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Kosovo Air Operations: Army Resolving Lessons Learned Regarding the Apache Helicopter
GAO-01-401: Published: Mar 2, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 2001.
The Army deployed its team, called Task Force Hawk, to participate in a Kosovo combat operation known as Operation Allied Force. This report (1) examines how Task Force Hawk's concept of operation compared to Army and joint doctrine, (2) reviews the lessons learned identified from the operation and determines the status of actions to address those lessons, and (3) examines the extent to which the...
Defense Acquisitions: Space-Based Infrared System-low at Risk of Missing Initial Deployment Date
GAO-01-6: Published: Feb 28, 2001. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2001.
The Pentagon considers defenses to counter attacks from ballistic missiles, both long-range strategic and shorter-range theater missiles, to be critical to U.S. national security. The Air Force is developing a new satellite system, called Space-Based Infrared System-low (SBIRS-low) to expand the military's infrared satellite capabilities for supporting ballistic missile defenses. GAO reviewed the...
Contract Management: No DOD Proposal to Improve Contract Service Costs Reporting
GAO-01-295: Published: Feb 16, 2001. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 2001.
The Department of Defense (DOD) has not developed a proposal to improve the accuracy of the reporting of contract service costs. Without accurate and reliable information, Congress cannot effectively use the information reported for DOD in the President's budget as it drafts and passes laws that affect spending. Last year, DOD agreed to develop a proposal to resolve this problem. GAO was told rece...
Tactical Aircraft: Modernization Plans Will Not Reduce Average Age of Aircraft
GAO-01-163: Published: Feb 9, 2001. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 2001.
As the Department of Defense (DOD) enters the 21st century, the average ages of its weapon systems and equipment are increasing, primarily because DOD has not routinely replaced items bought during the Cold War. According to DOD officials, the aging of weapon systems and equipment reduce readiness. To keep pace with the maintenance required for aging systems and equipment, the military services...
Depot Maintenance: Key Financial Issues for Consolidations at Pearl Harbor and Elsewhere Are Still Unresolved
GAO-01-19: Published: Jan 22, 2001. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 2001.
In 1998, the Navy consolidated the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and the Naval Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Hawaii. Because of concerns about some aspects of the consolidation, the Navy began a test project, commonly called the Pearl Harbor pilot, to determine if integrating the management, operations, and funding of the shipyard and the intermediate maintenance facility can result in greate...
Nuclear Weapons: Improved Management Needed to Implement Stockpile Stewardship Program Effectively
GAO-01-48: Published: Dec 14, 2000. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 2001.
The National Nuclear Security Administration's Office of Defense Programs seeks to maintain the safety and reliability of the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile without nuclear testing. This report discusses the Department of Energy's (DOE) management of its National Nuclear Security Administration's Stockpile Stewardship Program, focusing on the program's plans, budgeting, organization, and life...
DOD Competitive Sourcing: Results of A-76 Studies Over the Past 5 Years
GAO-01-20: Published: Dec 7, 2000. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 2000.
The Department of Defense (DOD) reported on its Office of Management and Budget Circular A-76 studies in July 2000. GAO found that DOD generally complied with the reporting requirements that Congress had imposed on it. DOD took steps to ensure that the information it provided on 286 A-76 studies was complete and accurate. GAO determined that the information was generally consistent with data it ha...
Defense Acquisitions: Need to Confirm Requirements for $4.1 Billion Antiarmor Missile System
GAO-01-74: Published: Dec 5, 2000. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 2000.
Several factors call into question the cost effectiveness of the Army's plan to spend $4.1 billion to acquire large quantities of the submunition and missile systems. These factors include (1) major reductions and changes in the armor threat (2) a substantial overmatch in existing and planned antiarmor capabilities (3) the system's high cost (4) the Army's plans for a major transformation of its f...
Defense Inventory: Most Excess Property in Panama Was Disposed of Properly, but Some Control Weaknesses Existed
GAO-01-32: Published: Nov 9, 2000. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 2000.
The Panama Canal Treaty called for the United States to transfer control over the Panama Canal to Panama and withdraw U.S. military forces and equipment from Panama. The treaty allowed the U.S. government to remove or dispose of all equipment and supplies acquired by U.S. forces. U.S. plans for withdrawal from Panama required excess property to be processed using disposal procedures that gave the...
Defense Acquisitions: Air Force Operating and Support Cost Reductions Need Higher Priority
NSIAD-00-165: Published: Aug 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to reduce the Air Force's operating and support costs, focusing on: (1) operating and support cost trends; (2) cost reduction initiatives; and (3) factors influencing the success of cost reduction efforts.GAO noted that: (1) Air Force operating and support costs are growing at about 4 percent per year, even...