Military forces (81 - 90 of 634 items)
Battlefield Automation: Software Problems Hinder Development of the Army's Maneuver Control System
NSIAD-98-15: Published: Oct 16, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Army's developmental and acquisition plans for the Maneuver Control System (MCS), focusing on whether: (1) the current MCS software development strategy is appropriate to overcome prior development problems; and (2) 207 new computers for MCS-related training should be procured as planned.GAO noted that: (1) since its 1993 reorganization, the MCS has continued to experience develop...
Defense Working Capital Funds: DOD Faces Continued Challenges in Eliminating Advance Billing
T-AIMD/NSIAD-97-221: Published: Jul 22, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1997.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) working capital funds, formerly known as the Defense Business Operations Fund (DBOF), focusing on: (1) a brief overview of fund operations and objectives; (2) a more detailed perspective of cash management operations; and (3) GAO's concerns with the cash situation through fiscal year (FY) 1998.GAO noted that: (1) in creating DBOF, DOD consolidated th...
Inspectors General: Joint Investigation of Personnel Actions Regarding a Former Defense Employee
AIMD/OSI-97-81R: Published: Jul 10, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed of joint investigation of Department of Defense (DOD) actions to terminate the employment of a probationary employee and to suspend the high-level security clearance necessary for his position as a Foreign Affairs Specialist, focusing on: (1) whether the investigative report's conclusions were adequately supported; and (2) the basis for the former...
General and Flag Officers: Number Required is Unclear Based on DOD's Draft Report
NSIAD-97-160: Published: Jun 16, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in determining its general and flag officer requirements, focusing on: (1) DOD's draft recommendations; (2) the estimated cost to implement DOD's draft recommendations; (3) the criteria the services used in doing their studies; (4) troop strength compared to general and flag officer requirements; and (5)...
The Excepted Service: A Research Profile
GGD-97-72: Published: May 1, 1997. Publicly Released: May 1, 1997.
GAO provided information on the excepted service, focusing on: (1) the distribution of excepted service employees across government organizations; (2) the composition of the excepted service in terms of the various legal bases under which employees were appointed; (3) policy concerns and study focuses that have guided some prior studies; (4) the coverage of agencies and employees, as well as data...
Defense Programs: Opportunities to Reform Key Business Practices
NSIAD-97-99R: Published: Mar 5, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized information on the defense budget and Department of Defense (DOD) infrastructure, inventory management, financial management, and acquisition programs.GAO noted that: (1) it has reported on problems and made numerous suggestions for improvements and efficiencies in DOD's infrastructure, inventory management, financial management, and acquisition...
Defense Outsourcing: Challenges Facing DOD as It Attempts to Save Billions in Infrastructure Costs
T-NSIAD-97-110: Published: Mar 12, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1997.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) goal to save billions of dollars by outsourcing work to the private sector and through other initiatives for activities which DOD generally refers to as its support infrastructure, focusing on: (1) DOD's past experience in achieving infrastructure savings; (2) key infrastructure areas that offer the greatest potential for savings; and (3) challenges...
Combat Air Power: Joint Mission Assessments Could Enhance Investment Decisions
T-NSIAD-97-105: Published: Mar 5, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1997.
GAO discussed the combat air power capabilities of the United States, focusing on: (1) joint warfighting requirements; (2) the aggregate capabilities of U.S. combat air power forces to meet those requirements; and (3) the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to place greater emphasis on joint considerations in program and budget decisions.GAO noted that: (1) the United States possesses a larger i...
NSIAD-97-100R: Published: Feb 28, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1997.
GAO provided information on the: (1) inflation rates the Department of Defense (DOD) directed the Air Force to use to estimate the cost of the F-22 advanced tactical fighter program; (2) requirement for two-seat F-22s for training; and (3) plan to buy 70 F-22s during the low-rate initial production phase.GAO noted that: (1) DOD directed the Air Force to assume an inflation rate of about 2.2 percen...
Combat Air Power: Joint Assessment of Air Superiority Can Be Improved
NSIAD-97-77: Published: Feb 26, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1997.
GAO evaluated the air superiority mission to: (1) identify the overlap among the military services' planned capabilities; and (2) determine whether the joint warfighting assessment process relating to air superiority was useful to assist in making program and budget decisions about these capabilities.GAO found that: (1) the services have overlapping capabilities for achieving each of the five comp...