Military personnel (1 - 10 of 97 items)
DOD Financial Management: Improved Documentation Needed to Support the Air Force's Military Payroll and Meet Audit Readiness Goals
GAO-16-68: Published: Dec 17, 2015. Publicly Released: Dec 17, 2015.
Based on GAO's testing of the first 10 months of fiscal year 2014, the Air Force and its service provider, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, had in place systems and processes designed to provide a complete universe of Air Force active duty military payroll transactions. In addition to reconciling payroll information with accounting, financial reporting, and disbursement information, the...
DOD Financial Management: The Army Faces Significant Challenges in Achieving Audit Readiness for Its Military Pay
GAO-12-406: Published: Mar 22, 2012. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 2012.
The Army could not readily identify the population of Army military payroll accounts given its existing procedures and systems. The Army and DFAS-IN did not have an effective, repeatable process for identifying the population of active duty payroll records. For example, it took 3 months and repeated attempts before DFAS-IN could provide a population of service members who received active duty Army...
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...
Defense Travel System: Overview of Prior Reported Challenges Faced by DOD in Implementation and Utilization
GAO-08-649T: Published: Apr 15, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 2008.
In 1995, the Department of Defense (DOD) began an effort to implement a standard departmentwide travel system, the Defense Travel System (DTS). This testimony is based on previously issued GAO reports and testimonies that highlighted challenges confronted by DOD in the implementation of DTS. More specifically, today's testimony focuses on prior GAO reporting concerning (1) the lack of quantitative...
Military Base Realignments and Closures: Estimated Costs Have Increased and Estimated Savings Have Decreased
GAO-08-341T: Published: Dec 12, 2007. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 2007.
The Department of Defense (DOD) is currently implementing recommendations from the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round, which is the fifth round undertaken by DOD since 1988. The 2005 round is, by GAO's assessment, the biggest, most complex, and costliest BRAC round ever, in part because, unlike previous rounds, the Secretary of Defense viewed the 2005 round as an opportunity not only t...
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...
Travel Cards: Control Weaknesses Leave Army Vulnerable to Potential Fraud and Abuse
GAO-03-169: Published: Oct 11, 2002. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 2002.
The Army's individually billed travel card program is different from the purchase card program in that the cardholder is directly responsible for all charges incurred on his or her travel card account, and the monthly bill is sent to the cardholder for payment. The cardholder is responsible for submitting a properly documented voucher and is reimbursed by the Army for all valid expenses related to...
Federally Chartered Corporation: Review of the Financial Statement Audit Reports for the Navy Club of the United States of America for Fiscal Years 2000 and 1999
GAO-01-1089R: Published: Aug 21, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 2001.
GAO reviewed the audit reports covering the financial statements of the Navy Club of the United States of America, for fiscal years 1999 and 2000. GAO found no reportable instances of noncompliance. The audit reports included the auditors' opinion that the financial statements of the corporation were presented fairly in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles...
Military Treatment Facilities: Emergency Department Utilization
HEHS-00-63R: Published: Mar 13, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on whether military active duty service personnel, retirees, and their dependents not enrolled in the Department of Defense's (DOD) TRICARE program, are obtaining nonemergency medical care through Military Treatment Facilities (MTF) emergency departments, focusing on the: (1) services' efforts to determine requirements for MTF emergency...
Military Pilots: Observations on Current Issues
T-NSIAD-99-102: Published: Mar 4, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its preliminary findings and observations pertaining to pilot shortages, focusing on: (1) the validity of pilot requirements; (2) the extent of the reported shortages and where they exist; (3) the key factors contributing to pilot shortages; (4) the services' plans for correcting such shortfalls; and (5) other steps that could be taken to address...