Defense budgets (81 - 90 of 167 items)
Defense Health Care: Actions Under Way to Address Many TRICARE Contract Change Order Problems
HEHS-97-141: Published: Jul 14, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) process for managing TRICARE contract change orders to determine: (1) the number of, nature of, and reasons for the orders; (2) whether DOD is adequately managing the change order process; and (3) if appropriate, how DOD can improve the process.GAO noted that: (1) since the 1994 award of the first TRICARE contract,...
Military Operations and Capabilities Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1995-98
IAP-97-2: Published: Apr 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1997.
GAO provided information on its Military Operations and Capabilities issue area plan for fiscal years 1995-98.GAO plans to assess the: (1) accuracy of budget estimates for the Department of Defense's (DOD) operation and maintenance account and the potential for greater savings and efficiencies; (2) capability of military forces, weapons, and support systems to carry out their expected roles in the...
National Security Analysis Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1997-99
IAP-97-1: Published: Apr 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1997.
GAO provided information on its National Security Analysis issue area plan for fiscal years 1997-1999.GAO plans to assess the: (1) extent to which the Department of Defense's (DOD) initiatives for implementing the national military strategy result in the efficient and effective allocation of resources; (2) efficiency and effectiveness of DOD's existing and planned force structure; (3) extent to wh...
Defense Outsourcing: Challenges Facing DOD as It Attempts to Save Billions in Infrastructure Costs
T-NSIAD-97-110: Published: Mar 12, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1997.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) goal to save billions of dollars by outsourcing work to the private sector and through other initiatives for activities which DOD generally refers to as its support infrastructure, focusing on: (1) DOD's past experience in achieving infrastructure savings; (2) key infrastructure areas that offer the greatest potential for savings; and (3) challenges...
Defense Budget: Analysis of Operation and Maintenance Accounts for 1985-2001
NSIAD-97-73: Published: Feb 28, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) budget request for fiscal year (FY) 1997 for its operation and maintenance (O&M) accounts, focusing on: (1) how annual funding relates to military and civilian personnel levels through 2001; (2) overall trends from fiscal years 1985 though 2001; and (3) key areas in which most money has been budgeted through 2001.GAO found that: (1) total DOD O&M fund...
Defense Health Program: Future Costs Are Likely to Be Greater than Estimated
NSIAD-97-83BR: Published: Feb 21, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1997.
GAO analyzed the budgetary trends of the Department of Defense's (DOD) Defense Health Program.GAO noted that: (1) future Defense Health Program costs are likely to be greater than DOD has estimated; (2) GAO's analysis showed that one key assumption DOD used to estimate future program costs appeared to be unrealistic and another was questionable; (3) first, DOD assumed that no cost growth would be...
Weapons Acquisition: Better Use of Limited DOD Acquisition Funding Would Reduce Costs
NSIAD-97-23: Published: Feb 13, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) weapons acquisition procedures, focusing on: (1) DOD's practice of reducing the annual production of weapons below planned optimum rates during full-rate production; (2) the reasons for this practice; and (3) the effect of this practice on the costs and availability of weapons.GAO found that: (1) DOD has inappropriately placed a high priority on buyin...
High-Risk Series: Defense Weapon Systems Acquisition
HR-97-6: Published: Feb 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) annual expenditure of billions of dollars to acquire new weapons systems, focusing on continuing weaknesses in the way major weapon system requirements are determined, planned, budgeted, and acquired.GAO found that: (1) despite DOD's past and current efforts to reform the acquisition system, wasteful practices still add billions of dollars to defense...
Acquisition Reform: DOD Faces Challenges in Reducing Oversight Costs
NSIAD-97-48: Published: Jan 29, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Reducing Oversight Costs reinvention laboratory, focusing on: (1) the laboratory's success in effecting changes to DOD oversight requirements and reducing oversight costs; (2) any obstacles to achieving these benefits; and (3) lessons learned from laboratory experiences.GAO found that: (1) overall, the reinvention laboratory has made only limited prog...
Logistics Planning: Opportunities for Enhancing DOD's Logistics Strategic Plan
NSIAD-97-28: Published: Dec 18, 1996. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) logistics strategic plan to identify opportunities for increasing the likelihood of implementing the plan's goals and objectives successfully.GAO found that: (1) DOD's plan gives direction to improvements that are needed to reduce the costs of its logistics system (i.e., reducing logistics cycle times, developing a seamless logistics system, and strea...