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DOD's High Risk Areas: Actions Needed to Reduce Vulnerabilities and Improve Business Outcomes
GAO-09-460T: Published: Mar 12, 2009. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 2009.
The Department of Defense (DOD) spends billions of dollars to sustain key business operations intended to support the warfighter. In January, GAO released its 2009 high-risk series update report for the 111th Congress. This series emphasizes federal programs and operations that are at high risk because of vulnerabilities to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement and has also evolved to draw attent...
Financial Management: DOD's Ability to Prevent, Identify, Investigate, and Report on Antideficiency Act Violations
GAO-08-941R: Published: Jul 28, 2008. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 2008.
This report formally transmits a briefing in response to Senate Report No.110-77, which accompanied the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008. The Senate Report directed GAO to review the department's efforts to prevent, identify, investigate, and report Antideficiency Act (ADA) violations and disciplinary actions taken when violations occur. On July 22, 2008, we provided our pre...
Defense Business Transformation: A Full-time Chief Management Officer with a Term Appointment Is Needed at DOD to Maintain Continuity of Effort and Achieve Sustainable Success
GAO-08-132T: Published: Oct 16, 2007. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 2007.
The Department of Defense (DOD) continues to face significant challenges in resolving its many long-standing business challenges. DOD is solely responsible for eight high-risk areas and shares responsibility for another seven governmentwide areas on GAO's high-risk list. GAO designated DOD's approach to business transformation as high risk in 2005 because (1) DOD's improvement efforts were fragmen...
Response to a Posthearing Question Related to GAO's November 16, 2006 Testimony on the Defense Travel System
GAO-07-287R: Published: Dec 19, 2006. Publicly Released: Dec 19, 2006.
On November 16, 2006, GAO testified before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, on the results of our audit on the Defense Travel System (DTS). This letter responds to a question from Senator Coburn that we were asked to answer for the record. The question and our response follow.We fully recognize the challenge the Department of De...
Defense Travel System: Estimated Savings Are Questionable and Improvements Are Needed to Ensure Functionality and Increase Utilization
GAO-07-208T: Published: Nov 16, 2006. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 2006.
In 1995, the Department of Defense (DOD) began an effort to implement a standard departmentwide travel system. The Defense Travel System (DTS) is envisioned as DOD's standard end-to-end travel system. This testimony is based on GAO's September 2006 related report. Today's testimony highlights GAO's key findings with regard to the following objectives: (1) Were the two key assumptions made in the S...
Defense Travel System: Reported Savings Questionable and Implementation Challenges Remain
GAO-06-980: Published: Sep 26, 2006. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 2006.
In 1995, the Department of Defense (DOD) began an effort to implement a standard departmentwide travel system. The Defense Travel System (DTS) is envisioned as DOD's standard end-to-end travel system. This report is a follow-up to GAO's January 2006, report which highlighted DTS implementation problems. Because of continued congressional interest in DTS, GAO initiated this follow-up audit under th...
Military Pay: Inadequate Controls for Stopping Overpayments of Hostile Fire and Hardship Duty Pay to Over 200 Sick or Injured Army National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers Assigned to Fort Bragg
GAO-06-384R: Published: Apr 27, 2006. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 2006.
Over the past several years, we have reported on significant pay problems experienced by mobilized Army National Guard and Army Reserve (Army Guard and Reserve) soldiers in the wake of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack. These reports included examples of hundreds of soldiers receiving inaccurate and untimely payroll payments due to a paper-intensive, error-prone pay process and the lack of...
DOD Business Transformation: Sustained Leadership Needed to Address Long-standing Financial and Business Management Problems
GAO-05-723T: Published: Jun 8, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 2005.
In July 2004, GAO testified before Congress on the impact and causes of financial and related business weaknesses on the Department of Defense's (DOD) operations and the status of DOD reform efforts. The report released today highlights that DOD still does not have management controls to ensure that its business systems investments are directed towards integrated corporate system solutions. GAO's...
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...
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...