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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...
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 Industrial Facilities: Workforce Requirements and Related Issues Affecting Depots and Arsenals
NSIAD-99-31: Published: Nov 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Army's basis for personnel reductions planned at its depots during fiscal years 1998-1999; (2) the Army's progress in developing an automated system for making maintenance depot staffing decisions based on workload estimates; (3) factors that may impact the Army's ability to improve the cost-effectiveness of its maintenance depot's program...
Federal Quality Management: Strategies for Involving Employees
GGD-95-79: Published: Apr 18, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1995.
GAO reviewed quality management (QM) implementation at federal agencies, focusing on the human resource management (HRM) approaches used by 10 federal agencies recognized for their QM efforts.GAO found that: (1) the agencies have spent significantly more money on employee training and have used in-house training for at least part of their training efforts; (2) in-house training has resulted in red...
Army Reserve Components: Cost, Readiness, and Personnel Implications of Restructuring Agreement
NSIAD-95-76: Published: Mar 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Offsite Agreement, a major restructuring of the Army National Guard and Army Reserve, focusing on the agreement's: (1) implementation costs; (2) impact on readiness; (3) efforts to absorb displaced personnel; (4) effect on the implementation of the Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986; and (5) impact on the Special...
Strategic Sealift: Summary of Workshop on Crewing the Ready Reserve Force
NSIAD-94-177: Published: Jun 6, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether recent improvements to the Ready Reserve Force (RRF) meet defense needs, focusing on the: (1) impact of the declining U.S. commercial merchant marine manpower pool on U.S. sealift capability; (2) impediments to timely crewing; and (3) various crewing proposals.GAO found that government agencies, commercial ship managers, and organized marit...
Navy Maintenance: Improved Labor Estimates Can Reduce Shipyard Costs
NSIAD-93-199: Published: Jul 22, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Navy's methods for managing and controlling direct labor costs at its naval shipyards, focusing on whether labor estimates: (1) for ship repairs were reliable and effective in helping managers to control labor costs; and (2) reflected the benefits from labor-saving improvements and new equipment.GAO found that: (1) shipyard planners overestimate labor 3 to 23 percent per ship, whi...
Defense Business Fund
AFMD-93-52R: Published: Mar 1, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative mandate, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in implementing the Defense Business Operations Fund. GAO found that: (1) DOD has not completed policies to govern the Fund's operations and does not anticipate completion until September 1993; (2) DOD needs to define procedures to implement its policies and make changes in its financial systems; (3) DOD has...
Army Training: Army Analysis Overstates Signal Training Costs at Fort Sill
NSIAD-92-168: Published: Apr 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's cost analysis of its decision to relocate certain signal corps training from Fort Sill to Fort Gordon to cut training costs, focusing on whether the estimated cost differential could be substantiated.GAO found that: (1) the Army cost analysis overstated training support and base personnel costs at Fort Sill because it combined Fort Sill'...
Army Reserve Components: Accurate and Complete Data Are Needed to Monitor Full-Time Support Program
NSIAD-92-70: Published: Dec 30, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the deployability and effectiveness of full-time support personnel occupying key positions in Army Reserve and National Guard Units, focusing on: (1) whether the Army's system for monitoring the full-time support program was adequate; and (2) the effectiveness of full-time support personnel in helping their units make the transition from peacetime...