National security (101 - 110 of 871 items)
Defense Acquisitions: Progress in Meeting F-22 Cost and Schedule Goals
T-NSIAD-00-58: Published: Dec 7, 1999. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Air Force's F-22 aircraft development and procurement program.GAO noted that: (1) in March 1999 GAO reported that it was unlikely the Air Force would be able to keep the F-22 engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) program, as planned, within the cost limit established by Congress; (2) in addition, GAO expressed concern about the signi...
Defense Logistics: Army Should Assess Cost and Benefits of the Workload Performance System Expansion
NSIAD-00-16: Published: Nov 12, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Army's study of its master plan for implementing its Workload Performance System, focusing on the: (1) Army's progress in developing and implementing the workload performance system; and (2) extent to which the Army's April 1999 report to the House Committee on National Security addresses an overall master plan for implementing the system, in...
Defense Inventory: Improvements Needed to Prevent Excess Purchases by the Air Force
NSIAD-00-5: Published: Nov 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed inventory the Air Force had on contract that was excess to current operating requirements.GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force did not always cancel purchases that exceeded current operating requirements; (2) the Air Force cancelled contracts for $5.5 million of the $162.4 million excess inventory that GAO reviewed, but it could have cancelled more; (...
Defense Acquisitions: Army Purchased Truck Trailers That Cannot be Used as Planned
NSIAD-00-15: Published: Oct 27, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Army's purchase of the High Mobility Trailers, focusing on the: (1) factors leading to the substantial increase in the contract unit price of the trailers; (2) reasons the trailers cannot be used as planned and the cost to the Army for required modifications; and (3) Army's acquisition strategy and plans to procure additional tra...
Defense Inventory: Management of Repair Parts Common to More Than One Military Service Can Be Improved
NSIAD-00-21: Published: Oct 20, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) management of identical repairable parts used by more than one DOD component, focusing on: (1) DOD's progress in correcting problems in the management of identical parts; and (2) opportunities to improve management of these parts.GAO noted that: (1) DOD initiatives dating to the early 1970s to improve the managemen...
Military Readiness: Full Training Benefits From Army's Combat Training Centers Are Not Being Realized
NSIAD-99-210: Published: Sep 17, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the training provided to active Army units at the National Training Center (NTC) in Fort Irwin, California, the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) in Fort Polk, Louisiana, and the Combat Maneuver Training Center in Hohenfels, Germany, focusing on: (1) whether units training at the centers are adequately prepared for the exercises; (2) whether t...
Depot Maintenance: Army Report Provides Incomplete Assessment of Depot-Type Capabilities
NSIAD-00-20: Published: Oct 15, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's report on the proliferation of depot maintenance-type activities at non-depot facilities for completeness and adequacy, focusing on the: (1) the total amount of depot maintenance-type work conducted at local maintenance facilities and the cost efficiency of such work in view of the Army's overall requirements; and (2) plans for consolida...
DOD Competitive Sourcing: Air Force Reserve Command A-76 Competitions
NSIAD-99-235R: Published: Sep 13, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Air Force Reserve Command's completed competitions for contracts recently won by the private sector for functions at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia, and Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, New York, focusing on the: (1) Command's process for conducting the competitions, including the development of the performance work statemen...
Depot Maintenance: Status of the Navy's Pearl Harbor Pilot Project
NSIAD-99-199: Published: Sep 10, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Navy's progress in implementing the Pearl Harbor Pilot project, focusing on: (1) the preliminary results of the Pearl Harbor Pilot on improving performance of maintenance activities; (2) the usefulness of the pilot as a model for future consolidations; and (3) issues related to financial and organizational structures for such consolidations.GAO...
Defense Acquisitions: Challenges Associated With Implementing the Joint Tactical Radio System
NSIAD-99-179: Published: Sep 9, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) acquisition strategy and management plans, focusing on the: (1) status of the JTRS program, including DOD development plans; and (2) challenges program officials will face in implementing the JTRS acquisition strategy.GAO noted that: (1) the JTRS program is in a sta...