Military forces (61 - 70 of 350 items)
Army Training: Improvements Are Needed in 5-Ton Truck Driver Training and Supervision
GAO-01-436: Published: Apr 11, 2001. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 2001.
Instructor shortages are affecting the quality and quantity of Army truck driver training. Fort Leonard Wood, which trains about 90 percent of truck drivers, is especially affected by the instructor shortage. The result is that student drivers are not fully trained in all aspects of the instruction program when they graduate. If formal schools had enough instructors, they would presumably be able...
Kosovo Air Operations: Army Resolving Lessons Learned Regarding the Apache Helicopter
GAO-01-401: Published: Mar 2, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 2001.
The Army deployed its team, called Task Force Hawk, to participate in a Kosovo combat operation known as Operation Allied Force. This report (1) examines how Task Force Hawk's concept of operation compared to Army and joint doctrine, (2) reviews the lessons learned identified from the operation and determines the status of actions to address those lessons, and (3) examines the extent to which the...
Tactical Aircraft: Modernization Plans Will Not Reduce Average Age of Aircraft
GAO-01-163: Published: Feb 9, 2001. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 2001.
As the Department of Defense (DOD) enters the 21st century, the average ages of its weapon systems and equipment are increasing, primarily because DOD has not routinely replaced items bought during the Cold War. According to DOD officials, the aging of weapon systems and equipment reduce readiness. To keep pace with the maintenance required for aging systems and equipment, the military services...
Depot Maintenance: Key Financial Issues for Consolidations at Pearl Harbor and Elsewhere Are Still Unresolved
GAO-01-19: Published: Jan 22, 2001. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 2001.
In 1998, the Navy consolidated the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and the Naval Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Hawaii. Because of concerns about some aspects of the consolidation, the Navy began a test project, commonly called the Pearl Harbor pilot, to determine if integrating the management, operations, and funding of the shipyard and the intermediate maintenance facility can result in greate...
Defense Acquisitions: Need to Confirm Requirements for $4.1 Billion Antiarmor Missile System
GAO-01-74: Published: Dec 5, 2000. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 2000.
Several factors call into question the cost effectiveness of the Army's plan to spend $4.1 billion to acquire large quantities of the submunition and missile systems. These factors include (1) major reductions and changes in the armor threat (2) a substantial overmatch in existing and planned antiarmor capabilities (3) the system's high cost (4) the Army's plans for a major transformation of its f...
Defense Inventory: Most Excess Property in Panama Was Disposed of Properly, but Some Control Weaknesses Existed
GAO-01-32: Published: Nov 9, 2000. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 2000.
The Panama Canal Treaty called for the United States to transfer control over the Panama Canal to Panama and withdraw U.S. military forces and equipment from Panama. The treaty allowed the U.S. government to remove or dispose of all equipment and supplies acquired by U.S. forces. U.S. plans for withdrawal from Panama required excess property to be processed using disposal procedures that gave the...
Depot Maintenance: Action Needed to Avoid Exceeding Ceiling on Contract Workloads
NSIAD-00-193: Published: Aug 24, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) congressional reports on depot maintenance workloads, focusing on: (1) DOD's compliance with the 50-50 requirement in 10 U.S.C. 2466 for fiscal years 1998 and 1999; (2) GAO's views on DOD's progress in improving the quality of the workload data for the previous fiscal years; and (3) the reasonableness of DOD's es...
DOD Competitive Sourcing: Some Progress, but Continuing Challenges Remain in Meeting Program Goals
NSIAD-00-106: Published: Aug 8, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in implementing its A-76 program and the impact of strategic sourcing on the program, focusing on: (1) progress DOD has made in achieving its A-76 goals and the extent to which strategic sourcing is affecting these goals; and (2) the extent to which savings from A-76 and strategic sourcing are likely to be...
Military Base Closures: Unexpended Funds Raise Questions About Fiscal Year 2001 Funding Needs
NSIAD-00-170: Published: Jul 7, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 2000.
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) how trends in base realignment and closure appropriations in recent years and estimates for future years compare to the fiscal year (FY) 2001 budget request; and (2) unliquidated obligations and unobligated balances from pr...
Defense Inventory: Process for Canceling Inventory Orders Needs Improvement
NSIAD-00-160: Published: Jun 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) inventory management, focusing on the: (1) extent to which orders exceeded requirements when the orders were placed; and (2) processes for cancelling orders that exceeded requirements.GAO noted that: (1) for the 490 items reviewed, GAO found no evidence that inventory orders exceeded requirements whe...