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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...
Electronic Warfare: DOD Should Select Most Cost-Effective Infrared Countermeasure System
NSIAD-98-2: Published: Apr 28, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1998.
GAO reviewed the Army's Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasure system (ATIRCM) and the U.S. Special Operations Command's (SOCOM) Directional Infrared Countermeasure (DIRCM) system to determine whether the Department of Defense (DOD) is justified in acquiring both systems.GAO noted that: (1) DOD may be able to achieve sizable savings by procuring, supporting, and maintaining only one active infrar...
Bosnia: Cost Estimating Has Improved but Operational Changes Will Affect Current Estimates
NSIAD-97-183: Published: Jul 28, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1997.
GAO reviewed the: (1) Department of Defense's (DOD) process for estimating the costs of contingency operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina to determine whether the process has been improved since GAO's prior reviews; and (2) basis for the fiscal years 1997-1998 cost estimates and the impact operational changes could have on these estimates.GAO noted that: (1) DOD has improved its process for estimat...
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...
Peace Operations: Reservists Have Volunteered When Needed
NSIAD-96-75: Published: Apr 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1996.
GAO reviewed reservists' participation in peace operations, focusing on: (1) whether qualified volunteers are accessible; (2) the differences among the services in their reliance on reserve volunteers; (3) factors that affect reserve volunteers' availability; and (4) Department of Defense (DOD) efforts to ensure their accessibility.GAO found that: (1) thousands of reservists have volunteered for r...
Interagency Contracting: Controls Over Economy Act Orders Being Strengthened
NSIAD-96-10: Published: Oct 20, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the: (1) impact of the Department of Defense's (DOD) policy changes for interagency orders on the Department of Transportation's Volpe National Transportation Systems Center; and (2) Coast Guard's recent initiatives and legislative changes extending the statutory requirements on interagency orders to other federal agencies.GAO found that: (1) becau...
Panama: DOD's Drawdown for the U.S. Military in Panama
NSIAD-95-183: Published: Aug 2, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1995.
GAO updated information on the U.S. military drawdown in Panama, focusing on: (1) the potential for a post-1999 U.S. presence in Panama; (2) the status of transfers of Department of Defense (DOD) properties and Panama's preparedness to accept them; (3) the coordination of treaty-related issues; (4) DOD environmental and property valuation policies; (5) DOD efforts to address employee terminations...
Military Ammunition in Europe
NSIAD-94-148R: Published: Apr 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1994.
GAO reviewed the U.S. Army, Europe's (USAREUR) and the U.S. Air Forces in Europe's (USAFE) ammunition stockpiles, focusing on: (1) the status of U.S. ammunition return programs; and (2) USAREUR and USAFE inspection schedules and security and safety controls. GAO noted that: (1) USAREUR and USAFE have significantly reduced their ammunition storage sites and ammunition stockpiles as a result of the...