Military cost control (81 - 90 of 435 items)
Navy Inventory Management: Improvements Needed to Prevent Excess Purchases
NSIAD-98-86: Published: Apr 30, 1998. Publicly Released: May 15, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the excess inventory the Navy had on order, focusing on whether the Navy: (1) had valid requirements to support inventory purchases; (2) had purchased items that exceeded needs and the causes of this condition; and (3) was cancelling purchases that exceeded needs.GAO noted that: (1) it identified several problems that affect the decisionmaking proc...
Military Base Closure: Questions Relating to Relocating Two Navy Activities to North Island, California
NSIAD-98-90: Published: Apr 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's planned relocation and consolidation of the Naval Air Technical Services Facility and the headquarters of the Naval Aviation Engineering Service Unit, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to the Naval Air Station at North Island, California, focusing on the: (1) current plan's compliance with the Base Closure and Realignment Commission...
New Attack Submarine: More Knowledge Needed to Understand Impact of Design Changes
NSIAD-98-38: Published: Apr 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1998.
GAO reviewed: (1) the status of the new attack submarine (NSSN) development program; (2) current information on the antisubmarine warfare threat; and (3) the Navy's plans to model the NSSN's survivability.GAO noted that: (1) since modeling the NSSN's survivability in 1995, the Navy, because of technical and funding limitations, has modified the design for some subsystems that reduce performance be...
Defense Health Care: Collaboration and Criteria Needed For Sizing Graduate Medical Education
HEHS-98-121: Published: Apr 29, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed a Navy advisory council's recommendations for restructuring Navy graduate medical education (GME), focusing on: (1) why the Navy did not accept its council's recommendations for Bethesda GME closures and why its other closure attempts did not succeed; (2) whether the other services already have faced or may face similar experiences; and (3) what...
Defense Outsourcing: Impact on Navy Sea-Shore Rotations
NSIAD-98-107: Published: Apr 27, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Department of Defense's (DOD) outsourcing of commercial activities reduces the availability of rotational billets for active duty military personnel, focusing on: (1) how the Navy's current outsourcing efforts have affected rotational billets; and (2) whether the Navy has policies and procedures in place to minimize the impact of outsou...
Military Attrition: DOD Needs to Better Analyze Reasons for Separation and Improve Recruiting Systems
T-NSIAD-98-117: Published: Mar 12, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1998.
GAO discussed: (1) the historical problem of attrition of enlisted personnel and its costs; (2) the Department of Defense's (DOD) lack of complete data on why enlistees are being separated early; (3) GAO's recommendations on ways to improve the screening of recruiters and recruits; and (4) DOD's actions thus far to respond to GAO recommendations.GAO noted that: (1) despite increases in the quality...
Military Attrition: DOD Needs to Better Understand Reasons for Separation and Improve Recruiting Systems
T-NSIAD-98-109: Published: Mar 4, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1998.
GAO discussed its work on the attrition and recruiting of the military services' enlisted personnel, focusing on: (1) the historical problem of attrition and its costs; (2) the Department of Defense's (DOD) lack of complete data on why enlistees are being separated early; (3) GAO's recommendations on ways to improve the screening of recruiters and recruits; and (4) DOD's actions thus far to respon...
Military Operations and Capabilities Issue Area Plan: Fiscal Years 1998-2000
IAP-98-25: Published: Mar 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1998.
GAO provided information on its Military Operations and Capabilities issue area plan for fiscal years 1998-2000, focusing on: (1) military planning activities; (2) Department of Defense (DOD) budgeting for operations and maintenance (O&M); (3) the readiness and sustainability of military forces, weapons, and support systems; and (4) initiatives aimed at maintaining a quality force.GAO plans to ass...
Force Structure: Army's Efforts to Improve Efficiency of Institutional Forces Have Produced Few Results
NSIAD-98-65: Published: Feb 26, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the extent to which the Army has: (1) taken corrective action to resolve its material weakness in determining institutional personnel requirements; and (2) identified opportunities to reduce personnel and realize savings through its Force XXI Institutional Redesign Effort.GAO noted that: (1) the Army developed a corrective action plan to resolve...
Military Recruiting: DOD Could Improve Its Recruiter Selection and Incentive Systems
NSIAD-98-58: Published: Jan 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the military services' recruiting processes, focusing on the recruiter incentive systems that the military services use to optimize the performance of military recruiters and ensure that only fully qualified applicants are enlisted.GAO noted that: (1) the Department of Defense (DOD) could enhance the success of its recruiters if the services streng...