Defense contingency planning (81 - 90 of 97 items)
Reserve Components: Opportunities to Improve National Guard and Reserve Policies and Programs
NSIAD-89-27: Published: Nov 17, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1988.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) reserve components' management systems and practices to determine how the services could improve management to enhance reserve force capabilities.GAO found that: (1) DOD did not develop force mix and mission assignment guidance because it had difficulty developing the methodology; (2) DOD had problems maintaining the updated personnel information nece...
Defense Inventory: Growth in Secondary Items
NSIAD-88-189BR: Published: Jul 19, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the Department of Defense's (DOD) secondary-item inventory growth.GAO found that: (1) DOD defines secondary items as replacement, spare, and repair components, as well as personnel support and consumable items; (2) the value of DOD secondary inventories increased by about $51 billion between 1980 and 1987; (3) Navy and Air Force inventories grew...
H.R. 4481: The 'Defense Savings Act'
T-NSIAD-88-35: Published: May 25, 1988. Publicly Released: May 25, 1988.
GAO discussed H.R. 4481, a bill which would: (1) allow the Secretary of Defense to close military installations; (2) exempt the Department of Defense (DOD) from environmental and procedural requirements during closures; and (3) establish a base closure and realignment fund. GAO found that the bill would require: (1) DOD to report its proposed Commission on Base Realignment and Closure's recommenda...
Army Procurement: Allegations Regarding Contract Awards for Water Purification Equipment
NSIAD-88-40: Published: Dec 28, 1987. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's procedures in awarding and administering contracts for 600-gallon-per-hour reverse osmosis water purification units (ROWPU).GAO found that the Army: (1) complied with existing regulations in competitively awarding the contract; (2) saved about $15.4 million by competitively awarding the contract; (3) did not deliberately try to injure...
Army Airlift: Need To Use Air Lines of Communications for Essential Items
NSIAD-87-184: Published: Jul 27, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1987.
GAO reviewed the Army's Air Lines of Communication Program (ALOC) and the Army's reserve stocks of ALOC-eligible materiel to determine: (1) the peacetime cost of ALOC; (2) ALOC ability to function effectively in wartime; and (3) whether reserve stocks of ALOC-eligible items could adequately support overseas forces during a transition to war.GAO found that ALOC: (1) has significantly reduced the de...
Acquisition of the C-17 Aircraft
T-NSIAD-87-20: Published: Mar 26, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1987.
GAO testified on its evaluation of the Air Force's decision to continue developing and procuring the C-17 aircraft, rather than the C-5 aircraft, to meet its long-range airlift goals. The Air Force analysis concluded that: (1) the C-17 would be operationally superior to the C-5 because of its projected capability to deliver all types of military materiel directly to battle locations; (2) the C-17...
Chemical Warfare: Planning for Protective Chemical Shelters Needs To Be Improved
NSIAD-87-61: Published: Feb 13, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Air Force plans to acquire chemical protection shelters at overseas locations to: (1) evaluate the Air Force's requirements and planning, particularly for long-term rest and relief; and (2) determine if the Air Force could reduce overall costs.GAO found that, when the Air Force was installing the first survivable collective protection systems (S...
Force Structure: Information on Stationing Army's 6th Infantry Division
NSIAD-86-187FS: Published: Aug 6, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's decision to station the 6th Infantry Division in Alaska, specifically: (1) the division's mission; (2) the relative risk and priority of the military contingencies for which it is planning; (3) its estimated cost; and (4) the Army's rationale for and additional cost resulting from the decision to station the division in two locations...
The Navy's Strategic Home-Porting Plan
129595: Apr 11, 1986
Testimony was given concerning the Navy's strategic home-porting plan, specifically: (1) the basis for increasing the number of home ports; (2) the capacity of existing home ports to accommodate the ships assigned to the new ports; and (3) the cost of home-porting naval ships in existing ports versus the cost of developing new home ports. GAO found that: (1) the Navy did not analyze how the benefi...
The Navy's Strategic Homeporting Plan
129191: Feb 26, 1986
GAO discussed the results of its review of the Navy's strategic home-porting plan in order to: (1) identify the Navy's basis for increasing the number of home ports; (2) ascertain the scope and cost of developing the new home ports; (3) determine existing home-port capacity to accommodate the ships to be assigned; and (4) compare the cost of home-porting the ships in existing facilities with the c...