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Defense Infrastructure: Factors Affecting U.S. Infrastructure Costs Overseas and the Development of Comprehensive Master Plans
GAO-04-609NI: Published: Jul 15, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 2004.
Since the end of the Cold War, U.S. military overseas presence has changed dramatically. The Department of Defense (DOD) has been reexamining overseas basing requirements, and it expects to make a number of changes to provide greater flexibility for U.S. forces in Western Europe and Northeast Asia. Concerns over the potential use of funds for what may soon be obsolete basing projects prompted cong...
Defense Computers: Management Controls Are Critical to Effective Year 2000 Testing
AIMD-99-172: Published: Jun 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to integrate and coordinate its various year 2000 end-to-end test activities, focusing on whether: (1) DOD's plans recognize relationships and dependencies among these test and evaluation activities; and (2) DOD has established the management controls to ensure that its various year 2000 end-to-end test and...
U.S. Atlantic Command: Challenging Role in the Evolution of Joint Military Capabilities
NSIAD-99-39: Published: Feb 17, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on Department of Defense (DOD) efforts to improve joint operations, focusing on: (1) the U.S. Atlantic Command's (USACOM) actions to establish itself as the joint force trainer, provider, and integrator of most continental U.S.-based forces; (2) views on the value of the Command's contributions to joint military capabilities; and (3) re...
Defense Computers: DOD's Plan for Execution of Simulated Year 2000 Exercises
AIMD-99-52R: Published: Jan 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's plan to execute simulated year 2000 exercises, focusing on: (1) the methodology to be used to simulate the year 2000; (2) the potential information that will be collected as a result of implementing the plan; (3) the adequacy of the planned tests; and (4) assessing the impact that the plan will have on military readine...
Defense Information Superiority: Progress Made, but Significant Challenges Remain
NSIAD/AIMD-98-257: Published: Aug 31, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in implementing certain key information superiority activities to provide an indication of how well DOD is progressing toward its information superiority goals, focusing on DOD's progress in: (1) establishing a DOD-wide architecture for the information systems known as Command, Control, Communications, Com...
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...
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...