Military forces (111 - 120 of 1,139 items)
Military Attrition: DOD Needs to Follow Through on Actions Initiated to Reduce Early Separations
T-NSIAD-99-80: Published: Feb 24, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed recruiting and attrition in the military services, focusing on: (1) recruiter selection and incentive systems and their effects on recruiter performance; (2) the screening of incoming recruits for criminal history information to ensure that only qualified persons are allowed to enlist; (3) reasons for attrition during the first 6 months of an enli...
Defense Computers: DOD's Plan for Execution of Simulated Year 2000 Exercises
AIMD-99-52R: Published: Jan 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's plan to execute simulated year 2000 exercises, focusing on: (1) the methodology to be used to simulate the year 2000; (2) the potential information that will be collected as a result of implementing the plan; (3) the adequacy of the planned tests; and (4) assessing the impact that the plan will have on military readine...
Financial Management: Problems in Accounting for Navy Transactions Impair Funds Control and Financial Reporting
AIMD-99-19: Published: Jan 19, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 19, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the effects of in-transit disbursements on the Navy's funds control and financial reporting.GAO noted that: (1) the Navy and the Department of Defense (DOD) have not established adequate funds control as required by the Antideficiency Act; (2) current policies and procedures permit the Navy to delay for about 5 years: (a) the recording of obligat...
Internal Controls: Reporting Air Force Vendor Payment System Weaknesses Under the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act
AIMD-99-33R: Published: Dec 21, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 21, 1998.
GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD): (1) reporting of the Air Force's vendor payment system weaknesses; and (2) efforts to implement corrective action. GAO made recommendations in its previous report to strengthen payment processing controls, revise vendor payment system access levels, and reduce the number of employees with vendor payment system access.GAO noted that: (1...
Gender Issues: Improved Guidance and Oversight Are Needed to Ensure Validity and Equity of Fitness Standards
NSIAD-99-9: Published: Nov 17, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the military services' physical fitness and body fat standards to determine if: (1) differences exist among the military services in physical fitness standards and tests and the basis for any difference; (2) the services have a sound basis for adjusting the standards for gender and age; and (3) the Department of Defense (DOD) exercises adequate ove...
Financial Management: Improvements Needed in Air Force Vendor Payment Systems and Controls
T-AIMD-98-308: Published: Sep 28, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the current status of internal controls over the process for Air Force vendor payments, focusing on two recent cases of payment fraud.GAO noted that: (1) the two cases of Air Force vendor payment fraud resulted from a weak internal control environment; (2) the lack of segregation of duties and other control weaknesses created an environment where...
Navy Infrastructure: Site Selection Process for the Northeast Regional Command Contained Weaknesses
NSIAD-98-230: Published: Sep 28, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Navy's site selection process for its northeast regional command; (2) the extent to which the Navy fully evaluated the costs and implications of establishing a new command at the Naval Weapons Station (NWS) Earle, New Jersey, versus the Naval Submarine Base (NSB) New London, Connecticut or the Naval Undersea Warfare Center located at Newpo...
Federally Chartered Corporation: Review of the Financial Statement Audit Report for the Navy Club of the United States of America for Fiscal Year 1997
AIMD-98-291R: Published: Sep 23, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the audit report covering the financial statements of the Navy Club of the United States of America, for the fiscal year ended July 31, 1997, focusing on whether the audit report complied with the financial reporting requirements of the law.GAO noted that nothing came to GAO's attention that would cause it to believe that the financial reporting re...
Audit Oversight and Liaison Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-98-25(3): Published: Aug 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1998.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Audit Oversight and Liaison issue area as of August 17, 1998...