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Defense Civil Support: DOD Needs to Identify National Guard's Cyber Capabilities and Address Challenges in Its Exercises
GAO-16-574: Published: Sep 6, 2016. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 2016.
National Guard units have developed capabilities that could be used, if requested and approved, to support civil authorities in a cyber incident; however, the Department of Defense (DOD) does not have visibility of all National Guard units' capabilities for this support. GAO found three types of cyber capabilities that exist in National Guard units:Communications directorates : These organization...
Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications: Update on DOD's Modernization
GAO-15-584R: Published: Jun 15, 2015. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 2015.
GAO provided an in-depth classified briefing in April 2015 to congressional defense committee staff on the results of its review of several on-going nuclear command, control, and communications (NC3) modernization programs or efforts within the Department of Defense (DOD). NC3 is a large and complex system comprised of numerous land-, air-, and space-based components used to assure connectivity be...
Defense Transportation: More Reliable Information Key to Managing Airlift Services More Efficiently
NSIAD-00-6: Published: Mar 6, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Mobility Command's airlift rates, focusing on the: (1) extent to which the Air Mobility Command has reliable financial information for managing airlift transportation services; and (2) factors affecting efficient cost control of airlift services.GAO noted that: (1) the Air Mobility Command lacks accurate cost information to set rates and as...
NATO Enlargement: Cost Estimates Developed to Date Are Notional
NSIAD-97-209: Published: Aug 18, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the executive branch's estimate of the cost of expanding the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), focusing on: (1) the reasonableness of the study's key assumptions; (2) verifying the pricing of individual cost elements and identifying the basis for the pricing; (3) whether the estimate's major cost categories and elements should be ascribed...
Future Years Defense Program: Lower Inflation Outlook Was Most Significant Change From 1996 to 1997 Program
NSIAD-97-36: Published: Dec 12, 1996. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1997 Future Years Defense Program (FYDP) with the FYDP for FY 1996, focusing on the: (1) impact of the reduction in the inflation rate on DOD's 1997 FDYP; (2) major program adjustments from the 1996 FDYP to the 1997 FDYP; and (3) implications of these changes for the future.GAO found that: (1) as a...
Wartime Medical Care: Personnel Requirements Still Not Resolved
NSIAD-96-173: Published: Jun 28, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO studied the reasonableness of the models each military service uses to determine appropriate wartime medical personnel force levels, focusing on the models' results, their methodologies, and their inclusion of active duty and reserve medical personnel.GAO found that: (1) in 1995, each service used its own model to determine wartime medical personnel requi...
Bottom-Up Review: Analysis of DOD War Game to Test Key Assumptions
NSIAD-96-170: Published: Jun 21, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the the Department of Defense's (DOD) Nimble Dancer war game, a simulation designed to assess U.S. forces' ability to fight and win two nearly simultaneous major regional conflicts (MRC), focusing on whether the methodology, scope, and results were reasonable.GAO found that: (1) DOD statements that Nimble Dancer tested basic Bottom-Up Review assump...
Military Airlift: Observations on the Civil Reserve Air Fleet Program
NSIAD-96-125: Published: Mar 29, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) program, focusing on: (1) the extent that participation by commercial carriers in the CRAF program meets wartime requirements; (2) Department of Defense (DOD) efforts to ensure future carrier participation; and (3) the C-17 Defense Acquisition Board's (DAB) review of the CRAF program.GAO found that: (1) the extent...