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GAO’s protocols dictate how we work with the federal agencies we audit. For instance, agencies are required to schedule an initial meeting (an entrance conference) with us within 14 calendar days of receiving notice that we are about to begin a new audit.
This report supersedes GAO-05-91SP, GAO's International Protocols, October 2004. This document contains the protocols governing the U.S. Government Accountability Office's (GAO) work that has international components or implications.
In response to a Congressional request, we issued a report in June 2005 on the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in determining and allocating resources needed to implement the New Triad today and in the future.
The Department of Defense (DOD) must convince more than 200,000 people each year to join the military. To assist in recruiting, the military services advertise on television, on radio, and in print and participate in other promotional activities.
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 required that GAO review the Department of Defense's (DOD) use of the authority to install telephone lines and any necessary telecommunications equipment in the homes of persons who provide voluntary services for the military.
Since 1990 we have consistently identified the Department of Defense's (DOD) management of secondary inventory (spare and repair parts, medical supplies, and other items to support the operating forces) as a high-risk area because inventory levels were too high and management systems and procedures were...