Defense contingency planning (51 - 60 of 97 items)
Army Inventory: Divisions' Authorized Levels of Demand-Based Items Can be Reduced
NSIAD-93-9: Published: Oct 20, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Army's inventory levels of demand-based items are excessive and whether those inventory levels could be reduced without impairing military readiness.GAO found that: (1) $28.8 million of demand-based items do not meet retention criteria; (2) the Army's annual assessment of internal controls did not identify as a material weakness the iss...
Weapons Acquisition: Implementation of the 1991 DOD Full Funding Policy
NSIAD-92-238: Published: Sep 24, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of a full funding policy for programs reviewed by the Defense Acquisition Board (DAB), focusing on all major DAB decisions under the policy to: (1) determine the policy's impact and effectiveness; (2) identify programs' shortfalls and how they were estimated; and (3) ascertain if shortfall offsets we...
ADP Procurement: Prompt Navy Action Can Reduce Risks to SNAP III Implementation
IMTEC-92-69: Published: Sep 29, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Navy's upgrade of its Shipboard Non-Tactical Automated Data Processing (ADP) Program (SNAP), focusing on: (1) identifying potential risks related to SNAP III systems development; (2) the upgrading of SNAP I and SNAP II systems; and (3) Navy managers' roles in planning and implementing a new system.GAO found that: (1) the Navy has inadequate managerial oversight of SNAP development...
Navy Torpedo Program: MK-48 ADCAP Propulsion System Upgrade Not Needed
NSIAD-92-191: Published: Sep 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Navy's MK-48 Advanced Capability (ADCAP) torpedo propulsion system upgrade program, focusing on whether the: (1) Navy needs an upgraded propulsion system; (2) upgrade would meet Navy noise reduction requirements; and (3) Navy is conducting research in alternative noise reduction technology.GAO found that: (1) the current system would meet the Navy's requirements for the SSN-21 Sea...
Shipbuilding: Navy's Plan to Acquire Additional Strategic Sealift
NSIAD-92-224: Published: Jul 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's Mobility Requirements Study, focusing on the Navy's planned acquisition of 20 strategic sealift ships.GAO found that: (1) the Navy has eliminated two of four options for acquiring the needed ships due to unfeasibility; (2) in September 1991, the Navy awarded nine 90-day initial design contracts for two ships, has since s...
Army Force Rotations
NSIAD-92-237R: Published: Jun 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on the Army's past and present use of force rotations to determine the feasibility of this approach to reducing permanently stationed forces overseas. GAO noted that: (1) key drawbacks of past force rotation programs were the higher cost of rotations versus permanent stationing of troops, reduced combat readiness due to rotations, increased person...
Strategic Missiles: ACM Program, Opportunity for Additional Savings
NSIAD-92-154: Published: May 6, 1992. Publicly Released: May 6, 1992.
GAO reviewed the status of the Advanced Cruise Missile (ACM) program's acquisition strategy and manufacturing problems.GAO found that: (1) in January 1992, citing the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the reduced nuclear threat, the President announced an end to ACM production; (2) to implement the President's decision, the Department of Defense (DOD) issued plans to cease procurement of 640 mis...
Air Force Procurement: Current Plans May Provide More Ground-Attack Capability Than Needed
NSIAD-92-137: Published: May 5, 1992. Publicly Released: May 5, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's procurement and modernization plans for night-capable aircraft, focusing on its efforts to adjust those plans to reflect changes in the predicted threat and military budget.GAO found that: (1) in 1982, the Air Force established the need for 700 night-capable aircraft to counter the Warsaw Pact threat and planned to purchase the Low-...
Naval Reserves: The Frigate Trainer Program Should Be Canceled
NSIAD-92-114: Published: Apr 28, 1992. Publicly Released: May 5, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Innovative Naval Reserve Concept, focusing on whether the program is still justified in light of the changes in national security.GAO found that: (1) the Innovative Naval Reserve Concept is a program to use Knox class frigates for training Naval Reserve crews; (2) given political changes in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, the United...
Mine Warfare: The Navy's Plans to Reassign Ships to Ingleside, Texas, and to Consolidate Management
T-NSIAD-92-21: Published: Mar 17, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1992.
GAO discussed Navy efforts to address mine warfare problems identified during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, focusing on: (1) the Navy's decision to centralize operational control of all mine warfare forces; and (2) Navy plans to consolidate mine warfare forces at Ingleside, Texas. GAO noted that: (1) as a result of the lack of a full-time, deployable force commander and staff during O...