Military readiness (1 - 10 of 13 items)
Defense Budget: DOD Needs to Improve Reporting of Operation and Maintenance Base Obligations
GAO-16-537: Published: Aug 16, 2016. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 2016.
Congress enacted funding for the Department of Defense's (DOD) Operation and Maintenance (O&M) into multiple base appropriations accounts, which are used to pay for day-to-day programs and activities. This enacted funding generally has increased each year since fiscal year 2009, with the exception of fiscal year 2013, when sequestration reduced funding for O&M base.GAO found that DOD used its auth...
Navy Working Capital Fund: Budgeting for Carryover at Fleet Readiness Centers Could Be Improved
GAO-15-462: Published: Jun 30, 2015. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2015.
GAO's analysis of Navy Working Capital Fund Fleet Readiness Centers' (FRC) budgets found that actual adjusted carryover exceeded allowable carryover in 10 of 11 fiscal years reviewed because orders exceeded work performed (revenue) by more than expected. As a result, total carryover grew to about $1 billion at the end of fiscal year 2014. In fiscal year 2014, the FRCs' actual adjusted carryover am...
DOD Financial Management: Improvements Needed in Army's Efforts to Ensure the Reliability of Its Statement of Budgetary Resources
GAO-14-60: Published: May 30, 2014. Publicly Released: May 30, 2014.
The Army has made important progress in developing its financial improvement plan (FIP) for budget execution to help guide its General Fund Statement of Budgetary Resources (SBR) audit readiness efforts. This FIP covers current year activity associated with the recently deployed General Fund Enterprise Business System (GFEBS) emphasizing the implementation of effective business processes. However,...
Sequestration: Observations on the Department of Defense's Approach in Fiscal Year 2013
GAO-14-177R: Published: Nov 7, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 2013.
Spending reductions under sequestration affected DODs civilian workforce and many programs and functions, and required DOD to accept some risk in maintaining the readiness of military forces. However, DOD was able to mitigate some near-term effects of sequestration on its mission. Reduced spending levels required DOD to take actions such as furloughing most civilian employees for 6 days, can...
Army Industrial Operations: Budgeting and Management of Carryover Could Be Improved
GAO-13-499: Published: Jun 27, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 2013.
From fiscal years 2006 through 2012, Army's Industrial Operations' actual carryover was under the allowable amounts in 5 of the 7 fiscal years. However, carryover more than doubled during that period, reaching a high of $5.8 billion in fiscal year 2011. Army officials stated that fiscal year 2011 was an abnormal year because Industrial Operations (1) received more orders than it had ever received-...
Defense Management: The Department of Defense's Annual Corrosion Budget Report Does Not Include Some Required Information
GAO-12-823R: Published: Sep 10, 2012. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 2012.
In summary, we found that DOD's fiscal year 2013 corrosion budget report to Congress (1) included some, but not all of the six mandated elements; (2) included a funding request that equals DOD's fiscal year 2013 stated requirements for corrosion activities and projects; and (3) lacked information needed to calculate the potential cost avoidance. First, DOD included three of the six mandated elemen...
Littoral Combat Ship: Actions Needed to Improve Operating Cost Estimates and Mitigate Risks in Implementing New Concepts
GAO-10-257: Published: Feb 2, 2010. Publicly Released: Feb 2, 2010.
The Navy plans to spend about $28 billion to buy 55 Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) and at least 64 interchangeable mission packages to perform one of three missions--mine countermeasures, antisubmarine warfare, and surface warfare--in waters close to shore. The Navy has been developing two different LCS seaframes and plans to select one for production in 2010. Due to the small 78-person crew size--40...
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)...
1998 DOD Budget: Operation and Maintenance Program
NSIAD-97-239R: Published: Aug 21, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 1997.
GAO evaluated the military services' and the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1998 operation and maintenance (O&M) budget requests, which total about $94 billion, focusing on whether the O&M accounts should be funded in the amounts requested. GAO noted that this report summarizes and updates information it provided in March, April, and June 1997, but does not include any actions that...
Civilian Downsizing: Unit Readiness Not Adversely Affected, but Future Reductions a Concern
NSIAD-96-143BR: Published: Apr 22, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed civilian downsizing at the Department of Defense (DOD), focusing on: (1) the extent to which the civilian workforce has been downsized and whether the downsizing has affected military readiness and functions; and (2) whether the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and the services had comprehensive strategies for managing civilian downsizing.G...