Military training [electronic resource] : DOD needs a strategic plan and better inventory and requirements data to guide development of language skills and regional proficiency : report to Congressional committees.

Author
United States. Government Accountability Office [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
[Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, [2009]
Description
i, 26 p. : digital, PDF file

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Summary note
Violent extremist movements and ongoing military operations have prompted the Department of Defense (DOD) to place greater emphasis on improving language and regional proficiency, which includes cultural awareness. GAO was asked to assess the extent to which DOD has (1) developed a strategic plan to guide its language and regional proficiency transformation efforts and (2) obtained the information it needs to identify potential language and regional proficiency gaps and assess risk. To conduct this assessment, GAO analyzed DOD's Defense Language Transformation Roadmap, reviewed the military services' strategies for transforming language and regional proficiency capabilities, and assessed the range of efforts intended to help identify potential gaps.
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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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Includes bibliographical references.
Reproduction note
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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Contents
  • Background
  • DOD lacks a comprehensive strategic plan for guiding transformation of language and regional proficiency capabilities
  • DOD has not fully identified gaps in language and regional proficiency to effectively assess risks
  • Conclusions.
Other title(s)
  • Military training : Department of Defense needs a strategic plan and better inventory and requirements data to guide development of language skills and regional proficiency
  • DOD needs a strategic plan and better inventory and requirements data to guide development of language skills and regional proficiency
  • ProQuest U.S. Congressional Research Digital Collection.
SuDoc no.
GA 1.13:GAO-09-568
Tech. report no.
GAO-09-568
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