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Presidential Travel: Estimated Costs for a Specific Presidential Trip to Illinois and Florida
GAO-17-24: Published: Oct 11, 2016. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 2016.
GAO estimated that the major costs incurred by the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the President's travel to Chicago, Illinois, and Palm Beach, Florida, from February 15, 2013, through February 18, 2013, were about $3.6 million, of which about $2.8 million in costs were incurred by DOD and $0.77 million by DHS (specifically, the U.S. Coast Guard and U...
Maritime Transportation: Implications of Using U.S. Liquefied-Natural-Gas Carriers for Exports
GAO-16-104: Published: Dec 3, 2015. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 2015.
According to Department of Energy (DOE) and industry expectations, in the next few years the United States is expected to change from a net importer of natural gas to a net exporter, with those exports destined for different regions of the world, especially Asia. Five large-scale U.S. liquefaction facilitiesâ€”necessary for conversion of natural gas to liquefied natural gas (LNG) (see fig. below)â...
Federal Contracting: Commercial Item Test Program Beneficial, but Actions Needed to Mitigate Potential Risks
GAO-14-178: Published: Feb 4, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 2014.
Federal agencies use the test program for a relatively small portion of all commercial items and services bought. In fiscal year 2011, of the $90 billion agencies obligated on new awards for commercial items and services, federal agencies obligated $1.9 billion or about 2 percent using the test program, based on data reported in the Federal Procurement Data System-Next Generation (FPDS-NG). Within...
Mortgage Foreclosures: Regulatory Oversight of Compliance with Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Has Been Limited
GAO-12-700: Published: Jul 17, 2012. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 2012.
Certain protections under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) only apply to those servicemembers who obtained mortgages prior to becoming active duty, but at least 15,000 instances of financial institutions failing to properly reduce servicemembers mortgage interest rates and over 300 improper foreclosures have been identified by federal investigations and financial institutions in re...
Coast Guard: Opportunities Exist to Further Improve Acquisition Management Capabilities
GAO-11-480: Published: Apr 13, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 2011.
The Coast Guard manages a broad $27 billion major acquisition portfolio intended to modernize its ships, aircraft, command and control systems, and other capabilities. GAO has reported extensively on the Coast Guard's significant acquisition challenges, including project challenges in its Deepwater program. GAO's prior work on the Coast Guard acquisition programs identified problems in costs, mana...
Homeland Security: Enhanced National Guard Readiness for Civil Support Missions May Depend on DOD's Implementation of the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act
GAO-08-311: Published: Apr 16, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 2008.
The high use of National Guard (Guard) forces for overseas missions has raised questions about its ability to support civil authorities in the event of a catastrophic incident. GAO was asked to assess two alternatives for providing funding and authority specifically for the Guard's civil support missions. Congress subsequently enacted a new approach for the Guard's civil support needs, which GAO a...
Homeland Defense: U.S. Northern Command Has Made Progress but Needs to Address Force Allocation, Readiness Tracking Gaps, and Other Issues
GAO-08-251: Published: Apr 16, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 2008.
It has been 5 years since the Department of Defense (DOD) established U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) to conduct homeland defense and civil support missions in the United States. Planning operations in the United States poses unique challenges for traditional military planning. GAO was asked to assess (1) the status of NORTHCOM's plans and the challenges it faces in planning and conducting operat...
Military Personnel: The DOD and Coast Guard Academies Have Taken Steps to Address Incidents of Sexual Harassment and Assault, but Greater Federal Oversight Is Needed
GAO-08-296: Published: Jan 17, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 2008.
Incidents of sexual harassment and assault contradict the academies' core values to treat all with dignity and respect. Yet, since 2003, each of the Department of Defense (DOD) academies and the Coast Guard Academy has experienced at least one incident. In 2003, Congress directed DOD to establish programs and to submit annual reports, and although not required, the Coast Guard Academy, within the...
Drug Control: Difficulties in Measuring Costs and Results of Transit Zone Interdiction Efforts
GAO-02-13: Published: Jan 25, 2002. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 2002.
The Defense Department (DOD), the Coast Guard, and the Customs Service all interdict illegal drugs--primarily cocaine--from South America. DOD is the lead agency, but all three agencies play a role in monitoring and detecting shipments of illegal drugs. The Coast Guard is the lead agency for apprehending ships that are smuggling drugs, with Customs providing help as needed. The Coast Guard and Cus...
U.S. Coast Guard: Use of DOD Funds for National Security Functions
NSIAD-98-110: Published: Apr 15, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Coast Guard's use of $300 million of fiscal year (FY) 1997 funds transferred from the Department of Defense (DOD), focusing on whether the funds were used only for the performance of national security functions in support of DOD.GAO noted that: (1) the $300 million was transferred to the Coast Guard in compliance with the statutorily required...