Military forces (31 - 40 of 41 items)
Interdepartmental Cooperation of Drug Enforcement Programs
120638: Feb 25, 1983
In response to a congressional request, GAO testified on federal drug interdiction efforts. Federal efforts to attack the vast supply of illicit drugs being smuggled into the country have three major components: international programs, interdiction at the border, and domestic drug law enforcement. Although federal resources devoted to drug interdiction have more than tripled in the last 5 years, t...
Federal Civilian Agencies' Management of Their Aircraft and Related Services
119509: Sep 23, 1982
GAO discussed the results of its review on the management of aircraft by Federal civilian agencies. In 1977, GAO reported that Federal civilian agencies were acquiring, operating, and managing aircraft independently and without any Government-wide guidance. In a current review, GAO found that, although these agencies spent nearly $500 million to operate aircraft in fiscal year 1981, very little ha...
Navy and Marine Corps' Use of the Aviation Officer Continuation Bonus Program
118386: May 19, 1982
Comments were presented on the implementation of the Aviation Officer Continuation Bonus Program. GAO found that the Navy and Marine Corps are not judiciously managing the program. Both services continue to pay bonuses to aviators who are not in aviation specialties where there are critical shortages or who are beyond the point in their career where retention historically has been a problem. GAO b...
Who Is Watching the Defense Dollars?
AFMD-82-26: Published: Feb 5, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 1982.
GAO prepared a study to: (1) present background information on the principal Department of Defense (DOD) audit and investigative organizations; (2) summarize findings of earlier reports on these organizations; and (3) discuss the merits of having a statutory inspector general in DOD modeled after those in the civil agencies. The study supplements many oral briefings GAO has given to congressional...
Need To Improve Accountability To Reduce Fraud and Mismanagement and Improve Productivity in the Federal Government
109594: Jun 6, 1979
There is a need to improve productivity in carrying out Federal programs. The recurring theme in the problems of Government fraud, mismanagement, and declining productivity is the lack of accountability at all levels of Government. Instituting good management systems, which include performance measurement, can greatly increase accountability in Government. In order to make these systems effective,...
GAO Efforts Related to Fraud, Abuse and Mismanagement in Federal Programs
108915: Mar 15, 1979
Efforts by GAO, which began in mid-1976, to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse in the Government included the following: (1) a set of procedures to assess the vulnerability of the program in question to see if concerned agencies were aware of the susceptibility of their programs to fraudulent schemes; (2) the comprehensive collection and analysis of information on known incidents of fraud to determin...
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...
Academic and Military Programs of the Five Service Academies
FPCD-76-8: Published: Oct 31, 1975. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1975.
No summary is currently available...
Need To Improve Project Transition Management By The Department of Defense
B-164088: Published: Dec 08, 1969. Publicly Released: Dec 08, 1969.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Project Transition at the five military installations with the longest experience in the program to obtain information on the administration of the program and to identify areas where corrective action could reduce costs or improve its effectiveness.GAO noted that: (1) the Transition project needs certain improvements if the objectives as outlined by...
Need To Strengthen Control Over Incoming United States AID Cargoes In Vietnam
B-159451: Published: May 15, 1968. Publicly Released: May 15, 1968.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the security and accountability controls over the hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of economic assistance program commodities arriving in Vietnam yearly, focusing on the: (1) extent of commodity losses resulting from diversions or other causes; (2) status of the backlog of commodities stored in and around the various port...