U.S. Army (21 - 30 of 758 items)
Defense Acquisitions: Better Information Could Improve Visibility over Adjustments to DOD's Research and Development Funds
GAO-04-944: Published: Sep 17, 2004. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 2004.
Congress recognizes that the DOD needs some flexibility to adjust research and development program levels. A key mechanism--below threshold reprogramming (BTR)--enables DOD to adjust program funding levels without seeking prior congressional approval as long as a certain dollar amount or percentage threshold is not exceeded. In response to a mandate by the appropriations committees, this report ad...
VA and DOD Health Care: Resource Sharing At Selected Sites
GAO-04-792: Published: Jul 21, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 2004.
Congress has long encouraged the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DOD) to share health resources to promote cost-effective use of health resources and efficient delivery of care. In February 2002, the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs described VA and DOD health care resource sharing activities at nine locations. GAO was asked to describe the health resource sh...
Military Operations: DOD's Fiscal Year 2003 Funding and Reported Obligations in Support of the Global War on Terrorism
GAO-04-668: Published: May 13, 2004. Publicly Released: May 13, 2004.
The Global War on Terrorism--principally involving operations in Afghanistan and Iraq--was funded in fiscal year 2003 by Congress's appropriation of almost $69 billion. To assist Congress in its oversight of spending, GAO is undertaking a series of reviews relating to contingency operations in support of the Global War on Terrorism. In September 2003, GAO issued a report that discussed fiscal year...
Military Transformation: Army's Evaluation of Stryker and M-113A3 Infantry Carrier Vehicles Provided Sufficient Data for Statutorily Mandated Comparison
GAO-03-671: Published: May 30, 2003. Publicly Released: May 30, 2003.
The first step of the U.S. Army's ongoing transformation was to form two of six planned Interim, or Stryker, Brigade Combat teams and equip the brigades with a new interim armored vehicle--the Stryker. The fiscal year 2001 National Defense Authorization Act required the Secretary of the Army to develop a plan to compare the operational effectiveness and cost of an infantry carrier variant of the S...
Military Transformation: Progress and Challenges for DOD's Advanced Distributed Learning Programs
GAO-03-393: Published: Feb 28, 2003. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2003.
The Department of Defense (DOD) spends more than $17 billion annually for military schools that offer nearly 30,000 military training courses to almost 3 million military personnel and DOD civilians. DOD is transforming its forces, including the way it trains, to favor more rapid and responsive deployment. DOD's training transformation strategy emphasizes the use of advanced distributed learning (...
Defense Infrastructure: Fire Protection at Philadelphia Naval Business Center Meets Response Standards
GAO-03-20: Published: Oct 29, 2002. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 2002.
When the Department of Defense closed military installations as a part of the base realignment and closure process and transferred properties to public and private ownership, it in some cases retained a portion of an installation as a military enclave. During this process, legal jurisdiction over an enclave may be transferred from the federal government to the local government. Such a transfer may...
Defense Budget: Contingency Operations in the Balkans May Need Less Funding in Fiscal Year 2003
GAO-02-1073: Published: Sep 27, 2002. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 2002.
From the end of the Persian Gulf War in February 1991 through May 2002, the Department of Defense (DOD) reported over $43.9 billion in incremental costs for its overseas contingency operations. These operations include the enforcement of no-fly zones, humanitarian assistance, and peace enforcement operations, as well as combating terrorism beginning in fiscal year 2001. The majority of these costs...
Defense Infrastructure: Most Recruit Training Barracks Have Significant Deficiencies
GAO-02-786: Published: Jun 13, 2002. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 2002.
The Department of Defense reports that is has been faced with difficulties adequately maintaining its facilities to meet mission requirements. Facilities have been aging and deteriorating as funds needed to sustain and recapitalize the facilities have fallen short of requirements. GAO's review of the services' condition assessments in conjunction with visits to the basic training locations showed...
Defense Health Care: Health Care Benefit for Women Comparable to Other Plans
GAO-02-602: Published: May 1, 2002. Publicly Released: May 1, 2002.
Half of all beneficiaries in the Department of Defense's (DOD) Tricare health care program are women. With a health care system historically oriented towards men, DOD has had to work to ensure that its women beneficiaries receive the full range of medical services they are entitled to, including obstetrical and gynecological care and diagnostic services such as Pap smears and mammograms. TRICARE-c...
Missile Defense: Review of Allegations about an Early National Missile Defense Flight Test
GAO-02-125: Published: Feb 28, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 2002.
The Department of Defense (DOD) awarded contracts to three companies in 1990 to develop and test exoatmospheric kill vehicles. One of the contractors--Boeing North American--subcontracted with TRW to develop software for the kill vehicle. In 1998, Boeing became the Lead System Integrator for the National Missile Defense Program and chose Raytheon as the primary kill vehicle developer. Boeing and T...