U.S. Army (41 - 50 of 346 items)
Acquisition Reform: Comparison of Army's Commercial Helicopter Buy and Private Sector Buys
NSIAD-95-54: Published: Mar 17, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1995.
GAO reviewed the procedures the Army used to procure its New Training Helicopter (NTH), focusing on: (1) the differences between the Army's and private sector's procurement procedures for similar helicopters; (2) Army efforts to streamline the NTH procurement; and (3) potential improvements that could be achieved from acquisition reform efforts.GAO found that: (1) the Army's acquisition of the NTH...
Army Acquisition: Commercial Components Used Extensively in Tactical Trucks
NSIAD-94-240: Published: Sep 26, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's use of commercial components in tactical trucks, focusing on: (1) whether the Army could meet its tactical truck requirements by purchasing commercial trucks; (2) modifications contractors need to make to existing commercial trucks to meet the Army's requirements; and (3) the Army's requirements that limit the use of commercial trucks.GA...
Army Prepositioned Equipment in Europe
NSIAD-94-232R: Published: Aug 11, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1994.
GAO reviewed the U.S. Army, Europe's Prepositioned Overseas Materiel Configured to Unit Sets (POMCUS) program, focusing on: (1) POMCUS equipment's lack of readiness; (2) factors negatively affecting readiness; and (3) opportunities for improving management. GAO noted that: (1) the Army has allowed the readiness standard for POMCUS equipment to be relaxed during the force draw-down in Europe; (2) a...
NSIAD-94-254R: Published: Aug 11, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Army's implementation of the Army Tactical Command and Control Systems (ATCCS) program, focusing on changes in the program's development and acquisition plans. GAO noted that: (1) the Army is planning to replace its present 300 series computers without considering options to maximize their use; (2) a more cost-effective alternative would be to use a combination of existing and upg...
Ballistic Missile Defense: Records Indicate Deception Program Did Not Affect 1984 Test Results
NSIAD-94-219: Published: Jul 21, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated allegations concerning deception in the Army's Homing Overlay Experiment (HOE), focusing on: (1) the nature of any deception plan for HOE; (2) whether the interceptor and target collided as claimed; (3) whether the interceptor had an undisclosed guidance subsystem; (4) whether the target and its infrared emissions were appropriate for the demon...
Military Airlift: Comparison of C-5 and C-17 Airfield Availability
NSIAD-94-225: Published: Jul 11, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the number of airfields that will be available to C-17 aircraft compared to what is available to C-5 aircraft.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force estimates that the C-17's capability to land on short airfields would enable it to land at about 9,900 airfields compared to 3,500 for C-5 aircraft; (2) the Air Force's estimate did not take into account...
European Drawdown: Status of Residual Value Negotiations in Germany
NSIAD-94-195BR: Published: Jun 23, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the: (1) potential residual value of U.S. installations being returned to European host countries; and (2) status of the residual value negotiations between the United States and Federal Republic of Germany.GAO found that: (1) the United States has recovered only a small portion of its total estimated residual value claim in Europe...
War Reserve Materiel
NSIAD-94-196R: Published: Jun 15, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed current and future Department of Defense (DOD) war reserve materiel requirements. GAO noted that: (1) DOD war reserves are used to support military units during wartime; (2) DOD distributes war reserves to military units on an as needed basis and stores reserves in prepositioned areas near potential conflicts; (3) prepositioned equipment is mostly...
Army Inventory: Opportunities Exist for Additional Reductions to Retail Level Inventories
NSIAD-94-129: Published: Jun 6, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Army's progress toward reducing its inventory levels for infrequently requested items and whether additional actions are required to streamline the Army's inventory systems.GAO found that: (1) between 1992 and 1993, five Army divisions reduced their authorized inventory levels by about $30 million; (2) about $108 million of the five divisions' authorized inventory did not meet the...
Ballistic Missile Defense: Information on Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) and Other Theater Missile Defense Systems
T-NSIAD-94-167: Published: May 3, 1994. Publicly Released: May 3, 1994.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, focusing on: (1) its status and estimated cost; (2) other missile defense systems proposed by the military services; and (3) the potential effects of the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty on THAAD system development. GAO noted that: (1) the THAAD system is designed to defend against nuclear, biolog...