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Post-Hearing Questions Related to the Department of Defense's National Security Personnel System
GAO-05-641R: Published: Apr 29, 2005. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 2005.
GAO was asked to respond to congressional requests regarding questions about a previous testimony entitled, "Critical Mission: Ensuring the Success of the National Security Personnel System."GAO found that human capital reform is a critical element in the Department of Defense's (DOD) overall business transformation effort. Appropriate presidential appointees need to take the lead in selected meet...
Defense Management: Key Elements Needed to Successfully Transform DOD Business Operations
GAO-05-629T: Published: Apr 28, 2005. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 2005.
In addition to external security threats, our nation is threatened from within by growing fiscal imbalances. The combination of additional demands for national and homeland security resources, the long-term rate of growth of entitlement programs, and rising health care costs create the need to make difficult choices about the affordability and sustainability of the recent growth in defense spendin...
Human Capital: Preliminary Observations on Proposed DOD National Security Personnel System Regulations
GAO-05-432T: Published: Mar 15, 2005. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 2005.
The Department of Defense's (DOD) new human resources management system--the National Security Personnel System (NSPS)--will have far-reaching implications for the management of the department and for civil service reform across the federal government. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004 gave DOD significant authorities to redesign the rules, regulations, and processes that...
Defense Microelectronics: DOD-Funded Facilities Involved in Research Prototyping or Production
GAO-05-278: Published: Mar 11, 2005. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 2005.
The Department of Defense's (DOD) ability to provide superior capabilities to the warfighter is dependent on its ability to incorporate rapidly evolving, cutting-edge microelectronic devices into its defense systems. While many commercial microelectronics advances apply to defense systems, DOD has some unique microelectronics needs not met by industry. Therefore, to maintain military superiority,...
Military Base Closures: Updated Status of Prior Base Realignments and Closures
GAO-05-138: Published: Jan 13, 2005. Publicly Released: Jan 13, 2005.
As the Department of Defense (DOD) prepares for the 2005 base realignment and closure (BRAC) round, questions continue to be raised about the transfer and environmental cleanup of unneeded property arising from the prior four BRAC rounds and their impact on cost and savings and on local economies. This report, which is being issued to the defense authorization committees that have oversight respon...
Department of Defense: Further Actions Are Needed to Effectively Address Business Management Problems and Overcome Key Business Transformation Challenges
GAO-05-140T: Published: Nov 18, 2004. Publicly Released: Nov 18, 2004.
In March 2004, GAO testified before the Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support, Senate Committee on Armed Services on the impact and causes of financial and related business weaknesses on the Department of Defense's (DOD) operations and the status of DOD reform efforts. GAO's reports continue to show that fundamental problems with DOD's financial management and related business operation...
Defense Acquisitions: The Global Information Grid and Challenges Facing Its Implementation
GAO-04-858: Published: Jul 28, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 2004.
The Department of Defense (DOD) is in the midst of transforming military capabilities. The transformation relies in part on the Global Information Grid (GIG), which is focused on building a new Internet-like network capability that DOD envisions will enable weapons and other systems and people to share information quickly, allowing warfighters to identify threats more effectively and to respond wi...
Department of Defense: Further Actions Needed to Establish and Implement a Framework for Successful Financial and Business Management Transformation
GAO-04-551T: Published: Mar 23, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 2004.
In March 2002, GAO testified on the Department of Defense's (DOD) financial management problems and key elements necessary for successful reform. Although the underlying conditions remain fundamentally unchanged, within the past 2 years DOD has begun a number of initiatives intended to address previously reported problems and transform its business operations. The Subcommittee on Readiness and Man...
Posthearing Questions Related to Proposed DOD Human Capital Reform
GAO-03-965R: Published: Jul 3, 2003. Publicly Released: Jul 3, 2003.
On June 4, 2003, GAO testified before the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs at a hearing entitled "Transforming the Department of Defense Personnel System: Finding the Right Approach." This letter responds to a request that we provide answers to posthearing questions from Senator George V. Voinovich and Senator Thomas R. Carper concerning the proposed Department of Defense (DOD) Human Capit...
Military Space Operations: Common Problems and Their Effects on Satellite and Related Acquisitions
GAO-03-825R: Published: Jun 2, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 2003.
In fiscal year 2003, the Department of Defense expects to spend more than $18 billion to develop, acquire, and operate satellites and other space-related systems. Satellite systems collect information on the capabilities and intentions of potential adversaries. They enable military forces to be warned of a missile attack and to communicate and navigate while avoiding hostile action. And they provi...