Combat readiness (11 - 20 of 138 items)
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...
Cruise Missile Defense: Progress Made but Significant Challenges Remain
NSIAD-99-68: Published: Mar 31, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in establishing adequate mechanisms for coordinating cruise missile defense programs, focusing on the: (1) organizational structure and mechanisms for coordinating cruise missile defense efforts; (2) potential measures of the progress of coordination efforts; (3) progress of coordination using these measur...
Military Readiness: Full Training Benefits from Army's Combat Training Centers Are Not Being Realized
T-NSIAD-99-92: Published: Feb 26, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1999.
GAO discussed the effectiveness of training at the Army's three maneuver combat training centers--the National Training Center (NTC) Fort Irwin, California; the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), Fort Polk, Louisiana; and the Combat Maneuver Training Center (CMTC), Hohenfels, Germany.GAO noted that: (1) the centers offer an extraordinary opportunity for units and their leaders to train at a l...
U.S. Atlantic Command: Challenging Role in the Evolution of Joint Military Capabilities
NSIAD-99-39: Published: Feb 17, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on Department of Defense (DOD) efforts to improve joint operations, focusing on: (1) the U.S. Atlantic Command's (USACOM) actions to establish itself as the joint force trainer, provider, and integrator of most continental U.S.-based forces; (2) views on the value of the Command's contributions to joint military capabilities; and (3) re...
Military Prepositioning: Army and Air Force Programs Need to Be Reassessed
NSIAD-99-6: Published: Nov 16, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the readiness of the Department of Defense (DOD) prepositioning programs, focusing on the: (1) basis for the program requirements; and (2) rates of inventory fill and maintenance condition of prepositioned stocks and the reliability of this readiness data.GAO noted that: (1) the Army and Air Force have poorly defined, outdated, or otherwise questio...
Quadrennial Defense Review: Opportunities to Improve the Next Review
NSIAD-98-155: Published: Jun 25, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether: (1) the Quadrennial Defense Review's (QDR) force structure and modernization assessments examined alternatives to the planned force; and (2) opportunities exist to improve the structure and methodology of future QDRs. GAO did not evaluate the rationale for the Department of Defense's (DOD) proposed defense strategy.GAO noted that: (1) QDR...
National Guard: Reported Readiness of Combat Brigades During the Persian Gulf War
NSIAD-98-173R: Published: May 15, 1998. Publicly Released: May 15, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Army National Guard's 48th Infantry Brigade, focusing on whether the reported readiness status of the 48th at the time it was activated for the Persian Gulf War accurately portrayed the unit's true readiness.GAO noted that: (1) the postmobilization training plans developed by the three roundout brigades were based on unreliable r...
Military Readiness: Reports to Congress Provide Few Details on Deficiencies and Solutions
NSIAD-98-68: Published: Mar 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to improve its readiness assessment and reporting process, focusing on whether: (1) DOD plans to make improvements to its unit readiness database, including adding specific readiness indicators; (2) a monthly review process instituted by the Joint Chiefs of Staff has improved DOD's ability to assess readine...
National Security Analysis Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1997-99
IAP-97-1: Published: Apr 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1997.
GAO provided information on its National Security Analysis issue area plan for fiscal years 1997-1999.GAO plans to assess the: (1) extent to which the Department of Defense's (DOD) initiatives for implementing the national military strategy result in the efficient and effective allocation of resources; (2) efficiency and effectiveness of DOD's existing and planned force structure; (3) extent to wh...
Force Structure: Potential Exists to Further Reduce Active Air Force Personnel
NSIAD-97-78: Published: Mar 28, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Air Force's personnel reduction efforts, focusing on: (1) how the size and composition of the active Air Force has changed since 1986; (2) whether the Air Force has sufficient numbers of personnel to meet wartime requirements; and (3) whether there is potential to further reduce the active force that could result in a more efficient force.GAO noted that: (1) between fiscal year (F...