Department of Defense, Executive (51 - 60 of 100 items)
Program Evaluation: Agencies Challenged by New Demand for Information on Program Results
GGD-98-53: Published: Apr 24, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1998.
GAO reviewed federal agencies' efforts to provide information on federal program results, focusing on: (1) the current resources and roles for program evaluation in federal agencies; (2) the anticipated effects of governmentwide reforms and other initiatives on evaluation of federal programs; and (3) potential strategies for agencies to respond to the anticipated effects and provide information on...
Federal Downsizing: Effective Buyout Practices and Their Use in FY 1997
GGD-97-124: Published: Jun 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the management and results of agencies' buyout programs authorized by P.L. 104-208, focusing on: (1) practices that GAO believes are associated with effective use of buyouts; (2) the extent to which Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requirements and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance for implementing buyouts under P.L. 104-208 incorp...
Deferred Maintenance: Reporting Requirements and Identified Issues
AIMD-97-103R: Published: May 23, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal reporting requirements and GAO and Inspector General (IG) reports discussing deferred maintenance of government-owned assets.GAO noted that: (1) historically, federal agencies routinely have not been required to report on deferred maintenance; (2) however, new federal accounting standards developed by the Federal Accounting Standards Adviso...
American Battle Monuments Commission: World War II Memorial Fund Audit for Fiscal Years 1995 and 1996
AIMD-97-68R: Published: Mar 31, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO audited the revenues and expenditures of the American Battle Monuments Commission's World War II memorial fund for the fiscal years ended September 30, 1995 and 1996.GAO noted that: (1) for the fiscal year (FY) ended September 30, 1995, GAO determined that the fund had revenues of $0.3 million and expenditures of $0.5 million; (2) for FY ended September 3...
Telemedicine: Federal Strategy Is Needed to Guide Investments
NSIAD/HEHS-97-67: Published: Feb 14, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the steps that the federal government needs to take to realize the full potential of telemedicine and achieve cooperation with the private sector, focusing on: (1) the scope of public and private telemedicine investments; (2) telemedicine strategies among the Department of Defense (DOD), other federal agencies, and the private sector; (3) potential...
Federal Downsizing: The Costs and Savings of Buyouts Versus Reductions-in-Force
GGD-96-63: Published: May 14, 1996. Publicly Released: May 24, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal workforce downsizing, focusing on the projected costs and savings from federal workforce buyouts and reductions-in-force (RIF) over a 5-year period.GAO found that: (1) employee buyouts could produce over $60,000 more in net savings over 5 years than RIF for each vacated position because buyouts can be used at higher grade levels that genera...
Retention Allowances: Usage and Compliance Vary Among Federal Agencies
GGD-96-32: Published: Dec 11, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 3, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal agencies' use of retention allowances as salary supplements to retain essential employees, focusing on: (1) the total and average value of the allowances from 1991 to 1994; (2) the extent to which Senior Executive Service employees received retention allowances; (3) whether there were any compliance issues involved in retention allowance aw...
[Comments on Deceased Navy Employee's Relatives' Claim for Travel Expenses]
B-258216: Published: Jul 27, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1995.
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Sunday Premium Pay: Millions of Dollars in Sunday Premium Pay Are Paid to Employees on Leave
GGD-95-144: Published: May 19, 1995. Publicly Released: May 19, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed federal agencies' payment of premium pay to employees on leave, focusing on: (1) the agencies that paid the most Sunday premium pay; (2) the total amounts of Sunday premium pay paid to employees on leave; (3) whether employees at selected agencies increased their leave usage after the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued premium pay guidan...
Science and Technology: Federal Efforts to Collect and Analyze Information on Foreign Science and Technology
T-RCED-93-8: Published: Feb 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1993.
GAO discussed the U.S. government's efforts to collect and assess information on foreign science and technology, focusing on: (1) the extent and nature of federal activities for gathering and analyzing information; (2) coordination of efforts to collect and monitor information; and (3) the usefulness of the available information to U.S. businesses. GAO noted that: (1) the government collected and...