U.S. Army (31 - 40 of 62 items)
Request for Relief From Liability
B-194782: Published: Aug 25, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1980.
GAO was asked to grant relief from liability to an Army Recreational Fee Cashier for a loss of recreational fees and change funds. The record showed that someone entered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' compound during the night hours and forcibly entered a mobile home via a window. A large steel container containing Government funds was then entirely removed from the mobile home. Examination of...
Recruiting Management in the Armed Services
FPCD-80-78: Published: Aug 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1980.
GAO conducted a limited review of recruiting management practices of the armed services. GAO found some service-unique problems which were reported to the services in question. Many of the problems have either already been corrected or are now being corrected.Problem areas noted in the Navy included: recruiters' quality of life, treatment of urban versus rural recruiters, control operations, delay...
Review of Base Realignment Study of Fort Douglas, Utah
LCD-79-333: Published: Oct 10, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 1979.
A review was made of the Army's decision to close Fort Douglas, Utah, and to reassign the area support mission for Army Reserve units from that installation to Fort Carson, Colorado. Currently, the primary mission of Fort Douglas is to support assigned and tenant units and Army Reserve units in Utah, Montana, and Idaho. The Army estimated that the proposed action to close Fort Douglas would result...
Review of the Army's Decision To Disestablish the Training Center at Fort Dix, New Jersey
LCD-79-325: Published: Aug 6, 1979. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1979.
Over the past several years the Army has announced a number of realinements to reduce support costs and headquarters and overhead structure, and to improve Army combat forces. One such announcement, dated March 29, 1979, included the transfer of training functions from Fort Dix, New Jersey, to Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Fort Knox, Kentucky; Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; and Fort Bliss, Texas. GA...
Evaluation of Defense's Comments on a Critical Report: Were Transfers of Army Pacific Support Functions Mismanaged?
FPCD-79-50: Published: Apr 23, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1979.
In an earlier report, the Army's retaining funded personnel spaces were questioned after support functions employing the personnel were transferred to other services, which gained new personnel spaces for increased work loads.Unjustified recurring budget increases totaled $25 million. The Army transferred over 20 support functions to other services. The Secretary of Defense provided $10 million in...
Placing Subcontractor's Name on Debarred Bidders' List for Violations of Davis-Bacon Act
B-193475: Published: Dec 27, 1978. Publicly Released: Dec 27, 1978.
The Army awarded two contracts, both over $2,000, for repair work at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. It was determined that the subcontractor deliberately paid subminimum wage rates to some of its employees, in violation of federal law, and submitted incorrect certified payrolls designed to simulate compliance with labor standards requirements. The contractor failed to respond to several government co...
Planned Realignment of Two Army Commands in St. Louis, Missouri
LCD-77-358: Published: Oct 27, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1977.
The Department of Defense realinement of the Army Troop Command and the Army Aviation Systems Command could save an estimated $6.7 million each year and avoid other costs.Abolishing the Troop Support Command and the Aviation Systems Command to form two new commands, the U.S. Army Troop Support and Aviation Material Readiness Command and the U.S. Army Aviation Research and Development Command, coul...
Review of Contracts Awarded to Raycomm, Inc., Freehold, New Jersey, by the Army Electronics Command, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey
PSAD-77-64: Published: Feb 16, 1977. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 1977.
The validity of allegations that there were irregularities in awarding three Army contracts to Raycomm, Inc., was investigated. Requests for the proposals for the contracts awarded in 1971, 1973, and 1975 listed the type of software products and technical services required and contained estimates of the number of hours of labor by category required to provide these products and services during the...
The Army's Test of One Station Unit Training: Adequacy and Value
FPCD-76-100: Published: Feb 9, 1977. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 1977.
A yearlong Army test of a concept for providing basic and advanced training at one station under a single cadre was monitored.In order to implement the one station unit training, many current training centers would be closed and new construction costing about $300 million would be necessary. The test results show that under the one station concept the training cycle can be reduced by tailoring the...
Grade Creep at New Cumberland Army Depot, Pennsylvania
FPCD-77-1: Published: Oct 8, 1976. Publicly Released: Oct 8, 1976.
Charges that the reorganization of the U.S. Army International Logistics Center at New Cumberland Army Depot, Pennsylvania, would create unnecessary cost to the taxpayer are investigated. Records were examined and discussions were held with Army and Civil Service officials. The reorganization, when completed, will increase both the number of personnel and the overall grade structure. No major addi...