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Regional Missile Defense: DOD's Report Provided Limited Information; Assessment of Acquisition Risks is Optimistic
GAO-14-248R: Published: Mar 14, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 2014.
The Department of Defense's (DOD) statutorily-mandated report on Regional Ballistic Missile Defense generally described plans and processes for regional missile defense. However, for the topics Congress required DOD to address, DOD has more comprehensive information which it could have provided to better reflect its current efforts and activities and which would benefit the congressional defense c...
Imminent Danger Pay: Actions Needed Regarding Pay Designations in the U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility
GAO-14-230R: Published: Jan 30, 2014. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 2014.
The Department of Defense (DOD) obligated more than $1 billion in imminent danger pay from fiscal years 2010 through 2013 in the U.S. Central Command's area of responsibility, excluding Afghanistan, according to data from the military services. In June 2011, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness requested the geographic Combatant Commands to assess existing immin...
Defense Efficiencies: Action Needed to Improve Evaluation of Initiatives
GAO-14-134: Published: Jan 17, 2014. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 2014.
The Department of Defense (DOD) has refined its approach for tracking and reporting on the status of efficiency initiatives by establishing specific requirements to standardize and expand the type of information that the military departments (Army, Navy, and Air Force) and U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) report to senior decision makers. Initially, DOD provided general direction through em...
Civil Support: Actions Are Needed to Improve DOD's Planning for a Complex Catastrophe
GAO-13-763: Published: Sep 30, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 2013.
U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) and U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM) are updating their existing civil support plans to include a complex catastrophe scenario, as directed by the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Staff. However, the commands are delaying the identification of capabilities that could be provided to execute the plans until the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the lead feder...
Defense Headquarters: DOD Needs to Reassess Options for Permanent Location of U.S. Africa Command
GAO-13-646: Published: Sep 9, 2013. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 2013.
The Department of Defense (DOD) has considered several courses of action for the placement of the headquarters for U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) but decided in early 2013 to keep it in Germany. When AFRICOM was created in 2007, DOD temporarily located its headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, with the intent of selecting a permanent location at a later date. DOD's initial goal was to locate the head...
Missile Defense: Precision Tracking Space System Evaluation of Alternatives
GAO-13-747R: Published: Jul 25, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 2013.
The Department of Defense (DOD) submitted to the congressional defense committees a terms of reference and a report on a 2012 DOD Director for Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE) program review of the Precision Tracking Space System (PTSS), a missile defense program designed to track ballistic missiles. These documents did not provide for or include an evaluation of PTSS alternatives as...
DOD's POW/MIA Mission: Top-Level Leadership Attention Needed to Resolve Longstanding Challenges in Accounting for Missing Persons from Past Conflicts
GAO-13-619: Published: Jul 17, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 2013.
While the Department of Defense (DOD) has made some progress in promoting communication among the several organizations responsible for accounting for missing persons--known collectively as the accounting community--DOD's capability and capacity to accomplish its missing persons accounting mission is being undermined by longstanding leadership weaknesses and a fragmented organizational structure....
Military Airlift: DOD Needs to Take Steps to Manage Workload Distributed to the Civil Reserve Air Fleet
GAO-13-564: Published: Jun 20, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 2013.
DOD exceeded the flying hours needed to meet military training requirements for fiscal years 2002 through 2010 because of increased operational requirements associated with Afghanistan and Iraq; however it does not know whether it used Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) participants to the maximum extent practicable. DOD guidance requires it to meet training requirements and to use commercial transpor...
Defense Headquarters: DOD Needs to Periodically Review and Improve Visibility Of Combatant Commands' Resources
GAO-13-293: Published: May 15, 2013. Publicly Released: May 15, 2013.
GAO's analysis of resources devoted to the Department of Defense's (DOD) geographic combatant commands shows that authorized military and civilian positions and mission and headquarters-support costs have grown considerably over the last decade due to the addition of two new commands and increases in authorized positions at theater special operations commands. Data provided by the commands shows t...
Defense Logistics: The Department of Defense's Report on Strategic Seaports Addressed All Congressionally Directed Elements
GAO-13-511R: Published: May 13, 2013. Publicly Released: May 13, 2013.
In the conference report accompanying the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, Congress directed DOD to provide an updated report on strategic seaport facilities used for military purposes, specifying that DOD must include (1) an assessment of the structural integrity and deficiencies of the port facilities and determination of the infrastructure improvements needed to directly...