Joint Chiefs of Staff (51 - 60 of 93 items)
Defense Depot Maintenance: Commission on Roles and Mission's Privatization Assumptions Are Questionable
NSIAD-96-161: Published: Jul 15, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Commission on Roles and Missions' (CORM) privatization assumptions to determine whether privatization would adversely affect military readiness and sustainability.GAO found that: (1) the CORM's depot privatization savings and readiness assumptions are based on conditions that do not currently exist for many depot workloads; (2) privatizing esse...
Operational Support Airlift: Analysis of Joint Staff Estimate of Military Wartime Requirements
NSIAD-96-157: Published: Jun 21, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) estimate of wartime operational support airlift requirements, focusing on how changes in flight frequency assumptions affected the calculation of aircraft requirements.GAO found that: (1) its calculation of the activity-based demand differed slightly from the Joint Staff's estimate; (2) using the assumptions set fort...
National Security Analysis Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1996-98
IAP-96-4: Published: May 1, 1996. Publicly Released: May 1, 1996.
GAO provided information on its national security analysis issue area plan, focusing on the: (1) military services' roles and functions and how they can best be accomplished; (2) effectiveness and affordability of the Department of Defense's (DOD) planned force structure; (3) extent to which planned defense budgets are affordable and consistent with national security priorities; and (4) extent to...
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...
Travel of Government Officials on Government Aircraft
T-NSIAD-96-85: Published: Dec 29, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 1995.
GAO discussed the use of military helicopters and other government aircraft to transport White House staff and senior-level military and civilian officials. GAO noted that: (1) White House staff members had flown in military helicopters 14 times from January 21, 1993 to May 24, 1994 without the accompaniment of the President, Vice President, First Lady, Vice-President's wife, or Heads of State; (2...
Military Capabilities: Stronger Joint Staff Role Needed to Enhance Joint Military Training
NSIAD-95-109: Published: Jul 6, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Department of Defense's (DOD) joint training activities, focusing on the: (1) scope of DOD joint training activities; and (2) actions taken and additional actions needed to improve joint training.GAO found that: (1) inadequate Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) oversight has perpetuated limited joint training of U.S. forces; (2) m...
Joint Simulation Training
NSIAD-94-249R: Published: Aug 19, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 19, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) use and management of computer simulation technology to enhance battle staff training; and (2) Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) oversight of that training. GAO noted that: (1) the Department of Defense (DOD) is currently planning to establish two somewhat duplicative computer simulation training facilities that would be located very close to ea...
Continental Air Defense: A Dedicated Force Is No Longer Needed
NSIAD-94-76: Published: May 3, 1994. Publicly Released: May 3, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO assessed the viability of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff's recommendations to significantly reduce the continental air defense mission and assign the mission tasks to existing active and reserve general-purpose combat and training forces.GAO found that: (1) the United States no longer needs a large, dedicated air defense force because the forme...
Warfighting Capability: Some Army Tanks Should Be Transferred to the Marine Corps
NSIAD-94-93: Published: Mar 15, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Marine Corps' M1A1 tank requirement, focusing on: (1) the reasonableness of the requirement; and (2) whether the Army should transfer additional tanks to the Marine Corps free of charge to help it meet its requirement.GAO found that: (1) the Corps reasonably established its requirement for 443 M1A1 tanks based on a force structure of two active tank battalions, three maritime prep...
Military Education: Information on Service Academies and Schools
NSIAD-93-264BR: Published: Sep 22, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the feasibility of relocating the services' various professional military education institutions, focusing on the: (1) services' definition of professional military education; (2) number of students participating in military education courses; and (3) costs associated with military education institutions.GAO found that: (1) opportunities for reloca...