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Department of the Air Force: Unauthorized Activity Codes Used to Requisition New and Excess DOD Property
GAO-01-196R: Published: Jan 8, 2001. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2001.
GAO examined the military's inventory management activities to determine if activity codes identified as unauthorized to requisition had been used to buy property for the Air Force. GAO found that as of June 2000, the Air Force maintained 4,239 activity codes identified as unauthorized to requisition government property. However, during the last five years, 193 of these codes were inappropriately...
Defense Inventory: Most Excess Property in Panama Was Disposed of Properly, but Some Control Weaknesses Existed
GAO-01-32: Published: Nov 9, 2000. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 2000.
The Panama Canal Treaty called for the United States to transfer control over the Panama Canal to Panama and withdraw U.S. military forces and equipment from Panama. The treaty allowed the U.S. government to remove or dispose of all equipment and supplies acquired by U.S. forces. U.S. plans for withdrawal from Panama required excess property to be processed using disposal procedures that gave the...
Defense Acquisitions: Improvements Needed in Military Space Systems' Planning and Education
NSIAD-00-81: Published: May 18, 2000. Publicly Released: May 18, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) approach to implementing the U.S. Space Command's long-range plan for expanding military space systems, focusing on the extent to which: (1) plans for expanding military space systems conform to national and defense space policies; (2) funding projections support planned military space programs and desired capabili...
Defense Logistics: Army Should Assess Cost and Benefits of the Workload Performance System Expansion
NSIAD-00-16: Published: Nov 12, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Army's study of its master plan for implementing its Workload Performance System, focusing on the: (1) Army's progress in developing and implementing the workload performance system; and (2) extent to which the Army's April 1999 report to the House Committee on National Security addresses an overall master plan for implementing the system, in...
Chemical and Biological Defense: Observations on Actions Taken to Protect Military Forces
T-NSIAD-00-49: Published: Oct 20, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) continuing efforts to protect U.S. military forces against chemical and biological weapons.GAO noted that: (1) between 1996 and 1999, GAO issued many reports and testimonies dealing with various aspects of U.S. forces' preparedness for surviving and operating on a chemically or biologically contaminated battlefiel...
Military Operations: Impact of Operations Other Than War on the Services Varies
NSIAD-99-69: Published: May 24, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 2, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the impact of operations other than war (OOTW) on the military services, focusing on the: (1) impact of OOTW on the warfighting capability of each of the services, including the time to recover warfighting skills; (2) extent to which reporting systems fully capture the impacts; (3) available information on the effect of OOTW on moral...
Defense Headquarters: Status of Efforts to Reduce Headquarters Personnel
NSIAD-99-45: Published: Feb 17, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to reduce the size and cost of its headquarters activities, focusing on DOD's: (1) efforts to reduce headquarters positions and associated costs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and Washington Headquarters Services, as required by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997; (...
Chemical Weapons: DOD Does Not Have a Strategy to Address Low-Level Exposures
NSIAD-98-228: Published: Sep 23, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) approach for addressing U.S. troop exposures to low levels of chemical warfare agents during the Gulf War, focusing on: (1) the extent to which the DOD doctrine addresses exposures to low levels of chemical warfare agents; (2) the extent to which research addresses the performance and health effects of exposures to...
Defense Transportation: The Army's Hunter Pilot Project to Outsource Relocation Services
NSIAD-98-149: Published: Jun 10, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Army's Hunter pilot program, an alternative approach for providing relocation services for its personnel stationed at Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah, Georgia, focusing on: (1) data collected to date; (2) GAO's observations on how the Army plans to evaluate the data; and (3) other pilot tests that are under way or planned in the...
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...