National security (71 - 80 of 482 items)
Defense Outsourcing: Impact on Navy Sea-Shore Rotations
NSIAD-98-107: Published: Apr 27, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Department of Defense's (DOD) outsourcing of commercial activities reduces the availability of rotational billets for active duty military personnel, focusing on: (1) how the Navy's current outsourcing efforts have affected rotational billets; and (2) whether the Navy has policies and procedures in place to minimize the impact of outsou...
DOD's Rationale for Imposing Domestic Source Restrictions
NSIAD-98-144R: Published: Apr 10, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the criteria and processes used by the Department of Defense (DOD) to impose, retain, or rescind domestic source restrictions on procurement.GAO noted that: (1) the justification for imposing domestic source restrictions is generally based on national security concerns; (2) these concerns include the need to retain a unique domestic...
National Security Analysis Issue Area Plan: Fiscal Years 1998-2000
IAP-98-1: Published: Apr 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1998.
GAO provided information on its National Security Analysis issue area plan for fiscal years 1998 through 2000, focusing on major DOD initiatives on: (1) strategy implementation; (2) combating terrorism; (3) force structure; (4) budget analysis; and (5) intelligence.GAO plans to examine the: (1) extent to which the Department of Defense's (DOD) initiatives for implementing the national military str...
Force Structure: Army's Efforts to Improve Efficiency of Institutional Forces Have Produced Few Results
NSIAD-98-65: Published: Feb 26, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the extent to which the Army has: (1) taken corrective action to resolve its material weakness in determining institutional personnel requirements; and (2) identified opportunities to reduce personnel and realize savings through its Force XXI Institutional Redesign Effort.GAO noted that: (1) the Army developed a corrective action plan to resolve...
DOD'S Mobility Requirements: Value of Intratheater Lift Analyses Can Be Enhanced
NSIAD-98-53: Published: Jan 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) 1996 Intratheater Lift Analysis (ILA), focusing on whether: (1) the analysis and recommendations in the study were appropriately linked; (2) the study considered all options in meeting the requirements for various lift assets; and (3) improvements could be made to enhance the study's value as a decisionmaking tool...
Brilliant Antiarmor Submunition: Opportunity Exists to Conduct Critical Test Prior to Production Decision
NSIAD-98-16: Published: Oct 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided its assessment of the Army's brilliant antiarmor submunition (BAT), for which the Army plans to request authority to start low-rate initial production in December 1997, focusing on the status of its acquisition plans and whether it is technically ready to enter production.GAO noted that: (1) a decision on low-rate initial production of BAT, schedul...
Ballistic Missile Defense: Improvements Needed in Navy Area Acquisition Planning
NSIAD-98-34: Published: Nov 14, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Navy Area Theater Ballistic Missile Defense program to determine whether the: (1) program has met its milestones to date and its remaining schedule appears realistic; and (2) tests being conducted or planned will be adequate to demonstrate the system's capabilities before production begins.GAO noted that: (1) the Area program has experienced schedule slips totalling about 14 month...
Navy Regional Maintenance: Substantial Opportunities Exist to Build on Infrastructure Streamlining Progress
NSIAD-98-4: Published: Nov 13, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy Regional Maintenance (RM) Program, focusing on the: (1) progress made in implementing the program; (2) savings that have been achieved; (3) opportunities for additional savings; and (4) barriers that inhibit full implementation of the program and achievement of projected savings.GAO noted that: (1) the Navy has made progress in achieving i...
Ballistic Missile Defense: Improvements Needed in THAAD Acquisition Planning
NSIAD-97-188: Published: Sep 12, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) program to determine whether: (1) planned testing would demonstrate operational effectiveness before a significant number of units are produced for deployment; and (2) missile target resources are adequate to support testing plans.GAO noted that: (1) the current THAAD program review and evaluation provides the Department of Defense (DOD)...
Electronic Warfare: Towed Decoys Could Improve Survivability of Current Navy Aircraft
NSIAD-97-94: Published: Sep 4, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) acquisition plans for the ALE-50 towed decoy system and the Radio Frequency Countermeasures System (RFCM), which includes a more advanced towed decoy, focusing on whether towed decoys could improve the survivability of certain Navy and Air Force aircraft.GAO noted that: (1) DOD's effort to improve the survivability of its aircraft through the use of t...