Military forces (81 - 90 of 979 items)
Defense Budget: Need to Better Inform Congress on Funding for Army Division Training
GAO-01-902: Published: Jul 5, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 5, 2001.
Congress has expressed concern about the extent to which the Department of Defense has moved funds that directly affect military readiness, such as those that finance training, to pay for other subactivities within its operation and maintenance (O&M) account, such as real property maintenance and base operations. This report reviews the (1) Army's obligation of O&M division training funds and (2)...
Status Update of the New 155mm Lightweight Howitzer
GAO-01-603R: Published: Apr 10, 2001. Publicly Released: May 3, 2001.
GAO reviewed the progress of the new 155mm Lightweight Howitzer program. GAO found that since July 2000, all key program milestones have continued to slip. Only the initial fielding date for the howitzer remains unchanged. Since July 2000, the total program cost estimates have increased from $1,129.9 million to $1,250.2 million, an increase of $120.3 million. In addition, GAO found four technical...
Defense Planning: Opportunities to Improve Strategic Reviews
GAO-01-514R: Published: Mar 20, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 2001.
For several years, GAO has reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to strategically plan for the nation's defense needs and prepare related budgets. In particular, GAO evaluated DOD's methodology for conducting the 1993 Bottom-Up Review and the 1997 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), and its preparation of several Future Years Defense Programs (FYDP). As DOD began a new effort to review...
Principles of Federal Appropriations Law: Second Edition, Volume IV
GAO-01-179SP: Published: Mar 1, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 2001.
GAO published a second edition of Volume IV of its Principles of Federal Appropriations Law, Second Edition, which includes a discussion of the statutes and regulations governing appropriations matters as well as references to significant issues rendered by the Comptroller General and the courts...
Military Activities: Display of Equipment at the Former Philadelphia Naval Base in July 2000
GAO-01-77R: Published: Oct 18, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 2000.
The Department of Defense (DOD) displayed military items for Members of Congress at the former Philadelphia Naval Base prior to the Republican National Convention in July 2000. To minimize the chance that the display would be associated with partisan events, DOD limited it to three days and imposed certain restrictions. According to several servicemembers and a DOD official present at the display,...
Contingency Operations: Army Should Do More to Control Contract Cost in the Balkans
NSIAD-00-225: Published: Sep 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Army's efforts to control the costs of its Balkans Support Contract, focusing on whether: (1) the Army is taking effective actions to contain costs; and (2) improvements are needed in how the Army and other Department of Defense (DOD) agencies involved in Balkan operations manage activities under the primary Balkan contract.GAO noted that: (1) both...
Compendium of Budget Accounts: Fiscal Year 2001
AIMD-00-143: Published: Apr 1, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 2000.
GAO presented a compendium of fiscal year (FY) 2001 budget accounts to give users a convenient way to: (1) sort through the federal government's fiscal structure; and (2) determine the level of used, estimated, or requested budgetary resources for individual accounts.GAO noted that: (1) the compendium has the same organizational arrangement as the appendix to the Budget of the United States Govern...
Defense Budget: Real Property Maintenance and Base Operations Fund Movements
T-NSIAD-00-101: Published: Mar 1, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) real property maintenance and base operations fund movements, focusing on the: (1) movement of funds to and from real property maintenance and base operations during fiscal years 1994 through 1999; (2) movement of unit training funds during the same period of time; and (3) evidence indicating that unit training fu...
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: Effective Oversight and Budget Discipline Are Essential--Even in a Time of Surplus
T-AIMD-00-73: Published: Feb 1, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed selected performance challenges within federal agencies and programs and possible changes to congressional oversight models to help address such problems, focusing on: (1) the federal services that could be better provided by the private sector; (2) the federal subsidies to individuals, business, or states and local governments are no longer neede...