Military forces (81 - 90 of 307 items)
Military Presence: U.S. Personnel in NATO Europe
NSIAD-90-4: Published: Oct 6, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 1989.
GAO provided information on the U.S. military presence in North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Europe, as of September 30, 1987, focusing on the: (1) locations and missions of military and civilian personnel; and (2) annual budget authority provided and funds obligated.GAO found that: (1) the U.S. military presence, assigned to 14 NATO countries, Greenland, and West Berlin, totalled about 723...
Overseas Basing: Costs of Relocating the 401st Tactical Fighter Wing
NSIAD-89-225: Published: Sep 21, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's planned relocation of a tactical fighter wing from Torrejon, Spain, to Crotone, Italy, focusing on the relocation's cost and the impact of maintaining the wing, rather than deactivating it.GAO found that: (1) regardless of whether it relocated the air wing, the Air Force would spend $32 million to transfer other units from Torrejon...
Adolph T. Samuelson, 1946-1975
OP-11-OH: Published: Sep 1, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1989.
GAO presented a transcript of an interview with A.T. Samuelson, a senior official during his career at GAO between 1946 and 1975, as part of its program to record key government officials' observations and impressions and ensure that the bases for policy decisions and other important events are systematically recorded for posterity...
Navy Relocation: Transfer of the Naval Explosives Development Engineering Department
NSIAD-89-176BR: Published: Aug 17, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's studies supporting the proposed transfer of the Naval Explosives Development Engineering Department (NEDED) from the Naval Weapons Station in Yorktown, Virginia, to the Naval Ordnance Station in Indian Head, Maryland.GAO found that the Navy: (1) cited business consolidation and improved leadership and supervision as the primary reasons f...
U.S.-Japan Burden Sharing: Japan Has Increased Its Contributions but Could Do More
NSIAD-89-188: Published: Aug 15, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S. North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies' and Japan's efforts to share the common defense burden, focusing on: (1) the status of U.S. burden-sharing initiatives proposed to NATO and Japan since 1980; (2) NATO and Japanese responsiveness to those initiatives; and (3) the allies' records in meeting their military commitments.GAO foun...
Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States, Volume 68, August 1989
087842: Aug 1, 1989
This document is one in a series of monthly pamphlets which will be consolidated on an annual basis and entitled Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States. The annual volumes have been published since the establishment of the General Accounting Office by the Budget and Accounting Act, 1921. Decisions are rendered to heads of departments and establishments and to disbursing and cert...
Adequacy of Department of Defense Operational Test and Evaluation
T-NSIAD-89-39: Published: Jun 16, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1989.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) operational testing and evaluation (OT&E) of major weapon systems. GAO found that: (1) there was insufficient management oversight of the OT&E function; (2) such factors as requirements urgency and prototype costs outweighed the need to identify and correct performance shortfalls; (3) DOD had no established policies or procedures for maintaining accu...
Army Ammunition: The Mississippi Plant Will Be Closed After Demonstrating Its Production Capability
NSIAD-89-131: Published: May 4, 1989. Publicly Released: May 24, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed selected activities at the Mississippi Army Ammunition Plant, focusing on: (1) the plant's history and cost; (2) Army actions to correct deficiencies that limited the plant's production capacity; and (3) the Army's future plans for the plant.GAO found that the: (1) Army initially estimated that the plant would cost about $397.8 million and would be...
Base Realignments and Closures
T-NSIAD-89-24: Published: Apr 12, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1989.
GAO discussed its evaluation of the Defense Secretary's Commission on Base Realignment and Closure's methodology for recommending realignment or closure of certain military bases. GAO selected a sample of military bases, and found that the Commission's approach for selecting bases for realignment or closure was consistent with its charter, and provided a realistic and in-depth analysis of military...
Coast Guard Icebreaker Requirements
T-RCED-89-24: Published: Apr 12, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1989.
GAO discussed the Coast Guard's plans to purchase a new icebreaker, and identified alternatives to purchasing a new vessel. GAO found that the Coast Guard estimated that it would cost $330 million to acquire the icebreaker, and about $7 million in annual operating costs. GAO also found that, although it could not determine whether the Coast Guard actually needed the new icebreaker, it believed tha...