Military forces (21 - 30 of 47 items)
Less Expensive Internal Management Options May Be Viable Alternatives for Countering Critical Military Skill Shortages
FPCD-82-16: Published: Apr 19, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1982.
Because the services have requested across-the-board increases and numerous other monetary incentives and benefit packages as inducements to attract and retain enlisted personnel, GAO reviewed the Air Force's effort to determine: (1) the extent and nature of its personnel shortages; (2) what factors it identified as contributing to the shortages; and (3) what the Air Force is doing, and plans to d...
Initial Skill Training for Navy Enlisted Personnel
FPCD-81-56: Published: Jun 29, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1981.
GAO recently completed a survey of the Navy's initial skill training for enlisted personnel. The survey addressed how the Navy determines which job tasks a sailor should know, how it insures that the tasks are taught, and whether fleet supervisors are satisfied with recent graduates of initial skill training.The Navy is taking action to improve its initial skill training by developing new training...
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...
Issue Area Planning in GAO
113587: Oct 7, 1980
This manual for preparing program plans sets out the policies and procedures used in the GAO issue area planning system. The guidelines include the program planning process, updating plans, components of the issue area plan, resource usage and allocations in the issue area, analysis guidelines, issue area boundary guidelines, and directions for areas-of-concern and line-of-effort guidelines. Modif...
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...
Lack of Control and Feedback Hinders Army Manpower Management Improvements
FPCD-80-9: Published: Oct 31, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1979.
Using information and findings from previous reports, GAO evaluated the adequacy of the Army manpower management system to determine effectively its manpower needs, justify its manpower budget, and direct and monitor manpower use. Actions taken by the Army to correct some of its more significant problems were identified.Although the Army has tried to solve some of its problems by consolidating man...
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...
Flying-Hour Programs of the Military Services: Opportunities for Improved Management
LCD-75-451: Published: Jun 18, 1976. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1976.
No summary is currently available...
Problems in Developing the Advanced Logistics System
LCD-75-101: Published: Jun 17, 1976. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 1976.
The Advanced Logistics System was intended to modernize the Department of the Air Force's logistics management activities through automation. The problem with the system concerned computers acquired from the Control Data Corporation. A review was conducted by GAO to determine the course of events that led to the termination of the project.Remedial efforts by the Air Force and the Corporation were...