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Civil Military Programs: Stronger Oversight of the Innovative Readiness Training Program Needed for Better Compliance
NSIAD-98-84: Published: Mar 12, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) training projects that support nondefense activities, focusing on the: (1) extent, nature, and cost of civil military projects; (2) consistency of DOD's guidance on the Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) Program with statutory requirements; (3) conformity of selected projects to statutory requirements, especiall...
DOD Budget: Military Personnel Program
NSIAD-97-240R: Published: Aug 21, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Department of Defense's fiscal year 1998 military personnel budget requests. GAO also reviewed the early retirement accounts that are centrally managed by the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force. GAO noted that this report summarizes and updates information it provided in June 1997, but does not include any actions that may have been taken...
Army National Guard: Planned Conversions Are a Positive Step, but Unvalidated Combat Forces Remain
NSIAD-97-55BR: Published: Jan 29, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Army National Guard Division Redesign Study to determine how the study addressed the need to make better use of reserve forces.GAO found that: (1) the Army National Guard Division Redesign Study developed an option that provides for the conversion of some Guard combat and supporting forces to fill needed, but unresourced, support requirements; (2) this planned conversion is a step...
Depot Maintenance: The Navy's Decision to Stop F/A-18 Repairs at Ogden Air Logistics Center
NSIAD-96-31: Published: Dec 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 19, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's decision to move F/A-18 depot maintenance work from the Ogden Air Logistics Center to the North Island Naval Aviation Depot, focusing on the cost and performance indicators used to justify the move of F/A-18 repair activities from Ogden to North Island.GAO found that: (1) it is difficult to compare F/A-18 modification, corrosion, and pai...
Navy Shipbuilding Programs: Nuclear Attack Submarine Issues
T-NSIAD-95-162: Published: May 16, 1995. Publicly Released: May 16, 1995.
GAO discussed the continuing production of nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSN). GAO noted that: (1) there are less costly alternatives for maintaining the Navy's required SSN force structure; (2) the Navy could maintain low-rate production of the submarines or defer production until after year 2000; (3) the cost savings from deferring production would be offset by reconstitution costs for exis...
Navy Shipbuilding Programs: Nuclear Attack Submarine Requirements
T-NSIAD-95-120: Published: Mar 16, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1995.
GAO discussed the requirements for continued production of nuclear attack submarines, focusing on: (1) less costly alternatives for maintaining the required submarine force structure; and (2) the adequacy of the Department of Defense's (DOD) justification for building the SSN-23 submarine. GAO noted that: (1) there is currently no competition to build nuclear attack submarines and DOD has not clar...
Force Structure: Cost of Two Additional Army Divisions Could Be Significant
NSIAD-94-238BR: Published: Sep 12, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the additional cost of maintaining a 12-division Army force for fiscal years (FY) 1995 through 1999 as compared with the cost of maintaining the Army's planned 10-division force.GAO found that: (1) the establishment of a 12-division Army force between FY 1995 and 1999 could cost from $1.2 billion to over $4.9 billion; (2) the Army's...
Military Airlift: The C-17 Program Status and Proposed Settlement
T-NSIAD-94-115: Published: Feb 10, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 1994.
GAO discussed the status of the C-17 program and the proposed settlement agreement with the prime contractor. GAO noted that: (1) C-17 program procurement costs have significantly increased since the Department of Defense's (DOD) last estimate; (2) Congress may have to invoke a DOD funding restriction unless C-17 aircraft are delivered within 1 month of the contract delivery date; (3) DOD cannot d...
Military Bases: Analysis of DOD's Recommendations and Selection Process for Closures and Realignments
T-NSIAD-93-11: Published: Apr 19, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1993.
GAO discussed the Secretary of Defense's recommendations and selection process for base closures and realignments. GAO noted that: (1) although the Secretary's recommendations were basically sound, problems existed in the services' base closure selection processes; (2) the Navy's evaluation criteria and base closure selection process were questionable; (3) the Army did not justify keeping some bas...
Mine Warfare: Consolidation at Ingleside Has Not Been Justified
NSIAD-93-147: Published: Feb 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO evaluated the Navy's plans to consolidate its mine warfare forces at Ingleside, Texas, focusing on the Navy's justifications for consolidating forces.GAO found that: (1) the consolidation of mine warfare forces at Ingleside was substantially more costly than consolidation of alternative sites; (2) the Navy made cost adjustments to its study on alternative...