Military forces (31 - 40 of 52 items)
Who Is Watching the Defense Dollars?
AFMD-82-26: Published: Feb 5, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 1982.
GAO prepared a study to: (1) present background information on the principal Department of Defense (DOD) audit and investigative organizations; (2) summarize findings of earlier reports on these organizations; and (3) discuss the merits of having a statutory inspector general in DOD modeled after those in the civil agencies. The study supplements many oral briefings GAO has given to congressional...
Selected Provisional Payments Under Regional Defense Contracts
117081: Dec 1, 1981
GAO examined selected provisional payments under contracts administered by the Defense Contract Administration Services Region (DCASR), Boston. In conducting its investigation, GAO visited the DCASR regional offices in Boston and the management area offices in Boston and Hartford. The purpose of the visits was to examine the procedures and controls related to provisional approval of contractor rei...
Travel Management Within Federal Government
116005: Jul 30, 1981
Travel, essential to the effective administration of Government programs, has been widely perceived as an area of waste and inefficiency. GAO believes that Federal managers have focused too much attention on the accuracy of travel reimbursements after trips are made and not enough on reviewing the need for the trips. Agency officials do not always require managers to comply with Federal travel pol...
Additional Efforts Needed To Improve Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Program Management
FPCD-81-59: Published: Jun 22, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1981.
GAO reviewed various aspects of the Department of Defense's (DOD) morale, welfare, and recreation (MWR) programs.GAO believes that many steps already taken by DOD and the services will improve MWR program management. These steps include: (1) the establishment of minimum standards by the Army; (2) periodic needs surveys in the Army and Air Force; (3) the DOD policy directive on the prescribed fundi...
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...
GAO Efforts Related to Fraud, Abuse, and Mismanagement in Federal Programs
094367: May 23, 1979
No summary is currently available...
The Coast Guard's Response to Oilspills
105372: Mar 22, 1978
The Coast Guard reported that oilspills in and around U.S. waters totalled about 14.4 million gallons in 1975 and about 23.1 million gallons in 1976. When an oilspill occurs, the spiller is responsible for cleanup. If the spiller refuses cleanup responsibility, conducts inadequate cleanup action, or is unknown, designated federal agencies are authorized to initiate cleanup using financing from an...