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National Security Issues
OCG-93-9TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed major defense policy, management, and program issues, focusing on: (1) military roles and missions; (2) managing the downsized and restructured military force; (3) U.S. commitments, forward presence, and security assistance programs; (4) the spread of mass destruction weapons; (5) weapons system acquisition; (6) environmental concerns; (7) inventor...
ACM Variant Program
NSIAD-92-246R: Published: Jul 17, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1992.
GAO identified: (1) funds in the Air Force's fiscal year (FY) 1993 budget that are no longer needed for the terminated Advanced Cruise Missile (ACM) variant program; and (2) issues that require evaluation before the Air Force attempts to modify ACM to the variant configuration. GAO noted that: (1) although the Air Force followed congressional directions given in November 1991 to terminate the vari...
NSIAD-92-220R: Published: Jun 3, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 1992.
GAO provided information on how the Department of Defense (DOD) could further improve its efforts to enhance the Cost of Base Realignment Action (COBRA) model used in the base closure cost-estimating process. GAO noted that DOD should give cost and savings criteria greater emphasis when it evaluates such industrial activities as maintenance depots. GAO also noted that DOD could improve COBRA by: (...
Impoundment Control: President's Fourth Special Message for FY 1992
OGC-92-6: Published: Apr 22, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1992.
GAO reviewed the President's fourth special impoundment message for fiscal year 1992.GAO found that the President's 30 proposed rescissions of budget authority were in accordance with the Impoundment Control Act of 1974. GAO provided: (1) specific information on nine of the rescissions which would be useful to Congress in examining the message; and (2) a list of the proposed rescissions as reporte...
Strategic Defense Initiative: Options for Revising Program Elements Used to Fund Program
NSIAD-92-10: Published: Nov 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's (SDIO) funding, focusing on: (1) alternatives to the program elements used to fund the fiscal year (FY) 1991 SDIO budget; and (2) ways Congress could establish control over SDIO funding.GAO found that: (1) the FY 1991 mission-based program elements do not accurately reflect the Strategic Defense Initi...
1992 Navy Budget: Potential Reductions in Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation Programs
NSIAD-91-315BR: Published: Sep 30, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's fiscal year (FY) 1992 budget request and prior year appropriations for its research, development, test, and evaluation programs focusing on potential: (1) reductions to the FY 1992 budget request for selected programs; and (2) rescissions to FY 1991 appropriations.GAO identified: (1) $321.7 million in potential reductions to the Navy's F...
1992 Navy Budget: Potential Reduction in Shipbuilding and Conversion Program
NSIAD-91-318BR: Published: Sep 27, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1991.
GAO reviewed the Navy's funding request for shipbuilding and conversion programs, including those requested for the AOE-6 class fast combat support ship program, to determine whether requested funding levels were appropriate and if those unused funds could be reduced, focusing on: (1) the Navy's shipbuilding and conversion budget account for fiscal year (FY) 1992 for selected ship programs; and (2...
1992 Navy Budget: Potential Reductions in Weapons Procurement Programs
NSIAD-91-301BR: Published: Sep 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's justification for its fiscal year (FY) 1992 and FY 1993 weapons procurement budget request and prior-year appropriations to identify areas for potential reductions and rescissions.GAO identified: (1) $153.9 million in potential reductions to the Navy's FY 1992 budget request and $397.6 million and $8.6 million in potential rescissions fr...
Observations on the Analyses Supporting Proposed Closures and Realignments
T-NSIAD-91-36: Published: May 17, 1991. Publicly Released: May 17, 1991.
GAO discussed its analysis of the Secretary of Defense's April 1991 recommendations of military bases for closure and realignment and the selection process that the military services used. GAO found that: (1) the Department of Defense (DOD) did not actively oversee the process by which the military services chose bases for closing and realigning and services inconsistently applied DOD policy guida...
Defense Planning and Budgeting: Effect of Rapid Changes in National Security Environment
NSIAD-91-56: Published: Feb 5, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986 provisions related to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff's (JCS) role in national security planning, budgeting, and oversight of combatant commands.GAO found that implementation of the provisions to strengthen the relationship between strateg...