Combat readiness (61 - 70 of 138 items)
Military Readiness: DOD Needs to Develop a More Comprehensive Measurement System
NSIAD-95-29: Published: Oct 27, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effect of declining defense budgets on military readiness, focusing on whether: (1) the definition and indicators of readiness adequately reflect the many complex components that contribute to overall military readiness; and (2) there are readiness indicators that can predict positive or negative changes in readiness.GAO found that: (1) the Dep...
Attack Submarines: Alternatives for a More Affordable SSN Force Structure
NSIAD-95-16: Published: Oct 13, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Navy's strategy for maintaining its nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) force structure; and (2) less costly alternatives for maintaining the SSN force.GAO found that: (1) to maintain its SSN force at the directed size and within affordable budgets, the Navy plans to extend the SSN operational cycle between major maintenance periods, li...
Strategic Airlift: Further Efforts Can Be Taken to Extend Aircraft Service Life
NSIAD-94-222: Published: Sep 15, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) strategic airlift capabilities, focusing on whether DOD aircraft, such as the C-5 and C-141, are being used effectively to ensure their availability for wartime missions.GAO found that: (1) it is important to find ways to deploy fewer strategic aircraft in peacetime to ensure their availability for wartime; (2) in...
Army Inventory: Unfilled War Reserve Requirements Could Be Met With Items From Other Inventory
NSIAD-94-207: Published: Aug 25, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether Army inventory items could be used to meet unfilled war reserve requirements.GAO found that: (1) after the Department of Defense (DOD) Comptroller lifted the restriction on the use of inventory items not purchased with war reserve appropriations, the Army estimated that it could reduce its unmet war requirements by $186.6 million; (2) the A...
Industrial Base: Contractors Have Ability to Meet Requirements for Rations During Wartime
NSIAD-94-180: Published: Aug 9, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional requirement, GAO reviewed the: (1) Department of Defense's (DOD) ability to meet wartime requirements for Meal Ready-to-Eat (MRE) rations; and (2) difference between Desert Storm and current MRE wartime requirements.GAO found that: (1) the current MRE and tray pack suppliers have surge capacity that substantially exceeds current wartime requirements; (2) if MRE contract...
Airlift Requirements: Commercial Freighters Can Help Meet Requirements at Greatly Reduced Costs
NSIAD-94-209: Published: Jul 11, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) airlift requirements, focusing on the Air Force's cost and operational effectiveness analysis (COEA) for its C-17 aircraft program.GAO found that: (1) although DOD concluded that the C-17 fleet was the preferred choice for meeting its airlift requirements, its analysis made three assumptions that fav...
Continental Air Defense: A Dedicated Force Is No Longer Needed
NSIAD-94-76: Published: May 3, 1994. Publicly Released: May 3, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO assessed the viability of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff's recommendations to significantly reduce the continental air defense mission and assign the mission tasks to existing active and reserve general-purpose combat and training forces.GAO found that: (1) the United States no longer needs a large, dedicated air defense force because the forme...
Army National Guard: Officer Candidate Training Should Be Consolidated at One Site
NSIAD-94-1: Published: Mar 22, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Army National Guard's (ARNG) officer candidate schools (OCS) to determine whether ARNG could meet its officer needs more economically and effectively.GAO found that: (1) ARNG officer requirements and the number of officers commissioned through state OCS programs have declined by one-third since 1988; (2) state OCS classes are frequently small and most programs graduate fewer than...
Defense Management Review
NSIAD-94-17R: Published: Oct 7, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 7, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) status of the Defense Management Review (DMR) program's budgetary savings; and (2) impact of DMR budgetary reductions. GAO found that: (1) the Department of Defense (DOD) has saved about $8.6 billion as a result of implementing DMR initiatives and recurring savings from these initiatives will total $24 billion for fiscal yea...
Ballistic Missile Defense: Strategic Target System Launches from Kauai
NSIAD-93-270: Published: Sep 13, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization's plans to launch Strategic Target System (STARS) boosters from Hawaii, focusing on: (1) the cost of the STARS program; (2) what the cost of a catastrophic failure would be; and (3) whether planned STARS missions could be accomplished from other launch sites.GAO found that: (1) the cost of S...