Accession Number : ADA292497

Title :   Military Aid. Stronger Oversight Can Improve Accountability,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Brummet, John ; Brown, Joseph C. ; Schiffhauer, Patricia A. ; Jones, James ; Konjevich, Peter

PDF Url : ADA292497

Report Date : DEC 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : This report discusses how the United States exercises its oversight responsibilities for U.S. military aid and suggests actions to improve accountability. The United States provides billions of dollars of military aid annually to foreign countries. It was requested that GAO review the management controls over the aid to (1) identify how the United States exercised oversight and (2) determine if more emphasis on accountability was needed. The Defense Department is not closely monitoring recipient countries' use of U.S. funded defense items, and it does not have reasonable assurance that countries are complying with legislatively required commitments regarding item use. GAO recommends that the Secretary of Defense direct the Director ot the Defense Security Assistance Agency to develop accountability standards and to revise the Security Assistance Management Manual to clarify what monitoring is required to provide reasonable assurance that recipient countries are meeting conditions set forth in the legislation. These standards should apply to military items provided through both pre- and post-1982 military aid programs.

Descriptors :   *CONGRESS, *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *MILITARY ASSISTANCE, *FOREIGN AID, UNITED STATES, NATIONAL SECURITY, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, ACCOUNTING, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), MONITORING, STANDARDS, LEGISLATION, ACCOUNTABILITY.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Government and Political Science
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE