Department of Defense, Executive (81 - 90 of 549 items)
DOD Supply Chain: Suspect Counterfeit Electronic Parts Can Be Found on Internet Purchasing Platforms
GAO-12-375: Published: Feb 21, 2012. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 2012.
Suspect counterfeit and boguspart numbers that are not associated with any authentic partsmilitary-grade electronic parts can be found on Internet purchasing platforms, as none of the 16 parts vendors provided to GAO were legitimate. Suspect counterfeit, which applies to the first two categories of parts that were tested, is the strongest term used by an independent testing...
Space Acquisitions: DOD Faces Challenges in Fully Realizing Benefits of Satellite Acquisition Improvements
GAO-12-563T: Published: Mar 21, 2012. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 2012.
Last year, GAO testified that though acquisition problems still existed in many space programs, the Department of Defense (DOD) was beginning to launch satellites that had long been lagging behind schedule and it had taken positive actions to instill better practices and more focused leadership for space. Progress has continued. Over the past year, DOD launched the first Navy Mobile User Objective...
Joint Strike Fighter: Restructuring Added Resources and Reduced Risk, but Concurrency Is Still a Major Concern
GAO-12-525T: Published: Mar 20, 2012. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 2012.
Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) restructuring continues into a third year, adding to cost and schedule. Since June 2010, the total cost estimate increased about $15 billion, $5 billion for development and $10 billion for procurement. There will likely be additional changes when the Department of Defense (DOD) approves a new program baseline, expected soon. Compared to the current approved baseline from...
Fiscal Year 2011 U.S. Government Financial Statements: The Federal Government Faces Continuing Financial Management and Long-Term Fiscal Challenges
GAO-12-444T: Published: Mar 1, 2012. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 2012.
Three long-standing major impediments continued to prevent GAO from expressing an opinion on the federal governments accrual-based consolidated financial statements: (1) serious financial management problems at the Department of Defense (DOD) that have prevented DODs financial statements from being audited, (2) federal entities inability to adequately account for and reconcile in...
Military Education: Additional DOD Guidance Is Needed to Enhance Oversight of the Service Academies and Their Preparatory Schools
GAO-12-327R: Published: Feb 27, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2012.
While DOD, collectively, has partially implemented each of our four recommendations regarding the service academies and their preparatory schools, the actions taken by the services vary significantly. In addition, OUSD (P&R) has not yet updated its guidance for the academies and preparatory schools to address our 2003 recommendations. The text below summarizes the four recommendations we made in S...
Information Technology: Potentially Duplicative Investments Exist at the Departments of Defense and Energy
GAO-12-462T: Published: Feb 17, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 2012.
Although the Departments of Defense, Energy, and Homeland Security utilize various processes to prevent and reduce investment in duplicative programs and systems, potentially duplicative IT investments exist. Further complicating agencies ability to identify and address duplicative investments is miscategorization of investments within agencies. Each of the agencies has recently initiated pl...
Medicare: Lack of Price Transparency May Hamper Hospitals' Ability to Be Prudent Purchasers of Implantable Medical Devices
GAO-12-126: Published: Jan 13, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 2012.
From 2004 through 2009, expenditures for hospital IMD procedures increased from $16.1 billion to $19.8 billion, an increase of 4.3 percent per yeara rate equal to that of Medicare spending for other hospital procedures. While cardiac and orthopedic procedures accounted for nearly all IMD-related expenditures, orthopedic procedures accounted for most of the increase in such expenditures durin...
Defense Infrastructure: DOD Did Not Fully Address the Supplemental Reporting Requirements in Its Energy Management Report
GAO-12-336R: Published: Jan 31, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 2012.
Our analysis showed that DODs Fiscal Year 2010 Annual Energy Management Report fully addressed two, did not address one (issue 4), and partially addressed five of the eight expanded reporting requirements. In some cases, it was difficult to determine the extent to which DOD had addressed an issue because information related to a specific reporting requirement was fragmented or scattered thro...
DOD Financial Management: Ongoing Challenges with Reconciling Navy and Marine Corps Fund Balance with Treasury
GAO-12-132: Published: Dec 20, 2011. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 2011.
Neither the Navy nor the Marine Corps have implemented effective processes for reconciling their FBWT. The Treasury Financial Manual and DODs Financial Management Regulation require DOD components to perform monthly FBWT reconciliations and maintain detailed reconciliation worksheets and documentation to provide an adequate audit trail for the resolution of differences. GAOs Standards...
DOD Health Care: Actions Needed to Help Ensure Full Compliance and Complete Documentation for Physician Credentialing and Privileging
GAO-12-31: Published: Dec 15, 2011. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 2011.
DOD and the military servicesArmy, Navy, and Air Forceeach establish requirements for reviewing physician credentials and competence, but the military services requirements are in some cases inconsistent with DODs requirements and each others. For example, DOD requires disclosure and primary source verification of all state medical licenses a physician has ever held; Navy only requires...