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GAO Issues Report on Defense Management
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the Department of Defense organizational strategy. The report (GAO-17-523R) is titled "Defense Management: DOD Has Taken Initial Steps to Formulate an Organizational Strategy, but These Efforts Are Not Complete".

The report was sent to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., chairman, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, chairman, and Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, on June 23. Here are excerpts of summaries ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Defense Infrastructure
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the Department of Defense's alternatively financed energy projects. The report (GAO-17-461) is titled "Defense Infrastructure: Additional Data and Guidance Needed for Alternatively Financed Energy Projects".

The report was sent to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., chairman, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., chairman, Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, chairman, ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Operational Contract Support
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the U.S. Pacific Command's processes to plan for, manage, and oversee contractors that support military operations in the Asia-Pacific region. The report (GAO-17-428) is titled "Operational Contract Support: Actions Needed to Enhance Capabilities in the Pacific Region".

The report was sent to Rep. Robert Wittman, R-Va., chairman, and Del. Madeleine Z. Bordallo, D-Guam, ranking member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, on June 23. Here are excerpts of summaries associated with the report.

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GAO Issues Report on Oil, Gas, Coal Royalties
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the issues related to royalty rates. The report (GAO-17-540) is titled "Oil, Gas, and Coal Royalties: Raising Federal Rates Could Decrease Production on Federal Lands but Increase Federal Revenue".

The report was sent to Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, chairman, Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M, ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Calif., chairman, and Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn., ranking member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Army Weapon System Requirements
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the Army's process for developing weapon system requirements. The report (GAO-17-568) is titled "Army Weapon System Requirements: Need to Address Workforce Shortfalls to Make Necessary Improvements".

The report was sent to Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, on June 22. Here are excerpts of summaries associated with the report.

What GAO Found: "Since 2011, the Army has taken a number of actions to improve its requirements development process for major defense acquisition ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Army Contracting
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the Army's contracting operations. The report (GAO-17-457) is titled "Army Contracting: Leadership Lacks Information Needed To Evaluate and Improve Operations".

The report was sent to Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Rep. William M. "Mac" Thornberry, R-Texas, chairman, and Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, on June 22. Here are excerpts of summaries associated with the report.

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