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Military Readiness: Data and Trends for April 1995 to March 1996
NSIAD-96-194: Published: Aug 2, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed readiness information for the four military services, focusing on: (1) readiness trends of selected units from April 1, 1995, to March 31, 1996; and (2) readiness trends from October 1, 1995, to March 31, 1996, of selected units that participated in the Bosnia operation.GAO found that: (1) from April 1, 1995, to March 31, 1996, readiness of the 87...
Defense Infrastructure: Budget Estimates for 1996-2001 Offer Little Savings for Modernization
NSIAD-96-131: Published: Apr 4, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) infrastructure activities and their associated costs in the Future Years Defense Program (FYDP) to determine whether DOD plans to spend less for infrastructure activities by fiscal year (FY) 2001; and (2) summarized its work that identified opportunities for DOD to reduce or streamline infrastructure activitie...
Military Readiness: A Clear Policy Is Needed to Guide Management of Frequently Deployed Units
NSIAD-96-105: Published: Apr 8, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the United States' military readiness, focusing on the: (1) frequency of deployments in recent years; (2) effects of increased deployment on combat readiness; and (3) Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to limit personnel temporary (PERSTEMPO) deployment.GAO found that: (1) Army and Air Force deployments have increased among special forces, elect...
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...
Military Personnel Reassignments: Services Are Exploring Opportunities to Reduce Relocation Costs
NSIAD-96-84: Published: Feb 16, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the services' practices for relocating personnel, focusing on whether: (1) opportunities exist to reduce the costs of permanent change-of-station (PCS) moves; (2) the number of moves and related costs have decreased in proportion to the reductions in military end stregnths; and (3) frequent reassignments significantly impair military readiness.GAO...
Travel of Government Officials on Government Aircraft
T-NSIAD-96-85: Published: Dec 29, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 1995.
GAO discussed the use of military helicopters and other government aircraft to transport White House staff and senior-level military and civilian officials. GAO noted that: (1) White House staff members had flown in military helicopters 14 times from January 21, 1993 to May 24, 1994 without the accompaniment of the President, Vice President, First Lady, Vice-President's wife, or Heads of State; (2...
Government Aircraft: Observations on Travel by Senior Officials
NSIAD-95-168BR: Published: Jun 5, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the aircraft used to transport senior level military and civilian personnel during a 30-month period ending March 1995, focusing on whether: (1) the Department of Defense's (DOD) operational support airlift (OSA) aircraft inventory was excessive to support the current military strategy; (2) the rules governing the use of these aircraft had recently...
Military Readiness: Improved Assessment Measures Are Evolving
T-NSIAD-95-117: Published: Mar 16, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1995.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) ability to provide a comprehensive assessment of overall military readiness, focusing on whether readiness indicators: (1) reflect the components that contribute to overall military readiness; and (2) can predict changes in military readiness. GAO noted that: (1) although DOD indicators for measuring readiness provide limited, though valuable, inform...
DOD Force Mix Issues: Greater Reliance on Civilians in Support Roles Could Provide Significant Benefits
NSIAD-95-5: Published: Oct 19, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) guidance and decisionmaking processes for determining when and whether to use civilian or military personnel in support positions, focusing on: (1) DOD and the military services' efforts to replace military personnel in support positions; (2) whether the services have adequately planned for the future use of civili...
Military Readiness: Current Indicators Need to Be Expanded for a More Comprehensive Assessment
T-NSIAD-94-160: Published: Apr 21, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1994.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) system for measuring U.S. military forces' readiness for traditional combat missions. GAO noted that: (1) the Status of Resources and Training System provides valuable data for assessing unit readiness, but the data is not comprehensive and cannot signal impending changes in readiness; (2) early warning indicators of readiness degradation include an...