The Pentagon has a plan to recover readiness, but the Government Accountability Office says the Defense Department can establish better readiness metrics. GAO says readiness varies by domain over the last several years.
- Diana Maurer, Director of Defense Capabilities and Management Issues at GAO, said domain-based readiness reporting is as important as service-based readiness reporting as it reflects the nature of the military as a joint force.
- Maurer said she and her team found improvement in readiness inputs and outputs in the ground domain and a decline in those aspects in the sea domain.
- Maurer said it is important that the unclassified version of this report was released because it informs Congress, increases transparency for the American public and provides oversight.