National security (31 - 40 of 482 items)
Military Transformation: Navy Efforts Should Be More Integrated and Focused
GAO-01-853: Published: Aug 2, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 2001.
With the end of the Cold War, national security strategies changed to meet new global challenges. The Navy developed a new strategic direction in the early 1990s, shifting its primary focus from open ocean "blue water" operations to littoral, or shallow water, operations closer to shore. GAO found that although the Navy has recently placed more emphasis on transformation, it does not have a well-d...
Tactical Aircraft: Impact of F-22 Production Cost Reduction Plans on Cost Estimates
GAO-01-636T: Published: Aug 2, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 2001.
The Air Force started developing the F-22 aircraft in 1991, and plans to complete development in September 2003. The Air Force plans to procure 333 production aircraft at a cost now capped at $37.6 billion. The law does not specify the total number of aircraft to be procured. This testimony discusses (1) potential cost reduction plans, (2) production cost estimates by the Air Force and the Office...
Contingency Operations: Army Should Do More to Control Contract Cost in the Balkans
NSIAD-00-225: Published: Sep 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Army's efforts to control the costs of its Balkans Support Contract, focusing on whether: (1) the Army is taking effective actions to contain costs; and (2) improvements are needed in how the Army and other Department of Defense (DOD) agencies involved in Balkan operations manage activities under the primary Balkan contract.GAO noted that: (1) both...
Defense Headquarters: Status of Efforts to Redefine and Reduce Headquarters Staff
NSIAD-00-224: Published: Sep 6, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress on reducing its headquarters staff, focusing on DOD efforts to: (1) implement the revised management headquarters directive and provide a more accurate report on the number of personnel in headquarters activities; and (2) reduce positions in headquarters and achieve the reductions mandated b...
Depot Maintenance: Action Needed to Avoid Exceeding Ceiling on Contract Workloads
NSIAD-00-193: Published: Aug 24, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) congressional reports on depot maintenance workloads, focusing on: (1) DOD's compliance with the 50-50 requirement in 10 U.S.C. 2466 for fiscal years 1998 and 1999; (2) GAO's views on DOD's progress in improving the quality of the workload data for the previous fiscal years; and (3) the reasonableness of DOD's es...
DOD Competitive Sourcing: Some Progress, but Continuing Challenges Remain in Meeting Program Goals
NSIAD-00-106: Published: Aug 8, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in implementing its A-76 program and the impact of strategic sourcing on the program, focusing on: (1) progress DOD has made in achieving its A-76 goals and the extent to which strategic sourcing is affecting these goals; and (2) the extent to which savings from A-76 and strategic sourcing are likely to be...
Defense Inventory: Process for Canceling Inventory Orders Needs Improvement
NSIAD-00-160: Published: Jun 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) inventory management, focusing on the: (1) extent to which orders exceeded requirements when the orders were placed; and (2) processes for cancelling orders that exceeded requirements.GAO noted that: (1) for the 490 items reviewed, GAO found no evidence that inventory orders exceeded requirements whe...
Military Personnel: Services Need to Assess Efforts to Meet Recruiting Goals and Cut Attrition
NSIAD-00-146: Published: Jun 23, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the military services' efforts to meet their recruiting goals and cut attrition, focusing on the services': (1) responses to recent recruiting shortfalls; and (2) efforts to reduce their historically high attrition rates for first-term enlistees.GAO noted that: (1) to address problems in recruiting personnel, the Army, the Navy, and...
Defense Acquisitions: Use of Cost Reduction Plans in Estimating F-22 Total Production Costs
T-NSIAD-00-200: Published: Jun 15, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Air Force's F-22 Raptor Program and its impact on production cost reduction plans, focusing on the: (1) status of cost reduction plans, including some plans not yet implemented, and identifying Air Force procedures for reporting on the plans; and (2) comparison of 1999 cost estimates developed by the Air Force and the Office of the Secretary o...
Army National Guard: Enhanced Brigade Readiness Improved but Personnel and Workload Are Problems
NSIAD-00-114: Published: Jun 14, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the readiness of the Army National Guard's Enhanced Brigades, focusing on: (1) whether the brigades are meeting training and personnel readiness goals; (2) the key reasons for any continuing difficulties in meeting these goals; and (3) whether the Army has an effective system for assessing brigade readiness and the time required for the brigades to...