Military forces (51 - 60 of 633 items)
Naval Ship Donation: Selection Decision for U.S.S. New Jersey Was Objective, but Selection Process Can Be Strengthened
GAO-01-31: Published: Oct 12, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 2000.
In January 2000, the Navy chose the Home Port Alliance, a nonprofit group, to receive the U.S.S. New Jersey under the Navy's ship donation program. This report summarizes GAO's findings on the credibility of the selection process and opportunities for improvement. GAO found that the Navy applied its donation evaluation criteria in an impartial, multiple-stage process that led to a credible and obj...
Anti-Drug Media Campaign: Investigation of Actions Taken Concerning Alleged Excessive Contractor Cost
GAO-01-34T: Published: Oct 4, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 2000.
This testimony discusses the Office of the National Drug Control Policy's (ONDCP) contract with Ogilvy & Mather, the lead media campaign contractor for the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign. GAO reviewed ONDCP investigations into: (1) the facts and circumstances surrounding actions taken by ONDCP after receiving the allegations that Ogilvy may have over-billed the government, and (2) allegat...
DOD Personnel: More Accurate Estimate of Overdue Security Clearance Reinvestigations Is Needed
T-NSIAD-00-246: Published: Sep 20, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) backlog of overdue personnel security reinvestigations, focusing on: (1) how DOD estimates estimates the backlog; (2) the soundness of DOD's backlog estimates; and (3) DOD's plans to address the backlog problem.GAO noted that: (1) in the absence of a Department-wide database that can accurately measure the reinves...
DOD Inventory: Weaknesses in Controls Over Category I Rockets
AIMD-00-62R: Published: Apr 13, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the weaknesses in the Army's internal controls over the Blue Grass Army Depot's category I rockets.GAO noted that: (1) based on information about the causes of the discrepancies identified at the Blue Grass Army Depot, GAO identified the following internal controls weaknesses that resulted in a loss of accountability and control over the category...
Information on the Cooperative Purchasing Program Under Section 1122 of the 1994 National Defense Authorization Act
GGD-00-74R: Published: Mar 3, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the General Services Administration's (GSA) Cooperative Purchasing Program, which was established under the 1994 National Defense Authorization Act to allow state and local governments to purchase Department of Defense (DOD) equipment for use in counter-drug activities, focusing on four program issues: (1) sales data; (2) suitability of items sold;...
Month In Review: December 1999 Reports, Testimony, Correspondence, and Other Publications
OPA-00-3: Published: Dec 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1999.
GAO provided a listing of its reports, testimonies, correspondence and other publications issued in October 1999...
DOD T&A System Controls: Military Leave Records and Approval of Leave Requests
AIMD-99-283R: Published: Sep 22, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the internal control requirements in Title 6, "Pay, Leave, and Allowances of the GAO Policy and Procedures Manual for Guidance of Federal Agencies" as they relate to the Air Force's Air Mobility Command's employee time and attendance (T&A) system, focusing on whether: (1) military leave records must be maintained in paper form containing handwrit...
NOAA Fleet: Responses to Post-Hearing Questions
GGD-99-60R: Published: Mar 22, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO addressed congressional concerns regarding the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), focusing on: (1) the management challenges facing the Department of Commerce in its administration of NOAA; (2) whether GAO reviewed the latest available studies of NOAA's fleet and modernization efforts or NOAA's fisheries research acquisition plan; (3) w...
Army Ranger Training: Final Assessment of Improvements Mandated By 1996 National Defense Authorization Act
NSIAD-99-57: Published: Feb 25, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the corrective actions taken by the Army following the deaths of four Ranger students in a 1995 training accident, focusing on the status of: (1) Army Ranger training manning levels required by the fiscal year 1996 National Defense Authorization Act; (2) establishing safety cell organizations required by the act; (3) corrective saf...
Military Attrition: DOD Needs to Follow Through on Actions Initiated to Reduce Early Separations
T-NSIAD-99-80: Published: Feb 24, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed recruiting and attrition in the military services, focusing on: (1) recruiter selection and incentive systems and their effects on recruiter performance; (2) the screening of incoming recruits for criminal history information to ensure that only qualified persons are allowed to enlist; (3) reasons for attrition during the first 6 months of an enli...