Government Aircraft: Observations on Travel by Senior Officials.
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV
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We interviewed officials and reviewed policies, regulations, procedures, related DOD studies, and data on the number of DOD and civilian agendes aircraft used for transporting senior level military and civilian personnel, related costs, and modernization efforts the methodology, scope, and results of the military services review of their wartime requirements for OSA aircraft and the use of OSA aircraft during the Persian Gulf War. Also, we interviewed officials concerning the civilian agencies recent audits that were conducted by their respective Offices of the Inspector General as a part of the Presidents Council on Integrity and Efficiency aircraft management review, and we reviewed copies of their audit reports. In addition, we used data obtained from the military services computerized records maintained by their central aircraft schedulers and the Coast Guard and NASAS manual reports to GSA on senior level travel to identify the most frequent travelers names and their origins and destinations for fiscal years 1993,1994, and 1995 through March 1995. We did not independently verify the computerized data or manual reports. We asked agency officials to provide us the full names and current titles of the most frequent senior level travelers for their identification. We did not validate the purpose of individual trips nor did we evaluate the cost-effectiveness of using government aircraft. Also, we used the airlines computerized scheduling system and the Federal Travel Directory to determine if government contract carrier service was available for the most frequent flights.
- *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
- *TRAVEL TIME
- MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES)
- PERSIAN GULF
- COMMERCIAL AVIATION
- COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
- MANUAL OPERATION
- PASSENGER VEHICLES
- COAST GUARD
- Administration and Management