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Analysis of the Implementation of DOD's Resources Management Public Affairs Plan
NSIAD-85-53: Published: Feb 15, 1985. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Defense (DOD) Public Affairs Plan which was designed to enhance media and public understanding of and support for the DOD management improvement program.GAO was unable to determine the full extent of the plan's activities and their associated costs; however, based on an examination of available speeches and transcripts, GAO did...
High-Quality Senior Marine Corps Officers: How Many Stay Beyond 20 Years of Service?
PEMD-85-1: Published: Nov 13, 1984. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1984.
GAO studied the quality of U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant colonels who retired at the end of 20 years of service and those who remained in the service for consideration for promotion by a colonel selection board to determine whether: (1) the best qualified lieutenant colonels left the service before being considered for promotion to colonel; and (2) quality and retention were differentiated by profe...
Observations on the Army's Manpower Requirements Criteria Program
NSIAD-84-78: Published: Mar 27, 1984. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1984.
GAO commented on the results of its survey of the Army's Manpower Requirements Criteria (MARC) program.MARC is the process used by the Army to determine the number of soldiers needed to perform combat support and combat service support functions in deployable units. GAO concern about MARC arose from the serious problems found in the Manpower Authorization Criteria program, the predecessor to MARC,...
Impact of the Army's National Training Center on Improving Individual Soldier and Unit Abilities
NSIAD-84-51: Published: Mar 2, 1984. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO surveyed National Training Center (NTC) and selected Army units before and after their participation in exercises at NTC.The Army's NTC was established to provide soldiers with a training environment that closely parallels actual warfare. The training realism, intensiveness, and evaluation offered at NTC supplement the training accomplished by Army units at...
Progress Made by AH-64 Helicopter Contractors in Preparing for High Rate Production
NSIAD-83-4: Published: Jun 27, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's AH-64 Apache helicopter program, focusing on the ability of the prime contractors to meet production deliveries for the fiscal year (FY) 1984 buy.The Army and its contractors have made significant progress in reducing the development, testing, and production readiness risks in the Apache program. Further, the Army has continued to int...
Full-Time Support Personnel Programs in the Army and Air Force Reserve Components
121561: Jun 8, 1983
Testimony was given concerning GAO views on: (1) whether the planned growth in the full-time support programs in the Army and Air Force National Guard and Reserve is justified; and (2) whether proposed conversions of civilian technical positions in the Army Reserve to full-time, active-duty positions would be cost effective. GAO examined the methodologies used by the Army in two evaluations to det...
Analysis of DOD's Claimed Budgetary Savings Through Management Reforms
PLRD-83-61: Published: Apr 4, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1983.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Economies and Efficiencies Program to determine whether: (1) the savings projected for fiscal years (FY's) 1981 through 1987 can be expected to accrue; (2) the savings claimed for FY 1981 and 1982 were realized; and (3) the projected savings are the result of DOD reform or congressional or Government-wide actions.In general, GAO believes that the acti...
Perspectives on the Effectiveness of Service Enlisted Bonus Programs
FPCD-82-70: Published: Aug 23, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1982.
GAO summarized observations and findings from numerous audit and research groups, including those of GAO, on the armed services' enlistment and reenlistment bonus programs.A major problem for the armed services has been recruiting and retaining quality people with the right mix of skills and experience to perform their mission. The basic pay and allowances system currently in use by the military d...
Availability of Nurse-Midwife Services Under Federal Health Care Programs
HRD-82-79: Published: Jun 4, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the availability of the services of nurse-midwives under various Federal health care programs.GAO provided detailed information obtained in discussions with agency officials on the availability and use of nurse-midwives in these programs. Officials in each agency which GAO contacted generally supported the use of nurse-midwives. However, there i...
The Defense and Economic Cooperation Agreement--U.S. Interests and Turkish Needs
ID-82-31: Published: May 7, 1982. Publicly Released: May 17, 1982.
GAO was asked to review the 1980 Defense and Economic Cooperation Agreement (DECA) with Turkey, focusing on: (1) the impact of U.S. security assistance in meeting Turkey's needs; (2) the U.S. use of military facilities; and (3) proposed military construction.Turkey is faced with tremendous economic problems, including a lack of foreign exchange, a high debt burden, and balance of payment difficult...