International affairs (21 - 30 of 252 items)
Army Inventory: More Effective Review of Proposed Inventory Buys Could Reduce Unneeded Procurement
NSIAD-94-130: Published: Jun 2, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Army Tank-Automotive Command's (TACOM) termination of planned procurements, focusing on whether TACOM terminated the procurements as early in the procurement process as possible.GAO found that: (1) TACOM is missing opportunities to terminate or reduce planned procurements because item managers and procurement specialists do not always confer before awarding contracts; (2) item man...
Army Inventory: Changes to Stock Funding Reparables Would Save Operations and Maintenance Funds
NSIAD-94-131: Published: May 31, 1994. Publicly Released: May 31, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's implementation of the stock funding of the depot level reparables (SFDLR) requirement, focusing on whether SFDLR has: (1) reduced demands on and procurements by the wholesale level supply system; and (2) affected the management of maintenance and inventory activities and the use of operation and maintenance (O&M) funds at the unit level...
Military Training Deaths: Need to Ensure That Safety Lessons Are Learned and Implemented
NSIAD-94-82: Published: May 5, 1994. Publicly Released: May 5, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the military services' investigations of training-related deaths, focusing on whether the services: (1) identified and investigated all training-related deaths; (2) ensured adequate independence of investigations; and (3) had systems for ensuring that corrective actions are taken.GAO found that: (1) between fiscal years 1989 and 1992, at least 700...
Continental Air Defense: A Dedicated Force Is No Longer Needed
NSIAD-94-76: Published: May 3, 1994. Publicly Released: May 3, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO assessed the viability of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff's recommendations to significantly reduce the continental air defense mission and assign the mission tasks to existing active and reserve general-purpose combat and training forces.GAO found that: (1) the United States no longer needs a large, dedicated air defense force because the forme...
Military Airlift: C-17 Settlement Is Not a Good Deal
NSIAD-94-141: Published: Apr 15, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) C-17 aircraft program, focusing on: (1) whether the proposed settlement with the contractor is in the government's best interest; and (2) alternatives to the C-17 program.GAO found that: (1) significant doubts remain about the C-17 program's cost-effectiveness and credibility because of cost increases, poor contr...
Defense Production Act: Foreign Involvement and Materials Qualification in the Title III Program
NSIAD-94-74: Published: Mar 14, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed title III of the Defense Production Act, focusing on the: (1) extent and nature of foreign involvement in the title III program, Department of Defense (DOD) oversight of such involvement, and its impact on effectiveness; and (2) adequacy of DOD efforts to qualify materials for defense weapon systems.GAO found that: (1) four of the six title III pro...
Army National Guard: Officer Candidate Training Should Be Consolidated at One Site
NSIAD-94-1: Published: Mar 22, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Army National Guard's (ARNG) officer candidate schools (OCS) to determine whether ARNG could meet its officer needs more economically and effectively.GAO found that: (1) ARNG officer requirements and the number of officers commissioned through state OCS programs have declined by one-third since 1988; (2) state OCS classes are frequently small and most programs graduate fewer than...
Security Assistance: Need for Improved Reporting on Excess Defense Article Transfers
NSIAD-94-27: Published: Jan 18, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of the excess defense articles (EDA) program, focusing on: (1) the scope and size of the EDA program; (2) the types of EDA transferred; (3) the EDA congressional reporting process; (4) the accuracy of EDA pricing and valuing procedures; and (5) EDA program management.GAO found that: (1) between 1990...
Navy Aviation: V-22 Development--Schedule Extended, Performance Reduced, and Costs Increased
NSIAD-94-44: Published: Jan 13, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 13, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) development status of the V-22 aircraft; (2) Institute for Defense Analyses' (IDA) 1990 report on the V-22 and helicopter alternatives; and (3) Navy's plans to concurrently develop and produce the V-22 variant.GAO found that: (1) V-22 development will take several years longer and cost billions more than planned; (2) the Navy expects devel...
Air Force Logistics: Base Maintenance Inventories Can Be Reduced
NSIAD-94-8: Published: Dec 15, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Air Force's management of bench stocks at five bases, focusing on whether alternative stockage policies would provide similar support at lower costs and greater asset visibility.GAO found that: (1) Department of Defense (DOD) material management regulations require that inventory managers have timely and accurate information on the location, quantity, and status of supplies, but t...