Strategic planning (71 - 80 of 383 items)
Operational Contract Support: Sustained DOD Leadership Needed to Better Prepare for Future Contingencies
GAO-12-1026T: Published: Sep 12, 2012. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 2012.
Future overseas contingencies are inherently uncertain, but effective planning for operational contract support can help reduce the risks posed by those uncertainties. The Department of Defense (DOD) has made an effort to emphasize the importance of operational contract support at the strategic level through new policy and guidance and ongoing efforts. For example, in January 2011, the Secretary o...
Acquisition Workforce: DOD's Efforts to Rebuild Capacity Have Shown Some Progress
GAO-12-232T: Published: Nov 16, 2011. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 2011.
The Department of Defense (DOD) is the government's largest buying entity and has recognized that rebuilding the acquisition workforce is a strategic priority. The federal government's current budget and long-term fiscal pressures underscore the importance of a capable and well-functioning workforce. GAO and others have long recognized that the size and capabilities of the workforce across the gov...
Defense Acquisitions: Future Ground-Based Vehicles and Network Initiatives Face Development and Funding Challenges
GAO-12-181T: Published: Oct 26, 2011. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 2011.
After the Army canceled the Future Combat System in June of 2009, it began developing modernization plans, including developing a new Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) and additional network capability. At the same time, the Army was considering options on how to improve its light tactical vehicles. This statement addresses potential issues related to developing (1) the new GCV, (2) a common information...
Military Training: DOD's Report on the Sustainability of Training Ranges Meets Annual Reporting Requirements but Could Be Improved
GAO-12-13R: Published: Oct 19, 2011. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 2011.
Realistic training ranges are one of the most valued assets the military has in preparing its personnel for their missions. Realistic training requires access to areas and environments that closely match the locations where the military may face combat or complex situations. International events, changes in strategy, force structure, base closures, and population growth are increasing the challeng...
Defense Logistics: Department of Defense Has Enhanced Prepositioned Stock Management but Should Provide More Detailed Status Reports
GAO-11-852R: Published: Sep 30, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 2011.
The Department of Defense (DOD) positions equipment and supplies at strategic locations around the world to enable it to field combat-ready forces in days rather than the weeks it would take if equipment had to be moved from the United States to the location of a military conflict. However, sustained operations have taken a toll on the condition and readiness of military equipment. Over the last f...
Organizational Transformation: Military Departments Can Improve Their Enterprise Architecture Programs
GAO-11-902: Published: Sep 26, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 2011.
The Department of Defense (DOD) spends billions of dollars annually to build and maintain information technology (IT) systems intended to support its mission. For decades, DOD has been challenged in modernizing its systems environment to reduce duplication and increase integration. Such modernizations can be guided by an enterprise architecture--a blueprint that describes an organization's current...
Defense Logistics: DOD Needs to Take Additional Actions to Address Challenges in Supply Chain Management
GAO-11-569: Published: Jul 28, 2011. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 2011.
DOD estimated that overall spending on logistics, including supply chain management, was more than $210 billion in fiscal year 2010. Because of long-standing weaknesses in supply chain management, GAO has designated DOD supply chain management as a high-risk area and identified three focus areas for improvement--requirements forecasting, asset visibility, and materiel distribution. GAO reviewed th...
Defense Department Cyber Efforts: DOD Faces Challenges In Its Cyber Activities
GAO-11-75: Published: Jul 25, 2011. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 2011.
According to the U.S. Strategic Command, the Department of Defense (DOD) is in the midst of a global cyberspace crisis as foreign nation states and other actors, such as hackers, criminals, terrorists, and activists exploit DOD and other U.S. government computer networks to further a variety of national, ideological, and personal objectives. This report identifies (1) how DOD is organized to addre...
Ballistic Missile Defense: Actions Needed to Improve Training Integration and Increase Transparency of Training Resources
GAO-11-625: Published: Jul 18, 2011. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 2011.
Since 2002, the Department of Defense (DOD) has spent over $80 billion on developing and fielding a Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) comprised of various land-and sea-based elements employed by multiple combatant commands and services. Since the time available to intercept a missile is short, integrating training among all organizations involved is important to connect seams where commands...
Defense Logistics: Oversight and a Coordinated Strategy Needed to Implement the Army Workload and Performance System
GAO-11-566R: Published: Jul 14, 2011. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 2011.
In 1996, the Army began development of the Army Workload and Performance System (AWPS) at the direction of the House National Security Committee. AWPS is a capstone information system that receives data from other systems, primarily the Logistics Modernization Program (LMP), and produces management reports and decision support tools intended to assist the Army in linking its industrial facility wo...