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Defense Business Transformation: A Comprehensive Plan, Integrated Efforts, and Sustained Leadership Are Needed to Assure Success
GAO-07-229T: Published: Nov 16, 2006. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 2006.
Of the 26 areas on GAO's high-risk list of federal programs or activities that are at risk for waste, fraud, abuse, or mismanagement, 8 are Department of Defense (DOD) programs or operations and another 6 are governmentwide high-risk areas that also apply to DOD. These high-risk areas relate to most of DOD's major business operations. DOD's failure to effectively resolve these high-risk areas has...
DOD Acquisitions: Contracting for Better Outcomes
GAO-06-800T: Published: Sep 7, 2006. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 2006.
The Department of Defense's (DOD) spending on goods and services has grown significantly since fiscal year 2000 to well over $250 billion annually. Prudence with taxpayer funds, widening deficits, and growing long-range fiscal challenges demand that DOD maximize its return on investment, while providing warfighters with the needed capabilities at the best value for the taxpayer. DOD needs to ensur...
Department of Defense: Sustained Leadership Is Critical to Effective Financial and Business Management Transformation
GAO-06-1006T: Published: Aug 3, 2006. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 2006.
The Department of Defense (DOD) bears sole responsibility for eight DOD-specific high-risk areas and shares responsibility for six governmentwide high-risk areas. These high-risk areas reflect the pervasive weaknesses that cut across all of DOD's major business operations. Several of the high-risk areas are inter-related, including, but not limited to, financial management, business systems modern...
Differing Scope and Methodology in GAO and University of California Reports Account for Variations in Cost Estimates for Homosexual Conduct Policy
GAO-06-909R: Published: Jul 13, 2006. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 2006.
Congress requested information concerning differences in cost estimates for implementing the Department of Defense's (DOD) homosexual conduct policy reported by GAO and a University of California Blue Ribbon Commission (Commission). In February 2005, we estimated that the cost to recruit and train replacements for enlisted servicemembers separated under the policy from fiscal years 1994 through 20...
Defense Acquisitions: Actions Needed to Get Better Results on Weapons Systems Investments
GAO-06-585T: Published: Apr 5, 2006. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 2006.
In the past 5 years, DOD has doubled its planned investments in weapons systems, but this huge increase has not been accompanied by more stability, better outcomes, or more buying power for the acquisition dollar. Rather than showing appreciable improvement, programs are experiencing recurring problems with cost overruns, missed deadlines, and performance shortfalls. GAO was asked to testify on wa...
Defense Acquisitions: DOD Wastes Billions of Dollars through Poorly Structured Incentives
GAO-06-409T: Published: Apr 5, 2006. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 2006.
With DOD spending over $200 billion annually to acquire products and services that include everything from spare parts to the development of major weapon systems, our numerous, large, and mounting fiscal challenges demand that DOD maximize its return on investment and provide the warfighter with needed capabilities at the best value for the taxpayer. In an effort to encourage defense contractors t...
Post-Hearing Questions for the Record Related to the Department of Defense's National Security Personnel System (NSPS)
GAO-06-582R: Published: Mar 24, 2006. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 2006.
On November 17, 2005, the Comptroller General testified before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs at a hearing entitled: "From Proposed to Final: Evaluating the Regulations for the National Security Personnel System." The Comptroller General responded to questions regarding labor relations for unique segments of the workforce, employee involvement and representation...
High Risk Series: GAO's High-Risk Program
GAO-06-497T: Published: Mar 15, 2006. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 2006.
GAO audits and evaluations identify federal programs and operations that in some cases are high risk due to their greater vulnerabilities to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement. Increasingly, GAO also has identified high-risk areas that are in need of broad-based transformations to address major economy, efficiency, or effectiveness challenges. Since 1990 with each new Congress, GAO has reporte...
Military Bases: Observations on DOD's 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Selection Process and Recommendations
GAO-05-905: Published: Jul 18, 2005. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 2005.
On May 13, 2005, the Department of Defense (DOD) submitted 222 base realignment and closure (BRAC) recommendations, involving an unprecedented 837 BRAC actions, to the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission for its review. DOD expects the proposals, if approved, would generate net annual recurring savings of about $5.5 billion beginning in fiscal year 2012 and net savings of nearly $50 bi...
Questions for the Record Related to the Department of Defense's National Security Personnel System
GAO-05-771R: Published: Jun 14, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 2005.
On April 12, 2005, the Comptroller General testified before Congress at a hearing on "NSPS: The New Department of Defense Civilian Personnel System--Reaching Readiness." This letter responds to a request that GAO provide answers to questions for the record. The questions covered major areas of concern for the Department of Defense's National Security Personnel System (NSPS).GAO discussed the speci...