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Preliminary Observations on the Use and Oversight of U.S. Coalition Support Funds Provided to Pakistan
GAO-08-735R: Published: May 6, 2008. Publicly Released: May 6, 2008.
According to U.S. embassy officials in Islamabad and unclassified U.S. intelligence documents, since 2002, al Qaeda and the Taliban have used Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and the border region to attack Pakistani, Afghan, U.S. and coalition troops; plan and train for attacks against U.S. interests; destabilize Pakistan; and spread radical Islamist ideologies that threaten...
Defense Acquisitions: Status and Challenges of Joint Forces Command's Limited Acquisition Authority
GAO-07-546: Published: Apr 12, 2007. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 2007.
Over 3 years ago, Congress granted limited acquisition authority (LAA)--subject to delegation by the Secretary of Defense--to U.S. Joint Forces Command (JFCOM) for a 3-year period to expedite development and acquisition of certain warfighter equipment. Congress directed GAO to report on JFCOM LAA implementation. GAO's report, issued in November 2005, said JFCOM finished five LAA projects and was w...
Security Assistance: State and DOD Need to Assess How the Foreign Military Financing Program for Egypt Achieves U.S. Foreign Policy and Security Goals
GAO-06-437: Published: Apr 11, 2006. Publicly Released: May 12, 2006.
Since 1979, Egypt has received about $60 billion in military and economic assistance with about $34 billion in the form of foreign military financing (FMF) grants that enable Egypt to purchase U.S.-manufactured military goods and services. In this report, GAO (1) describes the types and amounts of FMF assistance provided to Egypt; (2) assesses the financing arrangements used to provide FMF assista...
Defense Logistics: DOD Has Begun to Improve Supply Distribution Operations, but Further Actions Are Needed to Sustain These Efforts
GAO-05-775: Published: Aug 11, 2005. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 2005.
Problems in the supply distribution system dating back to the Persian Gulf War have impeded the ability of the Department of Defense (DOD) to provide effective and timely logistics support to the warfighter. DOD has taken actions to improve the distribution system by assigning new organizational responsibilities, including designating U.S. Transportation Command as the "Distribution Process Owner"...
NATO: U.S. Assistance to the Partnership for Peace
GAO-01-734: Published: Jul 20, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 2001.
After the collapse of the former Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact in 1991, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies and the United States sought new ways to cooperate with the political and military leadership of their former adversaries. In January 1994, NATO established the Partnership for Peace to increase defense cooperation with former Warsaw Pact members and other former communist st...
Defense Trade: Analysis of Support for Recent Initiatives
NSIAD-00-191: Published: Aug 31, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status and basis for the Department of Defense's (DOD) defense cooperation initiatives, focusing on the : (1) data and analysis supporting the 47 initiatives; and (2) likelihood that the initiatives will achieve DOD's desired outcomes.GAO noted that: (1) to develop its defense cooperation initiatives, DOD largely relied on incomplete data and d...
Defense Transportation: More Reliable Information Key to Managing Airlift Services More Efficiently
NSIAD-00-6: Published: Mar 6, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Mobility Command's airlift rates, focusing on the: (1) extent to which the Air Mobility Command has reliable financial information for managing airlift transportation services; and (2) factors affecting efficient cost control of airlift services.GAO noted that: (1) the Air Mobility Command lacks accurate cost information to set rates and as...
NATO Enlargement: Cost Estimates Developed to Date Are Notional
NSIAD-97-209: Published: Aug 18, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the executive branch's estimate of the cost of expanding the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), focusing on: (1) the reasonableness of the study's key assumptions; (2) verifying the pricing of individual cost elements and identifying the basis for the pricing; (3) whether the estimate's major cost categories and elements should be ascribed...
Future Years Defense Program: Lower Inflation Outlook Was Most Significant Change From 1996 to 1997 Program
NSIAD-97-36: Published: Dec 12, 1996. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1997 Future Years Defense Program (FYDP) with the FYDP for FY 1996, focusing on the: (1) impact of the reduction in the inflation rate on DOD's 1997 FDYP; (2) major program adjustments from the 1996 FDYP to the 1997 FDYP; and (3) implications of these changes for the future.GAO found that: (1) as a...
Wartime Medical Care: Personnel Requirements Still Not Resolved
NSIAD-96-173: Published: Jun 28, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO studied the reasonableness of the models each military service uses to determine appropriate wartime medical personnel force levels, focusing on the models' results, their methodologies, and their inclusion of active duty and reserve medical personnel.GAO found that: (1) in 1995, each service used its own model to determine wartime medical personnel requi...