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Defense Acquisition: U.S.-German Examinations of the MLRS Terminal Guidance Warhead Program
NSIAD-92-7: Published: Oct 31, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1991.
GAO and the German Federal Court of Audit examined the Army's Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Terminal Guidance Warhead (TGW) Program, focusing on the program's requirements, schedule, performance, and cost.GAO found that: (1) the Army selected a different missile system for full-scale development, but program executives and the MLRS TGW project office reported they might seek to continue the...
1992 Air Force Budget: Potential Reductions to Aircraft Procurement Programs
NSIAD-91-285BR: Published: Sep 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 21, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's fiscal year (FY) 1992 aircraft procurement budget request and its prior-year appropriations for common aircraft support equipment and for aircraft programs and modifications, focusing on potential: (1) reductions to the FY 1992 budget request; and (2) rescissions to prior-year appropriations.GAO: (1) identified $352 million in poten...
Army Training: Computer Simulations Can Improve Command Training in Large-Scale Exercises
NSIAD-91-67: Published: Jan 30, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's 1990 Return of Forces to Germany (REFORGER) strategic deployment exercise, focusing on the: (1) extent to which the Army scaled the exercise down; (2) advantages and limitations of using computer simulations in comparison with large-scale ground maneuvers; (3) future plans for using simulations; and (4) potential savings that could resul...
Defense Reorganization: DOD's Efforts to Streamline the Special Operations Command
NSIAD-91-24BR: Published: Nov 23, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation of Department of Defense (DOD) task force's recommendations concerning the U.S. Special Operations Command, focusing on: (1) the progress made in reducing separate Army, Navy, and Air Force component command headquarters to an integrated Special Operations Command headquarters; and (2) other actions taken by the Special Operation...
Army Force Structure: Lessons to Apply in Structuring Tomorrow's Army
NSIAD-91-3: Published: Nov 29, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 1990.
GAO provided information on the status of the Army's conversion to its Army of Excellence (AOE) force structure developed in 1983, focusing on the: (1) progress made in correcting force structure weaknesses; (2) remaining problems; and (3) lessons the Army should apply in developing its future force structure.GAO found that the: (1) task force that conducted the study employed various mechanisms t...
Military Preparedness: Army's Civilian Marksmanship Program Is of Limited Value
NSIAD-90-171: Published: May 23, 1990. Publicly Released: May 23, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP), focusing on its mission, purpose, usefulness, and cost.GAO found that: (1) Congress established CMP to train U.S. citizens in rifle skills for later induction into the military; (2) the Army spent about $4.3 million on the program in fiscal year 1989, and the annual CMP budget for fiscal years 1990 th...
Defense Inventory: Top Management Attention Is Crucial
NSIAD-90-145: Published: Mar 26, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1990.
GAO summarized its work on continuing problems with the Department of Defense's (DOD) inventory management system.GAO found that DOD: (1) inventories grew 138 percent between 1980 and 1988, increasing from $43 billion to $103 billion; (2) continued to use multiple inventory levels, causing duplications of stock; (3) improved its policies and procedures for identifying inventory inaccuracies, but w...
Submarine Technology: Transition Plans Needed to Realize Gains From DOD Advanced Research
IMTEC-90-21: Published: Feb 14, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Advanced Submarine Technology Program (ASTP), focusing on: (1) the types of submarine technologies researched under ASTP; (2) the status of plans for transferring technology research to the Navy for further development on submarines; and (3) whether the Navy was planning flexibility into attac...
Evaluation of the Army's Civilian Marksmanship Program
T-NSIAD-90-20: Published: Mar 8, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1990.
GAO discussed the mission, usefulness, and cost of the Army Civilian Marksmanship Program. GAO found that: (1) the program's basic mission was to provide rifle marksmanship training to U.S. civilians subject to induction into the military; (2) the program spent $4.2 million in fiscal year (FY) 1987, $3.9 million in FY 1988, and $4.3 million in FY 1989; and (3) 93 percent of the budget for fiscal y...
Abrams Tank: Block II Modifications Not Ready to Enter Production
NSIAD-90-57: Published: Feb 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's Block II Abrams tank modification program.GAO found that: (1) proposed tank armor modifications may not have the anticipated impact on tank survivability; (2) the Army's tank weight-reduction program, designed to counteract the new armor's added stresses on the tank's suspension, may not achieve performance goals, since its effects will...