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Nuclear Weapons: DOD Assessed the Need for Each Leg of the Strategic Triad and Considered Other Reductions to Nuclear Forces
GAO-16-740: Published: Sep 22, 2016. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 2016.
The Department of Defense (DOD) assessed the need for each leg of the strategic triad in support of the 2010 Nuclear Posture Review and considered other reductions to nuclear forces in subsequent reviews. The department identified advantages of each leg of the triad and concluded that retaining all three would help maintain strategic deterrence and stability. The advantages DOD identified include...
Military Personnel: DOD Is Expanding Combat Service Opportunities for Women, but Should Monitor Long-Term Integration Progress
GAO-15-589: Published: Jul 20, 2015. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 2015.
The military services and U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) have opened selected positions and occupations to women since January 2013, as shown in the table below, and are determining whether to open the remaining closed positions and occupations. The services and SOCOM also are conducting studies to identify and mitigate potential integration challenges in areas such as unit cohesion, wome...
Defense Computers: U.S. Space Command's Management of Its Year 2000 Operational Testing
AIMD-00-30: Published: Nov 15, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's management of various year 2000-related end-to-end testing activities, focusing on: (1) the U.S. Space Command's management of its end-to-end test of space control systems essential to major theater war; and (2) what the results of this test show with respect to operational risks and readiness.GAO noted th...
Strategic Weapons: Nuclear Weapons Targeting Process
NSIAD-91-319FS: Published: Sep 27, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 7, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided an unclassified description of the Department of Defense's process for formulating its strategic nuclear weapons targeting policy and translating that policy into a nuclear war plan, the Single Integrated Operational Plan (SIOP), focusing on the: (1) relationship between the strategic nuclear targeting process and the determination of requirements...
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...
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...