Joint Chiefs of Staff (81 - 90 of 93 items)
The Unit Status and Identity Report (UNITREP) System--What It Does and Does Not Measure
NSIAD-84-39: Published: Mar 12, 1984. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1984.
GAO analyzed the Unit Status and Identity Report (UNITREP) system, described its functions, and evaluated how it fits into the overall military capability reporting system established by the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).In 1982, the Department of Defense established a standard definition of military capability which includes readiness as well as force structure, sustainability, and modernization. C...
Joint Major System Acquisition by the Military Services: An Elusive Strategy
NSIAD-84-22: Published: Dec 23, 1983. Publicly Released: Dec 23, 1983.
GAO undertook a review to determine how the merger strategy has been working in the military services' joint major system acquisitions and to offer some guidelines for criteria in joint programs.The first joint major system acquisition program was initiated in the 1960's, and a number of other joint programs have been formed or are still in development. However, specific criteria for choosing a jo...
Evaluation of the DOD Readiness Report in Response to Public Law 96-342
PLRD-82-96: Published: Jul 19, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1982.
GAO assessed the Department of Defense's (DOD) initiatives to define the relationship between funding levels and military readiness.The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the military services have systems in place or initiatives underway to address this relationship. However, DOD has not been able to adequately articulate this relationship, and the various or...
Greater Coordination Required in Defense Planning for Intratheater Airlift Needs
PLRD-81-42: Published: Jul 9, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1981.
Intratheater airlift provides an essential capability to move personnel and materiel quickly within combat theaters and between points which are separated by impassable terrain. Airlift may be categorized as intertheater, common use intratheater, and specialized intratheater. Intertheater airlift involves long-range lift and is managed by the Air Force Military Airlift Command. Intratheater airlif...
Missile System Review
115333: May 19, 1981
The North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) has been upgrading its computers since they became operational in 1966, because officials were aware that the missile warning and space surveillance system computers originally installed would not meet growing mission requirements for very long. In 1970, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) established a program for all Unified and Specified Commands to im...
The World Wide Military Command and Control System--Major Changes Needed in Its Automated Data Processing Management and Direction
LCD-80-22: Published: Dec 14, 1979. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1979.
The World Wide Military Command and Control System (WWMCCS) is an arrangement of personnel, equipment, communications, facilities, and procedures employed in planning, directing, coordinating, and controlling the operational activities of U.S. military forces. WWMCCS and its priority component, the National Military Command System, are essential elements of U.S. national security. WWMCCS is intend...
Improving the Effectiveness of Joint Military Exercises--An Important Tool for Military Readiness
LCD-80-2: Published: Dec 11, 1979. Publicly Released: Dec 11, 1979.
Joint Chiefs of Staff exercises are important to the readiness of U.S. forces. They are a primary means for achieving interservice and U.S. and allied forces training. Their importance and cost dictate effective planning and execution. After preliminary research indicated that improvements were needed in the management of the program, GAO reviewed the planning, execution, and evaluation of the exe...
Problems Associated With the Worldwide Military Command and Control System
109172: Apr 23, 1979
The World Wide Military Command and Control System (WWMCCS) is intended to provide national command authorities with the capability to: receive warning and intelligence information; apply the resources of the military; assign military missions; and provide direction and support to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. During the 1960's the WWMCCS structure consisted of a loosely knit federation of 158 differ...
Readiness of U.S. Air Forces in Europe--Selected Aspects and Issues
LCD-78-430A: Published: Feb 16, 1979. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 1979.
GAO made a review of the readiness of the U.S. Air Forces located in Europe from September 1977 to April 1978. Matters which need to be further addressed to improve the effectiveness and readiness of U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) are discussed. Previously, GAO reported to Congress in 1973 that the U.S. Air Forces in Europe were not fully ready due to such factors as shortages of war reserve m...
Followup Survey of Improvements Made in Military Airlift Command Operations Since the 1973 Middle East War
LCD-78-207: Published: Jan 3, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 3, 1978.
A followup survey to evaluate actions designed to improve future airlift operations indicated that Military Airlift Command (MAC) operations have improved greatly since the 1973 Middle East War. A 1975 report evaluating airlift operations during the war contained the following recommendations that: (1) the Secretary of Defense establish a contingency plan for the Middle East to provide for overall...