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United States Government Accountability Office

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Works: 9,487 works in 12,995 publications in 1 language and 1,806,513 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Rules 
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Classifications: HJ9701, 350.7232
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International journal of government auditing ( serial )
in English and held by 940 libraries worldwide
Hedge Funds : regulation and nonregulation by United States( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Enforcing federal pollution control laws ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Agricultural conservation : converting grassland to cropland ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Vehicle fuel economy ( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Wildlife refuges : factors and concerns about future sustainability ( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Credit and debit cards : federal use ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Cybersecurity, cyberanalysis, and warning by United States( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act by United States( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Hearings in the Senate and House of Representatives : a guide for preparation and procedure by Thomas P Carr( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Offshore marine aquaculture by Jean T Nolan( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Nuclear nonproliferation and the United States ( Book )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Defense energy management ( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
National emergency responses ( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Global War on Terrorism : reported obligations for the Department of Defense by Sharon L Pickup( Book )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Since 2001, Congress has provided the Department of Defense (DOD) with about $807 billion in supplemental and annual appropriations, as of September 2008, primarily for military operations in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). DOD's reported annual obligations for GWOT have shown a steady increase from about $0.2 billion in fiscal year 2001 to about $139.8 billion in fiscal year 2007. The United States' commitments to GWOT will likely involve the continued investment of significant resources, requiring decision makers to consider difficult trade-offs as the nation faces an increasing long-range fiscal challenge. The magnitude of future costs will depend on several direct and indirect cost variables and, in some cases, decisions that have not yet been made. DOD's future costs will likely be affected by the pace and duration of operations, the types of facilities needed to support troops overseas, redeployment plans, and the amount of equipment to be repaired or replaced. DOD compiles and reports monthly and cumulative incremental obligations incurred to support GWOT in a monthly Supplemental and Cost of War Execution Report. DOD leadership uses this report, along with other information, to advise Congress on the costs of the war and to formulate future GWOT budget requests. DOD reports these obligations by appropriation, contingency operation, and military service or defense agency. The monthly cost reports are typically compiled within the 45 days after the end of the reporting month in which the obligations are incurred. DOD has prepared monthly reports on the obligations incurred for its involvement in GWOT since fiscal year 2001. Section 1221 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006 requires us to submit quarterly updates to Congress on the costs of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom based on DOD's monthly Supplemental and Cost of War Execution Reports. This report, which responds to this requirement, contains our analysis of DOD's reported obligations for military operations in support of GWOT through June 2008. Specifically, we assessed (1) DOD's cumulative appropriations and reported obligations for military operations in support of GWOT and (2) DOD's fiscal year 2008 reported obligations from October 2007 through June 2008, the latest data available for GWOT by military service and appropriation account. As of September 2008, Congress has appropriated a total of about $807 billion primarily for GWOT operations since 2001. Of that amount, about $187 billion has been provided for fiscal year 2008 and about $65.9 billion has been appropriated for use in fiscal year 2009. DOD will likely request additional funds for fiscal year 2009. DOD has reported obligations of about $594.9 billion for military operations in support of the war from fiscal year 2001 through fiscal year 2007 and fiscal year 2008 (October 2007 through June 2008). The $212.1 billion difference between DOD's appropriations and reported obligations can generally be attributed to certain fiscal year 2008 appropriations; multiyear funding for procurement, military construction, and research, development, test, and evaluation from previous GWOT-related appropriations that have yet to be obligated; and obligations for classified and other items, which DOD considers to be non-GWOT related, that are not reported in DOD's cost-of-war reports. This difference also includes the $65.9 billion appropriated for fiscal year 2009. As part of our ongoing work, we are reviewing DOD's rationale for reporting its GWOT related obligations
Military training DOD's report on the sustainability of training ranges addresses most of the congressional reporting requirements and continues to improve with each annual update by Brian J Lepore( Computer File )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
DOD reported progress in implementing its comprehensive plan as required by section 366 of the Bob Stump National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003 (as amended), by providing new goals, actions, and milestones for this plan as described above. DOD also reported actions taken or to be taken to address training constraints caused by limitations on the use of military lands, marine areas, and airspace. For example, in the 2010 range assessments, all four of the military services reported increased range capability scores. Also, according to the 2010 sustainable ranges report, regional partnerships have enabled DOD to work successfully with multistate, multiagency teams to address substantial sustainability issues. For example, OSD and military service officials stated that renewable energy development has the potential to significantly impact their ability to train and is a growing area of concern. Coordination with these regional partnerships has allowed DOD to identify and address renewable energy development by seeking compatible land uses that are mutually beneficial to all concerned parties. By forming these partnerships, DOD has taken steps to prevent conflicts between military training and proposed renewable energy development. DOD's 2010 sustainable ranges report also includes additional updates to the special interest section for each of the services. The special interest section briefly highlights critical issues facing the services regarding range capabilities and encroachment factors. For example, this year the Air Force provides information about the integration of unmanned aerial systems into existing airspace and its efforts to increase flight safety. We previously reported that by highlighting its most pressing range sustainability issues, DOD officials can begin to prioritize the department's actions to address range issues in the most efficient and effective manner. DOD officials told us the sustainable ranges report will continue to include annual updates to the special interest section regarding general issues relevant to the report
Defense acquisitions fundamental changes are needed to improve weapon program outcomes : testimony before the Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate by Michael J Sullivan( file )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This testimony describes DOD's current weapon system investment portfolio, the problems that contribute to cost and schedule increases, potential solutions based on past GAO recommendations, and recent legislative initiatives and DOD actions aimed at improving outcomes. It also provides some observations about what is needed for DOD to achieve lasting reform
Military personnel DOD's predatory lending report addressed mandated issues, but support is limited for some findings and recommendations by Brenda S Farrell( file )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Since September 2001, the Department of Defense (DOD) has relied heavily on the reserve component, primarily in support of ongoing contingency operations for the Global War on Terrorism, which is now known as the Overseas Contingency Operation. This increased use of the reserve component servicemembers has led to questions by Congress about whether reserve component servicemembers might be experiencing a decline in earnings as a result of extended and frequent activations. Our objectives for this review were to evaluate (1) whether DOD has determined if any differential exists between the income earned by reserve component servicemembers while performing active duty service and the civilian income they would otherwise have earned and (2) the extent to which any differential existing between the income earned by the activated reserve component servicemembers and that earned by civilians has affected attrition for reserve component servicemembers. Based on discussions with congressional staff, we are also providing, in enclosure III, examples of public and private sector supplemental compensation provided to activated reserve component servicemembers
Defense infrastructure DOD funding for infrastructure and road improvements surrounding growth installations by Brian J Lepore( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The Department of Defense (DOD) is simultaneously implementing a number of force realignments that contribute to personnel growth at military installations throughout the United States. DOD plans to execute over 800 actions from the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round, which entail relocating over 123,000 personnel. Concurrent with its BRAC 2005 actions, DOD is also implementing or planning to implement other extensive worldwide transformation initiatives, which include relocating about 50,000 soldiers primarily from Europe and Korea to the United States; transforming the Army's force structure from an organization based on divisions to more rapidly deployable, brigade-based units (known as Army modularity); and increasing its active duty end strength by 92,000, all of which will affect DOD's facilities infrastructure. These force realignments will result in dramatic growth at some DOD installations across the United States. Based on data provided by the services, the DOD Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) had identified, as of January 2008, 20 locations where expected growth as a result of force realignments in fiscal years 2006 through 2012 will adversely affect surrounding communities. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 mandated that we assess the impact on military installations caused by an increase in assigned forces or civilian personnel as a result of the 2005 BRAC or other force realignments. Our specific objectives were to (1) determine whether military facility requirements (including quality-of-life projects) will be met before the arrival of assigned forces and (2) determine whether DOD has programmed sufficient funding to mitigate community traffic congestion in accordance with the Defense Access Roads (DAR) program. While DOD has made progress in initiating construction of military facilities to accommodate growth, it is too early to determine whether all required facilities will be constructed prior to arrival of assigned forces because contracts must still be let, the progress of construction may affect timelines for the arrival of forces, and the services are still requesting or expecting to request $6.4 billion in funding. At the 11 installations we reviewed, representing over 85 percent of expected population growth, the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps have received about $7.3 billion for fiscal years 2006 through 2008 for growth-related construction projects, which is approximately 54 percent of the total estimated funding requirement for growth related construction at those installations through 2011. As of March 2008, at the 11 installations we reviewed contracts have been awarded for approximately $4.1 billion--about 56 percent of the available funds--and base officials plan to award contracts for most of the remaining funds in fiscal year 2008. The services have requested or plan to request just under $6.4 billion in funding to implement remaining growth: the services have requested about $4.2 billion in fiscal year 2009, and plan to request $2 billion in fiscal year 2010 and $196 million in fiscal year 2011 for growth-related projects at the installations included in our review. DOD has requested funding for off-base road improvements around growth installations for all projects that met the DAR program criteria and the DAR program office had already completed the assessment process at the time of our review. As of March 2008, DOD had requested $36.2 million for one project under the DAR program. In addition, four other projects totaling just over $37.7 million were still being assessed by the installation or DAR program officials to determine whether they meet DAR eligibility criteria. Although other off-base road improvements around growth installations have also been identified, few of these projects meet the criteria for funding under the DAR program and consequently will need other sources of funds. Generally, state and local government support is the primary means by which these off-base road improvements to mitigate traffic congestion at growth installations are funded. At the time of our review, base officials estimated that state and local governments were funding or plan to fund just over $657 million in growth related off-base road improvements around the 11 installations included in our review
Financial audit the Department of Energy's fiscal year 2004 management representation letter on its financial statements by Gary T Engel( file )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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