Defense capabilities (51 - 60 of 104 items)
Weapons Acquisitions: Guided Weapon Plans Need to Be Reassessed
NSIAD-99-32: Published: Dec 9, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Defense's (DOD) major guided weapon programs, focusing on whether: (1) the services' plans for developing or procuring guided weapons can be carried out as proposed within relatively fixed defense budgets; (2) the number of guided weapons the services plan to buy is consistent with projected threats and modernization needs; (3) th...
Army Industrial Facilities: Workforce Requirements and Related Issues Affecting Depots and Arsenals
NSIAD-99-31: Published: Nov 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Army's basis for personnel reductions planned at its depots during fiscal years 1998-1999; (2) the Army's progress in developing an automated system for making maintenance depot staffing decisions based on workload estimates; (3) factors that may impact the Army's ability to improve the cost-effectiveness of its maintenance depot's program...
Military Base Closures: Issues Related to the Fiscal Year 1999 Budget Request
NSIAD-98-169: Published: Jul 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) base closure accounts and its budget request for base closure activities, focusing on opportunities for offsetting the budget request for fiscal year (FY) 1999, including the validity of two proposed military construction (MILCON) projects included in that request.GAO noted that: (1) DOD and the military services...
B-2 Bomber: Additional Costs to Correct Deficiencies and Make Improvements
NSIAD-98-152: Published: Jun 16, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the total acquisition costs of the B-2A bomber, focusing on: (1) deficiencies that must be corrected to achieve Air Force objectives for the B-2A; (2) additional costs to correct the deficiencies; and (3) the B-2A modification schedule.GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force evaluated the B-2A capability to meet several broad objectives--strike rapidly...
Navy Inventory Management: Improvements Needed to Prevent Excess Purchases
NSIAD-98-86: Published: Apr 30, 1998. Publicly Released: May 15, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the excess inventory the Navy had on order, focusing on whether the Navy: (1) had valid requirements to support inventory purchases; (2) had purchased items that exceeded needs and the causes of this condition; and (3) was cancelling purchases that exceeded needs.GAO noted that: (1) it identified several problems that affect the decisionmaking proc...
New Attack Submarine: More Knowledge Needed to Understand Impact of Design Changes
NSIAD-98-38: Published: Apr 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1998.
GAO reviewed: (1) the status of the new attack submarine (NSSN) development program; (2) current information on the antisubmarine warfare threat; and (3) the Navy's plans to model the NSSN's survivability.GAO noted that: (1) since modeling the NSSN's survivability in 1995, the Navy, because of technical and funding limitations, has modified the design for some subsystems that reduce performance be...
Defense Outsourcing: Impact on Navy Sea-Shore Rotations
NSIAD-98-107: Published: Apr 27, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Department of Defense's (DOD) outsourcing of commercial activities reduces the availability of rotational billets for active duty military personnel, focusing on: (1) how the Navy's current outsourcing efforts have affected rotational billets; and (2) whether the Navy has policies and procedures in place to minimize the impact of outsou...
Military Operations and Capabilities Issue Area Plan: Fiscal Years 1998-2000
IAP-98-25: Published: Mar 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1998.
GAO provided information on its Military Operations and Capabilities issue area plan for fiscal years 1998-2000, focusing on: (1) military planning activities; (2) Department of Defense (DOD) budgeting for operations and maintenance (O&M); (3) the readiness and sustainability of military forces, weapons, and support systems; and (4) initiatives aimed at maintaining a quality force.GAO plans to ass...
Ballistic Missile Defense: Improvements Needed in Navy Area Acquisition Planning
NSIAD-98-34: Published: Nov 14, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Navy Area Theater Ballistic Missile Defense program to determine whether the: (1) program has met its milestones to date and its remaining schedule appears realistic; and (2) tests being conducted or planned will be adequate to demonstrate the system's capabilities before production begins.GAO noted that: (1) the Area program has experienced schedule slips totalling about 14 month...
Navy Aviation: V-22 Cost and Capability to Meet Requirements Are Yet to Be Determined
NSIAD-98-13: Published: Oct 22, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 1997.
GAO reported on the V-22 Osprey Program, which is intended to provide the armed services with 523 new tilt-rotor aircraft, focusing on: (1) the status of the program and areas of potential cost increases or performance challenges; and (2) whether the aircraft being developed will meet the stated requirements of each of the services.GAO noted that: (1) the V-22 has been in development for almost 15...