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Global War On Terrorism: Fiscal Year 2006 Obligation Rates Are Within Funding Levels and Significant Multiyear Procurement Funds Will Likely Remain Available for Use in Fiscal Year 2007
GAO-07-76: Published: Nov 13, 2006. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 2006.
Because of broad congressional interest, GAO is examining the costs of military operations in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) under the Comptroller General's authority to conduct evaluations on his own initiative. In September 2005, GAO reported the Department of Defense (DOD) cannot ensure reported GWOT obligations are complete, reliable, and accurate, and recommended improvements....
Highlights of a GAO Forum: Federal Acquisition Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century
GAO-07-45SP: Published: Oct 6, 2006. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 2006.
Acquisition of products and services from contractors consumes about a quarter of discretionary spending governmentwide and is a key function in many federal agencies. In fiscal year 2005 alone, federal government contracting involved over $388 billion. The work of the government is increasingly being performed by contractors, including in emergency and large-scale logistics operations such as hur...
Rebuilding Iraq: Continued Progress Requires Overcoming Contract Management Challenges
GAO-06-1130T: Published: Sep 28, 2006. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2006.
The United States, along with its coalition partners and various international organizations, has undertaken a challenging, complex, and costly effort to stabilize and rebuild Iraq. The Department of Defense (DOD) has responsibility for a significant portion of the reconstruction effort. Amid signs of progress, the coalition faces numerous political, security, and economic challenges in rebuilding...
Contract Management: Service Contract Approach to Aircraft Simulator Training Has Room for Improvement
GAO-06-830: Published: Sep 22, 2006. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 2006.
The Air Force has turned to service contracts for the F-15C, F-16, Airborne Warning and Control System, and F-15E, and the Army has done the same for helicopter simulator training at its Flight School XXI. The contractors own, operate, and maintain the simulator hardware and software. The military services rely on industry to capitalize the required up-front investment, with the understanding that...
Defense Logistics: Changes to Stryker Vehicle Maintenance Support Should Identify Strategies for Addressing Implementation Challenges
GAO-06-928R: Published: Sep 5, 2006. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 2006.
As part of the Army's ongoing transformation efforts, in October 1999 the Army announced the Stryker brigade concept. The Stryker brigade is a unit designed to provide the Army with a rapidly deployable force that is capable of operating against the full spectrum of military threats. To meet the Army's requirements for being rapidly deployable and combat capable, the Stryker brigade relies on new...
Global War on Terrorism: Observations on Funding, Costs, and Future Commitments
GAO-06-885T: Published: Jul 18, 2006. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 2006.
After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the President announced a Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), requiring the collective instruments of the entire federal government to counter the threat of terrorism. Ongoing military and diplomatic operations overseas, especially in Iraq and Afghanistan, constitute a key part of GWOT. These operations involve a wide variety of activities such as com...
Corps of Engineers: Observations on Planning and Project Management Processes for the Civil Works Program
GAO-06-529T: Published: Mar 15, 2006. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 2006.
Through the Civil Works Program, the Corps of Engineers (Corps) constructs, operates, and maintains thousands of civil works projects across the United States. The Corps uses a two-phase study process to help inform congressional decision makers about civil works projects and determine if they warrant federal investment. As part of the process for deciding to proceed with a project, the Corps anal...
Investigation: Military Meals, Ready-To-Eat Sold on eBay
GAO-06-410R: Published: Feb 13, 2006. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 2006.
As a result of widespread congressional and public interest in the federal response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, we conducted a limited investigation into allegations that military Meal, Ready-To-Eat (MRE) rations intended for use in the hurricane relief efforts were instead sold to the public on the Internet auction site eBay. We focused our efforts on confirming whether selected MREs being of...
Defense Inventory: Army Needs to Strengthen Internal Controls for Items Shipped to Repair Contractors
GAO-06-209: Published: Dec 13, 2005. Publicly Released: Dec 13, 2005.
GAO has previously reported that the lack of control over inventory shipments increases the Department of Defense's (DOD) vulnerability to undetected loss or theft. GAO evaluated the Army's effectiveness in maintaining accountability of inventory shipped to repair contractors. To conduct its review, GAO analyzed shipment data for fiscal year 2004, surveyed repair contractors that were recipients o...
DOD Business Transformation: Preliminary Observations on the Defense Travel System
GAO-05-998T: Published: Sep 29, 2005. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 2005.
The Department of Defense (DOD) has been working to develop and implement a standard end-to-end travel system for the last 10 years. Congress has been at the forefront in addressing issues related to DOD's travel management practices with the hearing today being another example of its oversight efforts. Because of widespread congressional interest in the Defense Travel System (DTS), GAO's current...