U.S. Air Force (41 - 50 of 105 items)
Gender Issues: Analysis of Promotion and Career Opportunities Data
NSIAD-98-157: Published: May 26, 1998. Publicly Released: May 26, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the military was selecting women and men at similar rates for: (1) promotion; (2) professional military education; and (3) key assignments.GAO noted that: (1) its analysis of the combined promotion, professional military education, and key assignment data for the services between fiscal years 1993 and 1997 showed that the military selected...
DOD Consulting Services: Erroneous Accounting and Reporting of Costs
NSIAD-98-136: Published: May 18, 1998. Publicly Released: May 18, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) underreporting of advisory and assistance services costs and whether costs for these services may be included in a miscellaneous budget category.GAO noted that: (1) DOD's directives and instructions require increased scrutiny of advisory and assistance services and affirm the need for enhanced manage...
Quadrennial Defense Review: Some Personnel Cuts and Associated Savings May Not Be Achieved
NSIAD-98-100: Published: Apr 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the 1997 Report of the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), focusing on the: (1) basis for the personnel cuts; (2) services' plans to implement personnel cuts; (3) extent that the services believe cuts will impact their ability to execute the national military strategy; and (4) Department of Defense's (DOD) plans to monitor the services' progress in i...
Base Operations: DOD's Use of Single Contracts for Multiple Support Services
NSIAD-98-82: Published: Feb 27, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) use of single contracts for multiple base operations support functions, focusing on: (1) the history and characteristics of selected single contracts for multiple base operations support services; (2) the kinds of services procured under these contracts; (3) lessons DOD has learned from the use of these contracts...
Acquisition Reform: Effect on Weapon System Funding
NSIAD-98-31: Published: Oct 29, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1997.
GAO reviewed the military services' estimated acquisition reform cost reductions on 63 major weapons programs to determine the extent to which the reported cost reductions from acquisition reform will provide funds from approved budgets to support weapons modernization.GAO noted that: (1) while GAO continues to support the Department of Defense's (DOD) effort to reform its acquisition processes, G...
Future Years Defense Program: DOD's 1998 Plan Has Substantial Risk in Execution
NSIAD-98-26: Published: Oct 23, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1998 Future Years Defense Program (FYDP) with the FYDP for FY 1997, focusing on: (1) how major programs were adjusted from the 1997 FYDP to the 1998 FYDP; (2) how these adjustments may affect programs in the future; and (3) proposed Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) initiatives that may have been ta...
Joint Manpower Process: Limited Progress Made in Implementing DOD Inspector General Recommendations
NSIAD-97-229: Published: Sep 19, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO assessed the completeness and adequacy of the corrective actions taken by the Secretary of Defense in response to the Department of Defense's (DOD) Inspector General's (IG) recommendations for improving the DOD joint personnel requirements and management program.GAO noted that: (1) DOD management concurred with 11 of the DOD IG recommendations, partially...
Base Operations: Contracting for Firefighters and Security Guards
NSIAD-97-200BR: Published: Sep 12, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about contracting for firefighter and security guard services within the Department of Defense (DOD), focusing on: (1) the military services' positions on contracting for firefighters and security guards; (2) lessons learned from using contract firefighters and security guards at military bases; and (3) the cost-effectiveness of contrac...
DOD Budget: Military Personnel Program
NSIAD-97-240R: Published: Aug 21, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Department of Defense's fiscal year 1998 military personnel budget requests. GAO also reviewed the early retirement accounts that are centrally managed by the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force. GAO noted that this report summarizes and updates information it provided in June 1997, but does not include any actions that may have been taken...
DOD Service Academies: Problems Limit Feasibility of Graduates Directly Entering the Reserves
NSIAD-97-89: Published: Mar 24, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the policy and cost implications of up to 5 percent of each military service academy's graduating class serving in the reserve with a corresponding increase in the number of Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) graduates serving on active duty, focusing on: (1) the number of academy graduates serving in an active status in the reserve component...