Accession Number : ADA491743


Title :   Status of GAO Recommendations to the Department of Defense (Fiscal Years 2001-2007)


Descriptive Note : Congressional rept.


Corporate Author : GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Pickup, Sharon L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a491743.pdf


Report Date : 11 Dec 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 43


Abstract : Section 402 of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2009 required us to report to the appropriate congressional committees by the end of the 110th Congress regarding the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in implementing GAO's recommendations over the last 7 years. During this period of time, we issued 637 reports to DOD or its components that included 2,726 recommendations. By law, agencies, including DOD, are required to submit written statements to Congress explaining actions taken in response to recommendations we have made. We follow up on the implementation status of each recommendation at least annually to determine whether DOD has instituted sufficient corrective actions. This report, which responds to this mandate, contains the results of our analysis on the implementation status of the 2,726 recommendations we made to DOD or its components in reports issued during fiscal years 2001 through 2007. Based on discussion with congressional staff, we are also providing examples of related financial accomplishments reported for the period, based on DOD-related work.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY PROCUREMENT , *FINANCE , *COST REDUCTION , *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , MILITARY BUDGETS , BENEFITS , REPORTS , FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT , SAVINGS , CONGRESS


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE