U.S. Army (1 - 10 of 62 items)
Military Sealift Command: Relocation of Atlantic Area Command to Norfolk, Virginia, Area
NSIAD-98-40R: Published: Oct 9, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's estimated costs of relocating the Military Sealift Command's (MSC) Atlantic area command from the Army's Military Ocean Terminal at Bayonne, New Jersey, to Camp Pendleton, an Army National Guard base in the Norfolk, Virginia area.GAO noted that: (1) MSC officials estimate that the overall one-time cost to relocate the Atlantic area comma...
Army Aviation and Troop Command
NSIAD-97-142R: Published: Apr 22, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the disestablishment and movement of the Army's Aviation and Troop Command (ATCOM) from St. Louis, Missouri, to Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, focusing on the: (1) Army's one-time cost estimate to accomplish the realignment; (2) Army's annual recurring savings estimate; and (3) health concerns raised about a building being renovated at Re...
Alleged Materiel Disposal
NSIAD-93-139R: Published: Mar 11, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed allegations that serviceable equipment and supplies provided for use in Operation Desert Shield were improperly disposed of in Saudi Arabia. GAO noted that: (1) seven soldiers reported seeing serviceable equipment and supplies burned and buried in Saudi Arabia, but other personnel were not aware of any instances; (2) Army documents showed no eviden...
Strategic Defense Initiative: Some Claims Overstated for Early Flight Tests of Interceptors
NSIAD-92-282: Published: Sep 8, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the accuracy of Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's (SDIO) claims concerning flight test results.GAO found that the: (1) Kinetic Kill Vehicle Integrated Technology Experiment (KITE) utilizes a shroud to protect the optical window sensor at the missile's front; (2) Army Strategic Defense Command inaccurately claimed that the K...
Army Force Rotations
NSIAD-92-237R: Published: Jun 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on the Army's past and present use of force rotations to determine the feasibility of this approach to reducing permanently stationed forces overseas. GAO noted that: (1) key drawbacks of past force rotation programs were the higher cost of rotations versus permanent stationing of troops, reduced combat readiness due to rotations, increased person...
Army Training: Army Analysis Overstates Signal Training Costs at Fort Sill
NSIAD-92-168: Published: Apr 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's cost analysis of its decision to relocate certain signal corps training from Fort Sill to Fort Gordon to cut training costs, focusing on whether the estimated cost differential could be substantiated.GAO found that: (1) the Army cost analysis overstated training support and base personnel costs at Fort Sill because it combined Fort Sill'...
Apache Helicopter: Reliability of Key Components Yet to Be Fully Demonstrated
NSIAD-92-19: Published: Oct 3, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's efforts to address logistical support problems underlying the low availability rates associated with the Apache helicopter, focusing on the: (1) status of the Army's efforts to improve the reliability of seven hardware components and the Apache's maintenance capabilities; and (2) performance of the Apache's FM antenna.GAO found that: (1)...
Army Training: Computer Simulations Can Improve Command Training in Large-Scale Exercises
NSIAD-91-67: Published: Jan 30, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's 1990 Return of Forces to Germany (REFORGER) strategic deployment exercise, focusing on the: (1) extent to which the Army scaled the exercise down; (2) advantages and limitations of using computer simulations in comparison with large-scale ground maneuvers; (3) future plans for using simulations; and (4) potential savings that could resul...
Military Exchanges: Consolidation of Exchange Service Distribution Facilities in Waco, Texas
NSIAD-88-82BR: Published: Jan 25, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army and Air Force Exchange Service's (AAFES) decision to consolidate its San Antonio and Fort Worth, Texas, warehousing distribution services in Waco, Texas.GAO found that AAFES: (1) ranked the Waco site as the most favorable of the nine locations it considered in the site selection analysis; (2) notified employees at both distribution cent...
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...