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Defense Management: Opportunities Exist to Improve Implementation of DOD's Long-Term Corrosion Strategy
GAO-04-640: Published: Jun 23, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 2004.
Each year, the Department of Defense (DOD) spends an estimated $20 billion to repair the damage to military equipment and infrastructure caused by corrosion. Furthermore, corrosion profoundly impacts military readiness as well as the safety of military personnel. In the Bob Stump National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003, Congress directed that DOD develop a long-term corrosion strat...
Defense Spectrum Management: New Procedures Could Help Reduce Interference Problems
GAO-01-604: Published: May 17, 2001. Publicly Released: May 17, 2001.
The Department of Defense (DOD) has become increasingly aware that the use of more commercial and military electronic systems aboard ships, aircraft, and vehicles can cause unintended electromagnetic interactions among systems and harm operations. Such unintended interactions, called electromagnetic environmental effects, have already undermined mission effectiveness on many occasions. The new pro...
Future Years Defense Program: Risks in Operation and Maintenance and Procurement Programs
GAO-01-33: Published: Oct 5, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 2000.
This report summarizes GAO's findings on the Department of Defense's (DOD) Future Years Defense Program (FYDP). Although total funding in the 2001 FYDP is about $16 billion more than in the 2000 FYDP, DOD may not be able to implement its operation and maintenance and procurement programs as planned. GAO identified several areas in which costs may be understated or savings overstated, increasing th...
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...
Combating Terrorism: Action Taken but Considerable Risks Remain for Forces Overseas
NSIAD-00-181: Published: Jul 19, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to protect U.S. forces stationed overseas from terrorist attacks, focusing on: (1) the extent to which DOD has made improvements to its antiterrorism/force protection program overseas; (2) changes in DOD's process for assessing and reporting vulnerability at overseas installations; and (3) the adequacy of...
Military Capabilities: Focused Attention Needed to Prepare U.S. Forces for Combat in Urban Areas
NSIAD-00-63NI: Published: Feb 25, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 2000.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Joint Chiefs of Staff's efforts to improve U.S. capabilities to conduct conventional combat operations in urban environments, focusing on: (1) determining the progress and identifying shortcomings in the areas of doctrine, training, and intelligence support to military operations conducted in urban environments; and (2) evaluating whether initiatives...
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...
Defense Computers: U.S. Transportation Command's Management of Y2K Operational Testing
AIMD-00-21: Published: Nov 15, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the U.S. Transportation Command's (TRANSCOM) year 2000-related end-to-end testing activities, focusing on TRANSCOM's management of its end-to-end test of its ability to plan and execute joint major theater war (MTW) deployment operations.GAO noted that: (1) year 2000 end-to-end testing is an essential component of an effective year 2...
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...
Combating Terrorism: Issues to Be Resolved to Improve Counterterrorism Operations
NSIAD-99-135: Published: May 13, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on interagency counterterrorist operations, focusing on: (1) how agencies worked together in counterterrorist operations and special events; (2) strengths and weaknesses of international and domestic counterterrorist exercises; and (3) agency and interagency processes to capture and share lessons learned.GAO noted that: (1) in the last...