National security (31 - 40 of 167 items)
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...
Defense Inventory: Spare and Repair Parts Inventory Costs Can Be Reduced
NSIAD-97-47: Published: Jan 17, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 1997.
GAO reviewed how the military services can reduce their spare and repair parts storage and holding costs by consolidating or disposing of inventory that is not needed to meet current operating and war reserve requirements or is requested infrequently.GAO found that: (1) most of the services' inventory items stored at nonmajor locations are in small quantities; (2) over 53 percent of the items were...
National Security Analysis Issue Area--Active Assignments
AA-97-1(1): Published: Jan 2, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1997.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the National Security Analysis issue area as of January 2, 1997...
Defense Acquisitions Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-3(4): Published: Sep 3, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 3, 1996.
GAO presented its active assignments in the Defense Acquisitions issue area as of September 3, 1996...
NSIAD-96-216R: Published: Jul 29, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's decision to build new enlisted personnel housing at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. GAO noted that: (1) the Army justified its decision to build new enlisted personnel housing rather than renovate the Fort's basic training barracks; (2) the Fort's housing needs significantly increased due to the relocation of two schools from the soon-to-be...
Navy Aviation: F/A-18E/F will Provide Marginal Operational Improvement at High Cost
NSIAD-96-98: Published: Jun 18, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Navy's plan to procure with F/A-18E/F aircraft, focusing on: (1) whether operational deficiencies in the F/A-18C/D cited by the Navy to justify the need for the F/A-18E/F have materialized and, if they have, the extent to which the F/A-18E/F would correct them; (2) whether the F/A-18E/F will provide an appreciable increase in operational capability over the F/A-18C/D; and (3) the...
Defense Depot Maintenance: DOD's Policy Report Leaves Future Role of Depot System Uncertain
NSIAD-96-165: Published: May 21, 1996. Publicly Released: May 21, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) policy regarding depot-level maintenance and repair, focusing on the: (1) future role of defense depots; and (2) inconsistency of DOD policy with current statutes and congressional directives.GAO found that: (1) the DOD depot maintenance policy calls for a greater mix of public and private-sector maintenance capa...
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...
Military Bases: Closure and Realignment Savings Are Significant, but Not Easily Quantified
NSIAD-96-67: Published: Apr 8, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) cost and savings estimates for past base realignment and closure (BRAC) actions, focusing on the: (1) extent to which DOD is achieving actual savings from BRAC; and (2) adequacy of the DOD process for developing the cost and savings estimates reported in its annual budget submissions.GAO found that: (1) its analysi...