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Military Personnel: DOD's and the Coast Guard's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Programs Face Implementation and Oversight Challenges
GAO-08-924: Published: Aug 29, 2008. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 2008.
In 2004, Congress directed the Department of Defense (DOD) to establish a comprehensive policy to prevent and respond to sexual assaults involving servicemembers. Though not required to do so, the Coast Guard has established a similar policy. In response to congressional requests and Senate Report No. 110-77, GAO evaluated the extent to which DOD and the Coast Guard (1) have developed and implemen...
U.S. Atlantic Command: Challenging Role in the Evolution of Joint Military Capabilities
NSIAD-99-39: Published: Feb 17, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on Department of Defense (DOD) efforts to improve joint operations, focusing on: (1) the U.S. Atlantic Command's (USACOM) actions to establish itself as the joint force trainer, provider, and integrator of most continental U.S.-based forces; (2) views on the value of the Command's contributions to joint military capabilities; and (3) re...
B-2 Bomber: Additional Costs to Correct Deficiencies and Make Improvements
NSIAD-98-152: Published: Jun 16, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the total acquisition costs of the B-2A bomber, focusing on: (1) deficiencies that must be corrected to achieve Air Force objectives for the B-2A; (2) additional costs to correct the deficiencies; and (3) the B-2A modification schedule.GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force evaluated the B-2A capability to meet several broad objectives--strike rapidly...
Defense Restructuring Costs: Information Pertaining to Five Business Combinations
NSIAD-97-97: Published: Apr 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on restructuring costs of defense contractors involved in business combinations since 1993, including: (1) specific costs associated with workforce reductions and the services provided to workers affected by business combinations; (2) other funds used to help laid-off workers find new employment; (3) why the effectiveness of restructu...
Combat Air Power: Joint Mission Assessments Needed Before Making Program and Budget Decisions
NSIAD-96-177: Published: Sep 20, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) plans to modernize its combat air capabilities, focusing on whether DOD has sufficient information from a joint perspective to: (1) prioritize its air power programs; (2) objectively weigh the merits of new program investments; and (3) decide whether existing programs should receive continued funding.GAO found that: (1) although DOD believes that its...
U.S. Combat Air Power: Reassessing Plans to Modernize Interdiction Capabilities Could Save Billions
NSIAD-96-72: Published: May 13, 1996. Publicly Released: May 13, 1996.
GAO evaluated the military services' current aggregate interdiction assets for striking enemy targets and the contribution of planned modernization programs to total interdiction capabilities, focusing on the reasonableness of the planned enhancements.GAO found that: (1) although the services have determined that they have enough capability to carry out the national military strategy of being able...
Retention Bonuses: More Direction and Oversight Needed
NSIAD-96-42: Published: Nov 6, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 1995.
GAO reviewed whether the Department of Defense (DOD) has effectively managed the Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) Program.GAO found that: (1) the services have awarded some SRB to personnel in high-skill categories where a high percentage of the required positions are already filled; (2) in fiscal year (FY) 1994, 43 percent of the new SRB contracts went to service members in skill categories whe...
Defense Business Operations Fund: Management Issues Challenge Fund Implementation
AIMD-95-79: Published: Mar 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in implementing the Defense Business Operations Fund Improvement Plan, focusing on: (1) the policies essential to the Fund's operations; and (2) DOD ongoing efforts to correct problems that hinder Fund operations.GAO found that: (1) DOD has no systematic process in place to ensure consistent implementati...
Drug Control: Heavy Investment in Military Surveillance Is Not Paying Off
NSIAD-93-220: Published: Sep 1, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) justification for the flying hours and steaming days used for drug detection and monitoring, focusing on contribution those resources make to drug interdiction and national goals for reducing drug supplies in the United States.GAO found that: (1) DOD funding for drug detection and monitoring operations has increase...
Roles and Functions: Assessment of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Report
NSIAD-93-200: Published: Jul 15, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff's report on the armed forces' roles, missions, and functions, focusing on the: (1) methodology used; (2) potential for eliminations, reductions, consolidations, and realignments; and (3) obstacles to reductions in overlapping military capabilities.GAO found that: (1) the Chairman's report did not sufficient...