Joint Chiefs of Staff (71 - 80 of 93 items)
Defense Personnel: Status of Implementing Joint Assignments for Military Leaders
NSIAD-91-50BR: Published: Jan 11, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in designating general/flag joint-duty positions as critical and the criteria DOD used for designating critical positions.GAO found that DOD: (1) since the enactment of 1986 legislation requiring it to designate general/flag joint-duty positions as critical, made steady progress in revising its joint-duty...
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...
Military Airlift: Peacetime Use of War Reserve Spares Reduces Wartime Capabilities
NSIAD-90-186: Published: Jun 25, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1990.
GAO reviewed: (1) the Department of Defense's (DOD) use of war reserve spares to support the peacetime operations of the C-5 and C-141 long-range airlift aircraft; (2) shortcomings in DOD reporting of the status of war reserve parts to the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and (3) the effects of recent changes in Eastern Europe on U.S. war reserve spare requirements.GAO found that: (1) a 1982 policy allows t...
Defense Reorganization: Progress and Concerns at JCS and Combatant Commands
NSIAD-89-83: Published: Mar 1, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of the DOD Reorganization Act of 1986, focusing on: (1) progress that DOD made in implementing the act; and (2) related areas of concern.GAO found that: (1) DOD was generally responsive to the act and made progress in implementing it; (2) DOD completed 28 of 33 recommended actions to implement the...
Historians: Information on Historian Programs in the Department of Defense
NSIAD-86-139FS: Published: Jul 14, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the historian programs in the Department of Defense (DOD).GAO found that: (1) in fiscal year 1986, DOD employed 371 military personnel and 25 civilians in its historian programs at an estimated cost of $27,128,000; (2) the Air Force published approximately 48 major volumes with another 41 volumes in progress and 60 volumes planned; (3) the Ar...
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...
Management of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Exercise Program Has Been Strengthened, But More Needs To Be Done
NSIAD-85-46: Published: Mar 5, 1985. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1985.
GAO assessed the current management of the Department of Defense (DOD) joint exercise program to determine the effect of actions taken since a 1979 report and whether opportunities exist for further improvements.GAO found that corrective actions taken have strengthened the exercise program and its management. The objectives of the program and the procedures for its development are now more clearly...
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...