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Joint Training: Observations on the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Exercise Program
NSIAD-98-189: Published: Jul 10, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS), Exercise Program, focusing on the: (1) number and type of CJCS exercises conducted and planned from 1995 to 2002; (2) basis for the Department of Defense's (DOD) estimates of exercise costs for the same time period; and (3) availability of DOD data to estimate the impact of CJCS exercises on deployment ra...
Defense Transportation: Status of U.S. Transportation Command Savings Initiatives
NSIAD-98-99: Published: May 8, 1998. Publicly Released: May 8, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the U.S. Transportation Command's (USTRANSCOM) savings initiatives, focusing on the: (1) extent to which USTRANSCOM expects to achieve long-term savings in its operating and infrastructure costs; and (2) changes regarding transportation rates and customer charges.GAO noted that: (1) USTRANSCOM and its components have sought to reduce...
Joint Manpower Process: Limited Progress Made in Implementing DOD Inspector General Recommendations
NSIAD-97-229: Published: Sep 19, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO assessed the completeness and adequacy of the corrective actions taken by the Secretary of Defense in response to the Department of Defense's (DOD) Inspector General's (IG) recommendations for improving the DOD joint personnel requirements and management program.GAO noted that: (1) DOD management concurred with 11 of the DOD IG recommendations, partially...
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...
Federal Research: DOD's Small Business Innovation Research Program
RCED-97-122: Published: Apr 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed certain aspects of the Department of Defense's (DOD) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, focusing on whether DOD's policies and procedures help ensure that: (1) quality research is performed under the funding agreements; (2) competitive procedures are being followed; and (3) technologies developed through the program are likely to...
Tactical Intelligence: Joint STARS Full-Rate Production Decision Was Premature and Risky
NSIAD-97-68: Published: Apr 25, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) recent decision to commit to the full-rate production of the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS), focusing on whether: (1) the system had demonstrated a level of maturity through testing to justify a full-rate production commitment; (2) DOD considered and resolved important cost and performance issues prior to making its decisi...
Defense Depot Maintenance: Commission on Roles and Mission's Privatization Assumptions Are Questionable
NSIAD-96-161: Published: Jul 15, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Commission on Roles and Missions' (CORM) privatization assumptions to determine whether privatization would adversely affect military readiness and sustainability.GAO found that: (1) the CORM's depot privatization savings and readiness assumptions are based on conditions that do not currently exist for many depot workloads; (2) privatizing esse...
National Security Analysis Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1996-98
IAP-96-4: Published: May 1, 1996. Publicly Released: May 1, 1996.
GAO provided information on its national security analysis issue area plan, focusing on the: (1) military services' roles and functions and how they can best be accomplished; (2) effectiveness and affordability of the Department of Defense's (DOD) planned force structure; (3) extent to which planned defense budgets are affordable and consistent with national security priorities; and (4) extent to...
Defense Research and Development: Fiscal Year 1993 Trustee and Adviser Costs at Federally Funded Centers
NSIAD-96-27: Published: Dec 26, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the stipends and expenses of the boards of trustees and other management advisory personnel who served in fiscal year 1993 at the Department of Defense's (DOD) Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDC), focusing on: (1) the extent to which FFRDC used federal funds to pay those costs; (2) the range of and highest daily...
Travel of Government Officials on Government Aircraft
T-NSIAD-96-85: Published: Dec 29, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 1995.
GAO discussed the use of military helicopters and other government aircraft to transport White House staff and senior-level military and civilian officials. GAO noted that: (1) White House staff members had flown in military helicopters 14 times from January 21, 1993 to May 24, 1994 without the accompaniment of the President, Vice President, First Lady, Vice-President's wife, or Heads of State; (2...