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Air Force Operations and Maintenance Procedures for Fuel Conservation
089738: Dec 11, 1981
No summary is currently available...
Staffing, Funding, and Use of Military Bands
FPCD-81-72: Published: Sep 23, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1981.
In answer to a request, GAO obtained information concerning the staffing, funding, and use of military bands.Since 1964, the number of military bands and band members has declined. In 1964, the services had 200 bands and 7,465 band members. As of June 1, 1981, the services had 100 bands and 5,048 band members. Funding levels, in terms of constant fiscal year 1975 dollars, have also declined, altho...
Summaries of Conclusions and Recommendations on Department of Defense Operations
OISS-81-03: Published: Jan 14, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 1981.
A collection of summaries was presented of GAO conclusions and recommendations that resulted from GAO audits and other review work of the Department of Defense. The summaries presented are those on which no satisfactory legislative or administrative actions have been taken and are being submitted for use in congressional review of budget requests for fiscal year 1982...
Opportunity for Improving Military Courier Operations
111852: Mar 18, 1980
The Armed Forces Courier Service (ARFCOS) was surveyed in Japan, the Philippines, and Hawaii to identify opportunities for improving operations and reducing costs. ARFCOS operates three courier stations in Japan, two in the Philippines, and one in Hawaii.Savings could be effected on runs from the Yokota Air Base ARFCOS station to Iwakuni Marine Corps Air Station and the U.S. Naval Ordnance Facilit...
Need for Reevaluation of Defense Separation Travel Policy
FPCD-80-24: Published: Oct 23, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1979.
At least $1 million annually can be saved by paying separating service members only for travel actually performed. Currently, separating service members are paid an amount not to exceed the cost to the member's home of record or place from which he was ordered to active duty. In an earlier review, GAO suggested that separation mileage allowances be paid to the intended future residence of the memb...
Use of Commercial Air Carriers To Distribute Military Supplies
LCD-78-243: Published: Mar 2, 1979. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1979.
As a result of a congressional action to deregulate domestic air cargo rates, the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Norfolk Port and Industrial Authority suggested that the military would benefit by using scheduled air carriers to distribute supplies. GAO examined the effect of deregulation on the distribution patterns used by the Department of Defense (DOD) and checked on the volume o...
GAO Reviews of Department of Defense Procurement in the United States
095418: Jun 12, 1978
Much of the audit work of GAO relates to procurement, with about 10 percent of the total staff resources assigned to procurement. A large part of this work is concerned with procurement by the Department of Defense, including the process of acquiring major defense systems and the process of contracting. Each of these two activities is governed by its own set of management concepts and regulations...
Administration of Contracts for Shipments of Personal Property
LCD-78-224: Published: May 24, 1978. Publicly Released: May 24, 1978.
The practices and procedures for soliciting bids for services required incident to moving personal effects of military personnel to and from three installations in Colorado were reviewed. Procurement regulations state that when a requirement does not exist for a service included in the solicitation schedule, the statement "no requirement" will be added. Personnel responsible for transportation and...
Review of the Reimbursement and Reporting Requirement of the Presidential Protection Assistance Act of 1976
GGD-78-75: Published: May 22, 1978. Publicly Released: May 22, 1978.
The Presidential Protection Assistance Act of 1976 required the Secret Service, the Department of Defense (DOD), and the Coast Guard to submit semi-annual reports to six congressional committees on expenditures made pursuant to the act. A review of the reports of the three agencies disclosed several problems in implementing the act's reimbursement and reporting requirements. Most of these problems...
DOD Foreign-Source Procurement at Prime Contract Level for Selected Products and Procurement Centers
ID-78-42: Published: May 18, 1978. Publicly Released: May 18, 1978.
A review of Department of Defense (DOD) prime contract awards of $10,000 and over from fiscal years 1975 to 1977 was conducted to determine the amount of foreign purchases and the extent to which purchases were exempt from provisions of the Buy American Act. There was an increase of about $322.5 million in DOD procurement of foreign-source supplies and equipment in 1977 over 1975. Foreign purchase...