Military cost control (41 - 50 of 60 items)
Navy Could Reduce Costs by Better Monitoring Its Enlisted Transfer Policy
FPCD-83-31: Published: Jun 14, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1983.
GAO reviewed the Navy's policy which requires that enlisted personnel have enough time remaining in their enlistment to complete their tour at a new location before transferring.GAO found that the Navy is not complying with its transfer policy and, as a result, is incurring unnecessary costs. This situation is occurring because local commanders are permitting many of their members to transfer with...
Better Planning and Funding Approach Needed for Military Medical Facilities Construction and Modernization Projects in Germany
HRD-82-130: Published: Sep 30, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1982.
GAO reported on the condition of military medical facilities in Europe as well as plans for their renovation and replacement.GAO believes that the recent emphasis placed on European construction projects, together with significantly higher funding provide the Army with an opportunity to correct deficiencies, eliminate past inadequacies in facility geographic distribution, and consider construction...
Air Force Efforts To Reduce Student Backlogs
FPCD-82-72: Published: Sep 29, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1982.
GAO reviewed Air Force efforts to reduce the delays experienced by Air Force recruits after the completion of orientation before they begin their technical training.GAO found that training backlogs delay recruits' skill development and cost the Air Force an estimated $11.4 million in fiscal year (FY) 1981. Although there are many causes of student backlogs, the one most commonly cited by Air Force...
Variations in the Military Services' Contingency Hospital Programs
HRD-82-101: Published: Jul 15, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1982.
GAO studied the similarities and differences of the approaches the military services follow to develop their contingency hospital programs, with an emphasis on: (1) the cost to obtain, store, and maintain the hospitals; (2) the operational requirements of the hospitals; and (3) the extent to which the services are coordinating their programs.GAO found that a number of cost and operational differen...
Service Programs To Reduce Costly Attrition by Developing and Using Biodata Inventories
FPCD-82-27: Published: Mar 12, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1982.
GAO reviewed the ongoing personnel research and development efforts of the services to reduce costly first-term attrition by improving the recruit selection program.Each of the services is progressing in developing and validating similar screening instruments to supplement the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery. These biodata inventories allow respondents to describe themselves and are use...
Relocation of AIR-630 From California to Washington, D.C.
PLRD-81-15: Published: Apr 2, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1981.
GAO was requested to inquire into the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) decision to relocate its Target and Range Systems Division (AIR-630) from Camarillo, California, to NAVAIR headquarters in Washington, D.C. In October 1980, NAVAIR stated that it had thoroughly reviewed the AIR-630 mission and operation and had determined that the move would reduce operational costs. The NAVAIR review showed...
DOD Opportunities To Realize Great Savings by Taking Certain Actions in the Logistics Area
114895: Mar 31, 1981
The consolidation of base support services at military installations is a simple way to save money. The Department of Defense (DOD) has established three programs aimed at reducing base support costs, of which the Defense Retail Interservicing Support (DRIS) program shows the greatest potential. GAO believes that DOD has not consolidated base support services more because of: (1) parochial interes...
Proposals for More Effective Military Manpower Policies
114552: Mar 10, 1981
GAO has recommended conversion to a salary system whereby all service personnel would be paid in cash and distributions based on dependents, marital status, or in-kind benefits would disappear. The present military compensation package consists of basic pay and quarters and subsistence allowances. Since subsistence, quarters, and housing allowances are not subject to Federal income or social secur...
Department of Defense Can Benefit from Better Management of Training Activities
FPCD-78-4: Published: Nov 21, 1977. Publicly Released: Nov 21, 1977.
The Naval Training Equipment Center, which is the focal point for research and development of training devices for all services, may be unable to respond to future training device needs and has, therefore, increasingly resorted to more costly contracting for its research and development efforts.In 1976, about 60 percent of the Center's funds were provided by the Navy, 37 percent by the Army, and 3...
Military Services Should Uniformly Adopt Improved Packaging Techniques
LCD-77-216: Published: Jun 8, 1977. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1977.
Unlike the Air Force, the Army and Navy have been slow in accepting two innovative packaging methods, foam-in-place and fast packs, and therefore have lost potential savings.Foam packaging affords savings in labor, materials, reusability, transportation, and reduced shipping damage when compared with conventional packaging. Experience at the San Antonio Air Force Logistics Center indicated that it...