The Resource Military Readiness: Congress Needs Better Tools for Effective Oversight

Military Readiness: Congress Needs Better Tools for Effective Oversight

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Military Readiness: Congress Needs Better Tools for Effective Oversight
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Military Readiness: Congress Needs Better Tools for Effective Oversight
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eng
Summary
Over the last few years, DOD has taken action to improve readiness assessment. DOD has made technical enhancements to the Status of Resources and Training System (SORTS)-the automated system it uses to assess readiness at the unit level. DOD also has established two forums-the Joint Monthly Readiness Review and the Senior Readiness Oversight Council-for evaluating readiness from ajoint and strategic perspective. We believe these changes represent progress. However, SORTS remains the basic building block for readiness assessment, and inherent limitations to this system, such as its inability to signal impending changes in readiness and its imprecise ratings for unit resources and training, may be reflected in reviews at the joint and strategic levels. DOD'S quarterly reports to Congress, which are based on information provided to the Senior Readiness Oversight Council, provide only a vague description of readiness deficiencies and planned remedial actions; consequently, in their present form they are not as effective as they could be as a congressional oversight tool DOD is required to expand on these reports beginning October 1998 by adding indicators mandated by Congress. We have concerns about DOD's current plans for implementing this expanded reporting requirement. For example, current plans do not present a clear picture of how the additional readiness indicators will be incorporated into the quarterly report
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DTICE
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GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV
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  • Combat readiness
  • Operational readiness
  • Military operations
  • Congress
  • Automation
  • Training
  • Reports
  • Modular construction
  • Planning
  • Deficiencies
  • Resources
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
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Military Readiness: Congress Needs Better Tools for Effective Oversight
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Publication
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Testimony before the Subcommittee on Military Readiness, Committee on National Security, House of Representatives
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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13 pages
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online
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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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Hein Online
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  • (OCoLC)227868433
  • (OCoLC)ocn227868433
Label
Military Readiness: Congress Needs Better Tools for Effective Oversight
Publication
Note
Testimony before the Subcommittee on Military Readiness, Committee on National Security, House of Representatives
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
13 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227868433
  • (OCoLC)ocn227868433

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