Marines, Department of Defense, Executive (71 - 80 of 144 items)
Defense Infrastructure: Issues Related to the Renovation of General and Flag Officer Quarters
GAO-04-555: Published: May 17, 2004. Publicly Released: May 17, 2004.
Recent cost increases in renovation projects to general and flag officer quarters raised questions about the services' management of the programs. GAO was asked to determine (1) how actual costs of renovation projects for general and flag officer housing compare to service budget estimates provided to Congress and (2) the primary reasons for any increases and the services' procedures to control co...
Military Prepositioning: Observations on Army and Marine Corps Programs During Operation Iraqi Freedom and Beyond
GAO-04-562T: Published: Mar 24, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 2004.
Since the Cold War, the Department of Defense (DOD) has increased its reliance on prepositioned stocks of military equipment and supplies, primarily because it can no longer plan on having a large forward troop presence. Prepositioned stocks are stored on ships and on land in the Persian Gulf and other regions around the world. Prepositioning allows the military to respond rapidly to conflicts. Id...
Defense Management: Proposed Lodging Policy May Lead to Improvements, but More Actions Are Required
GAO-02-351: Published: Mar 18, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 2002.
The military services primarily operate two types of hotels, or lodges, to support official travelers. The first, called permanent-change-of-station (PCS) lodges, support military personnel and their families moving to new duty stations. These are intended to provide military travelers and their families with a clean, affordable place to stay while they prepare to move and while they wait for perm...
Defense Acquisitions: Howitzer Program Experiencing Cost Increases and Schedule Delays
NSIAD-00-182: Published: Jul 28, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Marine Corps' development of the 155mm lightweight howitzer, focusing on: (1) whether the program is on schedule; (2) whether costs have increased and if there is sufficient funding; (3) what the extent of design changes is and how these changes have affected system testing; and (4) what effect the exclusive production of the how...
Future Years Defense Program: Comparison of Planned Funding Levels for the 2000 and 2001 Programs
NSIAD-00-179: Published: Jun 14, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the planned funding levels for the common years of the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal years (FY) 2000 and 2001 Future Years Defense Program (FYDP).GAO noted that: (1) in constant dollars, there are only minor increases in the projected year-to-year funding totals over the common 5-year period, 2001-2005, from the 2000 FYDP to the 2001 FYDP; (...
Future Years Defense Program: Funding Increase and Planned Savings in Fiscal Year 2000 Program Are at Risk
NSIAD-00-11: Published: Nov 22, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 22, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) Future Years Defense Program (FYDP) for fiscal year 2000, focusing on the: (1) major changes and adjustments in the 2000 FYDP as compared to the 1999 FYDP; and (2) risks that the 2000 FYDP faces that may prevent it from being implemented as planned.GAO noted that: (1) DOD plans to increase the fundin...
Defense Inventory: Improved Management Framework Needed to Guide Navy Best Practice Initiatives
NSIAD-00-1: Published: Oct 21, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 21, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Navy's best practices implementation schedule for the acquisition and distribution of secondary inventory items, which the Navy submitted to Congress on June 16, 1999, focusing on: (1) the extent to which the schedule responds to the provisions of the Strom Thurmond National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999; and (...
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: DOD's Demonstration Approach Has Improved Project Outcomes
NSIAD-99-33: Published: Aug 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 1999.
GAO reviewed the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) projects to determine whether the Department of Defense's (DOD) strategy of conducting Advanced Concept Technology Demonstrations (ACTD) before developing and producing UAVs provides an improved knowledge base for making acquisition decisions.GAO noted that: (1) the ACTD strategy of focusing on mature technology and proving military utility before co...
Defense Modernization Account: Operations and Benefits
NSIAD-99-134: Published: Jun 11, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the operations and benefits of the Department of Defense's (DOD) Defense Modernization Account, focusing on: (1) the status of funding and uses of the account; and (2) whether DOD has reported to the six congressional committees on the activities of the account as required by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1...
Military Housing: Status of the Services' Implementation of the Current Barracks Design Standard
NSIAD-99-52: Published: Mar 24, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) barracks program in the United States, focusing on: (1) the status of the services' implementation of the 1 plus 1 barracks design standard, which calls for more space and increased privacy in new barracks; (2) DOD's rationale for adopting the standard; (3) the costs of alternatives for the 1 plus 1 standard; and (...