Defense capabilities (71 - 80 of 104 items)
Navy Aviation: F/A-18E/F will Provide Marginal Operational Improvement at High Cost
NSIAD-96-98: Published: Jun 18, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Navy's plan to procure with F/A-18E/F aircraft, focusing on: (1) whether operational deficiencies in the F/A-18C/D cited by the Navy to justify the need for the F/A-18E/F have materialized and, if they have, the extent to which the F/A-18E/F would correct them; (2) whether the F/A-18E/F will provide an appreciable increase in operational capability over the F/A-18C/D; and (3) the...
Defense Depot Maintenance: DOD's Policy Report Leaves Future Role of Depot System Uncertain
NSIAD-96-165: Published: May 21, 1996. Publicly Released: May 21, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) policy regarding depot-level maintenance and repair, focusing on the: (1) future role of defense depots; and (2) inconsistency of DOD policy with current statutes and congressional directives.GAO found that: (1) the DOD depot maintenance policy calls for a greater mix of public and private-sector maintenance capa...
Air Force Aircraft: Consolidating Fighter Squadrons Could Reduce Costs
NSIAD-96-82: Published: May 6, 1996. Publicly Released: May 6, 1996.
GAO reviewed the cost-effectiveness of the Air Force's reconfiguration of F-15 and F-16 fighters into smaller squadrons, focusing on the consequences this might have on the Secretary of Defense's efforts to reduce defense infrastructure costs.GAO found that: (1) while smaller 18-aircraft squadrons provide more deployment flexibility than 24-aircraft squadrons, the larger configuration provides eno...
Defense Acquisitions Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-3(2): Published: Apr 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1996.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in its Defense Acquisitions issue area as of April 6, 1996...
Army Aviation Testing: Need to Reassess Consolidation Plan
NSIAD-96-87: Published: Mar 15, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Secretary of the Army's tentative decision to move aviation testing activities now at Edwards Air Force Base, California, to Fort Rucker, Alabama, and retain Yuma Proving Ground.GAO found that: (1) the Army failed to fully account for savings from consolidating its aviation testing activities; (2) consolidation at Fort Rucker and Yuma Proving G...
Military Operations and Capabilities Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Year 1995-97
IAP-96-5: Published: Apr 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1996.
GAO provided information on its Military Operations and Capabilities issue area plan, focusing on: (1) military planning activities; (2) the Department of Defense's (DOD) budgeting for operation and maintenance (O&M); (3) the capability, performance, readiness, and sustainability of military forces and weapons; and (4) initiatives to maintain a quality force.GAO plans to assess: (1) DOD and the mi...
Navy Mine Warfare: Budget Realignment Can Help Improve Countermine Capabilities
NSIAD-96-104: Published: Mar 13, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's efforts to improve its ability to conduct effective sea mine countermeasures (MCM) in two simultaneous major regional conflicts, focusing on the: (1) status of the Navy's research and development projects; (2) readiness of the Navy's present MCM equipment; and (3) match between the Navy's planned and on-hand MCM equipment and its MCM req...
Reserve Officers' Training Corps: Questions Related to Organizational Restructuring
NSIAD-96-56: Published: Feb 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the proposed closing of Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) regional headquarters at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and the impact of ROTC restructuring at Fort Lewis, Washington, and Fort Bragg, North Carolina.GAO found that: (1) because of questions relating to readiness, housing, and costs, the proposal to close the ROTC regional headquarters at Fort Kn...
Marine Corps: Improving Amphibious Capability Would Require Larger Share of Budget Than Previously Provided
NSIAD-96-47: Published: Feb 13, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Marine Corps' and Navy's capability to conduct amphibious assaults, focusing on the: (1) status of the amphibious fleet; (2) Marine Corps' and Navy's plans to better conduct amphibious operations; and (3) cost of planned changes and how they will affect future defense budgets.GAO found that: (1) the Marine Corps and the Navy currently have the...
Navy Maintenance: Assessment of the Public-Private Competition Program for Aviation Maintenance
NSIAD-96-30: Published: Jan 22, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's aviation depot maintenance competition program, focusing on: (1) the nature and extent of past competitions; (2) whether savings resulted from the program; (3) the prospects for and impediments to future competitions; and (4) whether the program can be improved.GAO found that: (1) Navy public-private competitions generally resulted in sa...