International affairs (11 - 20 of 252 items)
Enhanced Fiber Optic Guided Missile: Need to Define Requirements and Establish Criteria to Assess Performance
NSIAD-96-7: Published: Oct 17, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Army's plans for acquiring the Enhanced Fiber Optic Guided Missile (EFOG-M) system.GAO found that: (1) the Army lacks a formal requirement for EFOG-M and has not prepared comprehensive comparative cost studies because requirements documents and analyses are not normally required for Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration (ACTD) programs; (2) the Army should develop the requirem...
Depot Maintenance: Some Funds Intended for Maintenance Are Used for Other Purposes
NSIAD-95-124: Published: Jul 6, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1995.
GAO reviewed the military services' depot maintenance operations, focusing on: (1) the services' processes for deciding which end items of equipment will be overhauled; (2) a comparison of the services' depot maintenance funding levels and their use of these funds; and (3) the services' management of maintenance backlogs and the impact of these backlogs on readiness.GAO found that: (1) the service...
Cruise Missiles: Proven Capability Should Affect Aircraft and Force Structure Requirements
NSIAD-95-116: Published: Apr 20, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1995.
GAO reviewed the performance of two cruise missiles during Operation Desert Storm, focusing on the missiles': (1) advantages over tactical aircraft; and (2) potential impact on future tactical weapons system requirements.GAO found that: (1) both the Navy's Tomahawk land attack missile and the Air Force's Conventional Air Launched Cruise Missile (CALCM) contributed to the success of U.S. combat ope...
Financial Management: Theater Missile Defense Cooperation Account
NSIAD-95-93: Published: Apr 3, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 3, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO audited the funds accepted by the Secretary of Defense from foreign allies and international organizations for deposit in the Theater Missile Defense Cooperation Account, focusing on: (1) the amounts contributed; (2) the Secretary's efforts to obtain contributions in support of theater missile defense programs; (3) whether the Department of Defense (DOD)...
Military Bases: Environmental Impact at Closing Installations
NSIAD-95-70: Published: Feb 23, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the environmental cleanup of Department of Defense (DOD) facilities slated for closing, focusing on: (1) the cleanup cost, transferability, and reuse of property by nonfederal users; and (2) DOD progress, difficulties, and plans to address the problems.GAO found that: (1) despite DOD actions to resolve environmental cleanup issues at bases slated f...
Defense Supply: Controls Over Hand Tools Can Be Improved
NSIAD-95-44: Published: Jan 27, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the military services' controls over hand tools, focusing on: (1) whether the services' policies and procedures for preventing the loss or unnecessary purchase of hand tools are adequate; (2) whether information is available on the costs associated with missing, lost, and stolen hand tools; and (3) the extent to which military installations control...
Army Armored Systems: Advanced Field Artillery System Experiences Problems with Liquid Propellant
NSIAD-95-25: Published: Nov 2, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 2, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Army's Advance Field Artillery System (AFAS) program, focusing on the: (1) status of the AFAS liquid propellant (LP) gun; (2) nature and extent of any problems experienced during testing; and (3) Army's plans for proceeding with the development of the system.GAO found that: (1) the Army's most advanced LP gun was severely damaged by an explosion during test firing; (2) the Army ha...
Naval Aviation: F-14 Upgrades Are Not Adequately Justified
NSIAD-95-12: Published: Oct 19, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Navy's decision to spend about $2.5 billion between fiscal years 1994 and 2003 for a limited ground attack upgrade and other modifications to about 200 F-14 Tomcat fighters.GAO found that: (1) although the Navy has justified F-14 attack upgrades as necessary to replace the loss of A-6E aircraft, most upgraded F-14 aircraft will be less capable than F/A-18C aircraft; (2) although u...
Army Inventory: Unfilled War Reserve Requirements Could Be Met With Items From Other Inventory
NSIAD-94-207: Published: Aug 25, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether Army inventory items could be used to meet unfilled war reserve requirements.GAO found that: (1) after the Department of Defense (DOD) Comptroller lifted the restriction on the use of inventory items not purchased with war reserve appropriations, the Army estimated that it could reduce its unmet war requirements by $186.6 million; (2) the A...
DOD Training: Many DOD Linguists Do Not Meet Minimum Proficiency Standards
NSIAD-94-191: Published: Jul 12, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) training of linguists engaged in intelligence-related activities, focusing on: (1) the language and technical training provided to DOD linguists; and (2) military service policies and procedures governing the management, training, and compensation of the linguist workforce.GAO found that: (1) a significant number o...