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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...
Stabilizing Iraq: Preliminary Observations on Budget and Management Challenges of Iraq's Security Ministries
GAO-07-637T: Published: Mar 22, 2007. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 2007.
In November 2005, the President issued the National Strategy for Victory in Iraq. According to the strategy, victory will be achieved when Iraq is peaceful, united, stable, secure, well integrated into the international community, and a full partner in the global war on terror. To help Iraq achieve this, the U.S. is, among other efforts, helping strengthen the capabilities of the Iraq Ministries o...
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...
DOD's High-Risk Areas: Successful Business Transformation Requires Sound Strategic Planning and Sustained Leadership
GAO-05-520T: Published: Apr 13, 2005. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 2005.
In January 2005, GAO released its 2005 high-risk series update report for the 109th Congress. GAO's high-risk series has increasingly focused on major government programs and operations that need urgent attention and transformation to ensure that the U.S. government functions in the most economical, efficient, and effective manner possible. GAO also emphasizes those federal programs and operations...
Defense Budget: Improved Reviews Needed to Ensure Better Management of Obligated Funds
GAO-03-275: Published: Jan 30, 2003. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 2003.
As of September 30, 2001, the Navy's operating appropriations had $2.1 billion in unliquidated--or unpaid--funds that were obligated during fiscal years 1997-99. Unliquidated obligations that are no longer needed to pay for goods and services tie up funds that could be used for other permissible purposes. In addition, inaccurate obligation data result in misstatement of budgetary information. Beca...
Defense Budget: Visibility and Accountability of O&M Fund Movements
T-NSIAD-00-98: Published: Feb 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 29, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 2001 budget as it relates to readiness needs, focusing on: (1) identifying the aggregated differences between the amounts Congress initially designated for the operation and maintenance (O&M) subactivities and those DOD reported as obligated for the same subactivities; (2) identifying those O&M su...
Budget Issues: Budgetary Implications of Selected GAO Work for Fiscal Year 2000
OCG-99-26: Published: Apr 16, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the budgetary implications of selected program reforms discussed in its work but not yet implemented or enacted.GAO noted that: (1) Congress has many available options for cutting spending or raising revenue; (2) GAO discussed the conventions used to estimate savings and revenue gains; (3) it provided for congressional consideration an analytical f...
DOD Budget: Substantial Risks in Weapons Modernization Plans
T-NSIAD-99-20: Published: Oct 8, 1998. Publicly Released: Oct 8, 1998.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) budgetary plans to modernize its forces, focusing on: (1) DOD's experience over the last few years in trying to shift funds from nonmission or infrastructure programs to acquisition programs; (2) the risks in DOD's ability to execute its Future Years Defense Program (FYDP) for fiscal years 1999 through 2003; and (3) the implications of current procur...
DOT's Budget: Management and Performance Issues Facing the Department in Fiscal Year 1999
T-RCED/AIMD-98-76: Published: Feb 12, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed key resource management issues and performance challenges facing the Department of Transportation (DOT) in 1999 and beyond.GAO noted that: (1) there is a need for increased management attention to highway, transit, and rail programs-which account for 67 percent of DOT's fiscal year (FY) 1999 budget request-in several areas; (2) the improved oversi...
Navy Ordnance: Analysis of Business Area Efforts to Streamline Operations and Reduce Costs
AIMD/NSIAD-98-24: Published: Oct 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed financial and management issues related to the ordnance business area of the Navy Working Capital Fund, focusing on: (1) the Navy's proposed and ongoing actions to reduce the business area's costs; and (2) additional cost reduction opportunities.GAO noted that: (1) the Navy is in the process of developing the cost reduction plan GAO recommended in...