Logistics (11 - 20 of 64 items)
Aircraft Maintenance: Air Force Transferred and Eliminated Tasks to Address Funding Shortfalls
NSIAD-90-114: Published: Jun 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined the significance of the Air Force Logistics Command's (AFLC) elimination and deferral of maintenance requirements in offsetting funding shortfalls.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal years (FY) 1988 and 1989, AFLC transferred some depot maintenance tasks to operating commands; (2) operating commands did not substantially duplicate current depot activit...
Thomas D. Morris, 1970-1975, 1980-1982
OP-13-OH: Published: Jan 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1990.
GAO presented a transcript of a videotape interview of Thomas D. Morris, a senior GAO official from 1970 to 1975 and 1980 to 1982, 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...
NATO-Warsaw Pact: Assessment of the Conventional Force Balance
NSIAD-89-23: Published: Dec 13, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 13, 1988.
GAO reviewed the Conventional Defense Study Group's report to Congress on the balance of conventional forces between the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Warsaw Pact.GAO reviewed experts' views of U.S. perspectives on the balance of conventional forces in Central Europe and found that: (1) experts believe that NATO conventional capabilities have improved over the last decade, and...
Strategic Forces: Justification for the Short Range Attack Missile II
NSIAD-88-81BR: Published: Dec 31, 1987. Publicly Released: Jan 12, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) Air Force's justifications for replacing its Short Range Attack Missile (SRAM) A with SRAM II; (2) Department of Defense's (DOD) SRAM II reports to Congress; and (3) potential impact of a 4- to 5-year SRAM II program delay.GAO found that the Air Force justified the SRAM replacement based on: (1) declining inventory; (2) effects of aging on...
Battlefield Automation: Army Efforts To Automate Combat Service Support
NSIAD-87-178FS: Published: Jul 31, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Army's effort to automate combat service support (CSS) activities.GAO found that the: (1) Army plans to spend about $600 million to modernize its six CSS components at the corps and theater levels and to automate manual systems at lower command levels; (2) systems will collect, summarize, and organize the most important logisti...
Strategic Defense Initiative Program: Expert's Views on DOD's Organizational Options and Plans for SDI Technical Support
NSIAD-87-43: Published: Nov 19, 1986. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request and a legislative requirement, GAO reported on the Department of Defense's (DOD) proposal for establishing a new federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), called the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) Institute, to provide the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (SDIO) with technical support.GAO found that: (1) in November 1985, DOD formed...
Defense Organization: Advantages and Disadvantages of a Centralized Civilian Acquisition Agency
NSIAD-87-36: Published: Nov 7, 1986. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 1986.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO: (1) reviewed reports and studies of the organizational structure for defense procurement; and (2) identified the potential advantages and disadvantages of establishing a centralized civilian procurement agency, either within or outside of the Department of Defense (DOD).GAO found that the establishment of a centralized agency would: (1) reduce service pa...
Supply Management: Improving Marine Corps Procedures for Phasing Out Equipment
NSIAD-87-8: Published: Oct 9, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Marine Corps' procedures for planning and managing the phaseout of weapons systems and equipment, focusing on whether the Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) in Albany, Georgia, was: (1) preparing adequate plans for items it was phasing out; (2) unnecessarily procuring or repairing phased-out items; and (3) coordinating phaseout plans with primary inventory control activities (PICA...
Inventory Management: Problems in Accountability and Security of DOD Supply Inventories
NSIAD-86-106BR: Published: May 23, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO summarized the results of its review of inventory management practices within the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) supply systems, specifically: (1) receipt confirmation; (2) records accuracy; (3) inventory tracking; (4) reconciliation and research of inventory discrepancies; (5) retail activities' controls over inv...
Navy Ships: Information on Benefits and Costs of Establishing New Homeports
NSIAD-86-146: Published: Jun 3, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the Navy's reasons for increasing the number of home ports, the scope and cost of developing the new home ports, and the cost of home-porting the ships in existing home ports versus the cost of home-porting them in new ports.GAO found that the Navy's strategic rationale for the new home ports is that: (1) dispersing ships to more ports will i...