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Military Personnel: More DOD Actions Needed to Address Servicemembers' Personal Financial Management Issues
GAO-05-348: Published: Apr 26, 2005. Publicly Released: May 26, 2005.
Congress and the Department of Defense (DOD) are concerned about the financial conditions of servicemembers and their families, particularly in light of recent deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Serious financial issues can negatively affect unit readiness. According to DOD, servicemembers with severe financial problems risk losing security clearances, incurring administrative or criminal penalt...
Air Force Assessment of the Joint Strike Fighter's Aerial Refueling Method
GAO-05-316R: Published: Mar 14, 2005. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 2005.
The Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) acquisition program is estimated to cost $245 billion to develop and produce three variants of stealthy fighter aircraft--a conventional takeoff and landing variant for the Air Force, an aircraft carrier variant for the Navy, and a short take-off and vertical landing variant for the Marine Corps and Air Force. A major goal of the JSF program is to reduce costs by max...
DOD Travel Cards: Control Weaknesses Led to Millions in Fraud, Waste, and Improper Payments
GAO-04-825T: Published: Jun 9, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 2004.
In November 2003, GAO testified on the significant level of improper premium class travel purchased with centrally billed accounts. These findings led to concerns over the Department of Defense's (DOD) overall management of the centrally billed account program. At the request of this Committee, Senator Grassley, and Representative Schakowsky, GAO performed work to determine whether DOD controls we...
Federally Chartered Corporation: Review of the Financial Statement Audit Reports for the Navy Club of the United States of America for Fiscal Years 2002 and 2001
GAO-04-27R: Published: Oct 10, 2003. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 2003.
GAO reviewed the audit reports covering the financial statements of the Navy Club of the United States of America for fiscal years 2002 and 2001. GAO found no reportable instances of noncompliance. The audit reports included the auditors' opinions that the financial statements of the corporation were presented fairly in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles...
Federally Chartered Corporation: Review of the Financial Statement Audit Report for the National Woman's Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic for Fiscal Years 1998-2002
GAO-03-1128R: Published: Sep 18, 2003. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 2003.
GAO reviewed the audit reports covering the financial statements of the National Woman's Relief Corps., Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic for fiscal years 1998 through 2002. GAO found no reportable instances of noncompliance. The audit reports included the auditors' opinions that the financial statements of the corporation were presented fairly on a modified cash basis of accounting...
DOD Contract Payments: Management Action Needed to Reduce Billions in Adjustments to Contract Payment Records
GAO-03-727: Published: Aug 8, 2003. Publicly Released: Sep 2, 2003.
GAO has reported that the Department of Defense's (DOD) inability to accurately account for and report on disbursements is a long-term, major problem. GAO was requested to determine (1) the magnitude of the adjustments and related costs in fiscal year 2002, (2) why contracts, including payment terms, are so complex, (3) the key factors that caused Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) Colu...
Navy Working Capital Fund: Backlog of Funded Work at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Was Consistently Understated
GAO-03-668: Published: Jul 1, 2003. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 2003.
The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) has hundreds of millions of dollars of funded work that its working capital fund activities did not complete before the end of the fiscal year. Reducing the amount of workload carryover at fiscal year-end is a key factor in the effective management of Department of Defense (DOD) resources and in minimizing the "banking" of funds for work to be p...
Federally Chartered Corporation: Review of the Financial Statement Audit Reports for the Air Force Sergeants Association for Fiscal Years 2000-2002
GAO-03-853R: Published: Jun 5, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 2003.
We reviewed the audit reports covering the financial statements of the Air Force Sergeants Association, for fiscal years 2002, 2001, and 2000. Our review disclosed no reportable instances of noncompliance with the financial reporting requirements of the law. The audit reports included the auditors' opinions that the financial statements of the corporation were presented fairly in accordance with g...
Travel Cards: Control Weaknesses Leave Navy Vulnerable to Fraud and Abuse
GAO-03-147: Published: Dec 23, 2002. Publicly Released: Jan 24, 2003.
Poor oversight and management of DOD's travel card program has led to high delinquency rates, costing DOD millions in lost rebates and increased ATM fees. As a result, the Congress asked GAO to report on (1) the magnitude, impact, and cause of delinquencies, (2) the types of fraudulent and abusive uses of the travel card, and (3) the effectiveness of internal controls over DOD's travel card progra...
Environmental Protection: Information on the Purchase, Use, and Disposal of Engine Lubricating Oil
GAO-03-340: Published: Jan 2, 2003. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 2003.
Concerned with the time, money, and resources that the federal government expends servicing its vehicle and engine fleet, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works asked GAO to compile information on the government's use of engine lubricating oil. GAO was asked to determine: (1) how much engine lubricating oil the federal government bought in fiscal years 1999, 2000, and 2001; (2) what...