Department of Defense, Executive (41 - 50 of 100 items)
DOD Personnel Clearances: Government Plan Addresses Some Longstanding Problems with DOD's Program, But Concerns Remain
GAO-06-233T: Published: Nov 9, 2005. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 2005.
Unauthorized disclosure of classified information can cause up to exceptionally grave damage to national security. The Department of Defense (DOD) is responsible for about 2 million personnel with clearances that allow them access to classified information. While most of these clearances are for servicemembers and DOD's employees and contractors, DOD is also responsible for contractors' clearances...
Conversions of Selected Employees from Noncareer to Career Positions at Departments and Certain Agencies
GAO-05-584R: Published: Jun 9, 2005. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 2005.
According to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), a "conversion" occurs whenever an employee changes from one personnel "status" or "service" to another without a break in federal government service of more than 3 days. There are many kinds of conversions. This report focuses on one type of conversion, i.e., employees converting from noncareer to career positions. Conversions of individuals f...
Issues Related to Poor Performers in the Federal Workplace
GAO-05-812R: Published: Jun 29, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 2005.
Many factors contribute to an organization's success in accomplishing its mission, but none more than the effective management and utilization of its greatest asset--its employees. A high-performing organization relies on a dynamic workforce with the requisite talents, multidisciplinary knowledge, and up-to-date skills to ensure that it is equipped to accomplish its mission and achieve its goals....
DOD Personnel Clearances: Some Progress Has Been Made but Hurdles Remain to Overcome the Challenges That Led to GAO's High-Risk Designation
GAO-05-842T: Published: Jun 28, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 2005.
Threats to national security--such as the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and high-profile espionage cases--underscore the need for timely, high-quality determinations of who is eligible for a personnel security clearance which allows an individual to access classified information. The Department of Defense (DOD) needs an effective and efficient clearance program because it is responsible fo...
Homeland Security: Observations on the National Strategies Related to Terrorism
GAO-04-1075T: Published: Sep 22, 2004. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 2004.
In an effort to increase homeland security following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States, the executive branch issued seven national strategies related to combating terrorism and homeland security. Per the request of the Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations, House Committee on Government Reform, this testimony will focus primar...
DOD Personnel Clearances: DOD Needs to Overcome Impediments to Eliminating Backlog and Determining Its Size
GAO-04-344: Published: Feb 9, 2004. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 2004.
Terrorist attacks and espionage cases have heightened national security concerns and highlighted the need for a timely, high-quality personnel security clearance process. However, GAO's past work found that the Department of Defense (DOD) had a clearance backlog and other problems with its process. GAO was asked to address: (1) What is the size of DOD's security clearance backlog, and how accurate...
Military Retiree Health Benefits: Enrollment Low in Federal Employee Health Plans under DOD Demonstration
GAO-03-547: Published: Jun 6, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 2003.
Prior to 2001, military retirees who turned age 65 and became eligible for Medicare lost most of their Department of Defense (DOD) health benefits. The DOD-Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) demonstration was one of several demonstrations established to examine alternatives for addressing retirees' lack of Medicare supplemental coverage. The demonstration was mandated by the Strom T...
Chemical and Biological Defense: Program Planning and Evaluation Should Follow Results Act Framework
T-NSIAD-00-180: Published: May 24, 2000. Publicly Released: May 24, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) application of the Government Performance and Results Act in its Chemical and Biological Defense Program.GAO noted that: (1) congressional reports and administrative guidance indicate that DOD programs such as the Chemical and Biological Defense Program should follow the Results Act's outcome-oriented principles,...
Federal Research: Evaluation of Small Business Innovation Research Can Be Strengthened
RCED-99-114: Published: Jun 4, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, focusing on: (1) the distribution of awards by company and geographic area, with special emphasis on the share of awards received by the 25 most frequent winners; (2) the extent to which federal agencies are considering commercial potential and the program's other goals in making...
Federal Contractors: Historical Perspective on Noncompliance With Labor and Worker Safety Laws
T-HEHS-98-212: Published: Jul 14, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1998.
GAO discussed federal contractors' noncompliance with federal labor laws, focusing on: (1) federal contractors' noncompliance with the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) during fiscal years (FY) 1993 and 1994 and with the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act during FY 1994; and (2) the status of recommendations GAO made to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and to the Occupational Safe...