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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...
Military Sealift Command: Relocation of Atlantic Area Command to Norfolk, Virginia, Area
NSIAD-98-40R: Published: Oct 9, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's estimated costs of relocating the Military Sealift Command's (MSC) Atlantic area command from the Army's Military Ocean Terminal at Bayonne, New Jersey, to Camp Pendleton, an Army National Guard base in the Norfolk, Virginia area.GAO noted that: (1) MSC officials estimate that the overall one-time cost to relocate the Atlantic area comma...
Ship Self Defense: Program Priorities Are Questionable
NSIAD-97-195R: Published: Aug 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1997.
As part of GAO's review of the Navy's Ship Self-Defense Program, GAO: (1) reviewed annual Ship Self-Defense and Antiair Warfare Defense program progress reports to Congress; (2) analyzed the Navy's plans for improving ship self-defense capabilities; (3) determined the extent to which scheduled improvements on various ship classes are meeting indicated priorities; and (4) sought information on the...
Program Status: Naval Surface Fire Support
NSIAD-97-179R: Published: Aug 6, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Navy's two-phased Naval Surface Fire Support program, focusing on: (1) the status of the Navy's near-term phase, consisting of a modified 5-inch gun, extended-range guided munition, and warfare control system; and (2) identifying issues surrounding the long-term phase, which is needed to address currently stated requirements.GAO noted that: (1) the near-term phase of the Naval Sur...
Defense Working Capital Funds: DOD Faces Continued Challenges in Eliminating Advance Billing
T-AIMD/NSIAD-97-221: Published: Jul 22, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1997.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) working capital funds, formerly known as the Defense Business Operations Fund (DBOF), focusing on: (1) a brief overview of fund operations and objectives; (2) a more detailed perspective of cash management operations; and (3) GAO's concerns with the cash situation through fiscal year (FY) 1998.GAO noted that: (1) in creating DBOF, DOD consolidated th...
DOD Budget: Budgeting for Operation and Maintenance Activities
T-NSIAD-97-222: Published: Jul 22, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1997.
GAO discussed the military services' budgeting for operation and maintenance (O&M) activities, focusing on: (1) differences in the services' budget estimates and obligations for some activities within the services' O&M accounts; and (2) the flexibility the services have in obligating O&M funds and congressional visibility over the movement of those funds between various O&M activities.GAO noted th...
Army Aviation and Troop Command
NSIAD-97-142R: Published: Apr 22, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the disestablishment and movement of the Army's Aviation and Troop Command (ATCOM) from St. Louis, Missouri, to Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, focusing on the: (1) Army's one-time cost estimate to accomplish the realignment; (2) Army's annual recurring savings estimate; and (3) health concerns raised about a building being renovated at Re...
National Security Analysis Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1997-99
IAP-97-1: Published: Apr 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1997.
GAO provided information on its National Security Analysis issue area plan for fiscal years 1997-1999.GAO plans to assess the: (1) extent to which the Department of Defense's (DOD) initiatives for implementing the national military strategy result in the efficient and effective allocation of resources; (2) efficiency and effectiveness of DOD's existing and planned force structure; (3) extent to wh...
Military Attrition: Better Screening of Enlisted Personnel Could Save Millions of Dollars
T-NSIAD-97-120: Published: Mar 13, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1997.
GAO discussed its report on military enlisted attrition, focusing on: (1) the extent of the attrition problem; (2) the reasons why enlistees are separated; (3) the adequacy of the data the Department of Defense (DOD) has available for setting realistic attrition reduction goals; (4) the savings the services could accrue by achieving their goals for reducing 6-month attrition; and (5) changes in po...
DOT's Budget: Safety, Management, and Other Issues Facing the Department in Fiscal Year 1998 and Beyond
T-RCED/AIMD-97-86: Published: Mar 6, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1997.
GAO discussed the major safety and security, management, and other issues facing the Department of Transportation (DOT).GAO noted that: (1) GAO has reported on problems with the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) oversight, including the need to target limited inspection resources, improve safety data reliability and inspector training, and address the security vulnerabilities of the air tran...