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Military Personnel: DOD Lacks Reliable Personnel Tempo Data and Needs Quality Controls to Improve Data Accuracy
GAO-07-780: Published: Jul 17, 2007. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 2007.
Congress has repeatedly expressed concerns about the pace of military operations and 10 U.S.C. 487 requires that the Department of Defense (DOD) annually report on personnel tempo--the time servicemembers spend away from home. Section 345 of the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 directed GAO to report on a number of Army and Marine Corps issues. For this report GA...
Defense Logistics: Army and Marine Corps' Body Armor Requirements, Controls, and Other Issues
GAO-07-911T: Published: Jun 6, 2007. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 2007.
In recent years, a number of reports and newspaper articles have cited concerns regarding the level of protection and the available amounts of body armor to protect deployed service members. As part of GAO's efforts to monitor the Department of Defense's (DOD) and the services' action to protect ground forces, GAO reviewed the Army and Marine Corps's actions to address these concerns. On April 26,...
Defense Budget: Trends in Operation and Maintenance Costs and Support Services Contracting
GAO-07-631: Published: May 18, 2007. Publicly Released: May 18, 2007.
The Department of Defense (DOD) spent about 40 percent of the total defense budget to operate and maintain the nation's military forces in fiscal year 2005. Operation and maintenance (O&M) funding is considered one of the major components of funding for readiness. O&M appropriations fund the training, supply, and equipment maintenance of military units as well as the infrastructure of military bas...
Defense Health Care: Activities Related to Past Drinking Water Contamination at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune
GAO-07-276: Published: May 11, 2007. Publicly Released: May 11, 2007.
In the early 1980s, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were discovered in some of the water systems serving housing areas on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Exposure to certain VOCs may cause adverse health effects, including cancer. In 1999, the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) began a study to examine whether individuals who w...
Defense Logistics: Army and Marine Corps's Individual Body Armor System Issues
GAO-07-662R: Published: Apr 26, 2007. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 2007.
Since combat operations began in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. forces have been subjected to frequent and deadly attacks from insurgents using various weapons such as improvised explosive devices (IED), mortars, rocket launchers, and increasingly lethal ballistic threats. Since 2003, to provide protection from ballistic threats, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), which is responsible for operations in I...
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 Personnel: DOD Needs to Provide a Better Link between Its Defense Strategy and Military Personnel Requirements
GAO-07-397T: Published: Jan 30, 2007. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 2007.
The war in Iraq along with other overseas operations have led to significant stress on U.S. ground forces and raised questions about whether those forces are appropriately sized and structured. In 2005, the Department of Defense (DOD) agreed with GAO's recommendation that it review military personnel requirements. The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) concluded in its 2006 Quadrennial Defen...
Defense Infrastructure: Continuing Challenges in Managing DOD Lodging Programs as Army Moves to Privatize Its Program
GAO-07-164: Published: Dec 15, 2006. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 2006.
The Department of Defense (DOD) transient lodging programs were established to provide quality temporary facilities for authorized personnel, and reduce travel costs through lower rates than commercial hotels. DOD has approximately 82,000 temporary duty (TDY) and permanent-change-of-station (PCS) rooms worldwide, and reported that it cost about $860 million in appropriated and nonappropriated fund...
DOD Excess Property: Control Breakdowns Present Significant Security Risk and Continuing Waste and Inefficiency
GAO-06-943: Published: Jul 25, 2006. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 2006.
GAO's previous work found problems in security controls over sensitive excess military equipment that resulted in lost and stolen items, some of which were sold to the public, and significant waste and inefficiency in the Department of Defense (DOD) excess property reutilization program. GAO was asked to perform follow-up investigations to determine whether (1) unauthorized parties could obtain se...
Defense Logistics: Lack of a Synchronized Approach between the Marine Corps and Army Affected the Timely Production and Installation of Marine Corps Truck Armor
GAO-06-274: Published: Jun 22, 2006. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 2006.
The increasing threat of improvised explosive devices (IED) in Iraq has led to widespread interest by Congress and the public regarding the availability of critical force protection equipment. GAO initiated a series of engagements under the Comptroller General's authority to address these concerns. In March 2006, GAO reported on factors that affected the production and installation of armor for th...