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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...
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...
Impoundments: Comments on Proposed Rescissions of Fiscal Year 1996 Budget Authority
OGC-96-10: Published: Jun 10, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the proposed budget authority rescissions contained in the President's sixth special impoundment message for fiscal year 1996.GAO found that the 10 proposed budget authority rescissions, which affect the Department of Defense, were in accordance with the Impoundment Control Act and totalled $400.4 million. GAO also provided specific information o...
Federally Funded R&D Centers: Information on the Size and Scope of DOD-Sponsored Centers
NSIAD-96-54: Published: Apr 24, 1996. Publicly Released: May 22, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) 11 federally funded research and development centers (FFRDC), focusing on: (1) their funding and staff size; (2) the extent of subcontracted work; (3) their parent organizations; (4) their missions, core competencies, and capabilities; and (5) sponsors' criteria for defining core work and oversight mechanisms and r...
Civilian Downsizing: Unit Readiness Not Adversely Affected, but Future Reductions a Concern
NSIAD-96-143BR: Published: Apr 22, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed civilian downsizing at the Department of Defense (DOD), focusing on: (1) the extent to which the civilian workforce has been downsized and whether the downsizing has affected military readiness and functions; and (2) whether the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and the services had comprehensive strategies for managing civilian downsizing.G...
Defense Infrastructure: Budget Estimates for 1996-2001 Offer Little Savings for Modernization
NSIAD-96-131: Published: Apr 4, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) infrastructure activities and their associated costs in the Future Years Defense Program (FYDP) to determine whether DOD plans to spend less for infrastructure activities by fiscal year (FY) 2001; and (2) summarized its work that identified opportunities for DOD to reduce or streamline infrastructure activitie...
Military Personnel Reassignments: Services Are Exploring Opportunities to Reduce Relocation Costs
NSIAD-96-84: Published: Feb 16, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the services' practices for relocating personnel, focusing on whether: (1) opportunities exist to reduce the costs of permanent change-of-station (PCS) moves; (2) the number of moves and related costs have decreased in proportion to the reductions in military end stregnths; and (3) frequent reassignments significantly impair military readiness.GAO...