National security (11 - 20 of 482 items)
Coast Guard Acquisitions: As Major Assets are Fielded, Overall Portfolio Remains Unaffordable
GAO-15-620T: Published: May 14, 2015. Publicly Released: May 14, 2015.
GAO reported in March 2015 that the Coast Guard is in the process of receiving 14 C-27J fixed-wing aircraft transferred from the Air Force at no cost to the Coast Guard. However, it will take 7 years and about $600 million to fully transfer and modify the aircraft by adding information technology and surveillance systems. Transfer of the C-27J faces a number of risks but the aircraft is expected t...
Afghanistan: Changes to Updated U.S. Civil-Military Strategic Framework Reflect Evolving U.S. Role
GAO-14-438R: Published: Apr 1, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 2014.
Although the October 2012 and the August 2013 versions of the U.S. Civil-Military Strategic Framework for Afghanistan have similarities, the two versions differ in several aspects. These differences reflect, among other things, the U.S. government's heightened emphasis on the transition, through the end of 2014, of security responsibility for Afghanistan to Afghan security institutions and the Afg...
Building Partner Capacity: DOD Is Meeting Most Targets for Colombia's Regional Helicopter Training Center but Should Track Graduates
GAO-13-674: Published: Jul 24, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 2013.
In fiscal year 2009 through May 2013, the Department of Defense (DOD) allocated approximately $73.9 million from its Counternarcotics Central Transfer Account to the Regional Helicopter Training Center (RHTC) in Colombia. As of May 2013, about $47.0 million of this funding had been disbursed. Most of this funding was allocated to RHTC helicopter maintenance, including approximately $31.1 million (...
Defense Acquisition Workforce: The Air Force Needs to Evaluate Changes in Funding for Civilians Engaged in Space Acquisition
GAO-13-638: Published: Jul 8, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 2013.
The Air Force did not evaluate its pilot program that moved funding for Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) acquisition civilian personnel from its 1-year Operation and Maintenance (O&M) appropriation to its 2-year Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) appropriation. In addition, the Air Force is considering using this pilot program to inform funding changes for other sections of...
Defense Logistics: The Department of Defense's Report on Strategic Seaports Addressed All Congressionally Directed Elements
GAO-13-511R: Published: May 13, 2013. Publicly Released: May 13, 2013.
In the conference report accompanying the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, Congress directed DOD to provide an updated report on strategic seaport facilities used for military purposes, specifying that DOD must include (1) an assessment of the structural integrity and deficiencies of the port facilities and determination of the infrastructure improvements needed to directly...
Defense Contracting: Improved Policies and Tools Could Help Increase Competition on DOD's National Security Exception Procurements
GAO-12-263: Published: Jan 13, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 13, 2012.
What GAO FoundDODs use of the national security exception is smallabout 2 percent of the dollar value of its total use of exceptions to full and open competition, but gaps in federal procurement data limit GAOs ability to determine the full extent of DODs use. DOD procures a range of goods and services under this exception, and according to federal procurement data, the Air Force account...
DOD Health Care: Actions Needed to Help Ensure Full Compliance and Complete Documentation for Physician Credentialing and Privileging
GAO-12-31: Published: Dec 15, 2011. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 2011.
DOD and the military servicesArmy, Navy, and Air Forceeach establish requirements for reviewing physician credentials and competence, but the military services requirements are in some cases inconsistent with DODs requirements and each others. For example, DOD requires disclosure and primary source verification of all state medical licenses a physician has ever held; Navy only requires...
Defense Logistics: Oversight and a Coordinated Strategy Needed to Implement the Army Workload and Performance System
GAO-11-566R: Published: Jul 14, 2011. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 2011.
In 1996, the Army began development of the Army Workload and Performance System (AWPS) at the direction of the House National Security Committee. AWPS is a capstone information system that receives data from other systems, primarily the Logistics Modernization Program (LMP), and produces management reports and decision support tools intended to assist the Army in linking its industrial facility wo...
Defense Infrastructure: The Navy Needs Better Documentation to Support Its Proposed Military Treatment Facilities on Guam
GAO-11-206: Published: Apr 5, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 2011.
The Navy determined that its current hospital on Guam does not meet modern facility standards. Moreover, the military population on Guam is expected to grow from 15,000 to over 39,000 due to DOD plans to move Marine Corps units from Okinawa, Japan to Guam and expand other on- island capabilities. The Navy plans to construct a new hospital and two outpatient clinics as part of its facility solution...
Warfighter Support: DOD's Urgent Needs Processes Need a More Comprehensive Approach and Evaluation for Potential Consolidation
GAO-11-273: Published: Mar 1, 2011. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 2011.
Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan have faced significant risks of mission failure and loss of life due to rapidly changing enemy threats. In response, the Department of Defense (DOD) established urgent operational needs processes to rapidly develop, modify, and field new capabilities, such as intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) technology, and counter-improvised explosive devices (IED...