U.S. Army (11 - 20 of 346 items)
Military Transformation: Army Has a Comprehensive Plan for Managing Its Transformation but Faces Major Challenges
GAO-02-96: Published: Nov 16, 2001. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 2001.
The Army has begun to transform itself into a more rapidly deployable and responsive force better able to meet the diverse defense challenges of the future. These far-reaching organizational and operational changes, which will affect virtually every aspect of the Army, will take decades to implement. Funding the transformation, from developing future combat systems to modernizing aging equipment,...
Defense Acquisition: Army Transformation Faces Weapon Systems Challenges
GAO-01-311: Published: May 21, 2001. Publicly Released: May 21, 2001.
Changes in the character and the conduct of warfighting and in the range and the nature of missions call for an Army force that is more responsive and dominant across the full spectrum of operations and requires much less in-theater logistics support. To meet these new demands, the Army is using the latest technology to develop a series of weapon systems that will be lighter than today's heavy for...
Defense Acquisitions: Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement Contract Issues
NSIAD-00-177R: Published: May 12, 2000. Publicly Released: May 12, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed issues related to the Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command's decision to exercise, and then terminate, a contract option for a prelubrication system manufactured under the trademark Pre-Luber, focusing on whether the: (1) Pre-Luber offers significant savings in maintenance and repair costs in comparison to the awarded engine without the Pre-L...
Information on the Cooperative Purchasing Program Under Section 1122 of the 1994 National Defense Authorization Act
GGD-00-74R: Published: Mar 3, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the General Services Administration's (GSA) Cooperative Purchasing Program, which was established under the 1994 National Defense Authorization Act to allow state and local governments to purchase Department of Defense (DOD) equipment for use in counter-drug activities, focusing on four program issues: (1) sales data; (2) suitability of items sold;...
Military Personnel: First-Term Recruiting and Attrition Continue to Require Focused Attention
T-NSIAD-00-102: Published: Feb 24, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed ways that the Department of Defense (DOD) and the services are attempting to address their recent enlistment shortfalls and to reduce the attrition rate of their first-term enlisted personnel.GAO noted that: (1) over the past 2 years, the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force have been experiencing problems in recruiting qualified enlisted personnel;...
Defense Budget: Army National Guard Operation and Maintenance Budget
NSIAD-00-59R: Published: Jan 11, 2000. Publicly Released: Jan 11, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified the reasons for the Army National Guard's unfinanced Operation and Maintenance (O&M) requirements, focusing on the: (1) way the Guard prepares its O&M budget; (2) five Army models the Guard uses to generate most of its O&M requirements; and (3) improvements the Army and the Guard are making to correct problems in their use of the models.GAO noted...
Depot Maintenance: Maintenance of T700 Series Engines for U.S. Forces in Korea
NSIAD-99-234R: Published: Aug 13, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a proposal to have a Korean contractor perform depot-level maintenance of U.S. Forces Korea helicopter engines on the Korean peninsula, focusing on the Army's plans to: (1) increase U.S. Forces Korea engine war reserve stocks and improve their management within the Korean theater; (2) increase aviation repair and maintenance capabilities on the Kor...
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...
Civilian Marksmanship Program: U.S. Army Investigation of Alleged Criminal Activity in Program
OSI-98-14R: Published: Aug 18, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the thoroughness of the investigation by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID) into allegations of criminal activity within the Civilian Marksmanship Program, focusing on the misappropriation of small arms ammunition and rifle scopes by a program official.GAO noted that: (1) the Army's investigation into the alleged activity was not as...
Military Sealift Command: Relocation of Atlantic Area Command to Norfolk, Virginia, Area
NSIAD-98-40R: Published: Oct 9, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's estimated costs of relocating the Military Sealift Command's (MSC) Atlantic area command from the Army's Military Ocean Terminal at Bayonne, New Jersey, to Camp Pendleton, an Army National Guard base in the Norfolk, Virginia area.GAO noted that: (1) MSC officials estimate that the overall one-time cost to relocate the Atlantic area comma...