Department of Defense, Executive (1 - 10 of 41 items)
Military Personnel: Comparisons between Military and Civilian Compensation Can be Useful, but Data Limitations Prevent Exact Comparisons
GAO-10-666T: Published: Apr 28, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 2010.
This testimony discusses our most recent report on military and civilian pay comparisons and the challenges associated with those types of comparisons. The Department of Defense's (DOD) military compensation package, which is a myriad of pays and benefits, is an important tool for attracting and retaining the number and quality of active duty servicemembers DOD needs to fulfill its mission. Since...
U.S. Government Financial Statements: Fiscal Year 2009 Audit Highlights Financial Management Challenges and Unsustainable Long-Term Fiscal Path
GAO-10-483T: Published: Apr 14, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 2010.
GAO annually audits the consolidated financial statements of the U.S. government (CFS). Congress and the President need reliable, useful, and timely financial and performance information to make sound decisions and conduct effective oversight of federal government programs and policies. The federal government began preparing the CFS 13 years ago. Over the years, certain material weaknesses in inte...
Military Personnel: Military and Civilian Pay Comparisons Present Challenges and Are One of Many Tools in Assessing Compensation
GAO-10-561R: Published: Apr 1, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 2010.
The Department of Defense's (DOD) military compensation package, which is a myriad of pays and benefits, is an important tool to attract and retain the number and quality of active duty servicemembers it needs to fulfill its mission. Compensation can be appropriate and adequate to attract and retain servicemembers when it is competitive with civilian compensation. However, comparisons between mili...
Defense Health Care: Health Insurance Stipend Program Expected to Cost More Than TRICARE But Could Improve Continuity of Care for Dependents of Activated Reserve Component Members
GAO-06-128R: Published: Oct 19, 2005. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 2005.
Since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Department of Defense (DOD) has increased its reliance on its National Guard and reserve forces to support the Global War on Terrorism, and particularly Operation Iraqi Freedom. Congress has been interested in making improvements and enhancements to compensation and benefit programs for reserve component members. When reserve component members a...
Information Technology: Benefits Realized for Selected Health Care Functions
GAO-04-224: Published: Oct 31, 2003. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 2003.
The rapidly rising costs of health care, along with an increasing concern for the quality of care and the safety of patients, are driving health care organizations to use information technology (IT) to automate clinical care operations and their associated administrative functions. Among its other functions, IT is now being used for electronic medical records, order management and results reportin...
Information Technology: Leading Commercial Practices for Outsourcing of Services
GAO-02-214: Published: Nov 30, 2001. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 2001.
It is essential that the U.S. military--the government's largest user of information technology (IT)--adopt effective IT acquisition practices. This report presents a generic framework of IT acquisition practices from leading commercial firms. Grouped into seven phases, the practices and underlying critical success factors provide the underpinnings for an effective IT outsourcing process...
Electronic Warfare: Comprehensive Strategy Needed for Suppressing Enemy Air Defenses
GAO-01-28: Published: Jan 3, 2001. Publicly Released: Jan 3, 2001.
To suppress enemy air defenses, U.S. armed forces use specialized aircraft designed to neutralize, destroy, or temporarily degrade enemy air defense systems through either physical attack or electronic warfare. Concerns have been raised that the Air Force's decision to retire EF-111 and F-4G suppression aircraft, combined with a growing threat from increasingly sophisticated enemy air defenses, ha...
Federal Documents in Languages Other Than English Published and Distributed in Calendar Years 1995-1997
GGD-98-99R: Published: Jun 5, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO updated its September 1995 correspondence identifying the number of federal government documents (excluding documents of the Departments of Defense and State) that were published in languages other than English, focusing on: (1) the number of non-English-language documents published during the 3-year period from January 1, 1995, through December 31, 1997, a...
Defense Budget: Projected Inflation Savings
NSIAD-98-177R: Published: May 11, 1998. Publicly Released: May 11, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) projected inflation savings, focusing on: (1) identifying the projected savings by fiscal year and the programs that DOD plans to buy with those savings; (2) the implications of applying those projected savings to additional DOD programs; and (3) a comparison of DOD's estimated savings to estimates provided by the...
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...