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Continental Air Defense: A Dedicated Force Is No Longer Needed
NSIAD-94-76: Published: May 3, 1994. Publicly Released: May 3, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO assessed the viability of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff's recommendations to significantly reduce the continental air defense mission and assign the mission tasks to existing active and reserve general-purpose combat and training forces.GAO found that: (1) the United States no longer needs a large, dedicated air defense force because the forme...
Military Education: Information on Service Academies and Schools
NSIAD-93-264BR: Published: Sep 22, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the feasibility of relocating the services' various professional military education institutions, focusing on the: (1) services' definition of professional military education; (2) number of students participating in military education courses; and (3) costs associated with military education institutions.GAO found that: (1) opportunities for reloca...
Major Acquisitions: DOD's Process Does Not Ensure Proper Weapons Mix for Close Support Mission
NSIAD-92-180: Published: Apr 17, 1992. Publicly Released: May 19, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) close support major acquisition process, focusing on whether the: (1) process identifies the proper mix of weapons systems needed for current and future missions; (2) increased involvement of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) has broadened DOD analyses to include consideration of the expected contribu...
Department of Defense: Professional Military Education at the Three Senior Service Schools
NSIAD-91-202: Published: Jun 20, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the implementation of selected recommendations at the three Department of Defense professional military education (PME) senior service schools.GAO found that: (1) the schools took some form of action on at least 90 percent of the applicable Panel on Military Education recommendations, but failed to fully adopt some recommendations concerning facult...
Department of Defense: Professional Military Education at the Four Intermediate Service Schools
NSIAD-91-182: Published: Jun 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the implementation of selected recommendations at the four Department of Defense professional military education (PME) intermediate schools.GAO found that: (1) the schools took some form of action on at least 90 percent of the applicable Panel on Military Education recommendations, but failed to fully adopt some recommendations concerning curricula...
Military Airlift: Peacetime Use of War Reserve Spares Reduces Wartime Capabilities
NSIAD-90-186: Published: Jun 25, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1990.
GAO reviewed: (1) the Department of Defense's (DOD) use of war reserve spares to support the peacetime operations of the C-5 and C-141 long-range airlift aircraft; (2) shortcomings in DOD reporting of the status of war reserve parts to the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and (3) the effects of recent changes in Eastern Europe on U.S. war reserve spare requirements.GAO found that: (1) a 1982 policy allows t...
Historians: Information on Historian Programs in the Department of Defense
NSIAD-86-139FS: Published: Jul 14, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the historian programs in the Department of Defense (DOD).GAO found that: (1) in fiscal year 1986, DOD employed 371 military personnel and 25 civilians in its historian programs at an estimated cost of $27,128,000; (2) the Air Force published approximately 48 major volumes with another 41 volumes in progress and 60 volumes planned; (3) the Ar...
Management of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Exercise Program Has Been Strengthened, But More Needs To Be Done
NSIAD-85-46: Published: Mar 5, 1985. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1985.
GAO assessed the current management of the Department of Defense (DOD) joint exercise program to determine the effect of actions taken since a 1979 report and whether opportunities exist for further improvements.GAO found that corrective actions taken have strengthened the exercise program and its management. The objectives of the program and the procedures for its development are now more clearly...
Greater Coordination Required in Defense Planning for Intratheater Airlift Needs
PLRD-81-42: Published: Jul 9, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1981.
Intratheater airlift provides an essential capability to move personnel and materiel quickly within combat theaters and between points which are separated by impassable terrain. Airlift may be categorized as intertheater, common use intratheater, and specialized intratheater. Intertheater airlift involves long-range lift and is managed by the Air Force Military Airlift Command. Intratheater airlif...
Missile System Review
115333: May 19, 1981
The North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) has been upgrading its computers since they became operational in 1966, because officials were aware that the missile warning and space surveillance system computers originally installed would not meet growing mission requirements for very long. In 1970, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) established a program for all Unified and Specified Commands to im...