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Iraq Contract Costs: DOD Consideration of Defense Contract Audit Agency's Findings
GAO-06-1132: Published: Sep 25, 2006. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 2006.
The government has hired private contractors to provide billions of dollars worth of goods and services to support U.S. efforts in Iraq. Faced with the uncertainty as to the full extent of rebuilding Iraq, the government authorized contractors to begin work before key terms and conditions were defined. This approach allows the government to initiate needed work quickly, but can result in additiona...
Military Pay: DOD Improperly Paid Army National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers in Deserter Status
GAO-06-848R: Published: Jul 28, 2006. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 2006.
Over the past several years, we have reported examples of hundreds of Army National Guard and Army Reserve (Army Guard and Reserve) soldiers who received inaccurate and untimely payroll payments due to a labor-intensive, error-prone pay process; human capital weaknesses; and the lack of integrated pay and personnel systems. As part of that work, we reported several cases for which mobilized Army R...
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 Inventory: Actions Needed to Improve Inventory Retention Management
GAO-06-512: Published: May 25, 2006. Publicly Released: May 25, 2006.
Maintaining the right amount and types of items in its inventory--a key aspect of supply chain management--has been a long-standing challenge for the Department of Defense (DOD) and has been on GAO's list of high-risk areas since 1990. DOD retains inventory above its normal operating requirements for various reasons including for contingency purposes or because it is more economical to keep items...
Defense Acquisitions: Assessments of Selected Major Weapon Programs
GAO-06-391: Published: Mar 31, 2006. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2006.
In the last 5 years, the Department of Defense (DOD) has doubled its planned investments in new weapon systems from about $700 billion in 2001 to nearly $1.4 trillion in 2006. While the weapons that DOD develops have no rival in superiority, weapon systems acquisition remains a long-standing high risk area. GAO's reviews over the past 30 years have found consistent problems with weapon acquisition...
Defense Logistics: More Efficient Use of Active RFID Tags Could Potentially Avoid Millions in Unnecessary Purchases
GAO-06-366R: Published: Mar 8, 2006. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 2006.
For many years, the Department of Defense (DOD) has been attempting to improve visibility over its inventory and equipment. The lack of visibility over inventory and equipment shipments increases vulnerability to undetected loss or theft and substantially heightens the risk that millions of dollars will be spent unnecessarily. Additionally, needed supplies may not reach the warfighter when needed,...
Pilot Project to Expand Merchandise Sold in Commissary Stores Will Likely Have a Negligible Impact on the Exchange Dividend
GAO-06-256R: Published: Dec 22, 2005. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 2005.
The Department of Defense (DOD) has three military exchanges--the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, the Navy Exchange, and the Marine Corps Exchange--that operate retail and other specialty stores. During fiscal years 2000 through 2004, the three exchanges provided more than $300 million annually, an average of 55 to 70 percent of their profits, in the form of a dividend to support the military...
Defense Inventory: Army Needs to Strengthen Internal Controls for Items Shipped to Repair Contractors
GAO-06-209: Published: Dec 13, 2005. Publicly Released: Dec 13, 2005.
GAO has previously reported that the lack of control over inventory shipments increases the Department of Defense's (DOD) vulnerability to undetected loss or theft. GAO evaluated the Army's effectiveness in maintaining accountability of inventory shipped to repair contractors. To conduct its review, GAO analyzed shipment data for fiscal year 2004, surveyed repair contractors that were recipients o...
Rebuilding Iraq: Status of Funding and Reconstruction Efforts
GAO-05-876: Published: Jul 28, 2005. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 2005.
Rebuilding Iraq is a U.S. national security and foreign policy priority and constitutes the largest U.S. assistance program since World War II. Billions of dollars in grants, loans, assets, and revenues from various sources have been made available or pledged to the reconstruction of Iraq. The United States, along with its coalition partners and various international organizations and donors, has...
Mail Order Pharmacies: DOD's Use of VA's Mail Pharmacy Could Produce Savings and Other Benefits
GAO-05-555: Published: Jun 22, 2005. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 2005.
There has been long-standing congressional interest in whether the Department of Defense (DOD) could use the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Consolidated Mail Outpatient Pharmacy (CMOP) system as a cost-effective alternative to beneficiaries picking up outpatient refill prescriptions at DOD military treatment facilities (MTF). To evaluate this possibility, DOD and VA conducted a pilot program...