National security (51 - 60 of 482 items)
Depot Maintenance: Army Report Provides Incomplete Assessment of Depot-Type Capabilities
NSIAD-00-20: Published: Oct 15, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's report on the proliferation of depot maintenance-type activities at non-depot facilities for completeness and adequacy, focusing on the: (1) the total amount of depot maintenance-type work conducted at local maintenance facilities and the cost efficiency of such work in view of the Army's overall requirements; and (2) plans for consolida...
DOD Competitive Sourcing: Air Force Reserve Command A-76 Competitions
NSIAD-99-235R: Published: Sep 13, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Air Force Reserve Command's completed competitions for contracts recently won by the private sector for functions at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia, and Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, New York, focusing on the: (1) Command's process for conducting the competitions, including the development of the performance work statemen...
Depot Maintenance: Status of the Navy's Pearl Harbor Pilot Project
NSIAD-99-199: Published: Sep 10, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Navy's progress in implementing the Pearl Harbor Pilot project, focusing on: (1) the preliminary results of the Pearl Harbor Pilot on improving performance of maintenance activities; (2) the usefulness of the pilot as a model for future consolidations; and (3) issues related to financial and organizational structures for such consolidations.GAO...
Military Personnel: Actions Needed to Better Define Pilot Requirements and Promote Retention
NSIAD-99-211: Published: Aug 20, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the reasons for the reported military pilot shortages, focusing on: (1) the services' reported and projected estimates of their pilot shortages; (2) the basis for the services' pilot requirements; (3) key factors that account for the reported pilot shortages; and (4) concerns that are causing pilots to consider leaving the military.GAO noted that:...
Battlefield Automation: Performance Uncertainties Are Likely When Army Fields Its First Digitized Division
NSIAD-99-150: Published: Jul 27, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's progress toward its goal of fielding a digitized division by the end of 2000, focusing on: (1) the high-priority systems needed to accomplish the digitization fielding goal; (2) the acquisition status of these high-priority systems; and (3) any performance uncertainties that could confront the Army after its first digitized division is f...
Military Readiness: Readiness Reports Do Not Provide a Clear Assessment of Army Equipment
NSIAD-99-119: Published: Jun 16, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the equipment readiness in active duty Army units, focusing on whether the active duty units: (1) have the equipment required to conduct their wartime missions; (2) are keeping their equipment in good condition; and (3) can sustain the equipment in a two major theater war as required by the National Military Strategy.GAO noted that: (1) while detai...
Satellite Control Systems: Opportunity for DOD to Implement Space Policy and Integrate Capabilities
NSIAD-99-81: Published: May 17, 1999. Publicly Released: May 17, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in integrating and improving its satellite control capabilities and in fostering integrated and interoperable satellite control within the government, as directed by the 1996 national space policy; and (2) determined whether opportunities exist for DOD to standardize its satellite control capabilities...
Military Readiness: Full Training Benefits from Army's Combat Training Centers Are Not Being Realized
T-NSIAD-99-92: Published: Feb 26, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1999.
GAO discussed the effectiveness of training at the Army's three maneuver combat training centers--the National Training Center (NTC) Fort Irwin, California; the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), Fort Polk, Louisiana; and the Combat Maneuver Training Center (CMTC), Hohenfels, Germany.GAO noted that: (1) the centers offer an extraordinary opportunity for units and their leaders to train at a l...
Defense Acquisitions: Testing of F-15 and F-16 Radomes
NSIAD-99-43R: Published: Jan 28, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 1999.
GAO provided information on the potential for shortfalls in the performance of two radomes, one for the F-15 Eagle and one for the F-16 Falcon, focusing on whether replacement radomes, bought for spares and supplied by vendors other than the original manufacturer, met the Air Force's specifications for the original radomes.GAO noted that: (1) the test data, provided to GAO in October 1998, showed...
Army Medium Trucks: Acquisition Plans Need Safeguards
NSIAD-99-28: Published: Nov 19, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 4, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) program.GAO noted that: (1) the Army's plan for implementing its follow-on production contracts needs to ensure that the government receives trucks that meet FMTV program quality standards; (2) the current contract allowed the contractor to produce trucks during testing even though the trucks wer...