National security (41 - 50 of 309 items)
Environmental Compliance: Reporting on DOD Military Construction and Repair Projects Can Be Improved
NSIAD-98-33: Published: Dec 8, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 7, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Department of Defense's (DOD) environmental compliance projects funded as construction or repair; (2) DOD's criteria for determining which appropriation account is used for programming funds; (3) the process for programming funds; and (4) reporting on future funding requirements.GAO noted that: (1) the basis for determining which funding s...
Navy Aviation: V-22 Cost and Capability to Meet Requirements Are Yet to Be Determined
NSIAD-98-13: Published: Oct 22, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 1997.
GAO reported on the V-22 Osprey Program, which is intended to provide the armed services with 523 new tilt-rotor aircraft, focusing on: (1) the status of the program and areas of potential cost increases or performance challenges; and (2) whether the aircraft being developed will meet the stated requirements of each of the services.GAO noted that: (1) the V-22 has been in development for almost 15...
Electronic Warfare: Towed Decoys Could Improve Survivability of Current Navy Aircraft
NSIAD-97-94: Published: Sep 4, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) acquisition plans for the ALE-50 towed decoy system and the Radio Frequency Countermeasures System (RFCM), which includes a more advanced towed decoy, focusing on whether towed decoys could improve the survivability of certain Navy and Air Force aircraft.GAO noted that: (1) DOD's effort to improve the survivability of its aircraft through the use of t...
Army War Reserves: DOD Could Save Millions by Aligning Resources With the Reduced European Mission
NSIAD-97-158: Published: Jul 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Army's progress in redistributing war reserve equipment that is no longer needed in central Europe, focusing on whether: (1) the Army's plan for redistributing central European war reserve equipment provides for the specific and timely disposition of this equipment; and (2) cost savings would be realized by aligning the storage and maintenance...
Military Airlift: Savings Achievable by Eliminating Support Operations at Torrejon Air Base, Spain
NSIAD-97-96: Published: Apr 21, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1997.
GAO reviewed: (1) the future use of Torrejon Air Base in Spain for airlift operations; (2) the cost savings that would be realized if the Air Mobility Command's presence at that base was ended; and (3) alternatives the Air Mobility Command is considering to the current use of Torrejon Air Base.GAO noted that: (1) the future use of Torrejon Air Base by the Air Mobility Command is questionable; (2)...
Defense Restructuring Costs: Information Pertaining to Five Business Combinations
NSIAD-97-97: Published: Apr 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on restructuring costs of defense contractors involved in business combinations since 1993, including: (1) specific costs associated with workforce reductions and the services provided to workers affected by business combinations; (2) other funds used to help laid-off workers find new employment; (3) why the effectiveness of restructu...
National Missile Defense: Risk and Funding Implications for the Space-Based Infrared Low Component
NSIAD-97-16: Published: Feb 25, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS)-low program to determine the effects of changing the deployment date from fiscal year (FY) 2006, the original schedule, to FY 2002, 2003, 2004, or 2005.GAO found that: (1) its assessment of four deployment options, FY 2002, FY 2003, FY 2004, and FY 2005, that would accelerate the SBIRS-low program from DOD's origina...
Defense Transportation: Reengineering the DOD Personal Property Program
NSIAD-97-49: Published: Nov 27, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 27, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Military Traffic Management Command's (MTMC) and the moving industry's proposals for reengineering the Department of Defense's (DOD) personal property program, focusing on the extent to which each proposal met DOD/industry goals for a reengineered personal property program.GAO found that: (1) GAO's assessment shows that MTMC's proposal meets...
Army Acquisition: Javelin Is Not Ready for Multiyear Procurement
NSIAD-96-199: Published: Sep 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Army's procurement of the Javelin missile system, focusing on whether the: (1) system meets established criteria for multiyear production contracts; (2) Army adequately tested the system to determine its suitability for full-rate production; and (3) Army's purchase of command launch units during limited production is appropriate.GAO found that the Army: (1) has not demonstrated th...
Combat Air Power: Joint Mission Assessments Needed Before Making Program and Budget Decisions
NSIAD-96-177: Published: Sep 20, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) plans to modernize its combat air capabilities, focusing on whether DOD has sufficient information from a joint perspective to: (1) prioritize its air power programs; (2) objectively weigh the merits of new program investments; and (3) decide whether existing programs should receive continued funding.GAO found that: (1) although DOD believes that its...