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Financial Audit: U.S. Government's Fiscal Years 2012 and 2011 Consolidated Financial Statements
GAO-13-271R: Published: Jan 17, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 2013.
To operate as effectively and efficiently as possible and to make difficult decisions to address the federal governments fiscal challenges, Congress, the administration, and federal managers must have ready access to reliable and complete financial and performance informationboth for individual federal entities and for the federal government as a whole. Even though significant progress...
Defense Management: Opportunities Exist to Improve Information Used in Monitoring Status of Efficiency Initiatives
GAO-13-105R: Published: Dec 4, 2012. Publicly Released: Dec 4, 2012.
The military departments and SOCOM have taken various steps to track the implementation of their efficiency initiatives. For example, prior to or during fiscal year 2012, they identified necessary programmatic actions to implement initiatives and began to carry out these actions, such as reassigning personnel from organizations being consolidated and terminating weapon system programs. They also s...
Mortgage Foreclosures: Regulatory Oversight of Compliance with Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Has Been Limited
GAO-12-700: Published: Jul 17, 2012. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 2012.
Certain protections under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) only apply to those servicemembers who obtained mortgages prior to becoming active duty, but at least 15,000 instances of financial institutions failing to properly reduce servicemembers mortgage interest rates and over 300 improper foreclosures have been identified by federal investigations and financial institutions in re...
Military Base Realignments and Closures: The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's Technology Center Construction Project
GAO-12-770R: Published: Jun 29, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 2012.
NGA modified the original scope of work for the Technology Center but met the original data-storage requirement. DOD has limited written guidance on what constitutes a complete and usable facility. However, NGA, Office of the Secretary of Defense, and Army officials believe the Technology Center constitutes a complete and usable facility because it meets its intended purpose of creating 10 petabyt...
Military Base Realignments and Closures: Updated Costs and Savings Estimates from BRAC 2005
GAO-12-709R: Published: Jun 29, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 2012.
Our analysis of DODs fiscal year 2011 update relating to the BRAC 2005 budget submission to Congress shows that one-time implementation costs grew from $21 billion originally estimated by the BRAC Commission in 2005 to about $35.1 billion, an increase of about $14.1 billion, or 67 percent, largely due to increased construction costs. We compared the BRAC Commissions 2005 estimates to D...
Military Base Realignments and Closures: Key Factors Contributing to BRAC 2005 Results
GAO-12-513T: Published: Mar 8, 2012. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 2012.
GAO identified several factors and challenges that contributed to the Department of Defenses (DOD) implementation of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) 2005 and the results achieved. In contrast to other BRAC rounds that were primarily focused on achieving savings by reducing excess infrastructure, the Secretary of Defense identified three goals for BRAC 2005. Specifically, BRAC 2005 was in...
Defense Workforce: DOD Needs to Better Oversee In-sourcing Data and Align In-sourcing Efforts with Strategic Workforce Plans
GAO-12-319: Published: Feb 9, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 2012.
DOD reported on two of three issues required by law: the component involved with each of its fiscal year 2010 in-sourcing actions and the rationale for each action. However, DOD did not report the number of contractor employees whose functions were in-sourced, because, DOD officials said, the department does not have these data. Specifically, the department noted, in its report to Congress, that i...
Homeland Defense: Actions Needed to Improve DOD Planning and Coordination for Maritime Operations
GAO-11-661: Published: Jun 23, 2011. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 2011.
Recent events, such as the seaborne terrorist attack on Mumbai in 2008 and the pirate attack on the Quest in February 2011, highlight maritime threats to the United States. The maritime domain presents a range of potential security threats--including naval forces of adversary nations, piracy, and the use of vessels to smuggle people, drugs, and weapons--which could harm the United States and its i...
Federal Real Property: Proposed Civilian Board Could Address Disposal of Unneeded Facilities
GAO-11-704T: Published: Jun 9, 2011. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 2011.
The federal government holds more than 45,000 underutilized properties that cost nearly $1.7 billion annually to operate, yet significant obstacles impede efforts to close, consolidate, or find other uses for these properties. GAO has designated federal real property management as a high-risk area, in part because of the number and cost of these properties. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB...
Opportunities to Reduce Potential Duplication in Government Programs, Save Tax Dollars, and Enhance Revenue
GAO-11-635T: Published: May 25, 2011. Publicly Released: May 25, 2011.
This testimony discusses our first annual report to Congress responding to the statutory requirement that GAO identify federal programs, agencies, offices, and initiatives--either within departments or governmentwide--that have duplicative goals or activities. This work can help inform government policymakers as they address the rapidly building fiscal pressures facing our national government. Ou...