Appropriations (41 - 50 of 125 items)
Military Bases: Analysis of DOD's 2005 Selection Process and Recommendations for Base Closures and Realignments
GAO-05-785: Published: Jul 1, 2005. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 2005.
On May 13, 2005, the Secretary of Defense submitted proposed base realignment and closure (BRAC) actions to an independent commission for its review. The Commission must submit its recommendations to the President by September 8, 2005, for his acceptance or rejection in their entirety. Congress has final action to accept or reject these recommendations in their entirety later this year. The law re...
Defense Acquisitions: Status of Ballistic Missile Defense Program in 2004
GAO-05-243: Published: Mar 31, 2005. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2005.
Since 1985, the Department of Defense (DOD) has invested $85 billion in ballistic missile defense programs, with $66.5 billion more anticipated over the next 7 years through 2011. As a major result of this investment, the Department is on the verge of activating our nation's first missile defense system for protecting the United States from intercontinental ballistic missile attacks out of Northea...
Defense Acquisitions: Information for Congress on Performance of Major Programs Can Be More Complete, Timely, and Accessible
GAO-05-182: Published: Mar 28, 2005. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 2005.
DOD has more than $1 trillion worth of major defense acquisition programs, on which it must report to Congress, including a comparison of a current program's costs to a baseline containing its cost, quantity, schedule, and performance goals. When these goals are changed, the program is "rebaselined" to reflect current status. However, measuring current estimates against the most recent baseline wi...
Tactical Aircraft: Opportunity to Reduce Risks in the Joint Strike Fighter Program with Different Acquisition Strategy
GAO-05-271: Published: Mar 15, 2005. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 2005.
Under the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act of 2005, GAO is required to to review the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program annually for the next 5 years. This is the first GAO report, and it (1) analyzes the JSF program's business case for delivering new capabilities to the warfighter and (2) determines whether the JSF program's acquisition strategy follows an evolutionary, knowled...
Defense Acquisitions: Space-Based Radar Effort Needs Additional Knowledge before Starting Development
GAO-04-759: Published: Jul 19, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 2004.
Missing among the Department of Defense's (DOD) portfolio of systems is a capability to track stationary and moving enemy vehicles on land or at sea in any type of weather, day or night, from space. To meet this need, DOD and the intelligence community are collaborating on the ambitious Space-Based Radar (SBR) program. By leveraging the newest generation of radar technologies, the SBR concept prom...
Defense Infrastructure: Factors Affecting U.S. Infrastructure Costs Overseas and the Development of Comprehensive Master Plans
GAO-04-609NI: Published: Jul 15, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 2004.
Since the end of the Cold War, U.S. military overseas presence has changed dramatically. The Department of Defense (DOD) has been reexamining overseas basing requirements, and it expects to make a number of changes to provide greater flexibility for U.S. forces in Western Europe and Northeast Asia. Concerns over the potential use of funds for what may soon be obsolete basing projects prompted cong...
Military Training: DOD Report on Training Ranges Does Not Fully Address Congressional Reporting Requirements
GAO-04-608: Published: Jun 4, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 2004.
Section 366 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003 required the Secretary of Defense to develop a report outlining a comprehensive plan to address training constraints caused by limitations on the use of military lands, marine areas, and air space that are available in the United States and overseas for training. The foundation for that plan is an inventory identifying trai...
Future Years Defense Program: Actions Needed to Improve Transparency of DOD's Projected Resource Needs
GAO-04-514: Published: May 7, 2004. Publicly Released: May 7, 2004.
Congress needs the best available data about DOD's resource tradeoffs between the dual priorities of transformation and fighting the global war on terrorism. To help shape its priorities, in 2001 DOD developed a capabilities-based approach focused on how future adversaries might fight, and a risk management framework to ensure that current defense needs are balanced against future requirements. Be...
Missile Defense: Actions Are Needed to Enhance Testing and Accountability
GAO-04-409: Published: Apr 23, 2004. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 2004.
The Department of Defense (DOD) has treated ballistic missile defense as a priority since the mid-1980s and has invested tens of billions of dollars to research and develop such capabilities. In 2002 two key events transformed DOD's approach in this area: (1) the Secretary of Defense consolidated existing missile defense elements into a single acquisition program and placed them under the manageme...
Military Transformation: The Army and OSD Met Legislative Requirements for First Stryker Brigade Design Evaluation, but Issues Remain for Future Brigades
GAO-04-188: Published: Dec 12, 2003. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 2003.
The Army continues to transform units, known as Stryker brigades, into lighter, rapidly deployable, and more capable forces. Because Stryker brigades are an entirely new design, the fiscal year 2002 National Defense Authorization Act required the Army to conduct an evaluation of the design, to include deployment of the brigade and execution of combat missions across the full spectrum of potential...