Joint Chiefs of Staff (41 - 50 of 93 items)
NATO Enlargement: Cost Estimates Developed to Date Are Notional
NSIAD-97-209: Published: Aug 18, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the executive branch's estimate of the cost of expanding the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), focusing on: (1) the reasonableness of the study's key assumptions; (2) verifying the pricing of individual cost elements and identifying the basis for the pricing; (3) whether the estimate's major cost categories and elements should be ascribed...
Combating Terrorism: Status of DOD Efforts to Protect Its Force Overseas
NSIAD-97-207: Published: Jul 21, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to protect U.S. forces from terrorist attacks, focusing on: (1) measures taken at overseas U.S. bases to enhance the security of deployed personnel; and (2) recent DOD initiatives to improve its antiterrorism program.GAO noted that: (1) many deployed U.S. forces are better protected today from terrorist attacks similar to the one that occurred...
Federal Research: DOD's Small Business Innovation Research Program
RCED-97-122: Published: Apr 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed certain aspects of the Department of Defense's (DOD) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, focusing on whether DOD's policies and procedures help ensure that: (1) quality research is performed under the funding agreements; (2) competitive procedures are being followed; and (3) technologies developed through the program are likely to...
Tactical Intelligence: Joint STARS Full-Rate Production Decision Was Premature and Risky
NSIAD-97-68: Published: Apr 25, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) recent decision to commit to the full-rate production of the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS), focusing on whether: (1) the system had demonstrated a level of maturity through testing to justify a full-rate production commitment; (2) DOD considered and resolved important cost and performance issues prior to making its decisi...
Cooperative Threat Reduction: Status of Defense Conversion Efforts in the Former Soviet Union
NSIAD-97-101: Published: Apr 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) program to help convert defense industries in the former Soviet Union to commercial enterprises, focusing on: (1) the effect of defense conversion efforts on the elimination or reduction of military activities and production capabilities in former Soviet weapons of mass destruction enterprises; (2) the status of de...
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...
Combat Air Power: Joint Mission Assessments Could Enhance Investment Decisions
T-NSIAD-97-105: Published: Mar 5, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1997.
GAO discussed the combat air power capabilities of the United States, focusing on: (1) joint warfighting requirements; (2) the aggregate capabilities of U.S. combat air power forces to meet those requirements; and (3) the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to place greater emphasis on joint considerations in program and budget decisions.GAO noted that: (1) the United States possesses a larger i...
Weapons of Mass Destruction: DOD Reporting on Cooperative Threat Reduction Assistance Has Improved
NSIAD-97-84: Published: Feb 27, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) annual report on Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) assistance provided to the newly independent states to determine whether it: (1) contained current and complete data on CTR assistance deliveries, including their location and condition; (2) presented the best available sources of information to show what assist...
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...
Unified Command Plan: Atlantic and Southern Command Participation in 1995 Review
NSIAD-97-41BR: Published: Dec 5, 1996. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed changes in the U.S. Southern Command's and the U.S. Atlantic Command's geographic responsibilities resulting from the 1995 review of the Unified Command Plan (UCP), specifically relating to the realignment of responsibility for the Carribean Basin from the Atlantic to the Southern Command, focusing on the: (1) UCP review process and how the Atlan...