Defense contingency planning (11 - 20 of 97 items)
Quadrennial Defense Review: Some Personnel Cuts and Associated Savings May Not Be Achieved
NSIAD-98-100: Published: Apr 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the 1997 Report of the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), focusing on the: (1) basis for the personnel cuts; (2) services' plans to implement personnel cuts; (3) extent that the services believe cuts will impact their ability to execute the national military strategy; and (4) Department of Defense's (DOD) plans to monitor the services' progress in i...
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...
Strategic Mobility: Late Deliveries of Large, Medium Speed Roll-On/Roll-Off Ships
NSIAD-97-150: Published: Jun 16, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Navy's progress in acquiring 19 large, medium speed roll-on/roll-off (LMSR) ships, focusing on: (1) the Navy's efforts to deliver LMSR conversion and new construction ships on schedule and the impact of any delays on the Army meeting its prepositioning afloat requirements; (2) the capability of the LMSR conversion ships to adequately perform their mission; (3) the level of crewing...
Military Airlift: Savings Achievable by Eliminating Support Operations at Torrejon Air Base, Spain
NSIAD-97-96: Published: Apr 21, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1997.
GAO reviewed: (1) the future use of Torrejon Air Base in Spain for airlift operations; (2) the cost savings that would be realized if the Air Mobility Command's presence at that base was ended; and (3) alternatives the Air Mobility Command is considering to the current use of Torrejon Air Base.GAO noted that: (1) the future use of Torrejon Air Base by the Air Mobility Command is questionable; (2)...
Force Structure: Army Support Forces Can Meet Two-Conflict Strategy With Some Risks
NSIAD-97-66: Published: Feb 28, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed how the Army determines its support force requirements, and the results of its most recent process for allocating support forces, known as Total Army Analysis (TAA) 2003.GAO found that: (1) it does not appear feasible to have a smaller active Army support force at this time, but a smaller active combat force and institutional force may be possibl...
Military Airlift: Options Exist for Meeting Requirements While Acquiring Fewer C-17s
NSIAD-97-38: Published: Feb 19, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the basis for the November 1995 recommendation by the Defense Acquisition Board that a fleet of 120 C-17s be acquired to meet airlift needs, focusing on: (1) whether less costly options exist to meet airlift needs; and (2) the use of the C-17 to support a strategic brigade airdrop.GAO found that: (1) an option not considered by the Defense Acquisit...
DOD Aviator Positions: Training Requirements and Incentive Pay Could Be Reduced
NSIAD-97-60: Published: Feb 19, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1997.
GAO reviewed certain Department of Defense (DOD) nonflying positions, focusing on: (1) the number of aviators (pilots and navigators) that are assigned to nonflying positions in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force; (2) the amount of aviation career incentive pay (ACIP) and aviation continuation pay (ACP) paid to aviators in nonflying positions; (3) whether the services implement ACIP and A...
C-17 Globemaster: Support of Operation Joint Endeavor
NSIAD-97-50: Published: Feb 14, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1997.
GAO reviewed how the C-17 aircraft was used during the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) peacekeeping force deployment to Bosnia, focusing on: (1) how well it performed during the deployment; and (2) whether deployment transportation requirements included the need for airlift aircraft to perform any of the C-17's expected operational capabilities.GAO found that: (1) during Operation Joint...
Contingency Operations: Opportunities to Improve the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program
NSIAD-97-63: Published: Feb 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP), focusing on: (1) the extent to which the Army is using the program; (2) reasons for increases in the program's cost for the Bosnia peacekeeping mission; (3) opportunities to improve program implementation from a doctrine, cost control, and contract oversight standpoint; (4) the use of LOGCAP...
Army National Guard: Planned Conversions Are a Positive Step, but Unvalidated Combat Forces Remain
NSIAD-97-55BR: Published: Jan 29, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Army National Guard Division Redesign Study to determine how the study addressed the need to make better use of reserve forces.GAO found that: (1) the Army National Guard Division Redesign Study developed an option that provides for the conversion of some Guard combat and supporting forces to fill needed, but unresourced, support requirements; (2) this planned conversion is a step...