Military forces (11 - 20 of 102 items)
Air Force Rationale for JDAM Production Decision
NSIAD-97-176R: Published: Jun 13, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Air Force's response to its letter expressing concern that the Air Force might be making a premature commitment to significant production of Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM) before demonstrating through operational testing that the JDAM could meet key performance parameters.GAO noted that: (1) its review indicates that, although the initial production decision was made in Apri...
Hispanic Employment Statistics
GGD-96-85R: Published: Jun 27, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided statistical information on Hispanic employment at eight selected executive departments in 1994, focusing on the percentage of Hispanics: (1) at certain grade levels; and (2) that received appointments, conversions, promotions, and outstanding performance appraisals. GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department...
Federal R&D Laboratories
RCED/NSIAD-96-78R: Published: Feb 29, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 29, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the federal research and development (R&D) laboratories operated by federal agencies and contractors. GAO found that: (1) 515 federal R&D laboratories spent a total of $26.6 billion out of an estimated $69.4 billion obligated for R&D in fiscal year (FY) 1995; (2) each laboratory has a specific mission or R&D program designed to suppo...
Equal Employment Opportunity: Women and Minority Representation at Interior, Agriculture, Navy, and State
GGD-95-211: Published: Sep 29, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the representation of women and minorities at the Departments of the Interior, Agriculture (USDA), Navy, and State as compared to the agencies' total workforce and the nation's civilian labor force (CLF); (2) these agencies' compliance with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) affirmative employment planning instructions; and (...
Equal Opportunity: DOD Studies on Discrimination in the Military
NSIAD-95-103: Published: Apr 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified studies done, sponsored, or commissioned by the Department of Defense in the past 20 years on discrimination in the military.GAO found that: (1) it identified 72 studies, dating from 1974 to 1994, related to the issue of equal opportunity in the military; (2) GAO categorized the studies, based on their content, into the areas of equal opportunity...
DOD Service Academies: Academic Review Processes
NSIAD-95-57: Published: Apr 5, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the academic review processes at three Department of Defense service academies, focusing on how these processes are used to review cases of students who have not met academic performance standards.GAO found that: (1) the service academies have established similar review processes to evaluate academically deficient students; (2) dispositions range f...
Intelligence Programs: Inquiry Into Contracting Practices for a Classified Program
NSIAD-94-109: Published: Feb 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed an Air Force prime contractor's subcontract award for an electronic warfare component subsystem, focusing on a small disadvantaged business's (SDB) allegations that the prime contractor: (1) negotiated a lower bid price with a competitor but did not allow it to lower its bid; (2) used weighting factors in its bid evaluation process that discriminat...
Women in the Military: Deployment in the Persian Gulf War
NSIAD-93-93: Published: Jul 13, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1993.
GAO reviewed the deployment of women in the military to the Persian Gulf during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, focusing on women's: (1) roles and performance; (2) ability to endure deployment conditions; (3) effect on unit cohesion; and (4) effect on a unit's ability to deploy.GAO found that: (1) unit commanders and focus group participants gave positive assessments of women's performa...
Homosexuals in the Military: Policies and Practices of Foreign Countries
NSIAD-93-215: Published: Jun 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed 25 foreign countries' policies concerning homosexuals in the military, focusing on: (1) the policies' evolution; (2) the comparison of military policies to civilian laws; (3) whether armed services' practices are consistent with military policies; and (4) each countries' experience with homosexuals in the military.GAO found that: (1) 11 of the 25 c...
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...