Combat readiness (81 - 90 of 138 items)
Tactical Missile Consolidation
NSIAD-93-156R: Published: Mar 11, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided the results of its review of the Department of Defense's (DOD) plan for depot-level tactical missile maintenance consolidation, focusing on the plans': (1) cost-effectiveness; (2) effects on missile readiness; and (3) impact on the environment. GAO found that: (1) DOD has delayed plans for tactical missile maintenance consolidation indefinitely due...
Navy Carrier Battle Groups: The Structure and Affordability of the Future Force
NSIAD-93-74: Published: Feb 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1993.
GAO provided information on policy considerations, future requirements, and force structure of carrier battle groups, focusing on: (1) the size and makeup of future naval carrier forces in response to reduced defense spending; and (2) alternatives for meeting national security requirements with fewer carriers.GAO found that: (1) changes in the international security environment shifted the U.S. st...
Reserve Forces: Aspects of the Army's Equipping Strategy Hamper Reserve Readiness
NSIAD-93-11: Published: Feb 18, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Army's strategies for equipping National Guard and reserve units.GAO found that: (1) the Army and National Guard have improved equipment readiness, in both absolute terms and the dollar value of ready major equipment items; (2) shortages of some transportation and communications equipment are particularly widespread and affect unit readiness;...
Desert Shield/Storm: Air Mobility Command's Achievements and Lessons for the Future
NSIAD-93-40: Published: Jan 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Air Mobility Command's (AMC) achievements in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.GAO found that: (1) AMC maintained continuous airlift operations from the United States to Saudi Arabia from the first day of Desert Shield deployment; (2) AMC averaged 65 missions per day from August 7, 1990, to November 1990; (3) AMC averaged 125 missions per day when hostilities began with De...
Military Afloat Prepositioning: Wartime Use and Issues for the Future
NSIAD-93-39: Published: Nov 4, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Mobility Requirements Study, focusing on: (1) the use of afloat prepositioning during the Persian Gulf War; (2) post-war improvements in afloat prepositioning; and (3) issues related to expansion of afloat prepositioning.GAO found that: (1) maritime prepositioning ships began arriving in Saudi Arabia 8 days after t...
Army Inventory: Divisions' Authorized Levels of Demand-Based Items Can be Reduced
NSIAD-93-9: Published: Oct 20, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Army's inventory levels of demand-based items are excessive and whether those inventory levels could be reduced without impairing military readiness.GAO found that: (1) $28.8 million of demand-based items do not meet retention criteria; (2) the Army's annual assessment of internal controls did not identify as a material weakness the iss...
Military Education: Actions on Recommendations Involving Institute for National Strategic Studies and Capstone
NSIAD-92-280: Published: Sep 16, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the professional military education activities at the National Defense University, focusing on congressional recommendations to: (1) establish a National Center for Strategic Studies; and (2) revise the Capstone General/Flag Officer Course curriculum and length.GAO found that: (1) the National Defense University has not created a Nat...
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: More Testing Needed Before Production of Short-Range System
NSIAD-92-311: Published: Sep 4, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Short-Range Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) program to determine whether: (1) it represents a valid joint-service effort that will minimize duplication among UAV programs; and (2) test results justify the imminent commitment to system production.GAO found that: (1) the UAV Joint Project Office plans to exercise two system production options befor...
Defense Inventory: Procurement Transaction During Operations Desert Shield and Storm
NSIAD-92-268: Published: Aug 19, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 2, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed changes in procurement of supplies and equipment reported by the Department of Defense (DOD) during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.GAO found that: (1) DOD procurements in fiscal year (FY) 1991 increased over FY 1990 but were slightly lower than in FY 1989; (2) DOD-wide procurements for supply and equipment items fell from $73.1 billion i...
Air Force Procurement: Current Plans May Provide More Ground-Attack Capability Than Needed
NSIAD-92-137: Published: May 5, 1992. Publicly Released: May 5, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's procurement and modernization plans for night-capable aircraft, focusing on its efforts to adjust those plans to reflect changes in the predicted threat and military budget.GAO found that: (1) in 1982, the Air Force established the need for 700 night-capable aircraft to counter the Warsaw Pact threat and planned to purchase the Low-...