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Joint Training: Observations on the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Exercise Program
NSIAD-98-189: Published: Jul 10, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS), Exercise Program, focusing on the: (1) number and type of CJCS exercises conducted and planned from 1995 to 2002; (2) basis for the Department of Defense's (DOD) estimates of exercise costs for the same time period; and (3) availability of DOD data to estimate the impact of CJCS exercises on deployment ra...
Gender Issues: Changes Would Be Needed to Expand Selective Service Registration to Women
NSIAD-98-199: Published: Jun 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the legal, staffing, and funding changes that would be needed if the Selective Service System (SSS) were given the mandate to expand registration to include women.GAO noted that: (1) SSS could register women if its authorizing legislation, the Military Selective Service Act, were amended to provide for registering women; (2) currently, the act only...
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...
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...
Future Years Defense Program: DOD's 1998 Plan Has Substantial Risk in Execution
NSIAD-98-26: Published: Oct 23, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1998 Future Years Defense Program (FYDP) with the FYDP for FY 1997, focusing on: (1) how major programs were adjusted from the 1997 FYDP to the 1998 FYDP; (2) how these adjustments may affect programs in the future; and (3) proposed Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) initiatives that may have been ta...
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...
Military Airlift: Savings Achievable by Eliminating Support Operations at Torrejon Air Base, Spain
NSIAD-97-96: Published: Apr 21, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1997.
GAO reviewed: (1) the future use of Torrejon Air Base in Spain for airlift operations; (2) the cost savings that would be realized if the Air Mobility Command's presence at that base was ended; and (3) alternatives the Air Mobility Command is considering to the current use of Torrejon Air Base.GAO noted that: (1) the future use of Torrejon Air Base by the Air Mobility Command is questionable; (2)...
Military Readiness: Improvements Still Needed in Assessing Military Readiness
T-NSIAD-97-107: Published: Mar 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1997.
GAO discussed the military readiness assessment process, focusing on what: (1) disconnects are associated with readiness reporting and why they exist; (2) corrective actions have been proposed and taken to measure readiness; and (3) further actions are needed.GAO noted that: (1) formal readiness reports provided by the Joint Chiefs of Staff's Status of Resources and Training System (SORTS) have so...
DOD Aviator Positions: Training Requirements and Incentive Pay Could Be Reduced
NSIAD-97-60: Published: Feb 19, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1997.
GAO reviewed certain Department of Defense (DOD) nonflying positions, focusing on: (1) the number of aviators (pilots and navigators) that are assigned to nonflying positions in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force; (2) the amount of aviation career incentive pay (ACIP) and aviation continuation pay (ACP) paid to aviators in nonflying positions; (3) whether the services implement ACIP and A...
Army National Guard: Planned Conversions Are a Positive Step, but Unvalidated Combat Forces Remain
NSIAD-97-55BR: Published: Jan 29, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Army National Guard Division Redesign Study to determine how the study addressed the need to make better use of reserve forces.GAO found that: (1) the Army National Guard Division Redesign Study developed an option that provides for the conversion of some Guard combat and supporting forces to fill needed, but unresourced, support requirements; (2) this planned conversion is a step...