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Gender Issues: Analysis of Methodologies in Reports to the Secretaries of Defense and the Army
NSIAD-98-125: Published: Mar 16, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1998.
GAO reviewed three studies on gender-related issues affecting initial entry training in the Department of Defense (DOD), focusing on: (1) how the groups conducted their work; (2) how well the work supported making conclusions and recommendations; (3) the availability of documentation supporting the report; and (4) the extent to which the final report described the study methodology and disclosed l...
Defense Spending and Employment: Information Limitations Impede Thorough Assessments
NSIAD-98-57: Published: Jan 14, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined defense and other federal spending in the state of New Mexico, focusing on: (1) characteristics of New Mexico's economy and changes in it; (2) the amount of direct defense-related and nondefense-related federal spending in the state and the direct federal employment associated with both, over time; and (3) the extent to which available government d...
Future Years Defense Program: DOD's 1998 Plan Has Substantial Risk in Execution
NSIAD-98-26: Published: Oct 23, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1998 Future Years Defense Program (FYDP) with the FYDP for FY 1997, focusing on: (1) how major programs were adjusted from the 1997 FYDP to the 1998 FYDP; (2) how these adjustments may affect programs in the future; and (3) proposed Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) initiatives that may have been ta...
Gulf War Illnesses: Public and Private Efforts Relating to Exposures of U.S. Personnel to Chemical Agents
NSIAD-98-27: Published: Oct 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the extent to which federal government agencies and private organizations are examining; (1) the potential exposure of U.S. military personnel to chemical warfare agents in the Persian gulf; and (2) the circumstances surrounding gaps in the Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Desk Log maintained by the U.S. Central Command (CENTCO...
Base Operations: Challenges Confronting DOD as It Renews Emphasis on Outsourcing
NSIAD-97-86: Published: Mar 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) outsourcing savings, focusing on: (1) the extent to which DOD and the services emphasize the outsourcing of base support services; (2) the factors that influence savings in the outsourcing process; and (3) impediments to DOD's outsourcing.GAO noted that: (1) DOD's efforts to outsource base support activities were c...
Defense Budget: Analysis of Operation and Maintenance Accounts for 1985-2001
NSIAD-97-73: Published: Feb 28, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) budget request for fiscal year (FY) 1997 for its operation and maintenance (O&M) accounts, focusing on: (1) how annual funding relates to military and civilian personnel levels through 2001; (2) overall trends from fiscal years 1985 though 2001; and (3) key areas in which most money has been budgeted through 2001.GAO found that: (1) total DOD O&M fund...
Military Airlift: Options Exist for Meeting Requirements While Acquiring Fewer C-17s
NSIAD-97-38: Published: Feb 19, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the basis for the November 1995 recommendation by the Defense Acquisition Board that a fleet of 120 C-17s be acquired to meet airlift needs, focusing on: (1) whether less costly options exist to meet airlift needs; and (2) the use of the C-17 to support a strategic brigade airdrop.GAO found that: (1) an option not considered by the Defense Acquisit...
Army National Guard: Planned Conversions Are a Positive Step, but Unvalidated Combat Forces Remain
NSIAD-97-55BR: Published: Jan 29, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Army National Guard Division Redesign Study to determine how the study addressed the need to make better use of reserve forces.GAO found that: (1) the Army National Guard Division Redesign Study developed an option that provides for the conversion of some Guard combat and supporting forces to fill needed, but unresourced, support requirements; (2) this planned conversion is a step...
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...
Federally Funded R&D Centers: Issues Relating to the Management of DOD-Sponsored Centers
NSIAD-96-112: Published: Aug 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1996.
GAO reviewed issues that merit closer attention as Congress and the Department of Defense (DOD) seek to resolve concerns relating to DOD management and use of federally funded research and development centers (FFRDC).GAO found that: (1) on the basis of its work as well as studies done by others, it identified four issues it believes merit attention as Congress and DOD work to resolve concerns rela...