Appropriations (1 - 10 of 60 items)
Operation Iraqi Freedom: Actions Needed to Facilitate the Efficient Drawdown of U.S. Forces and Equipment from Iraq
GAO-10-376: Published: Apr 19, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 2010.
The drawdown from Iraq is a complex operation of significant magnitude. Established drawdown timelines dictate a reduction in forces to 50,000 troops by August 31, 2010, and a complete withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq by December 31, 2011. While DOD has made progress toward meeting these goals, a large amount of equipment, personnel, and bases remain to be drawn down. Moreover, escalating U.S....
Stabilizing Iraq: DOD Cannot Ensure That U.S.-Funded Equipment Has Reached Iraqi Security Forces
GAO-07-711: Published: Jul 31, 2007. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 2007.
Since 2003, the United States has provided about $19.2 billion to develop Iraqi security forces. The Department of Defense (DOD) recently requested an additional $2 billion to continue this effort. Components of the Multinational Force-Iraq (MNF-I), including the Multinational Security Transition Command-Iraq (MNSTC-I), are responsible for implementing the U.S. program to train and equip Iraqi for...
Overseas Presence: Rightsizing Is Key to Considering Relocation of Regional Staff to New Frankfurt Center
GAO-03-1061: Published: Sep 2, 2003. Publicly Released: Sep 2, 2003.
The State Department plans to spend at least $80 million to purchase and renovate a multibuilding facility in Frankfurt, Germany. The facility, known as Creekbed, is scheduled to open in mid-2005. The project is a key rightsizing initiative under the President's Management Agenda to reassess and reconfigure the staffing of the U.S. overseas presence. Creekbed is expected to achieve the department'...
Former Soviet Union: U.S. Rule of Law Assistance Has Had Limited Impact
GAO-01-354: Published: Apr 17, 2001. Publicly Released: May 17, 2001.
For fiscal years 1992 through 2000, the U.S. government provided assistance to help the 12 newly independent states of the former Soviet Union develop the sustainable institutions, traditions, and legal foundations that ensure a strong rule of law. This report (1) assesses the extent to which the program has had an impact on the development of the rule of law and whether the program results are su...
Overseas Presence: More Data and Analysis Needed to Determine Whether Cost-Effective Alternatives Exist
NSIAD-97-133: Published: Jun 3, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 1997.
GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) approaches to providing U.S. overseas military presence, focusing on: (1) changes in these approaches since the end of the Cold War; (2) funding related to presence; (3) views of regional command officials on the relative importance of security objectives and presence approaches in their regions; and (4) DOD's process for determining pr...
Bosnia: Costs Are Uncertain but Seem Likely to Exceed DOD's Estimate
NSIAD-96-120BR: Published: Mar 14, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's estimated costs of participation in the multilateral coalition in Bosnia.GAO found that: (1) DOD costs for the Bosnia operation are uncertain and could exceed its estimate; (2) while the Army's costs, which represent about two-thirds of the operation's costs, are expected to exceed the DOD estimate, the Air Force's proje...
Peace Operations: Cost of DOD Operations in Somalia
NSIAD-94-88: Published: Mar 4, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1994.
GAO reviewed the costs of United Nations (UN)-sponsored peacekeeping operations in Somalia, focusing on: (1) the incremental costs the Department of Defense (DOD) incurred in its operations in Somalia; (2) the impact of operations in Somalia on normal DOD spending plans; and (3) what UN reimbursement the United States could expect for expenses incurred in Somalia.GAO found that: (1) through the en...
Export Controls: Actions Needed To Improve Enforcement
NSIAD-94-28: Published: Dec 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S. government's enforcement of export controls over dual-use items, focusing on: (1) the tools and resources available to the Department of Commerce and the U.S. Customs Service to carry out their enforcement responsibilities; (2) how well these agencies are enforcing export controls; (3) impediments to effective enforcement; and (4) options...
Foreign Assistance: U.S. Had Made Slow Progress In Involving Women in Development
NSIAD-94-16: Published: Dec 21, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 24, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) and the Department of State's efforts to fully integrate gender issues in their foreign assistance programs.GAO found that: (1) since 1974, AID has issued policies and directed its bureaus and missions to integrate gender concerns throughout their assistance activities and to evaluate the impact of t...
Foreign Assistance: Clearer Guidance Needed on When to Use Cash Grants
NSIAD-94-30: Published: Dec 22, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative mandate, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) cash grant assistance program, focusing on: (1) the use of cash grant assistance to purchase U.S. goods and services; (2) AID systems for ensuring accountability and monitoring the use of cash grant assistance; and (3) AID basis for deciding when to use cash grants rather than other forms of assistance...