Military cost control (41 - 50 of 79 items)
Defense Health Care: Potential for Savings by Treating CHAMPUS Patients in Military Hospitals
HRD-90-131: Published: Sep 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the potential for savings by adding staff and other resources at military hospitals to treat more patients, instead of paying for their care under the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS).GAO found that: (1) the Department of Defense (DOD) could potentially save between $18 million and $21 million if it increased...
Defense Manpower: Reductions in Joint Activities and Service Reallocations
NSIAD-89-148FS: Published: May 17, 1989. Publicly Released: May 24, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Department of Defense (DOD) personnel reductions in its unified and specified command headquarters, focusing on: (1) how DOD incorporated the reductions into its budget; (2) which organizations received reductions; (3) how DOD accomplished the reductions; and (4) what units received reallocated positions.GAO found that: (1) DOD eliminated 2,990...
DOD Contracting: Air Force and Navy Maintenance of Training Aircraft and Training Equipment
NSIAD-89-114: Published: Mar 20, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1989.
GAO assessed the decisions of Lowry Air Force Base (AFB), Columbus AFB, and the Navy to contract for aircraft maintenance services, focusing on: (1) projected cost savings; (2) the potential impact on personnel and equipment readiness; (3) the economic impact on the affected communities; (4) the impact on wartime mobilization requirements and personnel rotation schedules; and (5) other impacts on...
Role of the Reserves in the Total Force Policy
T-NSIAD-89-7: Published: Feb 23, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1989.
GAO discussed the role of the reserve forces in the Department of Defense's (DOD) total-force concept, their ability to carry out missions, and the difficulties DOD faces concerning its reserve components. GAO found that: (1) the total-force policy requires that reserve components be as equal and as ready as their active counterparts; (2) although the reserves' quality, training, and equipment hav...
Military Airlift: Operational Support Airlift Program Needs More Controls
NSIAD-88-219: Published: Sep 16, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Department of Defense (DOD) policies and procedures concerning the services' use of military operational support airlift (OSA) aircraft versus commercial aircraft for the transportation of DOD military and civilian personnel, to determine whether the: (1) services followed current policies and procedures; and (2) use of military aircraft was cos...
Defense Health Programs: Sharing of DOD Aeromedical Evacuation System With VA Could Reduce Costs
HRD-87-98: Published: Jul 9, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation of legislation to promote greater sharing of health care resources between the Veterans Administration (VA) and the Department of Defense (DOD), specifically between the U.S. Air Force Regional Hospital at Elmendorf Air Force Base and the VA outpatient clinic, both in Anchorage, Alaska.GAO found that: (1) VA use of the DOD aer...
Defense Health Programs: Savings Available by Using Two Medicare Cost-Containment Techniques
HRD-86-115: Published: Aug 25, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS) to determine whether it could better contain costs for professional services if it adopted two cost-containment techniques used in the Medicare program, including: (1) a fee schedule for outpatient laboratory services; and (2) an economic index for physician services.GAO analyzed five states' payment records a...
Vehicles: Law Authorizing Shipment of Service Members' Vehicles Needs Revision
NSIAD-86-142: Published: Jun 11, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) policy for shipping service members' privately owned vehicles (POV) at government expense to determine if current legislative requirements adversely affect their efficient and economical movement.GAO noted that: (1) the Joint Travel Regulations restrict the shipment of POV at government expense to members ordere...
Household Goods: DOD's Program for Obtaining Moving Rates
NSIAD-86-77: Published: Mar 20, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1986.
In response to congressional requests, GAO reviewed the Military Traffic Management Command's (MTMC) modified interstate rate acquisition program to determine its impact on: (1) the moving industry; (2) the federal government; and (3) the quality of service to military members.MTMC manages the movement of household goods for the Department of Defense's (DOD) military and civilian personnel when th...
Review of Overtime Practices and Controls at Selected Installations in the Department of Defense
GGD-83-80: Published: Aug 24, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) analyzed management's use of overtime in selected departments and agencies to determine whether the use is justified and necessary; (2) examined the use and feasibility of overtime alternatives; and (3) evaluated the adequacy of overtime control systems. The review was conducted at 10 military installations since, in fiscal year 1982, the Department of...