Department of Defense, Executive (81 - 90 of 144 items)
Gulf War Illnesses: Procedural and Reporting Improvements Are Needed in DOD's Investigative Processes
NSIAD-99-59: Published: Feb 26, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in establishing an organization to address Gulf War illnesses issues; and (2) thoroughness of DOD's Office of the Special Assistant for Gulf War Illnesses' (OSAGWI) investigations into and reporting on incidents of veterans' potential exposure to chemical or biological warfare agents du...
Future Years Defense Program: How Savings From Reform Initiatives Affect DOD's 1999-2003 Program
NSIAD-99-66: Published: Feb 25, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) Future Years Defense Program (FYDP), focusing on: (1) whether savings in DOD's fiscal year (FY) 1999-2003 FYDP were the result of DOD's Defense Reform Initiatives (DRI); (2) the extent to which savings and personnel reductions from competitive sourcing in the 1999-2003 FYDP were based on ongoing or...
Gender Issues: Improved Guidance and Oversight Are Needed to Ensure Validity and Equity of Fitness Standards
NSIAD-99-9: Published: Nov 17, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the military services' physical fitness and body fat standards to determine if: (1) differences exist among the military services in physical fitness standards and tests and the basis for any difference; (2) the services have a sound basis for adjusting the standards for gender and age; and (3) the Department of Defense (DOD) exercises adequate ove...
Gender Issues: Information on DOD's Assignment Policy and Direct Ground Combat Definition
NSIAD-99-7: Published: Oct 19, 1998. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed various issues pertaining to the treatment of men and women in the armed forces, focusing on: (1) the numbers and types of positions that are closed to women and the associated justifications for closure; (2) Department of Defense's (DOD) current rationale for excluding women from direct ground combat; and (3) the relationship of DOD's definition o...
Environmental Protection: DOD Management Issues Related to Chaff
NSIAD-98-219: Published: Sep 22, 1998. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) use of chaff and its long-term effects on the environment, focusing on: (1) the extent and locations of chaff use; (2) its reported known and potential effects; and (3) the initiatives being taken or considered to address chaff's unintended effects.GAO noted that: (1) chaff is used worldwide in conjunction with mil...
Chemical and Biological Defense: DOD's Evaluation of Improved Garment Materials
NSIAD-98-214: Published: Aug 18, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Defense's (DOD) research and development programs for improved chemical defense garment materials for U.S. armed forces, focusing on whether DOD: (1) provided sufficient notice to industry of the government's interest in identifying improved chemical defense materials; (2) provided industry sufficient opportunity to participate in...
Civil Military Program: List of Fiscal Year 1997 Approved Projects
NSIAD-98-159R: Published: Apr 24, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the projects undertaken in fiscal year (FY) 1997 by the Department of Defense (DOD) through its Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) Program.GAO noted that: (1) Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) officials told GAO that some funding requests were made orally with no supporting documentation provided to OSD; (2) they also said th...
Overseas Presence: Issues Involved in Reducing the Impact of the U.S. Military Presence on Okinawa
NSIAD-98-66: Published: Mar 2, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the contents of the Final Report of the Special Action Committee on Okinawa (SACO), focusing on: (1) the impact on readiness of U.S. forces based on Okinawa after implementation of the report recommendations; (2) the U.S. cost of implementing the recommendations; and (3) the benefit or necessity of having U.S. Marine Corps forces on Okinawa.GAO not...
Military Recruiting: DOD Could Improve Its Recruiter Selection and Incentive Systems
NSIAD-98-58: Published: Jan 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the military services' recruiting processes, focusing on the recruiter incentive systems that the military services use to optimize the performance of military recruiters and ensure that only fully qualified applicants are enlisted.GAO noted that: (1) the Department of Defense (DOD) could enhance the success of its recruiters if the services streng...
Inventory Management: Vulnerability of Sensitive Defense Material to Theft
NSIAD-97-175: Published: Sep 19, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the actions taken by the Department of Defense (DOD) to correct weaknesses cited in GAO's September 1994 report on the military services' most sensitive category I missiles and to determine if problems still remained. GAO also reviewed DOD's oversight of category I rockets and the vulnerability of category I missiles and rockets and category II gre...