Program evaluation (61 - 70 of 80 items)
Defense Health Care: Uniformed Services Treatment Facility Health Program
HEHS-94-174: Published: Jun 2, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the health care agreements entered into between the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Uniformed Services Treatment Facilities (USTF), focusing on: (1) how the health care services and beneficiary cost-sharing requirements under USTF agreements compare to those of the other military health care delivery system components; and (2) the costs and o...
Security Assistance: Observations on Post-Cold War Program Changes
NSIAD-92-248: Published: Sep 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. security assistance programs, focusing on: (1) the programs' purposes and goals; (2) changes in the International Military Education and Training (IMET) Program; (3) human rights training and violations; and (4) the impact on military personnel's careers of being assigned to security assistance organizations.GAO found that: (1) the programs' e...
Defense Health Care: Health Promotion in DOD and the Challenges Ahead
HRD-91-75: Published: Jun 4, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) health promotion program, focusing on whether: (1) it addressed the military services' major health concerns; (2) the program and selected private health promotion programs compared favorably with respect to content and organization; (3) prior health promotion studies analyzed the costs and benefits of health promo...
Military Training: Its Effectiveness for Technical Specialties Is Unknown
PEMD-91-4: Published: Oct 16, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 1990.
GAO reviewed the information on which the military services based their evaluations of the effectiveness of their technical training programs, recruit selection, and position classification decisions.GAO found that: (1) mean Armed Forces Qualifications Test (AFQT) scores rose by approximately eight points between 1981 and 1989 for both men and women recruits; (2) in 1980, white recruits scored app...
Military Compensation: Key Concepts and Issues
NSIAD-86-11: Published: Jan 10, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1986.
GAO studied the military compensation system to summarize the key issues and differing viewpoints found in the system evaluations that at least 12 study groups have conducted since World War II.GAO found two major contrasting views on approaches to military compensation: (1) the institutional approach, primarily in use now, which opposes differences in compensation among the various military occup...
Better Use of Available Data Would Improve Mobilization Planning for Inductees
NSIAD-85-11: Published: Oct 22, 1984. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 1984.
GAO discussed the accuracy of the current Department of Defense (DOD) request for inductees that the Selective Service System (SSS) would provide after full mobilization.GAO found that, although the data exist, the system that DOD uses for making wartime manpower planning decisions collects insufficiently detailed data on each service's wartime needs and expected manning requirements to enable it...
Observations on Army's Plan To Buy an Electronic Video-Disc Delivery System
NSIAD-84-140: Published: Jul 11, 1984. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1984.
As part of its current review of the Army's program for developing soldier training materials, GAO inquired about Army plans to purchase about $140 million worth of electronic video-disc training systems. Over 80 percent of the equipment that the Army plans to buy is for use in the field.According to Army officials, the new equipment will reduce the present volume of paper training materials and w...
First-Term Department of Defense Attrition Goals
FPCD-78-56: Published: Jun 8, 1978. Publicly Released: Dec 21, 1983.
Although the Department of Defense (DOD) and the services have taken actions to manage first-term attrition in the armed forces, three elements in their efforts need strengthening: attrition goals covering the full first-term enlistment period, coordinated programs designed to achieve those goals, and effective monitoring and evaluation systems. DOD has promulgated attrition goals which cover only...
Better Followup Can Reduce Equipment and Facility Problems Affecting Army Guard and Reserve Training
NSIAD-84-29: Published: Nov 10, 1983. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1983.
GAO reviewed the Army's Unit Status Reporting (USR) system to determine whether: (1) equipment shortages and constraints on access to training facilities adversely affect National Guard and Army Reserve units' ability to train; and (2) the Army has an effective means to identify and correct reported training problems.GAO found that: (1) because instructions for preparing reports are not clear, rep...
Perspectives on the Effectiveness of Service Enlisted Bonus Programs
FPCD-82-70: Published: Aug 23, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1982.
GAO summarized observations and findings from numerous audit and research groups, including those of GAO, on the armed services' enlistment and reenlistment bonus programs.A major problem for the armed services has been recruiting and retaining quality people with the right mix of skills and experience to perform their mission. The basic pay and allowances system currently in use by the military d...