DOD should review the funding targets for providing congressional appropriations it has established for two of the three categories of morale, welfare and recreation (MWR) programs, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommended in a new study. The targets have not been comprehensively evaluated in the past 20 years and may not reflect the current operating environment, the agency concluded.
GAO also found that the department has not developed performance measures with measureable goals that would allow it to assess the cost-effectiveness of its MWR programs. “Without performance measures that include such measurable goals, it will be difficult for DOD and Congress to determine whether the individual activities and overall MWR programs are meeting desired outcomes in a cost-effective manner,” the study concluded.
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