Accession Number : ADA295143

Title :   Government Aircraft: Observations on Travel by Senior Officials.

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

PDF Url : ADA295143

Report Date : 05 JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : 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 President's 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 NASA'S manual reports to GSA on senior level travel to identify the most frequent traveler's 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.

Descriptors :   *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, *AIRCRAFT, *TRAVEL TIME, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), WARFARE, POLICIES, CONTRACTS, MANAGEMENT, PERSIAN GULF, REPORTS, EFFICIENCY, COMMERCIAL AVIATION, COSTS, HELICOPTERS, FLIGHT, SCHEDULING, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, TRAVEL, MANUAL OPERATION, RECORDS, DIRECTORIES, PASSENGER VEHICLES, COAST GUARD, AUDITING.

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE