Combat readiness (51 - 60 of 138 items)
Depot Maintenance: Some Funds Intended for Maintenance Are Used for Other Purposes
NSIAD-95-124: Published: Jul 6, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1995.
GAO reviewed the military services' depot maintenance operations, focusing on: (1) the services' processes for deciding which end items of equipment will be overhauled; (2) a comparison of the services' depot maintenance funding levels and their use of these funds; and (3) the services' management of maintenance backlogs and the impact of these backlogs on readiness.GAO found that: (1) the service...
Military Capabilities: Stronger Joint Staff Role Needed to Enhance Joint Military Training
NSIAD-95-109: Published: Jul 6, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Department of Defense's (DOD) joint training activities, focusing on the: (1) scope of DOD joint training activities; and (2) actions taken and additional actions needed to improve joint training.GAO found that: (1) inadequate Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) oversight has perpetuated limited joint training of U.S. forces; (2) m...
Defense Inventory: Opportunities to Reduce Warehouse Space
NSIAD-95-64: Published: May 24, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) inventory management system, focusing on the: (1) size and space occupied by DOD secondary inventory; (2) cost of storing this inventory; and (3) efforts taken to reduce DOD secondary inventory.GAO found that: (1) DOD secondary inventory occupies about 218.8 million cubic feet; (2) 60 percent of the secondary inven...
Army National Guard: Combat Brigades' Ability to Be Ready for War in 90 Days Is Uncertain
NSIAD-95-91: Published: Jun 2, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army National Guard's combat brigades' war-readiness, focusing on whether: (1) the Bold Shift training strategy has enabled combat brigades to meet peacetime training goals; (2) the brigades' advisers are working effectively to improve training readiness; and (3) prospects of having the brigades ready for war within 90 days are likely.GAO found...
Comanche Helicopter: Testing Needs to Be Completed Prior to Production Decisions
NSIAD-95-112: Published: May 18, 1995. Publicly Released: May 18, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Army's Comanche helicopter program, focusing on cost and technical issues associated with the restructured program.GAO found that: (1) the past risks associated with the Comanche's development and production will continue under the Army's restructured program; (2) production decisions will be made before operational testing of the Comanche begins and the development phase will be...
National Security Analysis Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1995-97
IAP-95-11: Published: Apr 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its national security analysis issue area plan, focusing on the: (1) military services' roles and how they can best be accomplished; (2) effectiveness and affordability of the Department of Defense's (DOD) planned force structure; (3) extent to which planned defense budgets are affordable and consistent with national security priorities; and (4) extent to which the inte...
Bottom-Up Review: Analysis of Key DOD Assumptions
NSIAD-95-56: Published: Jan 31, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1995.
GAO reviewed the key assumptions the Department of Defense (DOD) has made during its bottom-up review to determine whether they reasonably support the execution of a two-conflict strategy.GAO found that: (1) the strategy of fighting and winning two nearly simultaneous conflicts will require a significant change in military planning; (2) DOD has not fully analyzed key bottom-up review assumptions a...
Force Structure: Army's Support Requirements Process Lacks Valid and Consistent Data
NSIAD-95-43: Published: Jan 30, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's Total Army Analysis (TAA) process, focusing on whether its results are based on valid logistical data assumptions.GAO found that: (1) the Army lacks adequate procedures to govern the development and review of logistical data used in the TAA process; (2) until recently, Army regulations only focused on the management and validation of pla...
C-17 Aircraft: Cost and Performance Issues
NSIAD-95-26: Published: Jan 26, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) C-17 program, focusing on: (1) the aircraft's ability to achieve its original program requirements; and (2) whether further procurement of C-17 aircraft is justified.GAO found that: (1) although the C-17 was intended to operate routinely in an intratheater shuttle role, perform direct delivery missions to forward...
Army Inventory: Reparable Exchange Items at Divisions Can Be Reduced
NSIAD-95-36: Published: Dec 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 28, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's inventory system of reparable exchange items to determine if one of the inventory levels could be eliminated or reduced without adversely affecting units' ability to deploy or perform their peacetime missions.GAO found that: (1) many reparable exchange items that are repaired and stocked at the installation level are also stocked at the...