Accession Number : ADA327619

Title :   Office of the Inspector General, Semiannual Report to the Congress, October 1, 1996 - March 31, 1997.

Descriptive Note : Semiannual rept. 1 Oct 96-31 Mar 97.

Corporate Author : INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA

PDF Url : ADA327619

Report Date : MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : This report contains a brief synopsis of some of the many and diverse subjects the Office of the Inspector General reviews, audits or investigates in a 6-month timeframe. We hope that this new format enables the reader to focus on what we see as a few of the key issues - or risks - the Department faces in managing the billions of dollars of taxpayer money it spends to equip, train and deploy America's armed forces. In this report, we focus on: (1) Financial Management, (2) Information Management and Technology, (3) The Defense infrastructure, (4) The Challenges of Acquisition Reform, (5) Improving Business Practices, (6) Reducing Weapon Systems Costs, and (7) Health Care Fraud. In addition, we continue to work on high profile issues, including: (a) Attempting to locate missing Gulf War logs, (b) Reviewing DoD and military personnel assigned to Capitol Hill, (c) The Cuban shootdown of two unarmed civilian aircraft in international waters, (d) The School of the Americas, (e) Base closure costs and savings, and (f) Munitions scrap disposal safety.

Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *AUDITING, MILITARY PERSONNEL, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, WEAPON SYSTEMS, COSTS, INFRASTRUCTURE.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE