Appropriations (41 - 50 of 350 items)
Military Readiness: DOD Needs to Identify and Address Gaps and Potential Risks in Program Strategies and Funding Priorities for Selected Equipment
GAO-06-141: Published: Oct 25, 2005. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 2005.
With continued heavy military involvement in operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Department of Defense (DOD) is spending billions of dollars sustaining or replacing its inventory of key equipment items while also planning to spend billions of dollars to develop and procure new systems to transform the department's warfighting capabilities. GAO developed a red, yellow, green assessment framewor...
Department of Defense's Assessment Addresses Congressional Concerns but Lacks Detail on High Energy Laser Transition Plans
GAO-05-933R: Published: Jul 28, 2005. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 2005.
In the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000, Congress directed the Department of Defense (DOD) to develop a laser master plan to include identification of potential weapon applications, critical technologies, a development path for those critical technologies, and the funding required to carry out the master plan. In response to this legislation, the High Energy Laser (HEL) Exec...
Defense Acquisitions: Resolving Development Risks in the Army's Networked Communications Capabilities Is Key to Fielding Future Force
GAO-05-669: Published: Jun 15, 2005. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 2005.
The Army has embarked on a major transformation of its force. Central to this transformation is the Future Combat Systems (FCS), a $108 billion effort to provide warfighters with the vehicles, weapons, and communications needed to identify and respond to threats with speed, precision, and lethality. Establishing reliable, robust communications and networking capabilities is key to FCS's success. E...
Defense Infrastructure: Factors Affecting U.S. Infrastructure Costs Overseas and the Development of Comprehensive Master Plans
GAO-04-609NI: Published: Jul 15, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 2004.
Since the end of the Cold War, U.S. military overseas presence has changed dramatically. The Department of Defense (DOD) has been reexamining overseas basing requirements, and it expects to make a number of changes to provide greater flexibility for U.S. forces in Western Europe and Northeast Asia. Concerns over the potential use of funds for what may soon be obsolete basing projects prompted cong...
Military Base Closures: Assessment of DOD's 2004 Report on the Need for a Base Realignment and Closure Round
GAO-04-760: Published: May 17, 2004. Publicly Released: May 17, 2004.
The Defense Base Realignment and Closure Act of 1990, as amended, required the Department of Defense (DOD) to address several base realignment and closure (BRAC) issues in 2004 for the 2005 BRAC round to proceed. The requirements included reporting on a 20-year force structure plan, an inventory of military installations, and separately adopting selection criteria for the upcoming round. The legis...
Military Transformation: The Army and OSD Met Legislative Requirements for First Stryker Brigade Design Evaluation, but Issues Remain for Future Brigades
GAO-04-188: Published: Dec 12, 2003. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 2003.
The Army continues to transform units, known as Stryker brigades, into lighter, rapidly deployable, and more capable forces. Because Stryker brigades are an entirely new design, the fiscal year 2002 National Defense Authorization Act required the Army to conduct an evaluation of the design, to include deployment of the brigade and execution of combat missions across the full spectrum of potential...
Challenges and Risks Associated with the Joint Tactical Radio System Program
GAO-03-879R: Published: Aug 11, 2003. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 2003.
The recent emergence of software-defined radio technology offers the potential to address key communications shortfalls and significantly improve military capabilities. The Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) program was initiated in 1997 to develop and apply this technology and to bring together separate service-led programs into a joint software-defined radio development effort. JTRS radios are i...
Defense Infrastructure: Basing Uncertainties Necessitate Reevaluation of U.S. Construction Plans in South Korea
GAO-03-643: Published: Jul 15, 2003. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 2003.
The U.S.-South Korean Land Partnership Plan (LPP), signed in March 2002, was designed to consolidate U.S. installations, improve combat readiness, enhance public safety, and strengthen the U.S.-South Korean alliance by addressing some of the causes of periodic tension associated with the U.S. presence in South Korea. The Senate report on military construction appropriations for fiscal year 2003 di...
Navy Working Capital Fund: Backlog of Funded Work at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Was Consistently Understated
GAO-03-668: Published: Jul 1, 2003. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 2003.
The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) has hundreds of millions of dollars of funded work that its working capital fund activities did not complete before the end of the fiscal year. Reducing the amount of workload carryover at fiscal year-end is a key factor in the effective management of Department of Defense (DOD) resources and in minimizing the "banking" of funds for work to be p...
Use of Legislative Incentive for Performance-Based Contracting Unknown
GAO-03-674R: Published: May 22, 2003. Publicly Released: May 22, 2003.
The Department of Defense (DOD) spent about $93 billion in fiscal year 2002 to acquire various types of services, such as base operations, logistical support, and information technology. To achieve greater cost savings and better outcomes when agencies acquire these and other services, Congress and the executive branch have encouraged greater use of performance-based contracting. Performance-based...