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Military Readiness: Improvements Still Needed in Assessing Military Readiness
T-NSIAD-97-107: Published: Mar 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1997.
GAO discussed the military readiness assessment process, focusing on what: (1) disconnects are associated with readiness reporting and why they exist; (2) corrective actions have been proposed and taken to measure readiness; and (3) further actions are needed.GAO noted that: (1) formal readiness reports provided by the Joint Chiefs of Staff's Status of Resources and Training System (SORTS) have so...
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...
Defense Research and Development: Fiscal Year 1993 Trustee and Adviser Costs at Federally Funded Centers
NSIAD-96-27: Published: Dec 26, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the stipends and expenses of the boards of trustees and other management advisory personnel who served in fiscal year 1993 at the Department of Defense's (DOD) Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDC), focusing on: (1) the extent to which FFRDC used federal funds to pay those costs; (2) the range of and highest daily...
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...
Defense Reorganization: DOD's Efforts to Streamline the Transportation Command
NSIAD-91-36BR: Published: Oct 26, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 26, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Transportation Command's implementation of recommendations made in a February 1988 Department of Defense task force report.GAO found that: (1) the Secretary of Defense did not agree to eliminate the 1,015 positions recommended, and instead reduced Command headquarters and component staffs by 204 positions; (2) the military services retained pea...
Deployment: Authority Issues Affect Joint System Development
NSIAD-86-155: Published: Jul 23, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Joint Deployment System (JDS) to: (1) determine whether the Joint Deployment Agency (JDA) had adequately identified the needs and requirements for an effective deployment coordination system; and (2) evaluate progress in implementing the system.GAO determined that JDS: (1) has not achieved the capability to allow commanders to quickly develop and sele...
Measuring Military Capability: Progress, Problems and Future Direction
NSIAD-86-72: Published: Feb 24, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to measure military capability to identify: (1) potential modifications to the Unit Status and Identity Reporting (UNITREP) system which provides one indication of military capability; and (2) initiatives in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the military services to develop analytical systems for assessing chan...
Status of Department of Defense Programs To Improve Defensive Chemical Warfare Capabilities
126952: Apr 23, 1985
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) program to improve its defensive chemical warfare capabilities, focusing on: (1) DOD doctrine to support military operations in a chemically contaminated environment; (2) the effectiveness of DOD procurement of defensive chemical warfare equipment; (3) DOD force structures for carrying out defensive chemical warfar...
How Well Do the Military Services Perform Jointly in Combat? DOD Joint Test-and-Evaluation Program Provides Few Credible Answers
PEMD-84-3: Published: Feb 22, 1984. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) joint test-and-evaluations (JT&E) program, which was established in 1971, to determine how well the military services can perform their missions and roles in joint operations under combat conditions.GAO found that the office responsible for JT&E of DOD weapon systems has been dependent on organizations with vest...
Joint Major System Acquisition by the Military Services: An Elusive Strategy
NSIAD-84-22: Published: Dec 23, 1983. Publicly Released: Dec 23, 1983.
GAO undertook a review to determine how the merger strategy has been working in the military services' joint major system acquisitions and to offer some guidelines for criteria in joint programs.The first joint major system acquisition program was initiated in the 1960's, and a number of other joint programs have been formed or are still in development. However, specific criteria for choosing a jo...