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Military Aircraft Used for Operational Support Airlift
NSIAD-96-181R: Published: Jun 12, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on military aircraft used for operational support airlift (OSA) missions and the Department of Defense's (DOD) response to prior GAO recommendations on the use of such aircraft. GAO noted that: (1) DOD has revised its policies to ensure that senior executive branch officials' use of certain Air Force aircraft is appropriate and consiste...
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...
M1 Tanks: Status of Proposed Overhaul Program
NSIAD-96-100: Published: Apr 10, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the absence of a procurement program to modernize the M1 tank fleet beyond the upgrade of existing tanks and to address new tank threats, focusing on: (1) whether the current readiness level of the M1 tank is adequate to meet its war-fighting requirements; (2) whether the operating condition of the tanks at the National Training Center (NTC) is a...
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...
DOD Reserve Components: Issues Pertaining to Readiness
T-NSIAD-96-130: Published: Mar 21, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1996.
GAO discussed the readiness of armed forces reserve components. GAO noted that: (1) reserve components provided crucial support and combat functions in the Persian Gulf War and in various peacekeeping operations; (2) the Army National Guard's combat forces far exceed projected force requirements for two major regional conflicts, while the Army has critical shortages in support functions; (3) none...
Military Personnel Reassignments: Services Are Exploring Opportunities to Reduce Relocation Costs
NSIAD-96-84: Published: Feb 16, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the services' practices for relocating personnel, focusing on whether: (1) opportunities exist to reduce the costs of permanent change-of-station (PCS) moves; (2) the number of moves and related costs have decreased in proportion to the reductions in military end stregnths; and (3) frequent reassignments significantly impair military readiness.GAO...
Military Operations and Capabilities Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-2(1): Published: Jan 2, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1996.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Military Operations and Capabilities issue area as of January 2, 1996...
Navy Shipbuilding Programs: Nuclear Attack Submarine Issues
T-NSIAD-95-162: Published: May 16, 1995. Publicly Released: May 16, 1995.
GAO discussed the continuing production of nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSN). GAO noted that: (1) there are less costly alternatives for maintaining the Navy's required SSN force structure; (2) the Navy could maintain low-rate production of the submarines or defer production until after year 2000; (3) the cost savings from deferring production would be offset by reconstitution costs for exis...
Defense Inventory: Extent of Diminishing Manufacturing Sources Problems Still Unknown
NSIAD-95-85: Published: Apr 21, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Diminishing Manufacturing Source and Material Shortages (DMSMS) program, focusing on DOD: (1) progress toward implementing the program; and (2) efforts to resolve DMSMS situations.GAO found that: (1) DOD has not collected departmentwide data on DMSMS situations and resolutions because the services do not have monitoring systems that provide quantitati...
Proposed Submarine Construction
NSIAD-95-96R: Published: Feb 13, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1995.
GAO reviewed the production of the Seawolf submarine and other interrelated nuclear submarine force structure and industrial base issues, focusing on the practicality and cost of future submarine production. GAO noted that: (1) the study's recommendations are appropriate based on the Department of Defense's (DOD) decision to retain two nuclear-capable shipyards; (2) DOD needs to clarify its justif...