Defense Headquarters: Guidance Needed to Transition U.S. Central Command's Costs to the Base Budget, Report to Congressional Committees   [open pdf - 5MB]

From the Highlights: "CENTCOM [U.S. Central Command] is one of six geographic combatant commands that DOD operates to perform its military missions. CENTCOM's geographic region is composed of countries located in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central and South Asia. CENTCOM and each of its service component commands' headquarters are composed of military and civilian personnel and receive millions of dollars in funding each year to accomplish assigned missions. GAO [Government Accountability Office] was mandated to review CENTCOM's resources. This report (1) identifies trends in personnel devoted to CENTCOM and its service component commands since fiscal year 2001 and any steps DOD is planning to take for reducing personnel in the future, and (2) assesses how DOD funds CENTCOM and its service component commands' headquarters costs. GAO analyzed data on authorized positions, temporary personnel, and headquarters costs for CENTCOM and its service component commands from fiscal years 2001 through 2013. GAO also interviewed DOD officials about commands' resources and plans for funding headquarters costs."

Report Number:
GAO-14-440; Government Accountability Office-14-440
Public Domain
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Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/
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