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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...
Defense Aircraft Investments: Major Program Commitments Based on Optimistic Budget Projections
T-NSIAD-97-103: Published: Mar 5, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1997.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) aircraft modernization plans.GAO noted that: (1) as the nation proceeds into the 21st century with the prospect of a flat budget, GAO believes that action needs to be taken to address DOD's problematic aircraft investment strategy; (2) action needs to be taken now because, if major commitments are made to procure the planned aircraft programs, such a...
Military Attrition: Better Screening of Enlisted Personnel Could Save DOD Millions of Dollars
T-NSIAD-97-102: Published: Mar 5, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1997.
GAO discussed its report on military enlisted attrition, focusing on: (1) the extent of the attrition problem; (2) the reasons why enlistees are separated; (3) the adequacy of the data the Department of Defense (DOD) has available for setting realistic attrition reduction goals; (4) the savings the services could accrue by achieving their goals for reducing 6-month attrition; and (5) changes in po...
NSIAD-97-100R: Published: Feb 28, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1997.
GAO provided information on the: (1) inflation rates the Department of Defense (DOD) directed the Air Force to use to estimate the cost of the F-22 advanced tactical fighter program; (2) requirement for two-seat F-22s for training; and (3) plan to buy 70 F-22s during the low-rate initial production phase.GAO noted that: (1) DOD directed the Air Force to assume an inflation rate of about 2.2 percen...
Contingency Operations: Opportunities to Improve the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program
NSIAD-97-63: Published: Feb 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP), focusing on: (1) the extent to which the Army is using the program; (2) reasons for increases in the program's cost for the Bosnia peacekeeping mission; (3) opportunities to improve program implementation from a doctrine, cost control, and contract oversight standpoint; (4) the use of LOGCAP...
CEC Sale of Federal Spectrum
NSIAD-97-40R: Published: Nov 13, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1996.
GAO provided information on the effects of the transfer of certain radio frequencies on the Navy's Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) Program. GAO noted that: (1) the government conducts about 90 percent of its radio frequency operations below 3.1 gigahertz, but only has exclusive use of 17 percent of the spectrum; (2) the federal government is required to provide a span of radio frequencies...
DOD Bulk Fuel: Budgeting for Bulk Fuel and Other Operation and Maintenance Activities
T-NSIAD-96-208: Published: Jul 30, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1996.
GAO discussed the military services' budgeting for bulk fuel. GAO noted that: (1) the Defense Fuel Supply Center's (DFSC) planned bulk fuel sales to the services are about $440 million less than the services' estimated requirements for fiscal year (FY) 1996; (2) Department of Defense (DOD) officials believe that their bulk fuel estimates are not overstated, since the estimates reflect the need to...
Compendium of Budget Accounts: Fiscal Year 1997
AIMD-96-113: Published: Jul 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1996.
GAO presented a compendium of fiscal year (FY) 1997 budget accounts to give users a convenient way to: (1) sort through the federal government's fiscal structure; and (2) determine the level of used, estimated, or requested budgetary resources for individual accounts.GAO noted that: (1) the compendium has the same organizational arrangement as the appendix to the Budget of the United States Govern...
Combat Air Power: Joint Mission Assessments Needed Before Making Program and Budget Decisions
T-NSIAD-96-196: Published: Jun 27, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1996.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) future combat air power capabilities. GAO noted that: (1) DOD has added many new aircraft to its fleet and has improved the capabilities of its remaining combat aircraft; (2) DOD has made more of its aircraft capable of delivering advanced munitions; (3) DOD does not believe that potential adversaries possess the capabilities needed to prevent U.S. f...
Contingency Operations: Update on DOD's Fiscal Year 1995 Cost and Funding
NSIAD-96-184BR: Published: Jun 27, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) incremental costs for contingency operations in fiscal year 1995, focusing on: (1) how the services covered costs in excess of supplemental funding; and (2) why the incremental costs of contingency operations surged in September 1995.GAO found that: (1) the Army and the Navy reported incremental cont...