Combat readiness (71 - 80 of 138 items)
Army Training: Prioritizing and Following Up on Lessons Learned Should Minimize Recurring Weaknesses
NSIAD-93-231: Published: Sep 15, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the effectiveness of the Army's program for: (1) assessing the performance of units during their rotations at combat training centers; (2) identifying the lessons learned from battlefield experience; and (3) disseminating information so that training and doctrine can be modified to avoid repeating the same mistakes during training exercises.GAO fou...
Defense Inventory: More Accurate Reporting Categories Are Needed
NSIAD-93-31: Published: Aug 12, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) on-hand approved acquisition objective inventory, focusing on whether its Supply System Inventory Report adequately disclosed the amount of: (1) secondary inventory needed to ensure uninterrupted supply; and (2) excess inventory.GAO found that: (1) of the $53.5 billion in the DOD acquisition objective inventory, on...
Army Training: Commanders Lack Guidance and Training for Effective Use of Simulations
NSIAD-93-211: Published: Aug 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's use of simulations in training programs, focusing on whether the Army: (1) has an effective strategy to incorporate simulations into its training programs; and (2) has adequate controls to ensure that only approved simulations are developed and acquired.GAO found that: (1) although the Army has developed a strategy to incorporate simulat...
Property Disposal: DOD Is Handling Large Amounts of Excess Property in Europe
NSIAD-93-195: Published: Jul 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how the Department of Defense (DOD) is handling the excess equipment and supplies in Europe due to force reductions.GAO found that: (1) the Army has the largest reduction in forces and the most excess ammunition, equipment, supplies, and other property; (2) the Air Force and the Navy are redistributing excess war reserve materiel valued at about $1...
Army Training: Expenditures for Troop Schools Have Not Been Justified
NSIAD-93-172: Published: Jul 9, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Army troop schools, focusing on whether: (1) Army installations adequately justified the need for troop school courses; (2) the Army established effective controls over troop school operations; and (3) the Army implemented the corrective actions planned since 1988.GAO found that: (1) only 25 percent of the needs assessments prepared by Army install...
Simulation Training: Management Framework Improved, but Challenges Remain
NSIAD-93-122: Published: May 10, 1993. Publicly Released: May 10, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) Department of Defense (DOD) efforts to coordinate the use of simulation technology; and (2) the Army's Close Combat Tactical Trainer (CCTT) acquisition plan.GAO found that: (1) in June 1991, the Defense Modeling and Simulation Office (DMSO) was created to coordinate and provide guidance for simulation issues throughout DOD; (2) DMSO has made p...
Air Force Organization: More Assessment Needed Before Implementing Force Projection Composite Wings
NSIAD-93-44: Published: May 5, 1993. Publicly Released: May 5, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Air Force's decision to implement force projection composite wings at three Air Force bases to determine whether these wings: (1) can achieve expected advantages; and (2) create adverse effects.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force did not conduct sufficient analyses before deciding to build force projection composite wings at three Air Force base...
Army Maintenance: Strategy Needed to Integrate Military and Civilian Personnel Into Wartime Plans
NSIAD-93-95: Published: Apr 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1993.
GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Army's general support (GS) maintenance strategy in meeting the expected support requirements of future conflicts.GAO found that: (1) although civilians regularly perform GS maintenance in peacetime, the Army expects its maintenance units to perform maintenance services during wartime; (2) the Army's GS maintenance strategy is ineffective, since it does not re...
DOD's Mobility Requirements: Alternative Assumptions Could Affect Recommended Acquisition Plan
NSIAD-93-103: Published: Apr 22, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Department of Defense (DOD) requirements for its sealift and airlift mobility operations, focusing on whether key assumptions in the DOD mobility requirements study were reasonable.GAO found that: (1) DOD ability to move U.S. forces abroad is dependent upon key assumptions regarding the extent of the enemy threat and the amount of advanced warning;...
Alleged Materiel Disposal
NSIAD-93-139R: Published: Mar 11, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed allegations that serviceable equipment and supplies provided for use in Operation Desert Shield were improperly disposed of in Saudi Arabia. GAO noted that: (1) seven soldiers reported seeing serviceable equipment and supplies burned and buried in Saudi Arabia, but other personnel were not aware of any instances; (2) Army documents showed no eviden...