Department of the Army - The Fiscal Year 2008 Military Personnel, Army Appropriation and the Antideficiency Act
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A House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations report directed GAO to determine whether the Department of the Army Army violated the Antideficiency Act in its fiscal year 2008 Military Personnel, Army FY 2008 MPA appropriation. The Committee became concerned after the Army transferred 200 million from the Defense Working Capital Fund, Army appropriation to the FY 2008 MPA appropriation in December 2008. The Army explained that the transferred funds were necessary to cover unanticipated increases in costs related to bonuses and Permanent Change of Station PCS moves. In particular, the Committee asked GAO to determine whether the Army had sufficient funds in the FY 2008 MPA account for these expenses. For the reasons set out below, we conclude that the Army did not have adequate funds to cover fiscal year 2008 obligations and thus violated the Antideficiency Act. See 31 U.S.C. Section 1341.
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