International affairs (71 - 80 of 252 items)
Naval Aviation: Opportunities to Apply A-12 Research, Knowledge, and Technologies
NSIAD-92-110: Published: Mar 19, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1992.
GAO reviewed: (1) the Department of Defense's (DOD) actions to preserve the government's investment in A-12 Aircraft Program assets; (2) whether the government's investment in A-12 assets is protected; and (3) potential opportunities the Navy may have to use the technologies and knowledge developed for the A-12 Program.GAO found that: (1) before June 1991, the Navy did not plan to control the A-12...
Weapons Codevelopment: U.S. National Issues in the MLRS Terminal Guidance Warhead Program
NSIAD-92-55: Published: Apr 21, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1992.
GAO reviewed how the Army's Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Terminal Guidance Warhead (TGW) Program protects U.S. interests.GAO found that: (1) although the United States is to pay 40 percent of the MLRS TGW development cost and France, Germany, and the United Kingdom are each to pay 20 percent, the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) limited the U.S. development work share under the prime cont...
Operation Desert Storm: Army Had Difficulty Providing Adequate Active and Reserve Support Forces
NSIAD-92-67: Published: Mar 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's provision of support forces for Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, focusing on the: (1) Army's processes for selecting support forces for the war; (2) procedures for readying such forces to deploy; and (3) adequacy of its force structure in meeting support force needs.GAO found that: (1) an incomplete operational plan and troop l...
Defense Industrial Base: DOD's Manufacturing Technology Program Needs Systematic Evaluation
NSIAD-92-74: Published: Mar 12, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Department of Defense (DOD) systematically tracks benefits from its Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) Program, focusing on the Office of the Secretary of Defense's (OSD) efforts to ensure that the: (1) ManTech Program is effectively implemented; and (2) benefits from ManTech projects are appropriately compiled and reported.GAO found th...
Operation Desert Storm: Improved Air Force Procedures Are Needed for Special Project Supply Orders
NSIAD-92-81: Published: Jan 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the reliability, maintainability, and supportability of Air Force weapon systems during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, focusing on supply backorders that the Air Force made in support of Operation Desert Storm that were still outstanding as of July 1991.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force did not always cancel outstanding backorders for O...
Army Inventory: Need to Improve Process for Establishing Economic Retention Requirements
NSIAD-92-84: Published: Feb 27, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how the Army determines its economic retention requirements for inventory items, focusing on: (1) the methodology of the computer model the Army uses for calculating the economic retention requirements; (2) how the Army uses the computer model and the quality of the model's cost factors and rates inputs; and (3) the impact of model or data inaccura...
Military Base Closures: U.S. Financial Obligations in the Philippines
NSIAD-92-51: Published: Jan 22, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined the potential U.S. financial obligations to the Philippines when the United States closes two military facilities there, focusing on: (1) the costs of separation allowances and contract termination; (2) whether the United States can recover any equipment for reuse elsewhere; and (3) whether the United States has any obligation for environmental c...
Mine Warfare: Ingleside, Texas, May Not Be the Best Location for Consolidation
NSIAD-92-63: Published: Dec 27, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 27, 1991.
GAO reviewed two major changes that the Navy proposed to correct long-standing deficiencies in its mine countermeasures operations, focusing on the: (1) centralization of operational control of mine countermeasures forces under the Commander, Mine Warfare Command; and (2) consolidation of mine warfare forces at a new strategic homeport in Ingleside, Texas.GAO found that: (1) Navy officials stated...
Military Aid: Stronger Oversight Can Improve Accountability
NSIAD-92-41: Published: Dec 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the management controls over U.S. military aid to foreign countries, focusing on: (1) how the United States exercises oversight for military aid; and (2) whether more emphasis on accountability is needed.GAO found that: (1) since the Arms Export Control Act, which governs military aid items that have been purchased by recipient countries since fisc...
Navy Supply: Some Aircraft and Ship Parts Should Be Replaced Rather Than Repaired
NSIAD-92-40: Published: Dec 2, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's management of repairable aircraft and ship components, focusing on whether: (1) unnecessary repairs were being made; and (2) repair data were accurate.GAO found that: (1) the Navy spends millions of dollars annually to repair assets that have no known wartime or peacetime requirements, mainly because of inadequate procedures for identify...