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Defense Depot Maintenance: Public and Private Sector Workload Distribution Reporting Can Be Further Improved
NSIAD-98-175: Published: Jul 23, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) report on the percentage of depot maintenance funding provided to the public- and private-sector depot maintenance activities, focusing on: (1) GAO's assessment of the completeness and the consistency of workload distribution data reported by the military departments and defense agencies for fiscal year (FY) 1997...
DOD Consulting Services: Erroneous Accounting and Reporting of Costs
NSIAD-98-136: Published: May 18, 1998. Publicly Released: May 18, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) underreporting of advisory and assistance services costs and whether costs for these services may be included in a miscellaneous budget category.GAO noted that: (1) DOD's directives and instructions require increased scrutiny of advisory and assistance services and affirm the need for enhanced manage...
Gender Issues: Analysis of Methodologies in Reports to the Secretaries of Defense and the Army
NSIAD-98-125: Published: Mar 16, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1998.
GAO reviewed three studies on gender-related issues affecting initial entry training in the Department of Defense (DOD), focusing on: (1) how the groups conducted their work; (2) how well the work supported making conclusions and recommendations; (3) the availability of documentation supporting the report; and (4) the extent to which the final report described the study methodology and disclosed l...
Defense Spending and Employment: Information Limitations Impede Thorough Assessments
NSIAD-98-57: Published: Jan 14, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined defense and other federal spending in the state of New Mexico, focusing on: (1) characteristics of New Mexico's economy and changes in it; (2) the amount of direct defense-related and nondefense-related federal spending in the state and the direct federal employment associated with both, over time; and (3) the extent to which available government d...
Future Years Defense Program: DOD's 1998 Plan Has Substantial Risk in Execution
NSIAD-98-26: Published: Oct 23, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1998 Future Years Defense Program (FYDP) with the FYDP for FY 1997, focusing on: (1) how major programs were adjusted from the 1997 FYDP to the 1998 FYDP; (2) how these adjustments may affect programs in the future; and (3) proposed Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) initiatives that may have been ta...
Gulf War Illnesses: Public and Private Efforts Relating to Exposures of U.S. Personnel to Chemical Agents
NSIAD-98-27: Published: Oct 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the extent to which federal government agencies and private organizations are examining; (1) the potential exposure of U.S. military personnel to chemical warfare agents in the Persian gulf; and (2) the circumstances surrounding gaps in the Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Desk Log maintained by the U.S. Central Command (CENTCO...
Base Operations: Challenges Confronting DOD as It Renews Emphasis on Outsourcing
NSIAD-97-86: Published: Mar 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) outsourcing savings, focusing on: (1) the extent to which DOD and the services emphasize the outsourcing of base support services; (2) the factors that influence savings in the outsourcing process; and (3) impediments to DOD's outsourcing.GAO noted that: (1) DOD's efforts to outsource base support activities were c...
Defense Budget: Analysis of Operation and Maintenance Accounts for 1985-2001
NSIAD-97-73: Published: Feb 28, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) budget request for fiscal year (FY) 1997 for its operation and maintenance (O&M) accounts, focusing on: (1) how annual funding relates to military and civilian personnel levels through 2001; (2) overall trends from fiscal years 1985 though 2001; and (3) key areas in which most money has been budgeted through 2001.GAO found that: (1) total DOD O&M fund...
Military Airlift: Options Exist for Meeting Requirements While Acquiring Fewer C-17s
NSIAD-97-38: Published: Feb 19, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the basis for the November 1995 recommendation by the Defense Acquisition Board that a fleet of 120 C-17s be acquired to meet airlift needs, focusing on: (1) whether less costly options exist to meet airlift needs; and (2) the use of the C-17 to support a strategic brigade airdrop.GAO found that: (1) an option not considered by the Defense Acquisit...
Army National Guard: Planned Conversions Are a Positive Step, but Unvalidated Combat Forces Remain
NSIAD-97-55BR: Published: Jan 29, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Army National Guard Division Redesign Study to determine how the study addressed the need to make better use of reserve forces.GAO found that: (1) the Army National Guard Division Redesign Study developed an option that provides for the conversion of some Guard combat and supporting forces to fill needed, but unresourced, support requirements; (2) this planned conversion is a step...