Defense capabilities (71 - 80 of 125 items)
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...
Defense Acquisitions: F/A-18E/F Aircraft Does Not Meet All Criteria for Multiyear Procurement
NSIAD-00-158: Published: May 26, 2000. Publicly Released: May 26, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Navy's F/A-18E/F aircraft program, focusing on whether the operational tests: (1) validated the Department of Defense's (DOD) statements that the F/A-18E/F will provide performance capabilities that are superior to existing F/A-18 aircraft; and (2) raised issues that could impact aircraft cost or the upcoming decision on whether the Navy shou...
Defense Acquisitions: Improvements Needed in Military Space Systems' Planning and Education
NSIAD-00-81: Published: May 18, 2000. Publicly Released: May 18, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) approach to implementing the U.S. Space Command's long-range plan for expanding military space systems, focusing on the extent to which: (1) plans for expanding military space systems conform to national and defense space policies; (2) funding projections support planned military space programs and desired capabili...
Defense Acquisitions: Antiarmor Weapons Master Plan Does Not Identify Potential Excesses or Support Planned Procurements
NSIAD-00-67: Published: May 8, 2000. Publicly Released: May 8, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Antiarmor Master plan, focusing on whether it provided the data and analyses necessary to: (1) identify excess antiarmor weapons currently in the inventory or under development; and (2) support current acquisition plans.GAO noted that: (1) DOD's Antiarmor Master Plan did not identify any excess antiarmor weapons or...
Defense Budget: DOD Should Further Improve Visibility and Accountability of O&M Fund Movements
NSIAD-00-18: Published: Feb 9, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the military services' and the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1994-1998 operation and maintenance (O&M) budget requests, focusing on: (1) identifying the differences between the amounts Congress initially designated for O&M subactivities, and those DOD reported as obligated for the same subactivities; (2) identifying those O&M suba...
Battlefield Automation: Army's Restructured Land Warrior Program Needs More Oversight
NSIAD-00-28: Published: Dec 15, 1999. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Army's implementation of the Land Warrior system, focusing on: (1) the status of the system; (2) whether the level of monitoring and oversight is sufficient based on projected Land Warrior development costs; (3) how the Army is ensuring that Land Warrior will be able to operate with other digitized battlefield systems; and (4) whether technical...
Defense Transportation: 89th Airlift Wing Executive Branch Policies Improved but Reimbursement Issues Remain
NSIAD-99-170: Published: Aug 16, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO updated its previous report on the policies governing the use of the 89th Airlift Wing Aircraft, focusing on whether: (1) changes to executive branch policies since 1992 addressed the intent of GAO's previous recommendations; and (2) reimbursements have been made for the use of the 89th Airlift Wing aircraft.GAO noted that: (1) the Office of Management and...
Battlefield Automation: Performance Uncertainties Are Likely When Army Fields Its First Digitized Division
NSIAD-99-150: Published: Jul 27, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's progress toward its goal of fielding a digitized division by the end of 2000, focusing on: (1) the high-priority systems needed to accomplish the digitization fielding goal; (2) the acquisition status of these high-priority systems; and (3) any performance uncertainties that could confront the Army after its first digitized division is f...
Military Base Closures: Potential to Offset Fiscal Year 2000 Budget Request
NSIAD-99-149: Published: Jul 23, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) base closure accounts and its budget request for base closure activities, focusing on: (1) the opportunities available to offset the fiscal year (FY) 2000 budget request; and (2) certain base realignment and closure (BRAC) funding practices that could make it difficult for Congress to discern DOD's actual funding...
DOD Competitive Sourcing: Lessons Learned System Could Enhance A-76 Study Process
NSIAD-99-152: Published: Jul 21, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) A-76 study process, focusing on efforts by DOD to: (1) improve performance work statements, including encouraging the use of standard templates; and (2) implement other efforts to improve the competitive sourcing process, as well as gather and disseminate lessons learned that could benefit the comp...