International affairs (41 - 50 of 252 items)
Property Disposal: DOD Is Handling Large Amounts of Excess Property in Europe
NSIAD-93-195: Published: Jul 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how the Department of Defense (DOD) is handling the excess equipment and supplies in Europe due to force reductions.GAO found that: (1) the Army has the largest reduction in forces and the most excess ammunition, equipment, supplies, and other property; (2) the Air Force and the Navy are redistributing excess war reserve materiel valued at about $1...
Air Force Supply: Improvements Needed in Management of Air Mobility Command's Forward Supply System
NSIAD-93-10: Published: Jul 21, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1993.
GAO provided information on how the Air Force can better manage its forward supply support system to reduce inventory requirements.GAO found that: (1) spare part inventory levels at overseas forward supply locations often exceed computed demand levels because the Air Force adds quantities during initial provisioning, which results in overstated budget estimates and unnecessary inventories; (2) the...
Air Force Appropriations: Funding Practices at the Ballistic Missile Organization
NSIAD-93-47: Published: Jul 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's advanced strategic missile systems (ASMS) program office's use of fiscal year (FY) 1990 appropriations, focusing on whether the: (1) program office used $21 million of FY 1990 appropriations for development of a new intercontinental ballistic missile boost guidance system as Congress stipulated; and (2) Air Force properly replaced $...
Army Training: Expenditures for Troop Schools Have Not Been Justified
NSIAD-93-172: Published: Jul 9, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Army troop schools, focusing on whether: (1) Army installations adequately justified the need for troop school courses; (2) the Army established effective controls over troop school operations; and (3) the Army implemented the corrective actions planned since 1988.GAO found that: (1) only 25 percent of the needs assessments prepared by Army install...
Ballistic Missile Defense: Information on Directed Energy Programs for Fiscal Years 1985 Through 1993
NSIAD-93-182: Published: Jun 24, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Department of Defense (DOD) recommendations for transferring or retaining management responsibility for directed energy technologies in the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) and for determining the future direction of directed energy development.GAO found that: (1) the $4.9 billion allocated by the Strategic Defense Initiative Organizat...
Test and Evaluation: Little Progress in Consolidating DOD Major Test Range Capabilities
NSIAD-93-64: Published: Apr 12, 1993. Publicly Released: May 12, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in consolidating similar test and evaluation capabilities at fewer locations to reduce the cost of its test ranges.GAO found that: (1) DOD expects to reduce test and evaluation spending by $729 million through streamlining efforts and other management actions; (2) minor interservice consolidations are occ...
Simulation Training: Management Framework Improved, but Challenges Remain
NSIAD-93-122: Published: May 10, 1993. Publicly Released: May 10, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) Department of Defense (DOD) efforts to coordinate the use of simulation technology; and (2) the Army's Close Combat Tactical Trainer (CCTT) acquisition plan.GAO found that: (1) in June 1991, the Defense Modeling and Simulation Office (DMSO) was created to coordinate and provide guidance for simulation issues throughout DOD; (2) DMSO has made p...
Tactical Intelligence: Joint STARS Needs Current Cost and Operational Effectiveness Analysis
NSIAD-93-117: Published: Apr 28, 1993. Publicly Released: May 7, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) acquisition program, focusing on whether the existing cost and operational effectiveness analysis was sufficient to permit an informed full-rate production decision.GAO found that: (1) to support a JSTARS full-rate production decision, the Department of Defense (DOD) needs to...
Air Force Organization: More Assessment Needed Before Implementing Force Projection Composite Wings
NSIAD-93-44: Published: May 5, 1993. Publicly Released: May 5, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Air Force's decision to implement force projection composite wings at three Air Force bases to determine whether these wings: (1) can achieve expected advantages; and (2) create adverse effects.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force did not conduct sufficient analyses before deciding to build force projection composite wings at three Air Force base...
Defense Industrial Base: An Overview of an Emerging Issue
NSIAD-93-68: Published: Mar 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) existence of a viable U.S. industrial base to meet future defense needs; and (2) access to critical items and capabilities produced or controlled by foreign countries.GAO found that: (1) the Department of Defense's (DOD) strategy to rely on free market forces to restructure the defense industrial base is not realistic, since DOD is respons...