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DOD Civilian and Contractor Workforces: Additional Cost Savings Data and Efficiencies Plan Are Needed
GAO-17-128: Published: Oct 12, 2016. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 2016.
The Department of Defense (DOD) did not report all required data on military, civilian, and contracted services workforces in its February 2016 report that would demonstrate savings, as required by section 955 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, and it estimates that by FY 2017 it will meet savings for the civilian workforce but not for contracted services....
Human Capital: Additional Actions Needed to Enhance DOD's Efforts to Address Mental Health Care Stigma
GAO-16-404: Published: Apr 18, 2016. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 2016.
Military servicemembers' perceive that a stigma exists with seeking mental health care, but little information is known about Department of Defense (DOD) deployed civilian perceptions. GAO's analysis of the most recently available data from a DOD-wide survey found that about 37 percent of active duty servicemembers in 2011 and 39 percent of reservists in the 2010/2011 timeframe responded that they...
Defense Acquisition Workforce: Actions Needed to Guide Planning Efforts and Improve Workforce Capability
GAO-16-80: Published: Dec 14, 2015. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 2015.
The Department of Defense (DOD) has increased the size of its acquisition workforce from about 126,000 in September 2008 to about 153,000 in March 2015. The growth was accomplished by hiring additional civilian personnel, insourcing work previously performed by contractors, adding more military personnel, and re-categorizing existing positions. However, 6 of the 13 acquisition career fields, inclu...
Human Capital: DOD Needs Complete Assessments to Improve Future Civilian Strategic Workforce Plans
GAO-12-1014: Published: Sep 27, 2012. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 2012.
Over the last decade, Congress has passed legislation requiring the Department of Defense (DOD) to conduct human capital planning efforts for the department's civilian workforce. Specifically, section 115b of Title 10 of the United States Code, enacted in October 2009, requires DOD to develop and submit to congressional defense committees a strategic workforce plan to shape and improve the departm...
Human Capital: Opportunities Exist for DOD to Enhance Its Approach for Determining Civilian Senior Leader Workforce Needs
GAO-11-136: Published: Nov 4, 2010. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 2010.
The Department of Defense (DOD) relies heavily on its civilian workforce to perform duties usually performed by military personnel--including combat support functions such as logistics. Civilian senior leaders--some of whom occupy positions that might be cut during DOD's latest attempts to reduce overhead costs--are among those who manage DOD's civilians. In 2007, Congress mandated that DOD assess...
Defense Space Activities: Additional Actions Needed to Implement Human Capital Strategy and Develop Space Personnel
GAO-04-697: Published: Aug 11, 2004. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 2004.
The Department of Defense (DOD) relies on space for many critical capabilities, and its continued success in space operations depends on having sufficient space-qualified personnel. Space-qualified personnel are needed to develop technology, doctrine, and concepts and operate complex systems. In the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004, Congress required DOD to develop a strateg...
Coast Guard Workforce Mix: Phased-In Conversion of Some Support Officer Positions Would Produce Savings
RCED-00-60: Published: Mar 1, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Coast Guard's phased-in conversion of some support officer positions, focusing on: (1) how the Coast Guard's current workforce mix compares with the workforce mix of other military services and how the workforce mix has changed since 1991; (2) how many military commissioned officer positions in administrative and support function...
Acquisition Management: Workforce Reductions and Contractor Oversight
NSIAD-98-127: Published: Jul 31, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) compared the workforce reductions taken in the Department of Defense's (DOD) acquisition organizations from fiscal year (FY) 1993 through FY 1997 with the reductions taken in DOD's overall workforce during that timeframe; and (2) identified initiatives the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) and the Defense Contract Management Command (DCMC) have take...
Defense Acquisition Organizations: Status of Workforce Reductions
NSIAD-98-161: Published: Jun 29, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) acquisition workforce reductions, focusing on: (1) DOD's progress in reducing its workforce in acquisition organizations by 25 percent; (2) the potential savings associated with these personnel reductions; (3) the status of DOD efforts to redefine its acquisition workforce; and (4) DOD's efforts to consolidate and...
[Comments on Temporary Storage or Shipment to Alternative Location of Student Military Dependents' Unaccompanied Baggage]
B-271612: Published: Jan 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1997.
The Department of Defense (DOD) requested on opinion on whether the statutes governing educational travel of student dependents of service members and civilian employees may be construed to authorize a change in the regulations to permit temporary storage or shipment of their unaccompanied baggage to an alternate location in lieu of shipment to and from an overseas location. GAO noted that DOD reg...