Military forces (31 - 39 of 39 items)
Improved Analysis Needed To Evaluate DOD's Proposed Long-Term Leases of Capital Equipment
PLRD-83-84: Published: Jun 28, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 5, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the practices and procedures which are followed by the government in its long-term leasing of capital equipment. GAO limited its review to those long-term leasing programs which the Navy and the Air Force have announced for noncombatant auxiliary cargo and tanker ships and trainer and Tanker Transport Bomber aircraft.GAO found that, contrary to the...
DOD Can Combat Fraud Better by Strengthening Its Investigative Agencies
AFMD-83-33: Published: Mar 21, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed efforts of the Army, Navy, and Air Force investigative agencies to combat fraud.The Department of Defense (DOD) has four separate criminal investigative agencies to prevent, detect, and investigate fraud in its operations. GAO found that one way these agencies could strengthen their fraud investigations would be to limit them to cases involving sig...
Millions Spent Needlessly in Navy and Marine Corps' Aviation Bonus Program
FPCD-82-56: Published: Aug 9, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1982.
GAO evaluated the Navy and Marine Corps' implementation of the aviation officer continuation bonus program to determine whether these services are using it selectively as Congress intended.GAO found that the Navy and the Marine Corps have not judiciously managed the bonus program and that almost 80 percent of their total payments during fiscal year (FY) 1981 were spent unnecessarily. In many cases...
Coast Guard Drug Interdiction on the Texas Coast
CED-81-104: Published: May 19, 1981. Publicly Released: May 27, 1981.
Information was requested on the capability of the Coast Guard to control drug smuggling, particularly on the Texas coast.According to Coast Guard officials, drug smuggling on the Texas coast has increased over the last few years. Although the Coast Guard has established goals for deterring maritime drug smuggling, resource limitations have prevented it from achieving these goals. The primary drug...
Is the Joint Air Force/Navy Alternate Engine Program Workable? GAO Thinks Not as Presently Structured
PSAD-80-40: Published: May 9, 1980. Publicly Released: May 9, 1980.
The primary objective of the Department of Defense's (DOD) F101 Derivative Fighter Engine (F101DFE) Program is to modify the F101 engine, designed for the B-1 bomber, for use as an alternative for engines in the Navy's F-14 and the Air Force's F-16 front line fighter aircraft should programs to correct problems with those engines fail. GAO questioned whether the Program is a workable alternative t...
The Department of Defense Should Adopt New Clothing Allowances
FPCD-79-42: Published: Apr 20, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1979.
The current method of paying clothing maintenance allowance to enlisted military personnel provides reimbursement before clothing expenses are actually incurred, and for clothing replacement that will not occur under normal conditions. An alternative would be to provide an annual allowance for each year of service equal to the cost of all clothing items requiring replacement during that year, base...
Illegal Expenditure by the Army To Replace Laundry and Drycleaning Equipment
PSAD-78-143: Published: Oct 11, 1978. Publicly Released: Oct 11, 1978.
Laundry and drycleaning services at Fort Carson, Colorado, are provided by a government-owned and -operated facility. Using fiscal year (FY) 1976 funds, Fort Carson bought 21 new laundry or drycleaning equipment items and systems for over $400,000 to modernize its facility. The Army did not determine whether laundry and drycleaning services were available from commercial sources at reasonable rate...
Questionable Practices of the Military Minor Construction Program
LCD-77-356: Published: Feb 14, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1978.
Congress normally authorizes military construction projects in annual construction authorizations acts and finances them in construction appropriation acts. To provide for unforeseen circumstances creating an urgent need for construction, Congress has enacted legislation permitting the military services to initiate projects costing no more than $400,000 without congressional approval.The Departmen...
Department of Defense Pay Practices for German Nationals Should Be Changed
FPCD-77-86: Published: Dec 2, 1977. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 1977.
The Army and the Air Force employ over 67,000 German nationals at an annual cost of over $670 million. The Department of Defense's (DOD's) employment system in Germany is based on multilateral and bilateral agreements and years of precedent and tradition. Although its personnel policies there generally appear in line with prevailing private practices, some aspects of compensation setting and admin...