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Airborne Self-Protection Jammer
NSIAD-97-46R: Published: Jan 29, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the testing and data now available concerning the operational effectiveness and suitability of the Airborne Self-Protection Jammer (ASPJ).GAO noted that: (1) test results and operational data now available do not support restarting ASPJ production; (2) reasons for this are the limitations in the scope of recent testing and a lack of demonstrated im...
Army Ranger Training: Safety Improvements Need to Be Institutionalized
NSIAD-97-29: Published: Jan 2, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Army's investigation of the February 1995 accident in which four Army Ranger Training Brigade students died while training in a Florida swamp, focusing on the: (1) status of all of the Army's corrective actions; (2) adequacy of Army oversight to ensure that the corrective actions instituted after the accident will be sustained in the future;...
JFMIP News: A Newsletter for Government Financial Managers, Fall 1997, Vol. 9, No. 3
159627: Jan 1, 1997
The Joint Financial Management Improvement Program provided information on its current financial management initiatives, activities, and practices...
CEC Sale of Federal Spectrum
NSIAD-97-40R: Published: Nov 13, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1996.
GAO provided information on the effects of the transfer of certain radio frequencies on the Navy's Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) Program. GAO noted that: (1) the government conducts about 90 percent of its radio frequency operations below 3.1 gigahertz, but only has exclusive use of 17 percent of the spectrum; (2) the federal government is required to provide a span of radio frequencies...
Physically Demanding Jobs: Services Have Little Data on Ability of Personnel to Perform
NSIAD-96-169: Published: Jul 9, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the use and development of gender-neutral occupational performance standards in the military services, focusing on how the services implement and evaluate standards.GAO found that: (1) each service takes a different approach to screening members' physical fitness; (2) the Air Force is the only service that requires new recruits to take a strength a...
Combat Air Power: Joint Mission Assessments Needed Before Making Program and Budget Decisions
T-NSIAD-96-196: Published: Jun 27, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1996.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) future combat air power capabilities. GAO noted that: (1) DOD has added many new aircraft to its fleet and has improved the capabilities of its remaining combat aircraft; (2) DOD has made more of its aircraft capable of delivering advanced munitions; (3) DOD does not believe that potential adversaries possess the capabilities needed to prevent U.S. f...
Contingency Operations: Update on DOD's Fiscal Year 1995 Cost and Funding
NSIAD-96-184BR: Published: Jun 27, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) incremental costs for contingency operations in fiscal year 1995, focusing on: (1) how the services covered costs in excess of supplemental funding; and (2) why the incremental costs of contingency operations surged in September 1995.GAO found that: (1) the Army and the Navy reported incremental cont...
Rocky Mountain Arsenal Cost Data
NSIAD-96-180R: Published: Jun 10, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the cost-sharing agreement between a contractor and the Army to study and clean up contamination at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal, and the cost data for the contractor's lease of Army facilities for commercial operations. GAO noted that: (1) the Army and the contractor formalized their cost-sharing arrangement that delineates the cleanup process, fina...
Marine Safety: Current Status of the VTS 2000 Program and Key Stakeholders' Views on It
T-RCED-96-129: Published: Apr 25, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1996.
GAO discussed the Coast Guard's vessel traffic service (VTS) 2000 program. GAO noted that: (1) it is difficult to judge whether VTS 2000 is the best marine safety system because it is unknown how many ports need the system, how much it will cost, and whether other cost-effective alternatives are available; (2) most key stakeholders do not support VTS 2000 because they believe it will be too costly...
GPRA Performance Reports
GGD-96-66R: Published: Feb 14, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO presented its initial observations on selected agencies' implementation of the Government Performance and Results Act. GAO noted that: (1) among the 13 pilot projects selected for review, there are some individual practices that can enhance the general usefulness of future performance reports to decisionmakers and the public; (2) these practices include d...