Global War on Terrorism [electronic resource] : DOD needs to more accurately capture and report the costs of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom : report to congressional committees.

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United States. Government Accountability Office [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
[Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, [2009]
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i, 32 p. : digital, PDF file

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Since September 11, 2001, Congress has provided about $808 billion to the Department of Defense (DOD) for the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) in addition to funding in DOD's base budget. Prior GAO reports have found DOD's reported GWOT cost data unreliable and found problems with transparency over certain costs. In response, DOD has made several changes to its cost-reporting procedures. Congress has shown interest in increasing the transparency of DOD's cost reporting and funding requests for GWOT. Under the Comptroller General's authority to conduct evaluations on his own initiative, GAO assessed (1) DOD's progress in improving the accuracy and reliability of its GWOT cost reporting, and (2) DOD's methodology for reporting GWOT costs by contingency operation. For this engagement, GAO analyzed GWOT cost data and applicable guidance, as well as DOD's corrective actions. GAO is recommending that DOD (1) establish a methodology for determining what portion of GWOT costs is attributable to Operation Iraqi Freedom versus Operation Enduring Freedom and (2) develop a plan and timetable for evaluating whether certain expenses are incremental and should continue to be funded outside of DOD's base budget.
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Record is based on bibliographic data in ProQuest U.S. Congressional Research Digital Collection. Reuse except for individual research requires license from ProQuest, LLC.
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Electronic reproduction. [Bethesda, Md.] : ProQuest, 2004. digital, PDF file. ProQuest U.S. Congressional Research Digital Collection. Mode of access: World Wide Web via ProQuest website.
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  • Global War on Terrorism : Department of Defense needs to more accurately capture and report the costs of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom
  • DOD needs to more accurately capture and report the costs of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom
  • ProQuest U.S. Congressional Research Digital Collection.
SuDoc no.
GA 1.13:GAO-09-302
Tech. report no.
GAO-09-302
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