Community Relations: DOD's Approach for Using Resources Reflects Sound Management Principles
U.S. Government Accountability Office Washington United States
Pagination or Media Count:
DOD conducts community relations activitiessuch as aircraft flyovers, exhibitions by DOD jet and parachute demonstration teams, and performances by military bandsto expand the publics understanding of the militarys mission and capabilities, among other goals. During sequestration in fiscal year 2013, DOD restricted its community relations activitiesfor example, placing travel restrictions on bands. DOD reinstated community relations activities at a reduced capacity in fiscal year 2014. Senate Report 114-49 included a provision for GAO to examine DODs community relations activities. GAO 1 evaluates the extent that DOD follows sound management principles in its approach for determining which community relations activities to undertake and 2 describes what is known about the resources that DOD has used for community relations activities.