Budgets (71 - 80 of 83 items)
The Fleet Modernization Program: Still Room for Improvement
PLRD-82-65: Published: Jun 14, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Navy's fleet modernization program.The Navy often fails to follow its guidelines concerning the management of its fleet modernization program. As a result, many ship alterations are deferred and data for cost estimates are not available. In addition, the Navy does not always properly order material for the program, resulting in unnecessary...
Better Methods for Validating and Reconciling Unfilled Materiel Orders Could Provide Substantial Economies to the Army
PLRD-82-76: Published: Jun 2, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1982.
GAO made this follow-up review to assess the effectiveness of actions taken by the Army to strengthen its policies, procedures, and practices for periodically validating and reconciling older, outstanding materiel orders.GAO found that the Army continues to spend millions of dollars annually on unneeded materiel. GAO estimated that, on the basis of its sampling test, 65,000 invalid orders were on...
Defense Budget Increases: How Well Are They Planned and Spent
PLRD-82-62: Published: Apr 13, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 1982.
GAO analyzed the $72 billion Defense budget increases in fiscal years 1981 and 1982, a 50-percent increase over the 1980 budget year. GAO also reviewed attempts to show how the Department of Defense (DOD) planned to use these funds and how they were spent.GAO found that DOD generally followed through on its pledge to emphasize readiness and sustainability and to invest heavily in force modernizati...
Large-Scale Production of the M1 Tank Should Be Delayed Until Its Power Train Is Made More Durable
MASAD-82-7: Published: Dec 15, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1981.
GAO reviewed the M1 tank acquisition program after it had reached the purchasing stage. The M1 system represents the Army's most costly new weapons system; the course the Army follows in acquiring the M1 will have a significant effect on its budget. The M1 has recorded numerous difficulties during its planning and testing phases resulting in production delays; generally, problems were related to t...
Improvements Needed in Army's Determination of Manpower Requirements for Support and Administrative Functions
FPCD-79-32: Published: May 21, 1979. Publicly Released: May 21, 1979.
Army manpower survey teams make on-site appraisals and recommend the number of people needed for support and administrative functions at Army installations. The recommendations of the survey team are also the basis for the garrison staffing guide, which provides criteria for subsequent surveys. The surveys, although useful for some installation and major command management decisions, are not coord...
The Defense Department Continues To Subsidize the Foreign Military Sales Program by Not Charging for Normal Inventory Losses
FGMSD-79-31: Published: May 15, 1979. Publicly Released: May 15, 1979.
In 8 years, Department of Defense (DOD) sales of military items from inventory to foreign countries have risen from $953 million to $13.5 billion. DOD included the following provisions in its standard sales contract: (1) item prices set at their total cost to the government; (2) price increases of 10 percent or more announced in advance to purchasing countries; and (3) agreement by foreign governm...
Transfer of Army Pacific Support Functions Resulted in Unwarranted Personnel Costs
FPCD-78-80: Published: Jan 2, 1979. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1979.
United States military support in the Pacific has been undergoing manpower redistribution as a result of a Defense Department order in December, 1975. GAO analyzed the ensuing transfers and found unjustified recurring budget increases totaling at least $25 million and possibly $40 million.The increases came from a series of Defense budget actions which funded personnel slots for the service branc...
Analysis of Department of Defense Unobligated Budget Authority
PAD-78-34: Published: Jan 13, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 2, 1978.
Budget authority is the authority provided by law to enter into obligations which will result in outlays of government funds. In the Department of Defense (DOD), budget authority is used to enter into contracts with defense contractors. DOD unobligated balances of budget authority for military activities grew from $12.8 billion to $34.5 billion during fiscal years 1972 through 1976.There was no ev...
Temporary Duty Travel in the Management and Operation of Department of Defense Programs
FPCD-77-84: Published: Oct 28, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1977.
The Federal Government spends about $2 billion each year for travel in the management and operation of Federal programs. The Department of Defense (DOD) accounts for about $1.4 billion of this travel, including about $870 million for temporary duty travel in fiscal year 1976. Program managers have primary responsibility for insuring the most effective use of their program budgets, including the na...
Fourteenth and Fifteenth Special Presidential Messages for Fiscal Year 1977
OGC-77-26: Published: Aug 5, 1977. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 1977.
The President's 14th special message for fiscal year 1977 transmitted to the Congress pursuant to the Impoundment Control Act of 1974 proposed two rescissions, $21.09 million concerning the foreign military credit sales program and $75 million concerning the General Services Administration's (GSA's) Federal Buildings Fund. This message also proposed the deferral of $12.465 million in budget author...