National security (51 - 60 of 309 items)
Battlefield Automation: Army Land Warrior Program Acquisition Strategy May Be Too Ambitious
NSIAD-96-190: Published: Sep 11, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Army's Land Warrior System, focusing on: (1) various technology and human factor problems associated with system development; (2) the Army's acquisition strategy; and (3) the Army's plans to integrate the system with the digital battlefield.GAO found that: (1) the Army has not adequately addressed several technical and human factor problems identified during system development, wh...
Combat Air Power: Assessment of Joint Close Support Requirements and Capabilities Is Needed
NSIAD-96-45: Published: Jun 28, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1996.
GAO reviewed the military services' plans to upgrade their close support weapons capabilities, focusing on the processes the Department of Defense (DOD) uses to assess mission needs, capabilities, and modernization proposals for the close support mission.GAO found that: (1) over the next 6 years, the Army plans to spend nearly $5.5 billion to develop and field more modern target acquisition system...
Navy Aviation: F/A-18E/F will Provide Marginal Operational Improvement at High Cost
NSIAD-96-98: Published: Jun 18, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Navy's plan to procure with F/A-18E/F aircraft, focusing on: (1) whether operational deficiencies in the F/A-18C/D cited by the Navy to justify the need for the F/A-18E/F have materialized and, if they have, the extent to which the F/A-18E/F would correct them; (2) whether the F/A-18E/F will provide an appreciable increase in operational capability over the F/A-18C/D; and (3) the...
Combat Air Power: Funding Priority for Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses May Be Too Low
NSIAD-96-128: Published: Apr 10, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1996.
GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) requirements, capabilities, and plans for conducting the suppression of enemy air defenses mission (SEAD).GAO found that: (1) since the Vietnam War, DOD has recognized that SEAD is a critical component of air operations, and it used extensive SEAD support during the Persian Gulf War; (2) SEAD is expected to remain a critical component o...
Depot Maintenance: Opportunities to Privatize Repair of Military Engines
NSIAD-96-33: Published: Mar 5, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1996.
GAO examined the Department of Defense's (DOD) depot maintenance program, focusing on whether the: (1) DOD depots should retain their engine repair capabilities; (2) opportunities exist to privatize additional engine repair workloads; and (3) excess capacity within the DOD depot system adversely affects privatization decisions.GAO found that: (1) DOD maintains its engine repair capability in the p...
Battlefield Automation: Army's Digital Battlefield Plan Lacks Specific Measurable Goals
NSIAD-96-25: Published: Nov 29, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Army's plans to digitize its battlefield operations.GAO found that: (1) as part of its battlefield digitization plan, the Army plans to conduct a series of costly experiments from 1995 to 1997 to demonstrate the utility of a digitized force; (2) risks that the Army faces in implementing its digitization plan include integration, software deve...
Retention Bonuses: More Direction and Oversight Needed
NSIAD-96-42: Published: Nov 6, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 1995.
GAO reviewed whether the Department of Defense (DOD) has effectively managed the Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) Program.GAO found that: (1) the services have awarded some SRB to personnel in high-skill categories where a high percentage of the required positions are already filled; (2) in fiscal year (FY) 1994, 43 percent of the new SRB contracts went to service members in skill categories whe...
Enhanced Fiber Optic Guided Missile: Need to Define Requirements and Establish Criteria to Assess Performance
NSIAD-96-7: Published: Oct 17, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Army's plans for acquiring the Enhanced Fiber Optic Guided Missile (EFOG-M) system.GAO found that: (1) the Army lacks a formal requirement for EFOG-M and has not prepared comprehensive comparative cost studies because requirements documents and analyses are not normally required for Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration (ACTD) programs; (2) the Army should develop the requirem...
Combat Identification Systems: Changes Needed in Management Plans and Structure
NSIAD-95-153: Published: Sep 14, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Army's and Navy's development of combat identification systems to reduce the occurrences of friendly fire incidents, focusing on the services' management plans and structures for the systems' development and integration.GAO found that: (1) the Army and Navy do not have a cohesive management plan and structure for the development of their cooperative combat identification systems;...
Depot Maintenance: Some Funds Intended for Maintenance Are Used for Other Purposes
NSIAD-95-124: Published: Jul 6, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1995.
GAO reviewed the military services' depot maintenance operations, focusing on: (1) the services' processes for deciding which end items of equipment will be overhauled; (2) a comparison of the services' depot maintenance funding levels and their use of these funds; and (3) the services' management of maintenance backlogs and the impact of these backlogs on readiness.GAO found that: (1) the service...