce central training funding requirements or improve the effectiveness and efficiency of central training programs; and (3) DOD's management of those initiatives. GAO did not val...
Military Base Closures: Reducing High Costs of Environmental Cleanup Requires Difficult Choices
NSIAD-96-172: Published: Sep 5, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the costs of the Department of Defense's (DOD) environmental cleanup efforts under the base realignment and closure (BRAC) process, focusing on the: (1) reasons that cleanups are so costly; and (2) potential for reducing costs and the impact on program goals.GAO found that: (1) as of March 1996, DOD had allocated about $3.4 billion for the BRAC env...
Military Personnel Reassignments: Services Are Exploring Opportunities to Reduce Relocation Costs
NSIAD-96-84: Published: Feb 16, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the services' practices for relocating personnel, focusing on whether: (1) opportunities exist to reduce the costs of permanent change-of-station (PCS) moves; (2) the number of moves and related costs have decreased in proportion to the reductions in military end stregnths; and (3) frequent reassignments significantly impair military readiness.GAO...