National security (11 - 20 of 60 items)
Industrial Base: Assessing the Risk of DOD's Foreign Dependence
NSIAD-94-104: Published: Apr 1, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO proposed a framework for evaluating the national security risk of purchasing military products and technologies from foreign sources.GAO found that: (1) critical factors surrounding foreign sourcing include the necessity of the item for meeting specific military needs, the likelihood that the United States will not have access to the item or the technology...
NATO Nuclear Bases: U.S. Should Seek Needs Reassessment and Increased Alliance Contributions
NSIAD-94-84: Published: Dec 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 23, 1993.
GAO provided information on U.S. nuclear bombs stored at North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) nuclear strike bases, focusing on the: (1) nuclear strike base requirement; (2) U.S. costs associated with supporting the NATO nuclear mission; and (3) problems U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) have in implementing and monitoring allied compliance with bilateral agreements.GAO found that: (1) NATO c...
Drug Control: DOD Operated Aerostat Ship Although Conferees Denied Funds
NSIAD-93-213: Published: Sep 10, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed: (1) the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to combine Sea-Based Aerostat (SBA) and Small Aerostat Surveillance System (SASS) missions in the Caribbean; and (2) DOD use of fiscal year 1992 appropriatied funds for the maintenance of SBA ships for purposes not authorized by Congress.GAO found that: (1) DOD took operational control of the five Co...
Roles and Functions: Assessment of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Report
NSIAD-93-200: Published: Jul 15, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff's report on the armed forces' roles, missions, and functions, focusing on the: (1) methodology used; (2) potential for eliminations, reductions, consolidations, and realignments; and (3) obstacles to reductions in overlapping military capabilities.GAO found that: (1) the Chairman's report did not sufficient...
Tactical Missile Consolidation
NSIAD-93-156R: Published: Mar 11, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided the results of its review of the Department of Defense's (DOD) plan for depot-level tactical missile maintenance consolidation, focusing on the plans': (1) cost-effectiveness; (2) effects on missile readiness; and (3) impact on the environment. GAO found that: (1) DOD has delayed plans for tactical missile maintenance consolidation indefinitely due...
Military Airlift: Changes Underway to Ensure Continued Success of Civil Reserve Air Fleet
NSIAD-93-12: Published: Dec 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) program, focusing on: (1) the government and commercial carriers' perspectives on the first activation of CRAF; and (2) changes to the CRAF program that reflect the Department of Defense's force restructuring.GAO found that: (1) CRAF is an important but inexpensive component of the Air Force's airlift capability;...
National Security Issues
OCG-93-9TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed major defense policy, management, and program issues, focusing on: (1) military roles and missions; (2) managing the downsized and restructured military force; (3) U.S. commitments, forward presence, and security assistance programs; (4) the spread of mass destruction weapons; (5) weapons system acquisition; (6) environmental concerns; (7) inventor...
Seawolf Contract Terminations
NSIAD-93-41R: Published: Nov 6, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 18, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided details of the Navy's plans to use legislative funds to preserve the nuclear-powered submarine industrial base. GAO noted that: (1) congressional conferees made $540.2 million available to help preserve the industrial base for submarine construction; (2) the Navy plans to use these funds to partially fund SSN-21 and SSN-22 cost growth and to purcha...
Army Maintenance: More Effective Implementation of Maintenance Expenditure Limits Needed
NSIAD-91-270: Published: Sep 18, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1991.
GAO reviewed the Army's policies and procedures for computing and using maintenance expenditure limits (MEL), to determine whether: (1) the Army Materiel Command (AMC) was applying MEL effectively in their repair-or-buy decisions; and (2) AMC was sufficiently overseeing the commands' use of MEL.GAO found that: (1) the three buying commands reviewed did not properly follow or consistently apply the...
Defense Research: Funding of the U.S./U.S.S.R. Joint Seismic Program
NSIAD-91-256: Published: Jul 5, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO determined whether funding for the Joint Seismic Program (JSP) for fiscal year (FY) 1988 through FY 1990 was consistent with congressional intent.GAO found that: (1) although some funds were appropriated for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Nuclear Monitoring Program, the appropriation and authorization acts did not earmark or speci...