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Military Assistance: Improving the Way Congress Is Notified of Program Changes

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Technical Report

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United States General Accounting Office Washington United States

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Mr. Chairman Your letter of April 15, 1987, requested that we examine and compare the Agency for International Development AID and Department of Defense DOD congressional notification procedures for reprogramming foreign assistance funds. You stated that, in recent years, the large volume of economic notifications and the limited information contained in military notifications have made effective oversight difficult. Specifically, you asked that we examine ND and DOD foreign assistance reprogramming notifications of the past 2 years, assess AID and DOD procedures, and consider alternatives to the current process that would allow Congress to be informed of significant reprogrammings without undue administrative burden on both the Congress and executive branch. The AID and DOD systems are distinctly different, and as agreed with your office, each will be covered in a separate report. This report discusses the DOD military assistance reprogramming process.

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  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Administration and Management

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