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Review of Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center's Dekitting Policy
NSIAD-85-89: Published: Jul 22, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Air Force's dekitting program; (2) the justification for the program; and (3) the effect dekitting would have on government costs.GAO noted that: (1) the kit concept was adopted to overcome problems caused by parts shortages and the need to manage a multitude of small parts in a nonautomated environment; and (2) the Oklahoma City Air Logis...
Status of the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Modernization Program
NSIAD-85-78: Published: Jul 8, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1985.
GAO reviewed various aspects of the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) modernization program, focusing on: (1) cost, performance, and system development issues pertaining to the Peacekeeper missile system; and (2) progress made by the Air Force in developing the small ICBM and its survivable basing modes.GAO found that the ICBM modernization program is progressing as planned with no major d...
Problems in Implementing the Army's Reserve Components Full-Time Manning Program
NSIAD-85-95: Published: Jun 4, 1985. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Army's Full-Time Manning (FTM) program under which Active Guard/Reserve (AGR) personnel are assigned to Army Reserve units to enhance unit readiness and deployability. The Army plans to significantly expand the program over the next 2 years.GAO found many positive aspects of the FTM program such as: (1) the military and educational background of AGR personnel; (2) the effects of i...
Full-Time Manning in the Army's Reserve Components
126825: May 1, 1985
Testimony was given on the results of a GAO review of the Army's Full-Time Manning (FTM) Program for Reserve Components. Under the program, active National Guard and Army Reserve (AGR) personnel are assigned to Reserve units to enhance unit readiness and deployability through improved training, personnel administration, maintenance, supply, and operational activities. GAO found that the majority o...
Progress Report on Federal Executive Development Programs
GGD-84-92: Published: Aug 15, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed executive development programs for Senior Executive Service (SES) members, focusing on: (1) how the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is fulfilling its program oversight responsibilities; and (2) how agencies are carrying out executive development programs.GAO found that OPM and the agencies that were evaluated have established and are operating...
Confusion Over Validity and Effects of Purported Petty Officer Shortage
NSIAD-84-30: Published: Jun 27, 1984. Publicly Released: Jul 2, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the validity and effects of a purported shortage of petty officers in the Navy, focusing on: (1) the Navy's longstanding claim of a shortage; and (2) Navy plans to increase the number of petty officers.GAO found that: (1) the Navy determined that a shortage of petty officers existed because it had more lower-grade enlisted personnel and fewer petty...
Progress Made by AH-64 Helicopter Contractors in Preparing for High Rate Production
NSIAD-83-4: Published: Jun 27, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's AH-64 Apache helicopter program, focusing on the ability of the prime contractors to meet production deliveries for the fiscal year (FY) 1984 buy.The Army and its contractors have made significant progress in reducing the development, testing, and production readiness risks in the Apache program. Further, the Army has continued to int...
Problems in Implementing the Army's CAPSTONE Program To Provide All Reserve Components With a Wartime Mission
FPCD-82-59: Published: Sep 22, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1982.
The Army's CAPSTONE Program is designed to aline all Army Reserve component units, which include the Army National Guard and Army Reserves, under gaining-commands; these commands will employ Reserve units in wartime and provide detailed information concerning their wartime mission. GAO reviewed the CAPSTONE program to determine whether Reserve components are focusing unit training on their specifi...
Perspectives on the Effectiveness of Service Enlisted Bonus Programs
FPCD-82-70: Published: Aug 23, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1982.
GAO summarized observations and findings from numerous audit and research groups, including those of GAO, on the armed services' enlistment and reenlistment bonus programs.A major problem for the armed services has been recruiting and retaining quality people with the right mix of skills and experience to perform their mission. The basic pay and allowances system currently in use by the military d...
The Army Needs To Modify Its System for Measuring Individual Soldier Proficiency
FPCD-82-28: Published: Mar 30, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1982.
GAO reviewed whether the Army's Skill Qualification Test Program measures soldier proficiency and identifies individual training needs.The program is the Army's only diagnostic tool for measuring individual training effectiveness and individual soldier proficiency in critical job tasks. However, GAO found that unit commanders and trainers are not getting the necessary information to assess accurat...