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Military Personnel: Actions Needed to Better Define Pilot Requirements and Promote Retention
NSIAD-99-211: Published: Aug 20, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the reasons for the reported military pilot shortages, focusing on: (1) the services' reported and projected estimates of their pilot shortages; (2) the basis for the services' pilot requirements; (3) key factors that account for the reported pilot shortages; and (4) concerns that are causing pilots to consider leaving the military.GAO noted that:...
Defense Transportation: 89th Airlift Wing Executive Branch Policies Improved but Reimbursement Issues Remain
NSIAD-99-170: Published: Aug 16, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO updated its previous report on the policies governing the use of the 89th Airlift Wing Aircraft, focusing on whether: (1) changes to executive branch policies since 1992 addressed the intent of GAO's previous recommendations; and (2) reimbursements have been made for the use of the 89th Airlift Wing aircraft.GAO noted that: (1) the Office of Management and...
Defense Infrastructure: Improved Performance Measures Would Enhance Defense Reform Initiative
NSIAD-99-169: Published: Aug 4, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 4, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Defense Reform Initiative (DRI), focusing on: (1) the types of performance measures used to track progress toward achieving DRI program goals; (2) opportunities to add or improve on existing performance measures; and (3) performance measurement limitations.GAO noted that: (1) DRI initiatives are assessed largely through output pe...
Battlefield Automation: Performance Uncertainties Are Likely When Army Fields Its First Digitized Division
NSIAD-99-150: Published: Jul 27, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's progress toward its goal of fielding a digitized division by the end of 2000, focusing on: (1) the high-priority systems needed to accomplish the digitization fielding goal; (2) the acquisition status of these high-priority systems; and (3) any performance uncertainties that could confront the Army after its first digitized division is f...
DOD Competitive Sourcing: Lessons Learned System Could Enhance A-76 Study Process
NSIAD-99-152: Published: Jul 21, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) A-76 study process, focusing on efforts by DOD to: (1) improve performance work statements, including encouraging the use of standard templates; and (2) implement other efforts to improve the competitive sourcing process, as well as gather and disseminate lessons learned that could benefit the comp...
Gulf War Illnesses: Evaluation of DOD's Investigative Processes
NSIAD-99-219R: Published: Jul 13, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1999.
GAO discussed its February 1999 report on the Department of Defense's (DOD) Office of the Special Assistant for Gulf War Illnesses (OSAGWI), focusing on: (1) DOD's progress in establishing an organization to address Gulf War illnesses issues; and (2) the thoroughness of OSAGWI's investigations into and reporting on servicemembers' potential exposure to chemical or biological agents during the Pers...
Military Readiness: Readiness Reports Do Not Provide a Clear Assessment of Army Equipment
NSIAD-99-119: Published: Jun 16, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the equipment readiness in active duty Army units, focusing on whether the active duty units: (1) have the equipment required to conduct their wartime missions; (2) are keeping their equipment in good condition; and (3) can sustain the equipment in a two major theater war as required by the National Military Strategy.GAO noted that: (1) while detai...
Defense Modernization Account: Operations and Benefits
NSIAD-99-134: Published: Jun 11, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the operations and benefits of the Department of Defense's (DOD) Defense Modernization Account, focusing on: (1) the status of funding and uses of the account; and (2) whether DOD has reported to the six congressional committees on the activities of the account as required by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1...
Satellite Control Systems: Opportunity for DOD to Implement Space Policy and Integrate Capabilities
NSIAD-99-81: Published: May 17, 1999. Publicly Released: May 17, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in integrating and improving its satellite control capabilities and in fostering integrated and interoperable satellite control within the government, as directed by the 1996 national space policy; and (2) determined whether opportunities exist for DOD to standardize its satellite control capabilities...
Defense Trade: Decision to Lower FMS Administrative Fee is Premature
NSIAD-99-161R: Published: May 13, 1999. Publicly Released: May 13, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Defense Security Cooperation Agency's (DSCA) decision to lower the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program's administrative fee from 3 percent to 2.5 percent, focusing on how the: (1) FMS program recovers its costs, as required by the Arms Export Control Act; and (2) projected sales levels made through the program will affect cost recovery in the...