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Electronic Warfare: Comprehensive Strategy Still Needed for Suppressing Enemy Air Defenses
GAO-03-51: Published: Nov 25, 2002. Publicly Released: Nov 25, 2002.
U.S. military aircraft are often at great risk from enemy air defenses, and the services use specialized aircraft to neutralize or destroy them. In January 2001, GAO reported that a gap existed between the services' suppression capabilities and their needs and recommended that a comprehensive strategy was needed to fix the situation. In response to GAO's report, DOD emphasized that a major study u...
Defense Health Care: Health Care Benefit for Women Comparable to Other Plans
GAO-02-602: Published: May 1, 2002. Publicly Released: May 1, 2002.
Half of all beneficiaries in the Department of Defense's (DOD) Tricare health care program are women. With a health care system historically oriented towards men, DOD has had to work to ensure that its women beneficiaries receive the full range of medical services they are entitled to, including obstetrical and gynecological care and diagnostic services such as Pap smears and mammograms. TRICARE-c...
Military Base Closures: DOD's Updated Net Savings Estimate Remains Substantial
GAO-01-971: Published: Jul 31, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 2001.
Through four rounds of base closures and realignments between 1988 and 1995, the Department of Defense (DOD) expected to reduce its domestic infrastructure and provide needed dollars for high priority programs, such as weapons modernization. Although DOD projects it will realize significant recurring savings from the closures and realignments, Congress continues to raise questions about how much,...
Department of Defense: Status of Achieving Outcomes and Addressing Major Management Challenges
GAO-01-783: Published: Jun 25, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 2001.
This report reviews the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year 2000 performance report required by the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 and assesses the Department's progress in achieving selected outcomes that were identified as important mission areas for DOD. GAO found that shortfalls in DOD's current strategies and measures for several outcomes have led to difficulties in asse...
Military Personnel: Perceptions of Retention-Critical Personnel Are Similar to Those of Other Enlisted Personnel
GAO-01-785: Published: Jun 28, 2001. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 2001.
This report reviews the Department of Defense's 1999 broad-based survey of active duty personnel to help shed light on why servicemembers in critical occupational areas might be leaving the military. From comparing the responses of retention-critical personnel against other enlisted personnel, GAO concludes that personnel in retention-critical occupations are not being "pushed out" of the military...
DOD Competitive Sourcing: Results of A-76 Studies Over the Past 5 Years
GAO-01-20: Published: Dec 7, 2000. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 2000.
The Department of Defense (DOD) reported on its Office of Management and Budget Circular A-76 studies in July 2000. GAO found that DOD generally complied with the reporting requirements that Congress had imposed on it. DOD took steps to ensure that the information it provided on 286 A-76 studies was complete and accurate. GAO determined that the information was generally consistent with data it ha...
Defense Headquarters: Status of Efforts to Redefine and Reduce Headquarters Staff
NSIAD-00-224: Published: Sep 6, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress on reducing its headquarters staff, focusing on DOD efforts to: (1) implement the revised management headquarters directive and provide a more accurate report on the number of personnel in headquarters activities; and (2) reduce positions in headquarters and achieve the reductions mandated b...
Defense Trade: Analysis of Support for Recent Initiatives
NSIAD-00-191: Published: Aug 31, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status and basis for the Department of Defense's (DOD) defense cooperation initiatives, focusing on the : (1) data and analysis supporting the 47 initiatives; and (2) likelihood that the initiatives will achieve DOD's desired outcomes.GAO noted that: (1) to develop its defense cooperation initiatives, DOD largely relied on incomplete data and d...
Military Dependents: Services Provide Limited Confidentiality in Family Abuse Cases
NSIAD-00-127: Published: Apr 5, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the policies, procedures, and practices of the military departments for protecting the confidentiality of communications between military dependents and counselors, therapists, and other service providers regarding family abuse, focusing on the: (1) extent of reported spousal and child abuse within the military; (2) degree to which...
Military Operations: Status of DOD's Efforts to Develop Future Warfighting Capability
NSIAD-99-64: Published: Mar 31, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to develop future warfighting capability, focusing on the: (1) status of DOD's efforts to implement its joint experimentation program; (2) factors that GAO believes contribute to the success of a joint experimentation program; and (3) extent of DOD's support for future warfighting.GAO noted...