Military personnel (1 - 10 of 106 items)
Military and Veterans Disability System: Worldwide Deployment of Integrated System Warrants Careful Monitoring
GAO-11-633T: Published: May 4, 2011. Publicly Released: May 4, 2011.
This testimony discusses the efforts by the Departments of Defense (DOD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) to integrate their disability evaluation systems. Wounded warriors unable to continue their military service must navigate DOD's and VA's disability evaluation systems to be assessed for eligibility for disability compensation from the two agencies. GAO and others have found problems with these syste...
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...
Military Base Realignments and Closures: Estimated Costs Have Increased and Estimated Savings Have Decreased
GAO-08-341T: Published: Dec 12, 2007. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 2007.
The Department of Defense (DOD) is currently implementing recommendations from the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round, which is the fifth round undertaken by DOD since 1988. The 2005 round is, by GAO's assessment, the biggest, most complex, and costliest BRAC round ever, in part because, unlike previous rounds, the Secretary of Defense viewed the 2005 round as an opportunity not only t...
DOD Personnel: More Accurate Estimate of Overdue Security Clearance Reinvestigations Is Needed
T-NSIAD-00-246: Published: Sep 20, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) backlog of overdue personnel security reinvestigations, focusing on: (1) how DOD estimates estimates the backlog; (2) the soundness of DOD's backlog estimates; and (3) DOD's plans to address the backlog problem.GAO noted that: (1) in the absence of a Department-wide database that can accurately measure the reinves...
Military Treatment Facilities: Emergency Department Utilization
HEHS-00-63R: Published: Mar 13, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on whether military active duty service personnel, retirees, and their dependents not enrolled in the Department of Defense's (DOD) TRICARE program, are obtaining nonemergency medical care through Military Treatment Facilities (MTF) emergency departments, focusing on the: (1) services' efforts to determine requirements for MTF emergency...
DOD T&A System Controls: Military Leave Records and Approval of Leave Requests
AIMD-99-283R: Published: Sep 22, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the internal control requirements in Title 6, "Pay, Leave, and Allowances of the GAO Policy and Procedures Manual for Guidance of Federal Agencies" as they relate to the Air Force's Air Mobility Command's employee time and attendance (T&A) system, focusing on whether: (1) military leave records must be maintained in paper form containing handwrit...
Military Pilots: Observations on Current Issues
T-NSIAD-99-102: Published: Mar 4, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its preliminary findings and observations pertaining to pilot shortages, focusing on: (1) the validity of pilot requirements; (2) the extent of the reported shortages and where they exist; (3) the key factors contributing to pilot shortages; (4) the services' plans for correcting such shortfalls; and (5) other steps that could be taken to address...
Army Ranger Training: Final Assessment of Improvements Mandated By 1996 National Defense Authorization Act
NSIAD-99-57: Published: Feb 25, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the corrective actions taken by the Army following the deaths of four Ranger students in a 1995 training accident, focusing on the status of: (1) Army Ranger training manning levels required by the fiscal year 1996 National Defense Authorization Act; (2) establishing safety cell organizations required by the act; (3) corrective saf...
Digests of Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States, Vol. VI, No. 3
155526: Dec 1, 1994
GAO published its monthly digest of decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States for the month of December 1994. These decisions involved financial management, civilian personnel, military personnel, and procurement issues...
Conscientious Objectors: Number of Applications Remained Small During the Persian Gulf War
NSIAD-94-35: Published: Nov 9, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) handling of conscientious objector applications from armed forces members, focusing on the: (1) number of applications and approval rates for fiscal year (FY) 1988 through FY 1991, particularly during the time of the Persian Gulf War; (2) impact of the number of applications on readiness; (3) applicants' characteri...