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Military Attrition: DOD Needs to Follow Through on Actions Initiated to Reduce Early Separations
T-NSIAD-99-80: Published: Feb 24, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed recruiting and attrition in the military services, focusing on: (1) recruiter selection and incentive systems and their effects on recruiter performance; (2) the screening of incoming recruits for criminal history information to ensure that only qualified persons are allowed to enlist; (3) reasons for attrition during the first 6 months of an enli...
Civilian Marksmanship Program: Corporation Needs to Fully Comply With the Law on Sales of Firearms
NSIAD-99-41: Published: Jan 12, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Corporation for the Promotion of Rifle Practice and Firearms Safety's administration of the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP), focusing on: (1) whether CMP's conversion to a private corporation and the Corporation's subsequent firearms sales were conducted in accordance with the 1996 National Defense Authorization Act; (2) the types and value...
Defense Computers: DOD's Plan for Execution of Simulated Year 2000 Exercises
AIMD-99-52R: Published: Jan 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's plan to execute simulated year 2000 exercises, focusing on: (1) the methodology to be used to simulate the year 2000; (2) the potential information that will be collected as a result of implementing the plan; (3) the adequacy of the planned tests; and (4) assessing the impact that the plan will have on military readine...
Army Industrial Facilities: Workforce Requirements and Related Issues Affecting Depots and Arsenals
NSIAD-99-31: Published: Nov 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Army's basis for personnel reductions planned at its depots during fiscal years 1998-1999; (2) the Army's progress in developing an automated system for making maintenance depot staffing decisions based on workload estimates; (3) factors that may impact the Army's ability to improve the cost-effectiveness of its maintenance depot's program...
Navy Aircraft Carriers: Cost-Effectiveness of Conventionally and Nuclear-Powered Carriers
NSIAD-98-1: Published: Aug 27, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 27, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO: (1) compared the relative effectiveness of conventionally powered and nuclear-powered aircraft carriers in meeting national security requirements; (2) estimated the total life-cycle costs of conventionally powered and nuclear-powered carriers; and (3) identified implications of an all-nuclear carrier force on overseas homeporting in Japan and overseas pr...
Civilian Marksmanship Program: U.S. Army Investigation of Alleged Criminal Activity in Program
OSI-98-14R: Published: Aug 18, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the thoroughness of the investigation by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID) into allegations of criminal activity within the Civilian Marksmanship Program, focusing on the misappropriation of small arms ammunition and rifle scopes by a program official.GAO noted that: (1) the Army's investigation into the alleged activity was not as...
Advanced Studies and Evaluation Methodology Area of Interest: Active Assignments
AA-98-32(3): Published: Aug 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1998.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Advanced Studies and Evaluation Methodology Area of Interest as of August 17, 1998...
Navy Mine Warfare: Plans to Improve Countermeasures Capabilities Unclear
NSIAD-98-135: Published: Jun 10, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's mine countermeasures efforts, focusing on the: (1) Navy's plans for improving mine countermeasures (MCM) capabilities; (2) status of current research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) programs; and (3) process the Department of Defense (DOD) used to prepare the annual certification required by Public Law 102-190.GAO noted that:...
New Attack Submarine: More Knowledge Needed to Understand Impact of Design Changes
NSIAD-98-38: Published: Apr 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1998.
GAO reviewed: (1) the status of the new attack submarine (NSSN) development program; (2) current information on the antisubmarine warfare threat; and (3) the Navy's plans to model the NSSN's survivability.GAO noted that: (1) since modeling the NSSN's survivability in 1995, the Navy, because of technical and funding limitations, has modified the design for some subsystems that reduce performance be...
China: U.S. and European Union Arms Sales Since the 1989 Embargoes
T-NSIAD-98-171: Published: Apr 28, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the status of the arms embargoes imposed on China by the European Union (EU) and the United States following the 1989 massacre of demonstrators in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, focusing on the: (1) terms of the EU embargoes; (2) extent of EU and U.S. sales of military items to China since 1989; and (3) potential role that such items could play in ad...