U.S. Army (31 - 40 of 346 items)
Operation and Maintenance Funding: Trends in Army and Air Force Use of Funds for Combat Forces and Infrastructure
NSIAD-96-141: Published: Jun 4, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1996.
GAO reviewed how the Army and Air Force obligated their annual operation and maintenance (O&M) funds.GAO found that; (1) the services have a great deal of flexibility as to how they use their O&M funds; (2) this flexibility is evident in the O&M obligation trends, which illustrate that the proposed uses of O&M identified in the budget request may not always reflect how the funds are obligated; (3)...
DOD Reserve Components: Issues Pertaining to Readiness
T-NSIAD-96-130: Published: Mar 21, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1996.
GAO discussed the readiness of armed forces reserve components. GAO noted that: (1) reserve components provided crucial support and combat functions in the Persian Gulf War and in various peacekeeping operations; (2) the Army National Guard's combat forces far exceed projected force requirements for two major regional conflicts, while the Army has critical shortages in support functions; (3) none...
Military Readiness: Data and Trends for January 1990 to March 1995
NSIAD-96-111BR: Published: Mar 4, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the military readiness data in the Department of Defense's (DOD) Status of Resources and Training System (SORTS), focusing on the: (1) overall readiness of all military units from January 1, 1990 to March 31, 1995; (2) readiness trends and problems of selected units from each service; and (3) changes in reported readiness of the selected units.GAO...
Foreign Military Sales
NSIAD-96-50R: Published: Dec 12, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed allegations that the Defense Security Assistance Agency (DSAA) violated applicable laws and regulations incident to two foreign military sales (FMS) of multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) and improperly allowed administrative offset costs in the second MLRS sale. GAO noted that: (1) DSAA did not violate any applicable laws or regulations when it...
[Comments on Army's Planned Procurement of Fragmentation Artillery Parts]
B-265884: Published: Nov 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's justification for procuring high fragmentation artillery ammunition under limited competition. GAO noted that: (1) although the Army's justification and approval document discussed in depth the need to prove-out the two ammunition plants' new manufacturing process, the Army did not clearly document the need for a mobilization base; (2) o...
Defense Health Care: Problems with Medical Care Overseas Are Being Addressed
HEHS-95-156: Published: Jul 12, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed beneficiary access to military health care in Europe, focusing on the: (1) availability of health care in military facilities; (2) obstacles in providing military health care; (3) experiences of beneficiaries that have used host nation providers instead of military health care providers; and (4) Department of Defense's (DOD) handling of service del...
Operation Desert Storm: Investigation of a U.S. Army Fratricide Incident
T-OSI-95-11: Published: Jun 29, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1995.
GAO discussed the Army's investigation of a fratricide incident during the Persian Gulf War, focusing on allegations that Army officials hindered or influenced investigations of the incident. GAO noted that: (1) factors that contributed to the fratricide incident included incomplete and confusing operation plans and orders, disintegrated corps coordination, and a lack of control over Army units; (...
Army Training: One-Third of 1993 and 1994 Budgeted Funds Were Used for Other Purposes
NSIAD-95-71: Published: Apr 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's use of its military training funds (operating tempo funds), focusing on whether the: (1) Army used these funds for other purposes; and (2) Army's budget requests for training funds were consistent with the amounts needed for training exercises to meet its combat readiness objectives.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal years 1993 and 1994, the...
Industrial Base: Inventory and Requirements for Artillery Projectiles
NSIAD-95-89: Published: Mar 20, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed selected aspects of the Army's industrial base for the production of artillery projectile metal parts, focusing on: (1) how Army and Marine Corps inventories of artillery projectiles compare with stated requirements; (2) the Army's production base for artillery projectiles; and (3) the Army's plans for procuring advanced artillery rounds and part...