Military operations (81 - 90 of 161 items)
Defense Acquisitions: Further Management and Oversight Changes Needed for Efforts to Modernize Cheyenne Mountain Attack Warning Systems
GAO-06-666: Published: Jul 6, 2006. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 2006.
The Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center houses numerous complex computer systems for tracking air, missile, and space events that could threaten homeland security or undermine military operations in theater. To ensure this mission can be met, the systems require ongoing upgrades. The most recent upgrade program--the Combatant Commanders' Integrated Command and Control System (CCIC2S)--was initiate...
Defense Logistics: Lack of a Synchronized Approach between the Marine Corps and Army Affected the Timely Production and Installation of Marine Corps Truck Armor
GAO-06-274: Published: Jun 22, 2006. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 2006.
The increasing threat of improvised explosive devices (IED) in Iraq has led to widespread interest by Congress and the public regarding the availability of critical force protection equipment. GAO initiated a series of engagements under the Comptroller General's authority to address these concerns. In March 2006, GAO reported on factors that affected the production and installation of armor for th...
Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Improved Planning and Acquisition Strategies Can Help Address Operational Challenges
GAO-06-610T: Published: Apr 6, 2006. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 2006.
The current generation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) has been in development for defense applications since the 1980's. As of February 2006, the Department of Defense (DOD) had more than 3,000 unmanned aircraft, about 2,000 of which are supporting ongoing operations in Iraq. DOD's 2006 Quadrennial Defense Review validates the importance of unmanned systems and establishes plans to significant...
Defense Logistics: Several Factors Limited the Production and Installation of Army Truck Armor during Current Wartime Operations
GAO-06-160: Published: Mar 22, 2006. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 2006.
In April 2005, GAO reported on factors affecting the timely production of up-armored high-mobility multi-purpose wheeled vehicles (HMMWV) and add-on armor kits for HMMWVs, as well as other items critically needed by deployed forces during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Due to high interest by Congress and the public regarding vehicle armor, GAO initiated this subsequent engagement to examine issues affe...
Reserve Forces: Army National Guard's Role, Organization, and Equipment Need to be Reexamined
GAO-06-170T: Published: Oct 20, 2005. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 2005.
Since September 2001, the National Guard has experienced the largest activation of its members since World War II. Currently, over 30 percent of the Army forces now in Iraq are Army National Guard members, and Guard forces have also carried out various homeland security and large-scale disaster response roles. However, continued heavy use of the Guard forces has raised concerns about whether it ca...
Reserve Forces: Plans Needed to Improve Army National Guard Equipment Readiness and Better Integrate Guard into Army Force Transformation Initiatives
GAO-06-111: Published: Oct 4, 2005. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 2005.
Recent military operations have required that the Army rely extensively on Army National Guard forces, which currently comprise over 30 percent of the ground forces in Iraq. Heavy deployments of Army National Guard forces and their equipment, much of which has been left overseas for follow-on forces, have raised questions about whether the Army National Guard has the types and quantities of equipm...
DOD's High-Risk Areas: High-Level Commitment and Oversight Needed for DOD Supply Chain Plan to Succeed
GAO-06-113T: Published: Oct 6, 2005. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 2005.
Since 1990 the Department of Defense's (DOD) supply chain management processes have been on GAO's list of high-risk areas needing urgent attention and fundamental transformation to ensure that they function in the most economical, efficient, and effective manner possible. Recently in collaboration with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), DOD developed a plan to address some of the systemic...
Defense Logistics: DOD Has Begun to Improve Supply Distribution Operations, but Further Actions Are Needed to Sustain These Efforts
GAO-05-775: Published: Aug 11, 2005. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 2005.
Problems in the supply distribution system dating back to the Persian Gulf War have impeded the ability of the Department of Defense (DOD) to provide effective and timely logistics support to the warfighter. DOD has taken actions to improve the distribution system by assigning new organizational responsibilities, including designating U.S. Transportation Command as the "Distribution Process Owner"...
Reserve Forces: An Integrated Plan Is Needed to Address Army Reserve Personnel and Equipment Shortages
GAO-05-660: Published: Jul 12, 2005. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 2005.
The Department of Defense (DOD) cannot meet its global commitments without continued reserve participation. The Army Reserve provides critical combat support and combat service support units, such as medical and transportation units, to the Army. While Army Reserve members historically could expect to train one weekend a month and 2 weeks a year with activations for limited deployments, since Sept...
Military Training: Actions Needed to Enhance DOD's Program to Transform Joint Training
GAO-05-548: Published: Jun 21, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 2005.
U.S. forces are conducting more complex operations, requiring increased interoperability between the military commands, services, and other organizations. Department of Defense (DOD) planning guidance calls for transforming military training by increasing the jointness in training. The overall intent of DOD's Training Transformation Program is to assure commanders that forces deployed to their the...