Budgets (21 - 30 of 83 items)
Defense Health Care: Most Reservists Have Civilian Health Coverage but More Assistance Is Needed When TRICARE Is Used
GAO-02-829: Published: Sep 6, 2002. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 2002.
To expand the capabilities of the nation's active duty forces, the Department of Defense (DOD) relies on the 1.2 million men and women of the Reserve and National Guard. Currently, reserve components constitute nearly half of the total armed forces. Although DOD requires reservists to use TRICARE DOD's health care system for their own health care, using TRICARE is an option for their dependents. N...
Depot Maintenance: Management Attention Required to Further Improve Workload Allocation Data
GAO-02-95: Published: Nov 9, 2001. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 2001.
Federal law states that not more than 50 percent of annual depot maintenance funding can be used for work by private sector contractors. In an earlier report, GAO could not determine whether the Department of Defense (DOD) had complied with the 50-percent limitation. More recent GAO testimony highlighted continuing and pervasive weaknesses in DOD's financial management systems, operations, and con...
Best Practices: DOD Teaming Practices Not Achieving Potential Results
GAO-01-510: Published: Apr 10, 2001. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 2001.
GAO examined how best practices could help the Department of Defense (DOD) maximize the benefits of integrated product teams in its development of weapon systems. GAO conducted eight case studies--three from leading commercial firms; four from DOD programs experiencing cost, schedule, and performance problems; and one from a DOD program that has been meeting its objectives. GAO found that effectiv...
Military Personnel: Actions Needed to Achieve Greater Results From Air Force Family Need Assessments
GAO-01-80: Published: Mar 8, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 2001.
To help military families adapt and function effectively in military life, the Department of Defense (DOD) funds a wide variety of personnel and family support programs. These programs use a combination of direct assistance and information and referral to help with crises, deployments, moves, child care, personal financial management, parenting, and transition out of the service. To efficiently di...
DOD Competitive Sourcing: More Consistency Needed in Identifying Commercial Activities
NSIAD-00-198: Published: Aug 11, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to identify functions that could be studied for potential competition between the public and private sectors, focusing on: (1) whether DOD has improved the identification of commercial activities that could be studied under Office of Management and Budget Circular A-76; and (2) the likelihood...
DOD Competitive Sourcing: Savings Are Occurring, but Actions Are Needed to Improve Accuracy of Savings Estimates
NSIAD-00-107: Published: Aug 8, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) competitive sourcing activities, focusing on: (1) the extent to which actual savings have been achieved or can be expected as a result of competitions; and (2) DOD's efforts to improve processes for identifying and tracking changes to cost and savings estimates.GAO noted that: (1) available data indicated that DOD...
Military Base Closures: Unexpended Funds Raise Questions About Fiscal Year 2001 Funding Needs
NSIAD-00-170: Published: Jul 7, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) base closure accounts and its budget request for base closure activities, focusing on: (1) how trends in base realignment and closure appropriations in recent years and estimates for future years compare to the fiscal year (FY) 2001 budget request; and (2) unliquidated obligations and unobligated balances from pr...
Military Personnel: Services Need to Assess Efforts to Meet Recruiting Goals and Cut Attrition
NSIAD-00-146: Published: Jun 23, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the military services' efforts to meet their recruiting goals and cut attrition, focusing on the services': (1) responses to recent recruiting shortfalls; and (2) efforts to reduce their historically high attrition rates for first-term enlistees.GAO noted that: (1) to address problems in recruiting personnel, the Army, the Navy, and...
Defense Budget: DOD Should Further Improve Visibility and Accountability of O&M Fund Movements
NSIAD-00-18: Published: Feb 9, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the military services' and the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1994-1998 operation and maintenance (O&M) budget requests, focusing on: (1) identifying the differences between the amounts Congress initially designated for O&M subactivities, and those DOD reported as obligated for the same subactivities; (2) identifying those O&M suba...
Nuclear Weapons: Challenges Remain for Successful Implementation of DOE's Tritium Supply Decision
RCED-00-24: Published: Jan 28, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Energy's (DOE) decision to select a commercial reactor for the production of tritium and to designate an accelerator to function as a backup, focusing on: (1) whether the cost estimates used by the Secretary of Energy during the process of selecting between the tritium production technology options were comparable a...