Combat readiness (21 - 30 of 80 items)
U.S. Army's Procurements of Battle Effects Simulators
GAO-01-1113R: Published: Aug 29, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 2001.
The Army uses battle effects simulators on training ranges to help prepare its soldiers for realistic combat conditions. The simulators fire pyrotechnic cartridges that simulate the sound, smoke, and flash of shells being fired from or striking targets, such as armored vehicles. Concerns have been raised about the safety of the simulators now being used by the Army and the possibility that U.S. co...
Military Readiness: Management Focus Needed on Airfields for Overseas Deployments
GAO-01-566: Published: Jun 14, 2001. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 2001.
The National Military Strategy calls for the Department of Defense (DOD) to maintain the transportation capability to quickly move the large amounts of personnel and equipment needed to win two nearly simultaneous major theater wars anywhere in the world. To provide this mobility, DOD relies on a transportation system--the En Route System (ERS)--that includes an airlift fleet of cargo aircraft and...
Chemical and Biological Defense: Observations on Actions Taken to Protect Military Forces
T-NSIAD-00-49: Published: Oct 20, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) continuing efforts to protect U.S. military forces against chemical and biological weapons.GAO noted that: (1) between 1996 and 1999, GAO issued many reports and testimonies dealing with various aspects of U.S. forces' preparedness for surviving and operating on a chemically or biologically contaminated battlefiel...
Military Operations: Impact of Operations Other Than War on the Services Varies
NSIAD-99-69: Published: May 24, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 2, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the impact of operations other than war (OOTW) on the military services, focusing on the: (1) impact of OOTW on the warfighting capability of each of the services, including the time to recover warfighting skills; (2) extent to which reporting systems fully capture the impacts; (3) available information on the effect of OOTW on moral...
Gender Issues: Perceptions of Readiness of Selected Units
NSIAD-99-120: Published: May 13, 1999. Publicly Released: May 13, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on military servicemembers' perceptions regarding the impact women have had on selected combat-oriented units, focusing on: (1) the perceptions of men and women on their personal readiness; (2) the readiness of men and women in their unit; and (3) unit readiness.GAO noted that: (1) the majority of men and women that GAO surveyed about t...
Military Housing: Status of the Services' Implementation of the Current Barracks Design Standard
NSIAD-99-52: Published: Mar 24, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) barracks program in the United States, focusing on: (1) the status of the services' implementation of the 1 plus 1 barracks design standard, which calls for more space and increased privacy in new barracks; (2) DOD's rationale for adopting the standard; (3) the costs of alternatives for the 1 plus 1 standard; and (...
Quadrennial Defense Review: Some Personnel Cuts and Associated Savings May Not Be Achieved
NSIAD-98-100: Published: Apr 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the 1997 Report of the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), focusing on the: (1) basis for the personnel cuts; (2) services' plans to implement personnel cuts; (3) extent that the services believe cuts will impact their ability to execute the national military strategy; and (4) Department of Defense's (DOD) plans to monitor the services' progress in i...
Defense Health Care: Collaboration and Criteria Needed For Sizing Graduate Medical Education
HEHS-98-121: Published: Apr 29, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed a Navy advisory council's recommendations for restructuring Navy graduate medical education (GME), focusing on: (1) why the Navy did not accept its council's recommendations for Bethesda GME closures and why its other closure attempts did not succeed; (2) whether the other services already have faced or may face similar experiences; and (3) what...
Medical Readiness: Efforts Are Underway for DOD Training in Civilian Trauma Centers
NSIAD-98-75: Published: Apr 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO evaluated the effectiveness of the Department of Defense's (DOD) demonstration program that would provide trauma care training for military medical personnel through one or more public or nonprofit hospitals, focusing on: (1) the status of the demonstration program and DOD's actions to meet the legislative provisions; (2) other initiatives aimed at traini...
Selective Service: Cost and Implications of Two Alternatives to the Present System
NSIAD-97-225: Published: Sep 10, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the organization and costs of the Selective Service System (SSS) draft registration program and estimates of the comparative costs and organizational structure changes of two selected alternatives: (1) a suspended registration alternative, under which most of SSS' infrastructure would remain intact, including a significant portion of its staff and...